

Welcome!
The Mathematics and Computer Science Department at
Albion College includes the disciplines of pure and applied
mathematics, computer science, and statistics. The department
offers majors and minors in Mathematics and
Computer Science. See our links on the left for more details.
For further information contact:
David Seely, Acting Chair
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Albion College
Albion,
Michigan 492245013
mathcs@albion.edu
(517) 6290361 



Mathematics and the Ocean
The ocean is vitally important to all of us  as a principal driving
force of the climate, a source of food and a means of transportation,
among many reasons. As a consequence, scientists strive to describe the
ocean  its circulation patterns, currents, and motion  and then to use
that knowledge to predict the behavior of the ocean and assess its effects
on our lives. These scientific studies rest on the use of mathematics.
The above image shows
effective invariant manifolds plotted for eddies detaching from the
Loop Current of the Gulf of Mexico in June 1998. The manifolds delineate
the eddies and orchestrate the transport in and out of their cores.
Mathematicians have created the framework that enables us to model the
fluid motion and temperature changes of the ocean and, using complex
computational codes, to simulate these processes.
Visit the 2001 Mathematics Awareness Website for more information.
April is Mathematics Awareness Month.
Each year the mathematics community
celebrates the importance of mathematics in our lives.
The theme for 2001 was "Mathematics and the Ocean".
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