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For what real numbers x does this function make sense? This question was first answered by Euler. Clearly f (2) is infinite, and one might guess that f ( x ) is infinite for all x greater than 1. In fact this is not true: both the upper and lower bounds of f 's domain of definition are interesting. In this talk we will deduce these bounds using nothing more advanced than the chain rule. En route we will examine some well-known graphs ( ) and some not-so-well-known graphs ( ) closely, discovering some enjoyable surprises. presents talks delivered by Charles Conley —Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, 3:40-4:30 — Lockett 285 Refreshments in Keisler Lounge: 3:00 to 3:30 pm Vector Fields on the Line —Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2009, 12:40-1:30— 313 Design Building Light lunch in Keisler Lounge: 12:00 to 12:30 pm This talk will be a gentle introduction to some aspects of the theory of representations of Lie
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Unformatted text preview: algebras by means of an example: the Lie algebra Vec( ) of vector fields on the line. Since the objects involved are quite concrete, no prior knowledge of Lie algebras will be assumed: only basic calculus and linear algebra. Dr. Conley received his Ph.D. from the Univer-sity of California at Los Angeles and is currently an Associate Professor at the University of North Texas where he conducts research on two types of complex Lie algebras: finite dimen-sional semisimple Lie algebras, and infinite di-mensional Lie algebras of vector fields such as the Virasoro Lie algebra . Be sure to bring a friend! Charles Conley The Math ematics Department Student Colloquium Professor Conleys office: to be announced...
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