Ad Astra Newsletter, issue #2 2020 (published on Jul 23, 2020)
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A Journey into Solar Energy

by Dr. Małgorzata Marciniak

Research on the efficient geometry of flexible solar panels initiated in 2016 was sparked by a question posed by two students in Calculus 3.

Interested in this research? Please contact Dr. Marciniak at mmarciniak@lagcc.cuny.edu

Ad Astra Newsletter, issue #2 2020 (published on Jul 23, 2020)
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A Mathematical Magic Trick – The Chatty Jokers

by Dr. Tao Chen

An analysis of the card trick “The Chatty Joker” reveals the math behind magic.

Ad Astra Newsletter, issue #3 2021 (published on Dec 06, 2021)
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“A bit of Mathematics, Physics and Magic” by Dr. Tao Chen and Dr. Roman Senkov

If it is possible to write rhymes with equations and formulae then this article written by LaGuardia professors Tao Chen and Roman Senkov is a poem full of wonderful mathematical tricks and true magic. You will learn how to calculate infinite series, continued fractions, nested roots and more.