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Van Fleet, Patrick

Department of Mathematics Chair, Professor & Director, Center for Applied Mathematics (CAM)
Degree
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Office
OSS 201A
Phone
651-962-5552
Mail
OSS 201

Professor Van Fleet’s research centers around wavelets, spline functions and approximation theory.  He has authored two books on wavelets and is currently working on a text that introduces spline functions to undergraduate students.  He is co-organizing (with collaborator Peter Massopust from the Technical University of Munich) the special session “Higher Dimensional Splines: Variation on a Theme” at the 2014 International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics (http://www.icnaam.org) in Rhodes in September 2014.

Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Summer 2015 Courses

Summer 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MATH 113 - 01 Calculus I M T W R - - - 0900 - 1100 OSS 227
CRN: 30031 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Patrick J. Van Fleet An introductory course in calculus: limits; derivatives and integrals of algebraic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions of one real variable; applications of the derivative in engineering and the natural sciences. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or above in MATH 105 or a satisfactory score on the mathematics placement examination. (Four years of high school mathematics, including college algebra and trigonometry, also are recommended as background for this course.) NOTE: Students who receive credit for MATH 113 may not receive credit for MATH 108, 109, or 111.

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MATH 114 - 01 Calculus II M T W R - - - 0900 - 1100 OSS 227
CRN: 30014 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Patrick J. Van Fleet Techniques of integration; applications of integration; infinite series; parametric/polar equations. Prerequisite: a grade of C- or above in MATH112 or 113 or 109

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Fall 2015 Courses

Fall 2015 Courses
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MATH 240 - 01 Linear Algebra M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 OSS 127
CRN: 40773 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Patrick J. Van Fleet An introductory course in linear algebra, beginning with linear equations and matrix algebra. Subsequent topics include study of vector spaces, orthogonality, eigenvectors and inner products. The course combines theoretical and applied perspectives, including concepts of rigorous proof. Offered every semester. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or above in MATH 200 may be taken concurrenlty

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