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Van Fleet, Patrick

Department of Mathematics Chair, Professor, and Center for Applied Mathematics Director
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
OSS 201A
(651) 962-5552
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Patrick Van Fleet has worked at the University of St. Thomas since September, 1998 when he was hired as Center for Applied Mathematics’ third Director.  He earned his PhD in 1991 at Southern Illinois University under the direction of Edward Neuman.  His areas of interest are wavelets and applications to digital image processing, spline functions and applications, and approximation theory.

Prior to coming to UST, Dr. Van Fleet held a postdoctoral position at Vanderbilt University (1991-1992) and was a regular member of the Department of Mathematics at Sam Houston State University.  While at SHSU, Dr. Van Fleet was a member of the Texas Regional Institute on Environmental Studies and worked in collaboration with the Department of Defense and Oak Ridge National Laboratory on a project that utilized satellite imagery to monitor animal habitats on military bases.

He has written several papers on spline functions and wavelets, authored two books on wavelets, and served as a (co-)principal investigator on five projects funded by the National Science Foundation.  While at UST, he has developed a course on wavelets and their applications, regularly taught a course on Fourier analysis and its applications, and directed over twenty undergraduate research projects.


Spring 2018 Courses

Spring 2018 Courses
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Summer 2018 Courses

Summer 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
MATH 240 - 01 Linear Algebra M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 OSS 325

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M - W - F - -

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0815 - 0920


OSS 325

Course Registration Number:

40633 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours


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 Fall and Spring. Prerequisite: A grade of C- or above in MATH 200, concurrent enrollment allowed.

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