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Caz College lecture looks at 'how numbers amaze'

The seventh season of Cazenovia College's Faculty Library Lecture Series: "Great Minds / Great Ideas" continues at 7 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 19 at the Cazenovia Public Library, and the Manlius Library.

"Numbers: How they Amaze Us," will be presented by John Livermore, assistant professor of mathematics at Cazenovia College at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Cazenovia Public Library.

"Number Theory is the branch of mathematics that deals with the study of the properties of the natural numbers," Livermore said. "In this lecture we will discuss our base 10 number system, some basic number theory proofs and how the results of these proofs are applied on the Internet to amaze us."

John Livermore has taught at Cazenovia College since 2008. He received his bachelor's degree from SUNY Cortland in adolescent education: mathematics; and a master's degree in mathematics, along with a master's degree in mathematics education, from Syracuse University.

"What a Great Idea! The Inventive Minds Behind Some of Our Favorite Toys," will be presented by Scott Jensen, assistant professor of visual communications at Cazenovia College at 7 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Manlius library.

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