Event Type:

Probability Seminar

Date/Time:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 09:00

Location:

Kidder Hall 350

Guest Speaker:

Institution:

Lewis & Clark College

Abstract:

I will introduce a Markov chain on the set of positive integers with the following transition probabilities: An integer will visit equally likely those integers that are coprime to it. I will discuss the probability of selecting two coprime integers if they are generated from the stationary distribution of this Markov chain. I will also discuss the evaluation of some series involving the Euler totient function.

Host: