Ferris State University

 

Mathematics Department



MATH COLLOQUIUM


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As general rule, colloquia are held on Thursdays at 11:15 am with refreshments at 11:00 am.
There are exceptions, so be alert. To suggest, or if you would like to give a talk, contact Dr. Siddikov

SiddikoB@ferris.edu

 


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Thursday, October 11, 2001, Dr. Bahodir Siddikov (Mathematics Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Numerical Simulation of the Active Magnetic Regenerative Refrigerator , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Tuesday, November 27, 2001, Dr. Hengli Jiao (Mathematics Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, Global Existence and Blow-up for Semilinear Wave Equations in High Space Dimensions , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, February 14, 2002, Robert McCullough (Mathematics Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) The Wright Stuff - The Mathematics of the Wright Brothers , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, March 21, 2002, Dr. Griffith Nyuydinkong (Mathematics Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Some Inequalities for the Polar Derivative of a Polynomial , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, April 25, 2002, Dr. Lakshmi Mukundan (Mathematics Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Fre'chet Differentiability of the Substitution Operator in the space H1=H1/P(T), where H1 ia a Sobolev Space and P(T) is the Set of all Periodic Functions of Period T , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, September 26, 2002, Art Sherwood (Mathematics Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) MATH 'Ala Mode' or 'Enhancements to Teaching 100 level Math' , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, October 24, 2002, Dr. Joseph Tripp (Mathematics Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Some Characteristics of a Radically Reformed College-Level Mathematics Course , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, November 21, 2002, Dr. Kent Sun (Mathematics Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) A Tree Grows in Big Rapids: an Introduction to the Statistical Method of Recursive Partitioning , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, February 06, 2003, Dr. Vaclav Konecny (Mathematics Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) The Solution to the Problem Published in Crux Mathematicorum, 28: No 4, May 2002, p. 245 , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Friday, February 21, 2003, Dr. James Marshall (Mathematics Department, Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois) The Development and Implementation of a Mathematics Placement Program , 3:00 pm, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, March 20, 2003, Frances Allegretto (Mathematics Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) The Case Against Using Calculators in the Classroom , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Friday, April 25, 2003, Dr. Glenn Appleby (Mathematics Department, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California) Fields of Dreams: Early Calculus and Infinitesimals , 3:00 pm, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, September 18, 2003, Dr. Bahodir Siddikov (Mathematics Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) The Development and Implementation of a Web-Based Method of Instruction for Applied Calculus , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, October 9, 2003, Dr. Zhengfang Zhou (Mathematics Department, Michigan State University, Michigan) Some Recent Results and Applications of Nonlinear Heat Equations , 11:00 am, Room Starr 136.


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Thursday, October 16, 2003, Dr. Griff McTume (Mathematics Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Some Extensions of the Enestrom-Kakeya Theorem , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, November 13, 2003, Robert McCullough (Mathematics Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) An Investigation Into the Mathematical Principles Underlying Hypersonic Velocity and Ion Propulsion , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, November 20, 2003,Prof. James Walker (Humanities Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) The Geometry of Renaissance Art. , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, February 12, 2004, James Howard (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Generalizations of the Counterfeit Coin Problem. , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, March 25, 2004,Prof. Glenda Lappan (Department of Mathematics, Michigan State University, Michigan) The Challenge of Teaching Mathematics so that Students Learn to Think Mathematically. , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, April 15, 2004,Prof. Daniel Mihalko (Department of Statistics, Western Michigan University, Michigan) Credit Scoring Methodology in Banking. , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, September 23, 2004, Adam Jensen (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Sharpening the Knife: A Bayesian Approach to Eliminating Spam (Junk E-mail). , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, October 21, 2004,Dr. Enoch Lee (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Voice over IP (VoIP) over wireless. , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Wednesday, November 10, 2004, Alice Chichisan (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Journey through Maple. , 4:00 PM, Room Starr 137.


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Thursday, November 18, 2004, Dr. Michael Dekker (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) A Brief Tour of Topology , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, March 17, 2005, Mr. Jonny Oaks (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) The Popularity of Optimization in the World , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, April 7, 2005, Prof. Edward Aboufadel (Department of Mathematics, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan) Wavelets, Secret Messages, and Spam , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, April 21, 2005, Dr. Hengli Jiao (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) The WebWork Homework System , 11:00 am, Room Starr 105.


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Thursday, October 06, 2005, Dr. Vaclav Konecny (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) The Solution of the Problem Published in Crux Mathematicorum, No 7, Vol. 30, November 2004, p.429 , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, November 10, 2005, Elizabeth Miller (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) A Continuous Model of Gene Expression , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, February 09, 2006, Dr. Michael Dekker (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) College Geometry as an Online Course , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, March 16, 2006, Dr. Vytaras Brazauskas (Associate Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin) Robust Statistical Methods for Actuarial Modeling. , 11:00 AM, Room: Starr 138.


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Thursday, April 20, 2006, Dr. Akbarali Rasulov (Vice President for Academic Affairs, Tashkent University of Information Technology at Ferghana) The Structure and Principles of the Higher Education System of Uzbekistan. , 11:00 AM, Room: Starr 138.


