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A Primer for Undergraduate Research: From Groups and Tiles to Frames and Vaccines

A Primer for Undergraduate Research: From Groups and Tiles to Frames and Vaccines
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Dewey Class 511.1
Title A Primer for Undergraduate Research ([EBook]) : From Groups and Tiles to Frames and Vaccines / / edited by Aaron Wootton, Valerie Peterson, Christopher Lee.
Added Personal Name Wootton, Aaron editor.
Peterson, Valerie editor.
Lee, Christopher editor.
Other name(s) SpringerLink (Online service)
Publication Cham : : Springer International Publishing : : Imprint: Birkh?ser, , 2017.
Physical Details VII, 313 p. 92 illus., 19 illus. in color : online resource.
Series Foundations for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics 2520-1212
ISBN 9783319660653
Summary Note This highly readable book aims to ease the many challenges of starting undergraduate research. It accomplishes this by presenting a diverse series of self-contained, accessible articles which include specific open problems and prepare the reader to tackle them with ample background material and references. Each article also contains a carefully selected bibliography for further reading. The content spans the breadth of mathematics, including many topics that are not normally addressed by the undergraduate curriculum (such as matroid theory, mathematical biology, and operations research), yet have few enough prerequisites that the interested student can start exploring them under the guidance of a faculty member. Whether trying to start an undergraduate thesis, embarking on a summer REU, or preparing for graduate school, this book is appropriate for a variety of students and the faculty who guide them.?.:
Contents note Coxeter Groups and the Davis Complex (T.A. Schroeder) -- A Tale of Two Symmetries: Embeddable and Non-Embeddable Group Actions on Surfaces (V. Peterson, A. Wootton) -- Tile Invariants for Tackling Tiling Questions (M.P. Hitchman) -- Forbidden Minors: Finding the Finite Few (T.W. Mattman) -- Introduction to competitive graph coloring (C. Dunn, V. Larsen, J.F. Nordstrom) -- Matrioids (E. McNicholas, N.A. Neudauer, C. Starr) -- Finite Frame Theory (S. Datta, J. Oldroyd) -- Mathematical decision-making with linear and convex programming (J. Kotas) -- Computing weight multiplicities (P. E. Harris) -- Vaccination strategies for small worlds. (W. Just, H. C. Highlander) -- Steady and Stable: Numerical Investigations of Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations (R. C. Harwood).
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