Applied Mathematics Seminar (Math 591-01 Spring, 1997)

Goals / Speakers and Topics / Chronological Schedule

Organizer: R. Baker Kearfott, Department of Mathematics, University of Southwestern Louisiana

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Course meeting times and place: Tuesdays, 3:30--4:45 in Maxim D. Doucet Room number 214.

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The goals of this weekly seminar are to:

Speakers and Topics

As of March 11, 1997, the following persons have agreed to speak in the seminar:
Dian Jianwei
Title of Talk: Qualitative Theory of Information (I): Basic Concepts and Convergence.
Date: March 4, 1997.
Xiaoxu Han
Title of Talk: Introduction of The Application of Feed Forward Neural Networks in Numerical Computation
Date: April 8, 1997.
R. Baker Kearfott
  1. Title of Talk: Existence and Uniqueness Verification of Singular Zeros of Nonlinear Systems
    Date: February 18, 1997.
  2. Title of Talk: INTOPT_90: A Suite of Fortran 90 Programs for Verified Global Optimization
    Date: March 18, 1997.
David Marshall
Title of talk: A Generalized Lotka-Volterra Predator-Prey Model.
Date: April 29, 1997.
Scott Semel
Title of Talk: Wavelets and Data Compression.
Date: April 22, 1997
Qin Sheng
Title of talk: Computations of the Exponential of a Matrix and Exponential Splittings
Date: February 4, 1997.
A. S. Vatsala
Title of Talk: Faster Convergence of Methods for Nonlinear Problems.
Date: February 25, 1997
Jianmin Zhu
Title of talk: The Phenomenon of Quenching: Physical Background and Current Results in Hyperbolic Equations
Date: March 11, 1997.

Chronological Schedule

  no.       Date          Speaker
  ---       January 28    (Graduate faculty meeting) 
    1       Feburary  4   Qin Sheng
    2       February 18   R. Baker Kearfott
    3       February 25   A. S. Vatsala
    4       March 4       Dian Jianwei
    5       March 11      Zhu Jianmin
    6       March 18      R. Baker Kearfott
    7       March 25      (Applied math. committee meeting)
    8       April 1       
    9       April 8       Xiaoxu Han
   10       April 22      Scott Semel
   11       April 29      David Marshall