"All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another." ---Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963
Welcome to the homepage of Dr. Laura K. Gross, Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Bridgewater State University (BSU), part of the state-university system in Massachusetts. Send me e-mail at laura dot gross at bridgew dot edu, visit me in Conant 349, or call me at 508 531-2391.In Spring 2013 I am teaching Single Variable Calculus II (MATH-162-003), Differential Equations (MATH-316-001), and Applied Mathematics (MATH 416-001). I have previously also taught Precalculus (MATH-100), Elements of Precalculus (MATH-140), Precalculus with Trigonometry (MATH-150), Calculus I (MATH-151), Calculus II (MATH-152), Calculus III (MATH-251), Introduction to Real Analysis I (MATH-401), and Programming and Computer Algebra (COMP-203) at BSU, as well as precalculus, calculus, linear algebra, algebra with business applications, mathematics for liberal arts, and Advanced Engineering Mathematics I and II at The University of Akron.
My research interests involve modeling a variety of physical systems spanning combustion, optics, liquid crystals, and polymers using differential equations. I apply analytical and numerical techniques to study nonlinear dynamics, especially of reaction-diffusion equations, free-boundary-value problems, and dynamical systems. You can download .pdf versions of my publications or look at my whole curriculum vitae.
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