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Thursday, September 21, 2006, Dr. Hengli Jiao (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) The New Online Course for Math-117 "Contemporary Mathematics" , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, October 5, 2006, Arthur Sherwood and Bahodir Siddikov (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) The New Online Courses for Math-126 "Algebra and Analytic Trigonometry" and Math-116 "Intermediate Algebra and Numerical Trigonometry" , 11:00 am, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, November 2, 2006, Dr. Glenn Appleby (Mathematics Department, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California) What's the Point?: Maximal Structures in Mathematics. , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, November 16, 2006, Dr. Steven Butt (Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan) Experiences in Operations Research. , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, February 08, 2007, Michael Dekker, Harvey Hanna, Holly Schalk, and Kent Sun (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) A Discussion on Collaborative Testing , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, February 22, 2007, Dr. Yaron Felus (Surveying Engineering Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) The Errors in all Variables Approach: The Case Study of Mapping Geological Lineaments in the South Pole , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, September 27, 2007, Dr. Vaclav Konecny (Mathematics Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) The Solution to the Problem #3126 Published in Crux Mathematicorum, Vol.32: 2006, p. 171, 174; corrected Vol. 32: 2006, p.303, 306 , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, October 4, 2007, Robert McCullough (Mathematics Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Sputnik - 50 years later. , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, November 8, 2007, Dr. J. F. Nystrom (Mathematics Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) On the Design of Diffusion Constants for Random Walks of Squares, Triangles and Cubes. , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, March 27, 2008, Dr. Hengli Jiao (Mathematics Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) View Elementary and Secondary Mathematics Education in China through Examinations , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, May 1, 2008, Dr. Vaclav Konecny (Mathematics Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) The Solution to the Problem #3258* published in Crux Mathematicorum, Vol. 33: 2007, p. 298. , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, September 18, 2008, Frances Allegretto, Robert McCullough and Ronald Shepler (Mathematics Department, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Techniques that work in the math classroom , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, October 9, 2008, Jennifer McGinnis (Assistant Vice President, Swiss Re, Fort Wayne, Indiana) Actuarial Science: More than Math , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, November 20, 2008, Dr. Michael Dekker (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Pi or e? Which is the better number? , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, February 5, 2009, Dr. Steven Butt, Dr. Tycho Fredericks and Amanda Glick (Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan) Experiences in Operations Research. , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, March 19, 2009, Dr. James Nystrom (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Ontological Musings Concerning How Nature Computes , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, April 30, 2009, Mr. Harvey Hanna (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) A Discussion of Web-Based Homework Systems , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 136.


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Thursday, October 22, 2009, Dr. Hengli Jiao (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) What can we do for our students? An overview of a NSF funded project , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 137.


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Thursday, December 10, 2009, Dr. Michael Dekker (Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) The United States of Mathematics Presidential Debate , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, March 18, 2010, Dr. James Nystrom (Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) An Omni-directional Curl Operator and the IVMCEM Method , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, April 15, 2010, Angie Roman (Coordinator of Career Services, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Career Preparation in Today's Job Market , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Tuesday, October 12, 2010, Michael Dekker and Kent Sun (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University) Using Tegrity in Math Courses , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 136.


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Thursday, October 14, 2010, Brenda Marshall (Academic Account Executive, Wolfram Research Incorporated) Experience Mathematica in Education: From Concepts to Classroom to Clusters , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, November 18, 2010, Dr. Rebecca Walker (Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan) The Preparation of Secondary Mathematics Teachers at GVSU: One Response to Recent Recommendations , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Tuesday, November 30, 2010, Benjamin Piering (Student, Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Ant Colony Optimization algorithms applied to the Travelling Salesman Problem , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 136.


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Thursday, March 24, 2011, Robert McCullough (Professor, Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Of Spaceflight Anniversaries, Sabbaticals and Space Shuttle Tiles... , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, April 7, 2011, Dr. James Nystrom (Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) On some theoretical problems with brain emulation , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, April 14, 2011, James Howard (Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Covering Rectangular Regions with Brick Pavers , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, September 29, 2011, Dr. Michael Dekker (Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Highlights from the first 150 Problems of the Week , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, October 27, 2011, Daniel Durusoy (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Alternating knots, adjacent trees in a forest and computer experiments. , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Tuesday, February 7, 2012, Timothy Reynhout (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) A Brief History of e. , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, February 16, 2012, Dr. Michael Dekker and Dr. Daniel Durusoy (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) It's Knot Theory! , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, March 15, 2012, Dr. James Nystrom (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Teleological Mechanisms for the Simulation Argument , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, March 29, 2012, Dr. Daniel Durusoy (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) It's knot theory! II , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, April 19, 2012, Dr. Daniel Durusoy (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) It's knot theory - Exploring the unknown , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, October 4, 2012, Professor Robert McCullough (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Seven Minutes of Terror , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, February 14, 2013, Dr. Victor Piercey (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Building Intuition in Precalculus , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Tuesday, March 5, 2013, Megan Kuk and Marilyn Markel (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Fibonacci: It’s as easy as 1, 1, 2, 3 , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Thursday, April 25, 2013, Steven Crow and Tyler George (Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Discrete Dynamical Systems and Chaos , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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Tuesday, April 30, 2013, Sean Ruelle, Tiffany Sindel, and Paige Kramer (Math/Science Center Juniors, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan) Gini Coefficients , 11:00 AM, Room Starr 138.


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