Browsing Mathematics Senior Integrated Projects by Author "Fink, John B., 1945"
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An Analysis of Accelerated Remedial Mathematics Education for 9th and 10th Grade Students
Preisser, Jonathan (Kalamazoo College, 2000)The author describes his experiences teaching a summer mathematics class with Upward Bound and focuses on the challenges of accelerating a course for remedial students. 
Ant Covered Brownies: A Math Education Field Study
Sparow, Melissa (Kalamazoo College, 2013)During the summer of 2012, I spent eight weeks in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on the island of San Cristobal, Galapagos, Ecuador. My purpose was to work with the Ministry of Education on a project aimed to prepare the local ... 
Characteristic Behavior of Dynamics on the Interval : From Cycles to Chaos
Weinhold, Rebecca E. (Kalamazoo College, 2000)Presents examples and proofs for the Tent Map, with Periodic Points, Chaotic Points, and Inverse Limit Spaces. 
Commutativity of the Heisenberg Group
Burns, Sessie A. (Kalamazoo College, 2010)The Heisenberg group, named for Werner Heisenberg, is the group of upper triangular 3x3 matrices with ones down the diagonal. The group is not abelian, but shows many signs of"commutativity. It's center and commutator ... 
The Conjugacy Classes of SL2 (IR)
Seaton, Christopher W. (Kalamazoo College, 1998)This paper is the result of my participation in the Undergraduate Program of the 1998 Park City Mathematics Institute Summer Session, as well as my individual work with Dr. John Fink for the remainder of that summer. ... 
Covering Theorems in the Alternating Group
Reineck, James F. (Kalamazoo College, 1978)It was shown by Ore [1951] that each element of A n, the alternating group on n letters, is a commutator, abalb1 for some a and b in S n. Xu (1965] went further and showed that, given an element a in A n then, given any ... 
An evaluation of Nine Forecasting Techniques
Entenman, Mark (Kalamazoo College, 1982)This project serves as a part of the research necessary to implement a revision/rewrite of the present UDF (Unit Demand Forecasting) system. Nine different forecasting methods of time series data are being considered. ... 
The Expected Points of an NFL Player Based on Age: Regression Models & Football Statistics
Down, Mark (Kalamazoo College, 2006)Since the beginning of history, man has been obsessed with finding patterns in the world. Ancient rulers would contact oracles to help read the patterns in the stars or in the way a flock of birds fly. By finding the ... 
An Exploration of Women's Attitudes and Experiences with Mathematics
Sommer, Emily A. (1990)The author's project combines a personal essay on the author's own experience with mathematics in school, a general overview of the literature on women and math, interviews with nine women, and a review of the author's ... 
Exploring the PASCAL Pyramid: A Study of Some of the Properties in a 3Dimension Ordering of the Trinomial Coefficients
Krueger, John (Kalamazoo College, 1988)The purpose of this paper is to introduce the Pascal Pyramid and present some of its basic properties and its structure, as well as a few of its more interesting problems. This work is the result of journal searching and ... 
Forecasting the Market for New Products under Development at the Upjohn Company
Wiggins, Marilyn (Kalamazoo College, 1978)The Upjohn Co. contacted Management· Decision Systems Inc. (MDS) of Weston, Massachusetts concerning the development of a process whereby accurate predictions could be made concerning the probable success or failure of ... 
Hillslope Runoff Through Grids of Patchy Vegetation: Predictions Using Modified Percolation Theory
Kurc, Shirley (Kalamazoo College, 1997)In pinonjuniper woodland sites, rapid transitions from low to high rates of hillslope runoff and erosion rates appear to occur with changes in ground cover. We use modified percolation equations, which have been used ... 
The Importance of Rigor in the High School Mathematics Curriculum for Success at the College Level
Mark, Zena Blake (Kalamazoo College, 2011)Following the implementation of the Kalamazoo Promise, the city of Kalamazoo was seeing a new population of students going to college. Students who otherwise may not have had the opportunity to attend. With this came ... 
Inventory Management at General Motors Assembly Division and AIMS, the Automated Inventory Management System
Hamilton, Jeff (Kalamazoo College, 1983)In this paper, I will first give a brief overview of General Motors Assembly Division (GMAD) , including a history and an explanation of its function within General Motors. Then I will outline the goals and benefits ... 
"lmprovamatics" A Math Enrichment Program at Hillside Middle School.
Klepper, Caycee E. (Kalamazoo College, 2004)In order to help middle school students with their developing math skills and give them a connection to a Kalamazoo College student who has already been down the road they may travel, I decided to create a partnership ... 
Mathematics as a Liberal Art: One Foundation for Writing Well
Killian, Michael C. (Kalamazoo College, 1996)I believe one's ability to write well comes, in the end, from careful study of language and of writing itself. I also believe that various educational backgrounds can serve as a foundation for such study. In this paper, ... 
A New Axiomization of the Variety of Trimedial Quasigroups
Rinker, Paige (Kalamazoo College, 2006)We present a new axiomization of trimedial quasigroups. We formulate this axiomization with the assistance of the automated deduction system, OTTER, and present our results in a proof translated from OTTER's results. 
On The Determination Of Parameters by Means of Functional Inversion
Toprak, Gregory (Kalamazoo College, 2014)This paper attempts to discover how to determine the parameters of a function using the zeroes of the function. Generalizing affine algebraic varieties, we define and develop the locus of a function, to that end. Specific ... 
Real Numbers through the Lens of Continued Fractions
Varma, Umang (Kalamazoo College, 2013)Decimal representation of real numbers (or more generally, bary representation) give us a convenient way of expressing real numbers. Although it takes a lot of computation to find digits in the decimal expansion of ... 
Representation Theory, Character Theory, and Applications with some Familiar Groups
Edds, Jonathan (Kalamazoo College, 1997)