Carl Barratt, Ph.D.

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Professor Emeritus

Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department
Tagliatela College of Engineering

B.S. in Mathematics & Physics, University of Bristol, England
Ph.D. in Theoretical (High Energy) Physics, University of Cambridge (Cavendish Laboratory), England

About Carl

Dr. Barratt received his B.S. in Mathematics and Physics with 1st class honors from Bristol University, England in 1974, and his Ph.D. in Theoretical High Energy Physics from Cambridge University in 1977. After teaching in the Department of Mathematics at Durham University for a year, he crossed the Atlantic to take up a visiting position in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Georgia, in Athens. After holding assistant professorships at Center College, KY and at UCLA, he joined the Department of Physics at the University of New Haven in 1982. In 1984 he moved to the Department of Mechanical Engineering where he now has the rank of professor. Dr. Barratt’s research interests are broad and include nonlinear systems, chaotic dynamics, vibrations, and most recently, chemical kinetics in prebiotic earth.

Dr. Barratt is a member of the American Physical Society and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

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Selected Publications

C. Barratt and P.M. Schwartz, "Analysis of the Penney-Ante Game Using Difference Equations: Development of an Optimal and a Mixed Strategies Protocol", Journal of Mathematical Research , Dec. ‘12.

P.M. Schwartz, D. Lepore and C. Barratt, "Kinetic Models of the Prebiotic Replication of dsRNA under Thermal Cycling Conditions," Int. J.Chem. , 4(5), 9-15, Oct.'12

C. Barratt and R. Sharma , "An inductive proof of the condition for the AM-GM equality", The Mathematical Gazette , March 2012, pp131-133.

P.M. Schwartz, D. Lepore, Morneau and C. Barratt, "Demonstrating Optical Activity Using an iPad," J. of Chem. Education , Oct.’11, pp1692-3.

D. Lepore, C. Barratt and P.M. Schwartz, "Computational Models of Chemical Systems Inspired by Braess’ Paradox," J. Math. Chem., 49: 356-370, 2011.

C. Barratt, D. Lepore, M. Cherubini and P.M. Schwartz, "Computational Models of Thermal Cycling in Chemical Systems," Int. J. Chem., 2: 19-27, 2010.

C.Barratt, "On the Control of Chaos in Extended Structures," Transactions of the ASME, Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, Vol 119, Oct. 1997, pp 551-556.

C.Barratt, "Comment on "Controlling Extended Systems of Chaotic Elements' by D. Auerbach,"

Courses Taught
  • Mechanical Engineering - Graduate & Undergraduate Courses
  • Engineering & Applied Science Courses
  • The Politics of US Immigration
  • Physics - Undergraduate Courses
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