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UMAP Journal 39.1 Spring 2018 Edition

Table of Contents Editorial Mathematics: Unreasonably Ineffective? Articles An Integer Programming A...

The Effect of Brexit on EU Voting Power

Abstract The Treaty of Lisbon, the latest treaty governing law-making in the European Union (EU), went fully i...

An Integer Programming Approach to Crop Rotation Planning at an Organic Farm

Abstract Crop rotation is an important component of organic farming because it can help to maintain healthy so...

Some Limitations of Financial Models

Abstract This paper is motivated by the essays of N.N. Taleb [2001; 2007; 2008] on randomness in the real worl...

Randomness in Cryptography

Introduction This article is about randomness, in particular about random binary strings, and, even more parti...

Consortium 114, Spring/Summer 2018

Table of Contents: From the Editor's Desk: Signs of the Times Math Today: Mathematical Aspects of Gerrymandering ...

Once in a Blue Moon

The context of this Pull-Out is the changing appearance of the moon from night to night as well as its effects on Ear...

Mathematical Aspects of Gerrymandering

As I write, the Supreme Court is hearing cases about gerrymandering, and at the center of the arguments are issue...

Iterating Complex Linear Functions

When you iterate a function, you create a sequence. This sequence is called an orbit. Much has been written a...

The 'Middle' of a Graph: Partitions, Eccentricities and Degress of Vertices in a Graph

Diagrams consisting of dots and lines (see Figure 1) called graphs are a very powerful visual tool for helpin...

UMAP Journal 39.2 Summer 2018 Edition - The 2018 ICM Contest Edition

Table of Contents Publisher's Editorial The Doug Faires Award for 2018 Modeling Forum Results of the 2018 ...

Consortium 115, Fall/Winter 2018

Table of Contents: From the Editor's Desk: IM2C - Why Do We Do This? GAIMME Time: Using Modeling to Rein...

UMAP Journal 39.3 Fall 2018 Edition - The 2018 MCM Contest Edition

Table of Contents Publisher's Editorial What Good Are Contests? Editor's Note MCM Modeling Forum R...

Classification Using CART Models

Classification and Regression Trees (CART) are often used in data mining with the goal of creating a model that predi...

Tetrahedra

Tetrahedra, the analogue of triangles in the plane for three-dimensional Euclidean space, are surprisingly unst...

Playing With Symmetry

This edition's Geometer's Corner is part 1 of a two-part series on symmetry and how it is used in chemistry. I ...

Using Modeling to Reinforce Non-Mathematical Skills Part 1 - Communication

We know, we know... This is a journal aboutteaching mathematics.However, we should rememberthat even in our roles asm...

UMAP Journal 39.4 Winter 2018 Edition

Table of Contents Publisher's Editorial AI-Should We Be Worried? Articles A Method for Ranking Teams Ba...

The Discrete Cosine Transform (UMAP)

TARGET AUDIENCE: Students in introductory linear algebra, particularly students in engineering and communication theo...

Oracles and Signatures

Introduction Digital signatures are all around us (though barely noticeable by the average person), especially i...

A Method for Ranking Teams Based on Simple Paths

Abstract Rankings play an important role in sports, as well as in the evaluation of proposals and the operation ...

Executive Summary

In the Interdisciplinary Contest in Mathematics (ICM) and Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), a team provides a o...

Consortium 112, Spring/Summer 2017

Table of Contents: From the Editor's Desk: New Faces GAIMME: Introducing: Transforming Textbook Word Proble...

UMAP Journal 38.1 Spring 2017 Edition

Table of Contents Editorial Many Thanks and Welcome Articles A Modified Massey Method to Rank Players o...

' Modern ' Algebra : Time for Change

Introduction So what is modern about Modern Algebra anyhow? It is an old subject, to be sure, and calling it "...

A Modified Massey Method to Rank Players on the PGA Tour

Abstract We modify the Massey rating method so as to rate and rank the players in the Professional Golf Associ...

An Epidemiology Model of Devil Facial Tumor Disease in Tasmanian Devils

Abstract Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD) is a transmissible parasitic cancer that, since the first reported ...

Long-Term vs. Short-Term Strategy in the Game of Monopoly

Abstract We use a computer model to analyze and compare a variety of strategic paradigms in the game of Monopo...

Is Cooling Exponential?

Introduction We often model temperature change as an exponential process: According to Newton's law of cooling...

GAIMME Time: Introducing : Transforming Textbook Word Problems

After years of teaching from textbooks, we recognize that it can be hard to imagine yourself generating a genuine ope...

Trees Built for Biologists

Where would physics and engineering be without mathematics? We are familiar with how mathematics interacts, i...

The Math Inquiry Workshop as a Preparation for the HiMCM

Introduction Luther College received a generous grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to support a co...

I Think Knot : Modeling with Knots and Links

Activity 1 provides an introduction to mathematical knots. Students learn about trefoil, figure-eight, and pentafoil ...

Folding Clusters of Equilateral Triangles

Why a Column Encouraging Student Research? There are many reasons mathematics is taught so extensively in gr...

2-Dimentional Models of 4-Dimentional Figures

In my last column, I focused on using GeoGebra to construct models of tetrahedra that can then be used to explo...

Original Sources and The Lessons of History

Series Introduction Stories and Sources in the History of Mathematics I am very pleased to be given the opportunity t...

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