Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Taco Tuesday and Wednesday

Tuesday evening the students went out to dinner at Corona Village with the speaker for Wednesday and me. Taco Tuesday was in full swing (all you can eat tacos for $5), and the students even told them that it was my birthday...

Wednesday morning the RMMC began bright and early. Students all received the first part of the time scales book. Allan Peterson began by giving another example of the Variation of Constants and then introduced the regressive vector space.

After the break Martin Bohner went into some examples of Logistic Dynamic Equations. He also showed how the Bernoulli Dynamic Equation boils down to one of the Logistic Equations.

The students returned from lunch and were treated to a wonderful talk on research tools, given by Mike Sollami. Now we are meeting in our groups and working on each of the respective problems.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Tuesday morning again started bright and early at 8:00 am for most REUers. Martin Bohner started the morning by talking about the exponential function on time scales.

After the coffee/tea break Allan Peterson gave an introduction to dynamic equations defined on time scales.

Following lunch Bryan Shader gave a brief description of some the main types of proof. Bryan gave some good examples that should help the students when they come upon some results.

The next three days will be filled with many good presentations. The talks will be, an introduction to research tools by Mike Sollami, an introduction to LaTeX by David Anton, and a talk about Biostatistics by Kiona Ogle.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Monday Morning

We got a bright and early start at 8 am for the first meeting of the RMMC (Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium). Allan Peterson gave a brief introduction (definitions and theorems) of the delta derivative.

After a coffee break Martin Bohner gave an introductory lecture to integration over time scales, as well as a start into Taylor series expansion of functions on a time scale, a subtle and difficult topic.

We reconvened after lunch and have broken into groups and started to get serious about some of the research topics that our three professors have chosen.