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Students wanting to add a math major or switch to a math major can do so between February 15 and March 31, during First Summer Session, or between October 1 and the day before Thanksgiving break.
The 36th Virginia Tech Regional Math Contest with be held 9:00am - 11:30am on Saturday, October 25.
The Putnam Mathematical Competition with be held 10:00am - 1:00pm and 3:00pm - 6:00pm on Saturday, December 6.
Featured ResearchMichael Renardy - Professor Michael Renardy's research concerns the mathematical analysis of viscoelastic fluids. Fluids such as molten plastics, foods, pastes and biological fluids are not described adequately by the Navier-Stokes equations. The equations used to model such fluids raise numerous new mathematical questions regarding, for instance, existence of solutions, flow stability, asymptotic behavior, singularities, and control.
The breakup behavior of jets is highly dependent on the constitutive behavior of a fluid. The figure shows jet profiles close to breakup for a number of different fluid models.
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