Math Major Publishes Two Software Demonstrations
Scott Constable, '12, a Mathematics and Jazz Performance double major, has published two software demonstrations with the Wolfram Demonstrations Project. The goal stated on the Project website is to "use dynamic computation to illuminate concepts in science, technology, mathematics, art, finance, and a remarkable range of other fields." Scott has created two demonstrations growing out of research projects in applied mathematics. Each submitted demonstration undergoes a rigorous review process before publication.
The first demonstration, Predicting Maximum Sea Levels, uses extreme value distributions to predict expected maximum sea levels over the next century. This research on the effects of climate change was completed with Professor Tom Pfaff in the Mathematics Department.
The second demonstration, Intercepting ICBMs in Three Dimensions, implements pursuit curve theory to model the process of missile defense. This research in differential equations was completed with Professor David Brown in the Mathematics Department.