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Math Colloquium
Math Club Seminar
Jason Howell
College of Charleston
Title: Some Applications of Differential Equations in the Social, Life, and Physical Sciences

Abstract: In this talk we will survey several different applications of differential equations in a variety of settings. With a primary focus on the modeling process and the influence of problem parameters on solutions, we will discuss how basic mathematical models of population growth and interaction can be extended to a multitude of areas, including love affairs, the spread of communicable diseases, warfare and combat, marketing, the spread of ideas, and even a zombie apocalypse. I will also discuss some ongoing undergraduate research projects that focus on popularity dynamics and targeted advertising. If time permits, a brief discussion of some applications of partial differential equations will be discussed.

Date: Friday, January 27, 2017
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: Wean Hall 7500
Submitted by:  Bohman
Note: Refreshments follow at 5:30 pm in Wean Hall 7500 Lobby