Graduate Student Seminar: A card game and a strategy via the Catalan numbers

Speaker: 
Yutong Chen
Date: 
Apr 25 2017 - 12:30pm
Event type: 
Graduate Student Seminar
Room: 
Fine Hall 214
Abstract: 

We will describe a card game with extremely simple rules, but the path to winning is not so simple. We devise a strategy with the help of the Catalan numbers. If time allows, we will look at some other problems where the Catalan numbers show up.