Dr. Linda Sundbye

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Professor of Mathematical Sciences
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Campus Box 38, P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Email: sundbyel@msudenver.edu
Phone: 303-615-0746
Office: Science Building 3022
Math Department Office: 303-615-0299; Science Building 1022


Fall 2019 Regular Office Hours: (Drop in any time)
Tuesdays             1:00 – 1:50pm, 4:30 – 5:50pm
Thursdays           1:00 – 1:50pm, 4:30 – 5:50pm

Office Hours by Appointment: I love math
Wednesdays             10:00 – 1:00 pm
(Please make an appointment at these times to make sure that I am in)

 

 


Class Schedule – Fall 2019

MTH 1110 – College Algebra for Calculus, Mostly Online
MTH 2420 – Calculus III (TTh 2:00 – 3:50 pm, KC 307)
MTH 3210 – Probability and Statistics (TTh 6:00 – 7:50 pm, PL M206)
MTH 49BN – Measure Theory on Euclidean Space (Independent Study, Time TBD)


“As the island of knowledge grows, the surface that makes contact with mystery expands. When major theories are overturned, what we thought was certain knowledge gives way, and knowledge touches upon mystery differently. This newly discovered mystery may be humbling and unsettling, but it is the cost of truth. Creative scientists, philosophers, and poets thrive at this shoreline.” W. Mark Richardson, “A Skeptic’s Sense of Wonder,” Science, 1998.


“Science is not about control. It is about cultivating a perpetual condition of wonder in the face of something that forever grows one step richer and subtler than the latest theory about it. It is about reverance, not mastery.” Richard Powers, The Gold Bug Variations.


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Education

Ph.D. Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder
Dissertation: Global Existence of Solutions to the Viscous Shallow Water Equations
M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
Thesis: A Finite Element Model of the Thin Film Problem
B.S. Mathematics, Texas A&M University

Areas of Interest

Analysis, Partial and Ordinary Differential Equations, Chaos Theory and Nonlinear Dynamical Systems


Links

Math Club at Metropolitan State University of Denver
Rocky Mountain Section of the MAA
MAA Mathematical Association of America
AWM Association for Women in Mathematics
Mathematics at Metropolitan State University of Denver


5 out of 4 people have trouble with fractions.

There are three kinds of mathematicians: Those who can count and those who can’t.

Chaos is the score upon which reality is written. Henry Miller, Tropic of Cancer

Only in math problems can you buy 60 cantaloupes and nobody asks what the heck is wrong with you. Charles Shultz

Big fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite them; And little fleas have lesser fleas, and so ad infinitum.  Jonathan Swift

Life is not about being dealt a good hand, but playing a poor hand well.

Chaos is found in greatest abundance wherever order is being sought. It always defeats order because it is better organized. Terry Pratchett


Sierpinski Tetrahedron Brave

Last updated: July 18, 2019

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