Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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Department of Mathematics
Undergraduate Research-Math 444
Name: Victoria Baramidze
Areas of Interest: Spline theory for spherical approximations and partial differential equations, numerical analysis.
Description: Beginner students interested in approximation theory will be able to explore approximation methods for curves in a plane: classical methods as well as more recent techniques for approximating natural shapes, such as leaves, or simple drawings such as comics. The process would involve all steps from data collection to programming methods in Matlab and analyzing approximation errors. For more advanced students I would suggest problems involving surface approximations.