Adventures in iterations
vikrantpatil 
Description:
 playing makes learning fun. And how do you make learning mathematics fun? Obviously playing with mathematical abstractions. Early days people used to play with mathematical objects using pen and paper. But imagine playing with repetitive things using pen and paper. That will make it boring soon, won't it?
 in this talk I will show you how Python can be used to make simple to advanced iterative mathematics fun. Yes you are reading it right. From shuffling of a deck, sequences of numbers, calculus these are few steps of our journey through iterative mathematics using python.
 I will be using basic python data structures , list comprehensions, and some functional programming aspects to demonstrate this.
 take aways from this talk  if you are a maths enthusiast , you will understand how to write python code to solve your problem. If you are a programmer you will understand how do you make use of simple python functionality to do recreations in mathematics.
Contents of talk

What is iteration in mathematics? (5min)
 riffle shuffle, four number game, SSQ, SUM, kaprekar iteration
 iterative sequence of a mathematical function

Iterations in Python (5 min)
 the iteration protocol
 list comprehensions

Lets do mathematics using python (5 min)
 python functions for riffle shuffle, four number game , SSQ,SUM, kaprekar iteration
 iterations of above functions

Functions as first class objects! (5min)
 fixed point of a function

Examining the sequences created by functions (5 min)
 using generators in Python

Iterative geometry (5 min)
Prerequisites:
School level mathematics and zeal for recreational mathematics
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Speaker Info:
Vikrant has over 12 years of experience in crafting software solutions. He conducts python trainings through pipal academy. He has worked on diverse areas like Computational Fluid Dynamics, mathematical algorithms for bioinformatics, networkbased license servers etc. He has worked at Strand Life Sciences and DRDO. He has a Masters in Computational Science from Indian Institute of Science.
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