Faculty Profile

Lorelei Koss

Professor of Mathematics (1998)

Contact Information

koss@dickinson.edu

Tome Scientific Building Romom 241
717.245.1334
http://users.dickinson.edu/~koss/

Bio

Her scholarship concentrates on ergodic theory and complex dynamical systems. Her current research focuses on the parametrized dynamics of meromorphic functions.

Education

  • B.A., Columbia University, 1989
  • M.A, 1992
  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina, 1998

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

MATH 171 Multivariable Calculus
Multivariable calculus including parametric and polar equations, vectors, three-dimensional analytic geometry, vector-valued functions, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, and multiple integrals. Additional topics if time permits.Three hours of classroom and one and a half hour of lab per week. Prerequisite: 170 or departmental placement. This course fulfills the QR graduation requirement. Offered every semester.

MATH 271 Differential Equations
Elementary methods of solutions of selected types of differential equations; solutions of systems of linear differential equations with constant coefficients; and a brief introduction to numerical methods and series solutions. Includes a strong emphasis on applications.Prerequisite: 171 and 270. This course fulfills the QR graduation requirement. Offered in odd numbered fall semesters.