My Picture Welcome to David Wagner's Homepage.

I am an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Houston. My e-mail address is "DWagner at uh dot edu", or, "wagner at math dot uh dot edu".

My research interests:

Most steady plane detonation waves are unstable. For certain parameter values, the instability is one that causes the steady detonation wave to oscillate. This is a plot of a numerical calculation of a pulsating detonation wave. The calculation was performed using the Sanders-Weiser staggered grid scheme for hyperbolic systems in one space dimension. Depicted are:

  1. The spatial plot of the gas momentum, after 6032 time steps.
  2. The time history of the shock pressure.

View a plot of a Pulsating Detonation

Click here for a list of papers you can download in .ps form.

Teaching Schedule and Class Announcements

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I enjoy bicycle riding, and for nine of the past ten years, I have ridden in the BP MS-150. This is a two-day bicycle ride from Houston to Austin, to raise funds for research on Multiple Sclerosis.

I also like to ride with the Houston Bicycle Club.

I am an active member of Christ the Lord Lutheran Church, which is part of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. At the moment I serve as Treasurer of this congregation, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Sienna Lutheran Academy.

Dr. Milne Ongley is my favorite Doctor of Orthopedic Medicine.   Under his care my lower back, hips, shoulders, neck, feet and neck are all working much better.  I highly recommend him to anyone with serious joint problems, especially anyone with chronic back pain.

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