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Texas A&M University


Date: November 18, 2019

Time: 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Location: BLOC 220

Speaker: Irina Holmes, Dept of Mathematics, Texas A&M University


Title: The Limitations of the Riemann Integral

Abstract: As an analyst, I found myself paralyzed by the task of speaking about my research in any meaningful way without the knowledge of the Lebesgue integral and measure theory. So, I decided instead to motivate the need for yet another integral: we already have the Riemann integral, why do we need another one? The talk is meant to be accessible to undergraduate students, and the purpose is to reveal the limitations of the Riemann integral, and the ways that the Lebesgue integral comes to the rescue.