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Tony Harkin

Associate Professor
School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

585-475-2540
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Tony Harkin

Associate Professor
School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

Education

BS, State University College at Brockport; MS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D., Boston University

585-475-2540

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MATH-741
3 Credits
This course uses methods of applied mathematics in the solution of problems in physics and engineering. Models such as heat flow and vibrating strings will be formulated from physical principles. Characteristics methods, maximum principles, Green's functions, D'Alembert formulas, weak solutions and distributions will be studied.
MATH-181
4 Credits
This is the first in a two-course sequence intended for students majoring in mathematics, science, or engineering. It emphasizes the understanding of concepts, and using them to solve physical problems. The course covers functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, rules of differentiation, applications of the derivative, Riemann sums, definite integrals, and indefinite integrals.
MATH-495
1 - 3 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed project that could be considered original in nature. The level of work is appropriate for students in their final two years of undergraduate study.
MATH-311
3 Credits
This course presents the general linear programming problem. Topics include a review of pertinent matrix theory, convex sets and systems of linear inequalities, the simplex method of solution, artificial bases, duality, parametric programming, and applications.
MATH-326
3 Credits
This course provides an introduction to boundary value problems. Topics include Fourier series, separation of variables, Laplace's equation, the heat equation, and the wave equation in Cartesian and polar coordinate systems.
MATH-742
3 Credits
This is a continuation of Partial Differential Equations I and deals with advanced methods for solving partial differential equations arising in physics and engineering problems. Topics to be covered include second order equations, Cauchy-Kovalevskaya theorem, the method of descent, spherical means, Duhamels principle, and Greens function in higher dimensions.

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Journal Paper
Harkin, Anthony, T.J. Kaper, and A. Nadim. "Energy Transfer Between the Shape and Volume Modes of a Nonspherical Gas Bubble." Physics of Fluids 25. 62101 (2013): 1-11. Print.
Journal Editor
Harkin, Anthony, ed. International Journal of Applied Nonlinear Science. Genèva Switzerland: Inderscience Publishers, 2013. Print.
Published Article
Hollenbeck, Dawn, Michael K Martini, Andreas Langner,Anthony Harkin, David Ross, and George Thurston. “Model for evaluating patternedcharge-regulation contributions toelectrostatic interactions betweenlow-dielectric spheres.” Physical Review E,82.3 (2010): n.p. Web. "  *