UM Math Graduate Students Seminar

Chris Langdon
University of Miami

will present

The Card Game 'Set' and its structure

Friday, March 6, 2015, 3:30pm
Ungar Building Room 402


Abstract: 

'Set' is a card game based on pattern recognition. Interestingly, its rules can be encoded in the linear algebra of a four-dimensional affine space over the finite field with three elements. We will prove a geometric fact about this finite space- the largest a subset can be that avoids all lines is twenty- and use this to conclude a non-trivial fact about the game.


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