Wednesday, April 25, 2012

SBU Student Presents Work at Mathematics Conference

Southwest Baptist University News Release
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BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University student Aaron Davis presented April 13 at the 29th Annual Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics. The conference goal was “to spotlight and celebrate the accomplishments and work of undergraduate mathematicians.” 

Davis’ talk was titled “Statistical Analysis of Prime Factors.” The abstract read: 
“This presentation will report the results of an investigation of the prime factors of the positive integers 2 through n as n gets large. Tools used in the investigation include means, variances, and standard deviations. Computer programs were used to investigate these measurements to see if they yield any discernible pattern(s) including if there is a limit associated with means, variances, or standard deviations as n gets large. This is mainly a computational approach rather than a theoretical approach.

Dr. Stephen Bowling has been the faculty advisor with Davis’ work. Davis will be presenting an updated version of this talk on Thursday, May 3, 5-6:00 the Wheeler Science Building, room 126. The public is invited to attend.

Additional information on the conference is available at:


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