Sep

18

2019

The GTA Training Workshop will be held Wednesday, September 18-20th, from 8:00-5:00 pm. Prof. Mary Beisiegel with be hosting the event and emailing the itinerary to attendees. On Friday, September 20th, there will be lunch in the MSLC at noon and everyone from the Mathematics Department is invited to come meet our incoming cohort!

Oct

04

2019

In a layered ocean circulation model, the vertical coordinate is a quantity related to density, and in a vertical discretization the fluid can be approximated as a stack of layers of constant density. Depending on the dynamics of the flow, one or more of these layers can be reduced to near-zero thickness in certain regions. In a discontinuous Galerkin (DG) algorithm, this situation requires a suitable use of limiters and a suitable implementation of horizontal viscosity.

Oct

11

2019

Oct

14

2019

We all use "informal induction": if a property holds for the first K integers, then we assume that it holds for all integers. Here, in the context of DIFFERENCE EQUATIONS, we investigate when this sort of inference is valid. Many of the examples come from the old favorites: Fibonacci numbers and Towers of Hanoi.

Oct

18

2019