<div dir="ltr"><div style="font-size:12.8px"><span style="font-size:12.8px">There is another special seminar <b>tomorrow</b>.  The only background you should needs is Calculus I, but he&#39;ll present a nice real-world application and touch on some deeper mathematical ideas.</span></div><div style="font-size:12.8px"><span style="font-size:12.8px">Bring a <b>smart phone, tablet, or laptop</b> to the talk <b>today</b>.</span></div><div style="font-size:12.8px"><br></div><div style="font-size:12.8px"><i><br></i></div><div style="font-size:12.8px"><i>And, copied from my other email, are the general reasons you should come:</i></div><div style="font-size:12.8px"><br></div><div style="font-size:12.8px">One, it&#39;s we are considering hiring these people as permanent faculty.  If you have an opinion afterward, you tell me, and it will be part of the discussion.</div><div style="font-size:12.8px"><br></div><div style="font-size:12.8px">Two, classes aren&#39;t everything.  This is <i>one of the best chances you will have</i> to hear about some nice mathematics outside of class.  </div><div style="font-size:12.8px"><br></div><div style="font-size:12.8px">Three reasons, actually... pizza!</div><div><div class="gmail-m_-5975878834628109614gmail_signature">Michael J. Pelsmajer, Associate Professor<br>Associate Chair for Applied Mathematics<br>Director of Undergraduate Studies for Applied Math<br>------------------------------<wbr>------------------------------<wbr>--------<br>John T. Rettaliata Engineering Center, Room 208A<br>Department of Applied Mathematics<br>Illinois Institute of Technology<br>Chicago, IL 60616</div></div>
<br><div class="gmail_quote">---------- Forwarded message ----------<br>From: <b class="gmail_sendername">Myrna Walker</b> <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:mwalke13@iit.edu" target="_blank">mwalke13@iit.edu</a>&gt;</span><br>Date: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 at 10:19 AM<br>Subject: Special Seminar, February 14, 2017 - Ong<br>To: <a href="mailto:fac.all@math.iit.edu" target="_blank">fac.all@math.iit.edu</a>, grads &lt;<a href="mailto:grads@math.iit.edu" target="_blank">grads@math.iit.edu</a>&gt;, <a href="mailto:ugrads@math.iit.edu" target="_blank">ugrads@math.iit.edu</a>, Gladys Collins &lt;<a href="mailto:collinsg@iit.edu" target="_blank">collinsg@iit.edu</a>&gt;, Myrna Walker &lt;<a href="mailto:mwalke13@iit.edu" target="_blank">mwalke13@iit.edu</a>&gt;<br><br><br><div dir="ltr">

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a </span></p>

<p style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;background-color:white;margin:0in 0in 0pt;line-height:normal"><b><span style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:verdana,sans-serif;font-size:12pt">Special Seminar</span></b><span style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:verdana,sans-serif;font-size:12pt"> - “This Talk Assumes
only Univariate Calculus”</span></p>

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<p style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;background-color:white;margin:0in 0in 0pt;line-height:normal"><span style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:verdana,sans-serif;font-size:12pt">When: Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm </span></p>

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<p style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;background-color:white;margin:0in 0in 0pt;line-height:normal"><b><span style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:verdana,sans-serif;font-size:13.5pt">Speaker: Kiah Wah Ong<br>
</span></b><b><span style="color:gray;font-family:verdana,sans-serif;font-size:13.5pt">Department of Mathematics</span></b></p>

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<p style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;background-color:white;margin:0in 0in 0pt;line-height:normal"><span style="color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12pt">Abstract: </span><span><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;background-color:white;color:rgb(34,34,34);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:9.5pt"> </span></span><b><span style="color:rgb(85,85,85);font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:9.5pt">Nonlinear phenomena dominate the world of both living and
nonliving things, </span></b></p>

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rhythms, genetic control systems, and systems biology, to name a </span></b></p>

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subject that deals with nonlinear systems that evolve in time. Questions such
as will the system settles down to an equilibrium, keep repeating in cycles, or
do something more complicated are at the heart of the subject. In order to give
you a taste in these studies, an example of in insect outbreak will be used to
introduce some central ideas in nonlinear dynamics such as bifurcation and
hysteresis. </span></b></p>

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