This paper was based on research completed in the summer of 2003 for an REU
at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), under the advisement of Prof.
Denis Blackmore. As of fall 2004, I am a senior at NJIT pursuing a B.S. in
applied mathematics with a minor in economics. After graduation I plan to
pursue a Ph.D. in mathematics with a possible graduate minor in mathematical
economics. My non-mathematical interests include politics, art, and music.
Faculty Sponsor: Denis Blackmore,
Professor of Mathematical Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology