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Spring 2017 course request is October 18-25, 2016. Students who are unable to request or add a Math class should submit the Spring 2017 Math Course Survey.
New Change of Major Policy. Next Open Period: December 19,2016 - January 27, 2017
The 38th Virginia Tech Regional Math Contest with be held 9:00am - 11:30am on Saturday, October 22.
The Putnam Mathematical Competition with be held 10:00am - 1:00pm and 3:00pm - 6:00pm on Saturday, December 3.
Featured ResearchMartin Day - Although the curves in this figure might resemble the veins of a leaf, it actually has little to do with botany. In reality this is the solution to a partial differential equation arising in a simple queueing network problem. Although the figure does not make it apparent, in some places the solution illustrated fails to have derivatives. This requires the differential equation to be understood in an unusual way, using the method of "viscosity solutions" developed in the 1980s. Modern enhancements to the classical method of characteristic curves allows even such nondifferentiable solutions to be built up from a family of curves as in the illustration. Problems in the design and control of networks can be studied these and other methods from nonlinear differential equations, as well as probability and stochastic processes.
Click here for more information about network control problems and partial differential equations methods.