Temple Math Club is an active and 4 Star student club, which organizes weekly events on Fridays 4:00 PM to 5 PM (currently the meeting room is Wachman Hall 617).
We invite speakers on various mathematics and applied science fields, that could inspire our math, science, engineering majors and all other math enthusiasts. Sometimes we organize events outside campus, such as watching Math/Science movies.
Club officers are:
Director of Undergraduate Studies:
Growth in groups via linear algebra
Abstract: Finite groups are often studied using basic combinatorics and number theory, as in a first course in Abstract Algebra. For infinite groups, however, many of these techniques are unavailable. Since so many infinite groups play an important role in geometry and topology, different methods need to be developed for their study.
In this talk, I’ll introduce the growth of a group, which is perhaps the most basic notation of `size’ when the group is infinite. As we shall see, for certain classes of groups, growth can be studied using properties of directed graphs and basic linear algebra. We will assume no prerequisites beyond the definition of a group.