Archive for June, 2012

Shown here is a schematic of the rotating disk and how the fluid underneath it moves in response. Notice that the flow near the disk is essentially thrown out to the sides while away from the disk the fluid is effectively pumped towards the disk. There are essentially two separate processes in play here. Far […]

Flame Challenge

Posted: 29th June 2012 by seanmathmodelguy in Blog

A few months ago I submitted an entry to Alan Alda’s flame challenge.  Although I was not a finalist I wanted to share the submission.  I hope you enjoy it. [dropcap style=”1″ size=”3″]C[/dropcap]onsider the flame from a simple candle. If you stare very closely at the wick, you will see wax bubbling away on its surface […]

The first problem here will discuss a technique used by geologists to characterize stone. A sample of the stone to be studied is rotated at high speed in a bath of concentrated acid and the products of its dissolution are measured over time. From this information one can properties of the stone. To be specific, […]

2013 Joint Mathematics Meeting

Posted: 18th June 2012 by seanmathmodelguy in All Events, Conferences, Graduate

2013 Joint Mathematics Meeting Date: January 9-12, 2013 Location: San Diego Convention Centre, San Diego CA The largest mathematics meeting in the world is heading back to “America’s Finest City”! The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) and the American Mathematical Society (AMS) invite you to join them at the next Joint Mathematics Meetings which will be held in beautiful San Diego, […]