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Niels Otani

Associate Professor
School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

585-475-5140
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Niels Otani

Associate Professor
School of Mathematical Sciences
College of Science

Education

BA, University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

585-475-5140

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MATH-790
0 - 9 Credits
Masters-level research by the candidate on an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.
MATH-219
3 Credits
This course is principally a study of the calculus of functions of two or more variables, but also includes the study of vectors, vector-valued functions and their derivatives. The course covers limits, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and includes applications in physics. Credit cannot be granted for both this course and MATH-221.
MATH-702
3 Credits
This course covers the solutions of initial value problems and boundary value problems, spectral techniques, simulation methods, optimization and techniques employed in modern scientific computing.
MATH-761
3 Credits
This course introduces areas of biological sciences in which mathematics can be used to capture essential interactions within a system. Different modeling approaches to various biological and physiological phenomena are developed (e.g., population and cell growth, spread of disease, epidemiology, biological fluid dynamics, nutrient transport, biochemical reactions, tumor growth, genetics). The emphasis is on the use of mathematics to unify related concepts.
MATH-431
3 Credits
This course is an investigation and extension of the theoretical aspects of elementary calculus. Topics include mathematical induction, real numbers, sequences, functions, limits, and continuity. The workshop will focus on helping students develop skill in writing proofs.
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.

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