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Hoefer, Mark



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research overview

  • Research in physical applied mathematics, motivated by real world problems is central to Dr. Hoefer’s investigations. His research is generally in the field of nonlinear waves with a focus on two areas: 1) fluid or fluid-like dynamics of dispersive media with accompanying wave excitations including dispersive shock waves (DSWs) and solitary waves; 2) dynamics of magnetic media. Methods employed include mathematical modeling, analysis, asymptotics, numerical analysis, and experiment. Dr. Hoefer leads the Dispersive Hydrodynamics Laboratory whose mission is to explore dynamics in novel nonlinear wave, fluid-like systems.


  • Nonlinear Waves, Shock Waves, Fluid Dynamics, Solitons, Asymptotic Methods, Partial Differential Equations, Scientific Computing, Magnetization Dynamics, Spin Waves, Spin Hydrodynamics


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courses taught

  • APPM 2350 - Calculus 3 for Engineers
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Covers multivariable calculus, vector analysis, and theorems of Gauss, Green, and Stokes. Degree credit not granted for this course and MATH 2400.
  • APPM 2360 - Introduction to Differential Equations with Linear Algebra
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Introduces ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, and systems of linear differential equations. Credit not granted for this course and both MATH 2130 and MATH 3430.
  • APPM 5470 - Methods of Applied Mathematics: Partial Differential and Integral Equations
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021
    Studies properties and solutions of partial differential equations. Covers methods of characteristics, well-posedness, wave, heat and Laplace equations, Green's functions and related integral equations. Department enforced prerequisites: APPM 4350 or MATH 4470 and APPM 4360 or MATH 3450.
  • APPM 5480 - Methods of Applied Mathematics: Approximation Methods
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
    Covers asymptotic evaluation of integrals (stationary phase and steepest descent), perturbation methods (regular and singular methods, and inner and outer expansions), multiple scale methods and applications to differential and integral equations. Department enforced prerequisite: APPM 5470.
  • APPM 7400 - Topics in Applied Mathematics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Provides a vehicle for the development and presentation of new topics with the potential of being incorporated into the core courses in applied mathematics. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • APPM 8300 - Nonlinear Waves Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022
    Introduces the core methods in the analysis of nonlinear partial differential and integral equations or systems to graduate students. Provides a vehicle for the development, presentation, and corporative research of new topics in PDE and analysis.


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