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Matthew W. Surles, Graduate Student

Matthew W. Surles

Please note: Matthew has left the Mathematics department at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  011 Physics Bldg
Office Phone:  919-660-2834
Email Address: send me a message
Web Page:
Starting Year:   2003  
Advisor(s):   J. Thomas Beale
Thesis Title:   Numerical Approximation of Layer Potentials Along Curve Segments  
Defense Date:   2008/07/04  

Typical Courses Taught:

  • Math 31L, Laboratory Calculus I
  • Math 026L, Laboratory Calculus and Functions II

PhD in MathematicsDuke University2008
MA in MathematicsDuke University2004
BS in Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude,University of Delaware2003

Applied Math
Research Interests: Scientific Computing, Analysis, Potential Theory

My research has focused on the evaluation of singular and singular integrals arising from applications in fluids and electromagnetics. In certain applications we may formulate solutions to boundary value problems in terms of boundary integrals which, depending upon the point of evaluation, may be singular or nearly singular resulting in a loss of accuracy in traditional methods for approximating such integrals. My research has focused on using tools of analysis to improve the accuracy of such methods.

Curriculum Vitae
ph: 919.660.2800
fax: 919.660.2821

Mathematics Department
Duke University, Box 90320
Durham, NC 27708-0320