Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Dr. Richard Taylor

Dr. Richard Taylor

Dr. Richard Taylor

Name: Dr. Richard Taylor
Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 250-371-5987


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Research Interests

dynamical systems and chaos
ergodic theory
physical origins of randomness and irreversibility
mathematical biology
delay differential equations
numerical analysis and scientific computing


PhD, Applied Mathematics University of Waterloo, 2004
MSc, Geophysics University of British Columbia, 1999
BSc (Hons), Physics University of British Columbia, 1998


S. Richard Taylor and Sue Ann Campbell, Approximating chaotic saddles for delay differential equations. Phys. Rev. E 75(4), 2007.
S. Richard Taylor and Rosemary J. Knight, Incorporating mechanisms of fluid pressure relaxation into inclusion-based models of elastic wave velocities. Geophysics 68(4), 1173-81, 2003.
S. Richard Taylor and Rosemary J. Knight, An inclusion-based model of elastic wave velocities incorporating patch scale fluid pressure relaxation. Geophysics 68(5), 1503-9, 2003.

Employment History

Thompson Rivers University (2005-present)
Capilano College (summer 2005)
Okanagan University College (2003-05)
BCIT (winter 2003)
UBC (fall 2002)
University of Waterloo (1999-2001)

Courses Taught

Calculus I, II & III
Linear Algebra
Differential Equations I & II
Finite Mathematics
Numerical Analysis
Variational Calculus
Mathematics Demonstrations
Physics I & II