Thursday, October 24, 2013
Applied Mathematics Colloquium **SPECIAL DAY/TIME**
Shuffling Cards and Adding Numbers
Persi Diaconis, Mary V. Sunseri Professor of Statistics and Mathematics, Stanford University
There is a surprising connection between the mathematics of shuffling cards (usual riffle shuffles) and the mathematics of 'carries' when numbers are added in the usual way. The connection helps in both directions and even suggests a new way of adding.