Mathematics & Actuarial Science Department News & Events
Congratulations to the following professors who have recently published their works:
Bill Johnston has a new textbook published by MAAPRESS. The title is The Lebesgue Integral for Undergraduates. Find out more here.
Scott Kaschner has a paper published in the International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, July 2015. The title is Geometric Limits of Julia Sets of Maps z^n + exp(2πiθ) as n → ∞.
Description: Reaper Romero, David Simmons, and I studied the dynamical behavior of a simple class of functions. Associated to each function is a set of points whose behavior under repeated application of the function is chaotic. We identified and classified patterns in the behavior of these chaotic sets as the degree of the function increases without bound. This extends the work of Suzanne Hruska-Boyd and Michael Schulz to a broader class of functions.
Abstract: We show that the geometric limit as n → ∞ of the Julia sets J(Pn,c) for the maps Pn,c(z) = zn + c does not exist for almost every c on the unit circle. Furthermore, we show that there is always a subsequence along which the limit does exist and equals the unit circle.
A focused research experience for mathematics majors
|Chris Felder and Dr. Wahl||Dean Howard with Joe Hoover||Dr. Akinbo, Dr. Sorenson, Dr. Webster, Taylor Pieper|
Mathematics Research Camp was held August 10-17, 2015. The camp provided current freshman through senior majors a first research experience in mathematics. Prior research experience was not required.
Congratulations to our Mathematics Research Camp participants for their outstanding work!
Priyanka Prasad worked with Dr. Russell.
Chris Felder worked with Dr. Wahl.
Joe Hoover worked with Dr. Sharma.
Jesse Allen worrked with Dr. Johnston.
Alex Olivero worked with Dr. Johnston.
Katie Kochert worked with Dr. Jayasekare.
Katie Lee worked with Dr. Wilson.
|Dr. Jayasekare with
Rachel Wraley, Kris Hill, Lauren Baurle
Faculty, staff, and students
The MAA and Actuarial Science clubs invite department faculty to join our majors for a fun afternoon of bowling on Friday, October 30th. The event will be held at Woodland Bowl at 96th and Keystone Avenue.
The department hosted the annual student/faculty picnic for all mathematics and actuarial science majors at Professor Duane Leatherman's residence in Resco "D" Unit.