The Mathematics of Maps

Welcome to a popular science lecture about maps, a series of 4 lectures

There is no such thing as an "ideal" map!  Distances are always distorted.  However, one can make maps of the Earth that accurately represent various properties, e.g. areas, or angles, or geodesics.  In these lectures, aimed at students with a first-year calculus background, I will give a tour of some of the mathematics behind various maps, including the famous Mercator projection.

Lecture 1: Wed 3 May, 11-12

Lecture 2: Wed. 10 May, 11-12 

Lecture 3: THURSDAY 18 May, 11-12

 Lecture 4: Wed. 31 May, 14-15


Speaker: Associate professor Dennis The, Department of mathematics and statistics, UiT

Når: 31.05.17 kl 14.00–15.00
Hvor: REALF A228
Sted: Tromsø
Målgruppe: alle
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