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Norris, Jan Adam Senior Instructor

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  • APPM 1360 - Calculus 2 for Engineers
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Continuation of APPM 1350. Focuses on applications of the definite integral, methods of integration, improper integrals, Taylor's theorem, and infinite series. Degree credit not granted for this course and MATH 2300.
  • APPM 2350 - Calculus 3 for Engineers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Covers multivariable calculus, vector analysis, and theorems of Gauss, Green, and Stokes. Degree credit not granted for this course and MATH 2400.
  • APPM 2360 - Introduction to Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Introduces ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, and systems of linear differential equations. Credit not granted for this course and both MATH 2130 and MATH 3430.
  • APPM 3050 - Scientific Computing in Matlab
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Topics covered include: approximations in computing, computer arithmetic, interpolation, matrix computations, nonlinear equations, optimization, and initial-value problems with emphasis on the computational cost, efficiency, and accuracy of algorithms. The problem sets are application-oriented with examples taken from orbital mechanics, physics, genetics, and fluid dynamics.
  • APPM 3350 - Advanced Engineering Calculus
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Extends the treatment of engineering mathematics beyond the topics covered in Calculus 3 and differential equations. Topics include non-dimensionalization, elementary asymptotics and perturbation theory, Reynold's transport theorem and extensions of Leibnitz's rule, as applied to continuum conservation equations, Hamiltonian formulations, Legendre and Laplace transforms, special functions and their orthogonality properties.
  • APPM 4650 - Intermediate Numerical Analysis 1
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    Focuses on numerical solution of nonlinear equations, interpolation, methods in numerical integration, numerical solution of linear systems, and matrix eigenvalue problems. Stresses significant computer applications and software. Department enforced prerequisite: knowledge of a programming language. Same as MATH 4650.
  • APPM 4660 - Intermediate Numerical Analysis 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Continuation of APPM 4650. Examines numerical solution of initial-value problems and two-point boundary-value problems for ordinary differential equations. Also looks at numerical methods for solving partial differential equations. Department enforced prerequisite: knowledge of a programming language. Same as MATH 4660.
  • MATH 4650 - Intermediate Numerical Analysis 1
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    Focuses on numerical solution of nonlinear equations, interpolation, methods in numerical integration, numerical solution of linear systems, and matrix eigenvalue problems. Stresses significant computer applications and software. Department enforced restriction: knowledge of a programming language. Same as APPM 4650.
  • MATH 4660 - Intermediate Numerical Analysis 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Continuation of MATH 4650. Examines numerical solution of initial-value problems and two-point boundary-value problems for ordinary differential equations. Also looks at numerical methods for solving partial differential equations. Same as APPM 4660.
  • MCEN 3012 - Thermodynamics
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Summer 2019
    Explores fundamental concepts and basic theory, including first and second laws of thermodynamics, properties, states, thermodynamic functions and cycles. Same as GEEN 3852.

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