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Math Department

Department of Mathematics

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Major in Mathematics!

A mathematics degree from New Paltz accommodates both applied and theoretical interests, and provides exceptional preparation for future careers in law, medicine, education, insurance, and business.

Our small class sizes enable students to work closely with faculty and receive the personal attention that only a liberal arts education can offer. Recent research projects have included angular determinations in pentagons; software development for algebraic evolution; and modeling the success of protest groups, to name a few.

With major tracks in mathematics, adolescence education in mathematics, and elementary education in mathematics, our graduates go on to attend Ph.D. programs, work as financial analysts on Wall Street, secure positions at high-level companies like Microsoft, and teach mathematics in both public schools and the country's most prestigious universities.

Contact Information

Faculty Office Building (FOB) E 2
SUNY New Paltz
1 Hawk Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561-2443

Phone: (845) 257-3532
Fax: (845) 257-3571


Math News


Department seminar

Smoothness Conditions on a Function which Guarantee Convergence of Double Walsh-Fourier Series of this Function

Svetlana Bloshanskaya

National Research Nuclear University (MEPhI), Moscow

Location: FOB S14
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Date: Wednesday February 26, 2014


 

MATH & COOKIES III

Come savor cookies and enjoy a 20 minute introductory math talk! After the presentation there will be time to socialize with fellow students and faculty members.

Speaker: Stanley R. Huddy
Title: Chaos and Butterflies

Abstract: If a butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil does this set o a tornado in Texas? Why are weather reports often incorrect? Join me as we answer these questions and more through a visually interactive introduction to chaos theory.

Location: FOB S14
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Date: Wednesday February 19, 2014


Trivia Night I

Play Jeopardy style trivia in groups with questions ranging from Algebra to Calculus!

Enjoy FREE Mediterranean cuisine!

Wednesday February 12th
5:00 - 6:00 in SUB 62/63


AWM PRESENTS:

Valentine's Day Kick-Off Event

Come review with Prof. Valiquette, make valentine's cards, discuss semester plans & eat!!!

Monday, 2/10, 5-6 pm SUB 418


Trivia Night II

Come out and join us for our second Trivia Night of the semester!

It will be a Jeopardy-styled game with several rounds leading up to the final round. Topics will be drawn from Algebra, Precalculus, and Calculus I. Students will work in groups and compete among friends and classmates, winners get a prize.

Refreshments will be provided!
So come out, enjoy your afternoon and compete!

6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 in CSB 221

Sponsored by the Student Association


MATH & COOKIES II

A gathering of faculty and students.
All are welcome to come and enjoy mathematical content, refreshments, and conversation.

The Pythagorean Theorem
By Francis Valiquette

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13

FOB S-12
MATHEMATICS CONFERENCE ROOM


SIAM & AWM PRESENT

The Integration Bee

4 p.m. Nov. 6
in CSB Auditorium
Free t-shirts for participants
Food and refreshments!!!

Great prizes for winners
1st place: Kindle Fire HD
2nd place: Mug and Coffee

Email: siamnp1@gmail.com

Register online here


Sponsored by the Student Association


Department seminar

Francis Valiquette

Title: What is a moving frame?

Abstract: The technique of moving frames is one of the main tools I use in my research. Through an example, I will introduce the modern notion of moving frames and explain how it is linked to the classical Frenet-Serret frame. In later talks it will be my pleasure to discuss applications of moving frames.

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23

Room: FOB S12 (conference room)


 MATH & COOKIES I

A gathering of faculty and students.
All are welcome to come and enjoy mathematical content, refreshments, and conversation.

TAYLOR SERIES, ARC-TANGENT, AND PI
By David Hobby

11 a.m.-12 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9
FOB S-12
MATHEMATICS CONFERENCE ROOM


Trivia Night!

Come out and join us for our first Trivia Night of the semester!

It will be a Jeopardy styled game with several rounds leading up to the final round. Topics will be drawn from Algebra, Precalculus, and Calculus I. Students will work in groups and compete among friends and classmates, winners get a prize.

Refreshments will be provided!
So come out, enjoy your afternoon and compete!

5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 in LC 109

Sponsored by the Student Association


SIAM and AWM Student Chapters GI Meeting

Enjoy Math?
Would you like to get involved on campus and your community?
Need a resume builder?
Want the opportunity to do research guided by excellent teachers?

Come join us for our GI Meeting!

6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 in SUB 401

Sponsored by the Student Association


Lecture on Mathematical Biology

 On the notion of condensation in some models of biological interest

Professor Livio Triolo
Dipartimento di Matematica,

Università di Roma "Tor Vergata"

11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in FOB S14


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Congratulations, May 2013 Mathematics graduates!