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Applied Mathematics Colloquium **SPECIAL DAY/TIME**

Thursday, October 24, 2013
4:15pm to 5:15pm
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Annenberg 105
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.

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