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Kyle Claassen

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Primary office:
Snow Hall, room #647
1460 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045

Office Hours (Fall 2017): Mondays 10:30-noon.
Also by appointment.
Calculus Help Room Hours: Tuesdays 11:00-1:00, 4:00-5:00; Wednesdays 3:00-4:00; Fridays 11:00-noon.


Curriculum Vitae

My advisor is Dr. Mathew Johnson, and I am interested in existence and stability of nonlinear waves in nonlocal dispersive equations, especially the Fractional Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation (fNLS) and bidirectional Whitham water wave models. I also use numerical methods to compute bifurcations and spectra, with the goal of motivating and verifying theoretical results.

Preprints

Conferences / Workshops Attended

Course Pages

Previous Semesters

  • Calculus III - MATH 127 Lab (Spring 2017)
  • Calculus III - MATH 127 Lab (Fall 2016)
  • Calculus II - MATH 126 Lab (Spring 2016)
  • Calculus II - MATH 126 (Fall 2015)
  • Calculus II - MATH 122 Lab (Spring 2015)
  • Calculus I - MATH 121/197 Enhanced (Fall 2014)
  • Calculus I - MATH 121 Lab (Spring 2014)
  • Business Calculus I - MATH 115 (Fall 2012, Spring/Fall 2013)
  • Analysis Qual Prep Seminar (Fall 2013 - Spring 2014)

Helpful Software

Some videos I've made about vector calculus:

Wiimote Planimeter

To show students an interesting application of Green's Theorem (my second most favorite theorem, a very close second after the Mean Value Theorem), I wrote some software that uses a Nintendo Wiimote to find the area of a real-life region based on the well-known formula
\( \displaystyle \text{Area}(D) = \frac{1}{2} \oint_{\partial D} x \, dy - y \, dx. \)
It works by using the Wiimote's infrared camera to collect the boundary data of a region as it is traced by an infrared LED.
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3D-Printed Objects

Thanks to Dr. Estela Gavosto, I have had the opportunity to learn how to use a 3D printer to create tangible representations of mathematical surfaces.
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