Consultants' Network - Mathematical Modeling – A Trip Down Memory Lane
on October 9, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
R. Lowell Smith, PhD.
Mathematical modeling is the art of constructing a
theoretical or empirical representation of a situation of interest, and
comparing the results to corresponding measurement data.This presentation addresses parametric
modeling, wherein the model is an algebraic form expressed in terms of a number
of constants (parameters).Typically
regression analysis (least-squares curve fitting) is employed to adjust the
parameter values to optimally represent the measurement data record.This allows the full set of measurement data
to be summarized by a much smaller set of model parameters.
Standard multiple, non-linear regression analysis
procedures will be developed using a matrix formulation.These are the same irrespective of what
specific models and data records are under consideration.The primary emphasis of the talk will be to
highlight a variety of situations for which mathematical modeling is a powerful
tool for developing physical insights, as well as computational tools for
addressing issues of both scientific/technical and commercial interest.
Specific subjects to be reviewed include Zeeman
level-crossing spectroscopy, electroacoustic structures (e.g. sonar
transducers), electrochemical cells (batteries), and impedance (admittance)
perturbation spectroscopy more generally.
as a research physicist at Case
Western Reserve University,
Dr. Smith worked for instrument development companies, and later for
organizations focused more broadly on contract research and development
initiatives.A long love affair with
Navy sonar transducer projects proceeded under STRIP, a long-term reliability
Smith is experienced in applied physics, materials science, transduction
sciences, and product evaluation. Areas of strength include reliability
analysis, mathematical modeling (especially in the context of
interdisciplinary, physically-based applications), statistical inference, hands-on
mechanical design, and test fixture fabrication.
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Mesa Boulevard at Ruffin Road. Giovanni's Restaurant (also called Giovanni's Pizza) is
conveniently located near the Interstate 15, SR 163 and SR 52 freeways. Please
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We meet on the secondMonday of every
month, same time, same place (now at Giovanni's Restaurant in Kearney Mesa).
The format is dinner and networking from 6-7 PM and meeting from 7-8:30 PM. The presentation will start promptly at 7:00 PM.
This will allow the formal portion of the meeting to be finished no later than
8:30. All are welcome to stay later for additional
questions and networking.
always welcome newcomers and old faces we haven’t seen in a while. No RSVP
is required; just show up. Order at the counter; tell them you are with
IEEE and they will direct you to the meeting room. We now meet in the larger,
quieter room, down the hall to the right as you enter the restaurant.
No charge. Buy your own dinner.
No RSVP needed. All are welcome,
just show up. Bring two guests.