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Lecture notes on PDE

The semester is over, and this Spring I really enjoyed teaching the course on partial differential equations. All the lecture notes can be found at the course web page, or, in one file, at ResearchGate.

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Tree of Life

The only illustration in the Origin of Species is the following sketch of the tree of life by Charles Darwin: More recent tree of life is given by On this tree all multi-cellular organisms are a tiny branch in the … Continue reading

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Smale’s horseshoe

Smale’s horseshoe, one of absolutely central notions of the modern theory of dynamical systems, was invented by Stephen Smale in 1960 in Rio de Janeiro, while Dr. Smale was receiving support from the National Science Foundation (NSF) of the United … Continue reading

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Lecture Notes

I put together in one file the lecture notes I have written for my courses, here they are: Undergraduate ODE Graduate ODE I Dynamical Systems and Models in Biology Mathematics of Networks (Unfinished)

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Updates on teaching

A second part of the lecture notes on my graduate course in ODE can be found here: https://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/~novozhil/Teaching/math760.html Updated lecture notes on mathematical models in biology appear here: https://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/~novozhil/Teaching/math484.html

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Graduate differential equations I at NDSU this Fall

This Fall I will be teaching, among other courses, an introductory graduate course on Ordinary Differential Equations. This is actually one of my favorite courses, which, among other things, shows how actually mathematics is being developed, contrary to more abstract … Continue reading

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Mathematics of Networks: Summer 2015

On May 19th I am starting summer graduate course at NDSU. The course in on Mathematics of Networks, and an ultimate goal for these four weeks is to get by the end of the course to the existing tools of … Continue reading

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History of solving PDE

A nice review with a lot of interesting details: Partial Differential Equations in the 20th Century by Brezis and Browder

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And one more link

Large-scale comparison of science teaching methods sends clear message However, in undergraduate STEM education, we have the curious situation that, although more effective teaching methods have been overwhelmingly demonstrated, most STEM courses are still taught by lectures—the pedagogical equivalent of bloodletting.

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A couple links

How to write teaching statement. The plagiarism problem in science.

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