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MENTOR — Spring 2017
Fridays, 1–3 pm
Honors College, Martel Room 212P (in the M.D. Anderson Library)



  2016 Fall schedule
  Semester starts January 17
January 20, Friday
1-3pm
  Daniel Onofrei
  Spring and Masses
   Summary     
 
January 27, Friday
1-3pm
  Daniel Onofrei
  Spring and Masses (continued)
   Please take a look at solving linear ODE's with constant coefficients (eigenvalues, eigenvectors, etc.); will need this for small matrices only, \(4\times4\) or so.
   Notes and proposed problems  
 
February 3, Friday
1-3pm
  Andrew Török
  Topics in dynamics
   Summary     
 
February 10, Friday
1-3pm
  William Ott
  Bifurcations in Ordinary Differential Equations (ODE's)
       
 
February 17, Friday
1-3pm
  Daniel Onofrei
  Traffic flow
       
 
February 24, Friday
1-1:50pm, D3 W122
NEW LOCATION!!
  Dr. Chad Wilson, Director of Technical Communications, UH College of Engineering
  One Tip for All Presentations (IE seminar)
   poster    IE Seminar announcement  
 

March 3, Friday
1-3pm
  Daniel Onofrei
  How to read a research paper
   The falling slinky    by R. Vanderbei, Princeton University  
 
March 10, Friday
1-3pm
 
  Networks seminar and Pi Mu Epsilon social event
       
 
  Spring holiday March 13-18
March 24, Friday
1-3pm
  Daniel Onofrei
  How to read a research paper, continued (see paper at March 3rd meeting)
       
 
March 31, Friday
1-3pm
  William Ott
  Fixed point theorems and applications
       
 
April 7, Friday
1-3pm
  Andrew Török
  Intro to LaTeX (the software to write mathematics, and much more)
   Some notes    Overleaf help (look at the "How do I use Overleaf" entry)  
 
April 14, Friday
1-3pm
  William Ott
  Fixed point theorems and applications, continued
       
 
April 21, Friday
1-3pm
  Andrew Török
  Models for randomness: Markov chains (and matrices)
       
 
April 28, Friday
1-3pm, Martel Room 212P
  Panel discussion
  Possibilities for undergraduates in sciences
   Links, pointers     
 
  Semester ends May 1st



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