### DIMACS - Graduate Student Combinatorics Seminar

Title: The German Tank Problem

Speaker: **Ross Berkowitz**, Rutgers University

Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 12:10pm

Location: Graduate Student Lounge, 7th Floor, Hill Center, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ

Abstract:

In World War 2, the Allies were interested in knowing how many tanks the Germans were building. This quantity was approximated using a statistical method which proved very accurate, and so the problem of estimating a population via sampling without replacement has become known as the German Tank Problem. We will analyze this problem and time permitting a few other related population estimate problems.

Further information can be found at http://math.rutgers.edu/~nhf12/GCS/