Exploring Algebra Via Graphs


In high school, you learn about the close connection between polynomial equations like $f(x)=0$ and the associated geometric object, the graph of $y=f(x)$. One can often leverage this connection to translate insights from one area into another. In this talk, we will describe a similar correspondence between graphs (in this case, networks) and algebraic structures known as ideals.

Sep 30, 2022 3:30 PM
Mike Janssen, Ph.D.
Mike Janssen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics

My research interests include commutative algebra, the use and creation of open course materials, inquiry in the mathematics classroom, alternative assessment methods, and increasing justice, equity, and inclusion in the mathematics classroom.