Profile

Benjamin Marlin

Departments and Positions:
Mathematics, Chair, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Phones:
School Extension 316.2478
Credentials:
Southwest Missouri State University, BS, '91
Missouri University of Science & Technology, MS, '93
Missouri University of Science & Technology, PHD, '00
Biography:

“The creative side of mathematics is something many students don’t see in their early studies because of the need for thoroughness. With smaller, student-centered classes, we hope to foster that aspect so that students may achieve depth in their understanding as well as breadth.”

Research Interests

  • Dynamical systems
  • Inverse limits

Courses Taught

All mathematics courses at all levels, including:

  • Elementary Statistics
  • Elementary Functions
  • All levels of calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Mathematical Physics

Notable Works

  • "Periodic Orbits in the Newton-Leipnik System," International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, March 2002.
  • "An Upper Semicontinuous Model for the Lorenz Attractor," Topology Proceedings, May 23, 2011.
  • "Modeling the Newton-Leipnik Attractor," Internationl Journal of Bifurication and Chaos, forthcoming.

Campus and Community Involvement

  • Assessment Committee
  • Advisor for the Yachting Club and Archery Club