11/08/07          MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT, FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY

            MATH COLLOQUIUM, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 08, 11:00 AM, STARR 138

 

SPEAKER:    J. F. Nystrom, Ph.D.,

            Assistant  Professor, Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University

 

TITLE:          On the Design of Diffusion Constants for Random Walks of

Squares, Triangles and Cubes.

 

ABSTRACT:

 

We show how to design the value of the diffusion constant D for the random walks of Squares and Triangles over their respective regular lattice in two-dimensions, and for a random walk of a Cube on the three-dimensional Cartesian lattice. By allowing movements to grid locations other than nearest neighbors, we find that we can design the value of the diffusion constant D to a value larger that unity (the default) or to a value less than unity.

 

REFRESHMENTS:  11:00 am,  STARR 138

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