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- Senior Lecturer/Lecturer: Mathematics OR Applied Mathematics
- Lecturer Academic Teaching: Mathematics OR Applied Mathematics
Welcome to the department
Mathematics underlies the rise of science and technology, and is also a very interesting area of study in its own right. Its pursuit is the rigorous study of patterns: in geometry, in time and space, in nature, in physics, in biology, in industry and commerce,and even in patterns themselves.
Mathematics is essential for a high level career not only in science and engineering, but also in many branches of biology, medicine, commerce, and industry. Our Department trains students to international standards, and carries out international level research in both pure and applied mathematics. We invite you to join in this quest for understanding, whether it be in computational mechanics, industrial mathematics, gravitation theory and cosmology, biological modelling, financial modelling, or a study of mathematics as a subject itself.
Mathematics Bldg, Room M111.
Dr Miek Messerschmidt (Potchefstroom campus of the North-West University)
The talk will be aimed at a general audience and will presuppose only a minimal background in analysis.
This talk will introduce quasi-lattices, a class of ordered Banach spaces strictly containing the Banach lattices. Although not necessarily vector lattices, these spaces have a structure that closely mimics vector lattices.
Under certain conditions there are considerably more quasi-lattices than Banach lattices. For example, (within reason) nearly every finite dimensional ordered Banach space is a quasi-lattice, while there is essentially only one n-dimensional Banach lattice for each n.
We will show how certain properties carry over from Banach lattices to quasi-lattices and discuss some still open problems.
(Technical details are kept to a minimum, the talk should be accessible to students and non-analysts who know what a Banach space is).