Physics/Mathematics Seminar


Wednesday, February 23, 2005, 4:30 pm
Willet Science Center 101

Jeff Denny
 and Carolyn Yackel
Department of Mathematics
Mercer University


Cooling Math Offices in Ware Hall


Recently, our mathematics department moved into the former music building, Ware Hall.  The university renovated the old choir rehearsal hall to form four faculty offices and one computer lab. The temperature of all of these rooms is controlled by a single thermostat, which the renovation enclosed in a faculty office. In this talk we present several elementary differential equation models of temperature issues associated with our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit that should be accessible to students who have taken two semesters of calculus.

Please join us for light refreshments at 4:15pm outside WSC 109.