Department of Mathematics

West Chester University

Mathematics Information
Office: Room 101
25 University Avenue
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone (610) 436-2440
Fax (610) 738-0578
Email: Department Chair


Spring 2006 Colloquium/Seminar Schedule

Each Thursday during the semester there is a mathematics seminar (usually in Anderson 120 from 3:15-4:15). Over perhaps one or two semesters, we consider a selected topic and, beginning with basic definitions, work up to the point where we can discuss current research in the area and present research discoveries by department faculty members in the area. This seminar is open to all interested students and faculty at West Chester.

Occasionally outside speakers or WCU mathematics faculty present a talk in the mathematics colloquium, which may be on a different topic. (check this page for times and locations).

In our weekly seminar for the Spring semester, we consider the topic of Q-series. All talks are in Anderson 120 unless stated otherwise.

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006
James Mc Laughlin (West Chester University)
Introduction to Q-Series and Basic Notation

Thursday, February 9th, 2006
James Mc Laughlin (West Chester University)
The Q-Binomial Theorem

Thursday, February 16th, 2006
James Mc Laughlin (West Chester University)
The Jacobi Triple Product

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006
James Mc Laughlin (West Chester University)
Ramanujan's 1y1 Summation Formula, I

Thursday, March 9th, 2006
James Mc Laughlin (West Chester University)
Ramanujan's 1y1 Summation Formula, II

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006
Peter Zimmer (West Chester University)
Q-Analogs of Some Special Functions, I

Thursday, March 30th, 2006
Peter Zimmer (West Chester University)
Q-Analogs of Some Special Functions, II

Thursday, April 6th, 2006
James Mc Laughlin (West Chester University)
The Rogers-Ramanujan Identities, I

Thursday, April 13th, 2006
James Mc Laughlin (West Chester University)
The Rogers-Ramanujan Identities, II

Thursday, April 20th, 2006
James Mc Laughlin (West Chester University)
Series-to-Series Transformations

Thursday, April 27th, 2006
Peter Zimmer (West Chester University)
Q-Difference Equations, I

Thursday, May 4th, 2006
Peter Zimmer (West Chester University)
Q-Difference Equations, II