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Sam Kaplan



  • Higher Ed: Mathematics 


A native of North Carolina, I attended the NC Schools of Science and Math for high school and UNC, Chapel Hill for college. I earned a Ph.D. in math at Boston University under Dr. Glen R. Hall. After teaching at Bowdoin College for three years, I moved back to NC to teach at UNC Asheville, a public liberal arts college. I love teaching and research and enjoy to opportunity to mentor undergraduate research and teaching in other departments. 


Smooth and discrete dynamical systems. Interest in cross-discipline applications of these tools: celestial mechanics, voting theory, random trees, music composition and hyperbolic tiling.  


``Symbolic Dynamics of the elliptic rectilinear restricted three-body problem'' jointly with Lacomba, Ernesto and Llibre, Jaume Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems Series S, 1 no. 4, 2008, 541--555.

``A survey of symbolic dynamics and celestial mechanics'' Qualitative Theory of Dynamical Systems 7 no. 1, 2008, 181--193.

``Making the moon reverse its orbit, or, stuttering in the planar three-body problem'' jointly with Levi, Mark and Montgomery, Richard Discrete Contin. Dyn. Syst. Ser. B 10 no.
2-3, 2008, 569--595.