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Unit: College of Arts and Sciences

Department: Department of Mathematics

##### Office location and address

309 Kerchof Hall

141 Cabell Dr

Charlottesville,
Virginia
22904
##### Publications

##### Sponsored Awards

AS-MATH Geometry and Dynamics on Deformation Spaces of Geometric Structures

Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences

July 01, 2016 – December 31, 2020

Directed Reading Program (DRP)

Source: University of San Diego

October 01, 2017 – September 30, 2019

Diversity and Inclusion in Mathematics at the University of Virginia

Source: University of Nebraska - Lincoln

October 01, 2017 – September 30, 2018

##### Courses

Credits: 3

Includes matrices, elementary row operations, inverses, vector spaces and bases, inner products and Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization, orthogonal matrices, linear transformations and change of basis, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and symmetric matrices. Credit is not given for both MATH 3350 and 3351. Prerequisite: MATH 1320.

Credits: 3

Surveys major topics of modern algebra: groups, rings, and fields. Presents applications to areas such as geometry and number theory; explores rational, real, and complex number systems, and the algebra of polynomials. Students without prior experience constructing rigorous proofs are encouraged to take Math 3000 before or concurrently with Math 3354. Prerequisite: MATH 1320.

Credits: 3

Geometric study of curves/surfaces/their higher-dimensional analogues. Topics vary and may include curvature/vector fields and the Euler characteristic/the Frenet theory of curves in 3-space/geodesics/the Gauss-Bonnet theorem/and/or an introduction to Riemannian geometry on manifolds. Prerequisites: MATH 2310 and MATH 3351 or instructor permission.

Credits: 3

This course will introduce students to the techniques and methods of mathematical research. Students will independently work with mathematical literature on a topic assigned by the instructor and present their findings in various formats (presentation, paper etc.).

Credits: 3

This course provides a framework for the completion of a Distinguished Major Thesis, a treatise containing an exposition of a chosen mathematical topic. A faculty advisor guides a student through the beginning phases of the process of research and writing. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Distinguished Major Program.

Credits: 3

This is the second semester of a two semester sequence for the purpose of the completion of a Distinguished Major Thesis. A faculty member guides the student through all phases of the process which culminates in an open presentation of the thesis to an audience including a faculty evaluation committee. Prerequisite: MATH 4900.

Credits: 1–3

Reading and study programs in areas of interest to individual students. For third- and fourth-years interested in topics not covered in regular courses. Students must obtain a faculty advisor to approve and direct the program.

Credits: 3

Studies differential geometry in the large; connections; Riemannian geometry; Gauss-Bonnet formula; and differential forms.

Credits: 3–9

Independent Research