Colloquium, Friday October 6: James Cook, Liberty University

Join us on Friday at 3 in 103A Walker Hall!

On the application of abstract algebra to the solution of differential equations

What happens to calculus when we replace real numbers with a commutative, real, associative unital algebra A?

Dr. Cook will discuss how differential and integral calculus naturally generalizes in this environment. He will then discuss the theory of differential equations over A: The usual theory of linear ODEs naturally transfers to the A-Calculus; however, the existence of zero-divisors produces novel solutions.

An algebra extension can be used to construct the solution set for any constant coefficient A-ODE of order n. Dr. Cook will conclude the talk by showing how the extension technique can be applied to solve every type of real constant coefficient n-th order ODE. 


Mathematical Sciences
342 Walker Hall
121 Bodenheimer Dr
Boone, NC 28608
828-265-8617 fax

Department Chairperson
Dr. Eric Marland

Assistant Chairperson
Dr. Rick Klima


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