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Richard S. Laugesen



Graduate students and Postdocs

News item about PI4 internships program

Mathematics for Human Flourishing

(farewell address by MAA President Francis Su)


Fall 2017: no teaching (on research leave)
Previous semesters: Math 231 (Fall 2012), Calculus for Engineers Math 231 (Fall 2011) Math 231 (Fall 2010), Math 285 (and blog on the textbook), Math 286, Math 347 Sec. C1, Math 347 Sec. D1, Math 425, Math 442, Math 461, Math 488 (Scaling, Self-similarity and Intermediate Asymptotics), Math 540, Math 545, Math 553, Math 554 (new syllabus), Math 554 (old syllabus), Math 556, Math 561, Math 595 (Frames and Riesz Bases in Harmonic Analysis), Math 595 (Spectral Theory of Partial Differential Equations), Math 598 (Preparing Future Mathematicians)
Spring 2013 - Graduate Professional Development Seminar

Lecture notes: Spectral Theory of PDEs
Lecture notes: Linear Analysis and PDEs
Lecture notes: Harmonic Analysis

Interesting links: - The linear algebra behind Google
- Things my students heard me say in Math 231
- Excellent math book: "When least is best: how mathematicians discovered many clever ways to make things as small (or as large) as possible" by Paul J. Nahin
- Choosing a graduate program

Software projects

IODE (differential equations) with Iode Faculty Guide, and
IPROM (probability).
Sage Applets by Bartłomiej Siudeja (eigenvalues of the Laplacian, statistics, dynamical systems, calculus)

Contact Information

376 Altgeld Hall
Department of Mathematics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1409 W. Green Street (MC-382)
Urbana, IL 61801, U.S.A.

Telephone: 217-333-1329