Ross Parker

Undergraduate Discipline


BA, Bowdoin College. PhD, Brown University. NSF RTG postdoctoral fellowship, Southern Methodist University. Research interests in dynamical systems, bifurcation theory, and mathematical neuroscience. Author of research papers on coherent structures in Hamiltonian systems, nonlinear optics, and neural network models. SLC, 2023–

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Calculus II: Further Study of Motion and Change

Open, Seminar—Spring

Prerequisite: The minimum required preparation for the study of Calculus II is successful completion of study in Calculus I

This course continues the thread of mathematical inquiry, following an initial study of the dual topics of differentiation and integration (see Calculus I course description). Topics to be explored in this course include the calculus of exponential and logarithmic functions, applications of integration theory to geometry, alternative coordinate systems, infinite series, and power series representations of functions. For conference work, students may choose to undertake a deeper investigation of a single topic or application of the calculus or conduct a study of some other mathematically-related topic, including artistic projects. This seminar is intended for students interested in advanced study in mathematics or science, preparing for careers in the health sciences or engineering, or simply wishing to broaden and enrich the life of the mind.