Prof. Mark A. Peterson
Office: Clapp 423
Office hours: Clapp 423, M 2:30-6, F 2:30-5, and by appointment
Courses, Fall '13
Physics 103, Foundations of Physics
Math 114, Elementary Number Theory
Student Research Projects
Book, Oct. 2011
of Galileo's Muse
The Geometry of Ciliary Dynamics
, Phys. Rev. E80 (2009), 011923.
Lagrangian Crumpling Equations
, Phys. Rev. E80 (2009), 021602.
The Geometry of Paradise,
The Mathematical Intelligencer 30
(Fall, 2008), pp. 14-19.
Elliptic Function Representation of Doubly Periodic Stokes Flows"
, (preprint, August, 2006) with Danti Chen '09 and Becky Ding '09.
Galileo's Discovery of Scaling Laws
American Journal of Physics 70
Turbulence on a Desktop
Computers in Science and Engineering
, May/June 2001.
"Mathematical Meristems," Ecoles des Houches No. 14,
Branching in Nature
ed. V. Fleury, J.-F. Gouyet, and M. Leonetti, EDP Sciences, Les Ulis 2001.
Nonuniqueness and Turbulence
Singular Laplacian Growth
Physical Review E57
The Geometry of Piero della Francesca
The Mathematical Intelligencer
, vol 19 (Summer, '97), 33-40.
`` Theory of Deformable Substrates for Cell Motility Studies,"
Biophysical Journal 71
, (1996), 657-669.
`` Membrane Hydrodynamics at Low Reynolds Number,"
Physical Review E53
, (1996), 731.
Laboratories in mathematical experimentation
(Springer, 1997. Projects for a sophomore course in mathematical investigation; written by the members of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Mount Holyoke College)
The Invention of Infinity, by J.V. Field,
Nexus Network Journal
The Architectonics of Humanism
, by Lionel March, Nexus Network Journal, April 2000.
The Case of Galileo: A Closed Question?
, by Annibale Fantoli, Notre Dame University Press, 2012.
Pythagoras and Renaissance Europe: Finding Heaven, by Christiane Joost-Gaugier, Cambridge University Press, 2009, reviewed in The Mathematical Intelligencer, 2012.
Between Raphael and Galileo: Mutio Oddi and the Mathematical Culture of Late Renaissance Italy
, by Alexander Marr, University of Chicago Press, 2011, reviewed in the Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (
Evolution of Planar Domains (1988)
The Red Blood Cell Shape (1989)
Laplacian Growth (1992)
Models of Turbulence (1999)
Dynamics of Cilia (2010)
Mod P Calculator
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