Posted on: July 2, 2014

Susan Marshall, who works at Monmouth University, has won two awards from the Mathematical Association of America. She has received the Carl B. Allendoerfer Award and the Paul R. Halmos-Lester R. Ford Award. The Carl B. Allendoerfer Award, established in 1976, is made to authors of expository articles published in Mathematics Magazine. Carl B. Allendoerfer, […]

Posted on: June 19, 2014

Swimmers generate enough electricity to power a light bulb. Originally published: Jun 17 2014 – 1:30pm By: Marsha Lewis, Contributing Producer (Inside Science TV) – Whether it’s the backstroke, the butterfly or freestyle, with every stroke swimmers create energy that could be used as a source of electrical power. Yinger “Eagle” Jin, a sophomore at […]

Posted on: April 28, 2014

Jeremy Rouse Wake Forest University Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4:00 p.m. — Manchester Hall 016 “Prime Numbers” Do the prime numbers go on forever? How many primes are there less than 1 million? How large and small can the gaps between two prime numbers be? In this talk, you’ll […]

Posted on: April 28, 2014

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS Presents Senior Seminars by: Ms. Megan Quinn “Weather Derivatives” 1:00 – 1:15pm Mr. James Drewery “Shooting To Understand Non-Linear Oscillations” 1:20 – 1:35pm Mr. Samuel Schweitzer “Modeling the Spread of Infectious Disease” 1:40 – 1:55pm Mr. Peter Barr “A Transport Redundancy Approach to Spatial Clustering” 2:00 – 2:15pm Mr. […]

Posted on: April 23, 2014

A Transport Redundancy Approach to Spatial Clustering. Mingyue Gao RM 020, Friday May 2nd 3:30 pm. Abstract—- In this thesis, we consider a new random walks-based method for measuring clustering on finite graphs. The method is versatile and can provide valuable insight into the locations of center of clusters. Some results and applications are […]

Posted on: April 21, 2014

Min-Max Recursive Sequences Heather Gaddy Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 1:30 pm in room 122. In this talk, we study integer solutions to minimum-maximum delay difference equations. In particular, we consider an open question regarding convergence of solutions to these equations. Some results related to the greatest common divisors of elements in underlying sets […]

Posted on: April 21, 2014

Trinomials Defining Quintic Number Fields Jesse Leigh Patsolic Friday, April 25th at 3:30 pm. Manchester 20. Given a number field K, how does one find polynomials f(x), with a root in K, that have a small number of non-zero terms? Is it possible to make this method work to classify all the trinomials […]

Posted on: April 16, 2014

Thesis Defense Joel Barnett Generalizations and Variations on Graph Pebbling Location: Manchester 121 Time: April 25, 10:45 am Abstract: Graph pebbling involves determining the minimum number of pebbles needed so that regardless of the initial arrangement of pebbles on a graph, a pebble can be moved to any vertex using specified “pebbling moves” — this […]

Posted on: April 15, 2014

Thesis Defense Danielle Walsh Dimension Theory Thursday, April 24th at 10:30 am in Manchester 125. We explore the concept of dimension using mathematical tools. We start by providing definitions, examples, and basic properties for two types of topological dimension: small inductive dimension and large inductive dimension. We then repeat this process to investigate a type […]

Posted on: April 15, 2014

Thesis Defense Heather Hardeman On the Stability of Solutions to a Phase Transition Model Manchester, Room 125 April 17th, 3:30pm We will discuss the stability of certain solutions of a phase transition model. This model is typically expressed as a partial differential equation: , , where is a so-called “double-well” potential. We consider both classical and nonclassical […]