Jerry McMahan Jr.
Welcome to my webpage at NCSU. My name is Jerry McMahan Jr. and I am a PhD student in applied mathematics expecting to finish my degree
in 2013. My advisor is Ralph Smith.
I have been working with him on control applications for nonlinear hysteretic smart systems. My research interests are broadly in applied analysis,
dynamical systems, and scientific computing. I am especially interested in problems
connected to control theory, nonlinear systems, infinite-dimensional systems, and problems motivated by industrial, physical, and computational applications.
I am teaching MA 114, Introduction to Finite Mathematics, in the spring semester of 2013.
I will be updating this homepage shortly and will add a dedicated page for the course
with some relevant information. For now, here's the syllabus:
MA 114 Syllabus, Spring 2013
Here are the notes from selected lectures:
January 10, 2013 Notes
Illustration to give an idea of why the Gauss-Jordan approach for finding
the inverse works.
Practice Exam 1
Exam 1 Key
Here are some incomplete notes I wrote to help with studying for qualifiers and to use as references later:
They're mostly a collection of the definitions, formulas, and equations to be remembered. Some of the theorems have notes to suggest the idea of how the proofs work, but not as many as you might like. These both mostly cover the material from the second semesters of the course sequences (i.e., the measure theory and integration, and optimal control), although I'd like to fill in the rest sometime (i.e., the material on functional analysis and linear systems).
My neglected personal website is ensomnya.net. It houses a few projects and drawings I did a while back.
My email: firstname.lastname@example.org