Office Hours

  • MWF 1:00 - 2:00 pm or by appointment



Benjamin Esham

Associate Professor of


South 330B
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Benjamin Esham has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1989.

Faculty Information


  • B.A., B.S., M.A., Ph.D., University of Delaware

Research Interests

Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis

Publications and Professional Activities

  • B.F. Esham, Jr. and Richard J. Weinacht, Limitations of the Coupled/Quasi-Static Approximation in Multi-Dimensional Linear Thermoelasticity, Applicable Analysis, 1999, Vol. 73(1-2), pp.77-87.
  • R.J. Weinacht and B.F. Esham, Jr., Energy Estimates in Thermoelasticity (259-268), in Non-linear Problems in Applied Mathematics (in honor of Ivar Stakgold on his 70th Birthday), Edited by T.S. Angell, L. Pamela Cook, R.E. Kleinman and W.E. Olmstead, SIAM, Philadelphia, 1996.
  • Benjamin F. Esham, Jr., A Singularly Perturbed Second Order Evolution Equation with Nonlocal Nonlinearity, Numerical Functional Analysis and Optimization, 1987, Vol 9, pp. 969-986.
  • Esham, Benjamin F., Jr. and Yanik, Elizabeth Greenwell, Galerkin Methods for a Singularly Perturbed Hyperbolic Problem with Nonlocal Nonlinearity. Comput. Math. Appl. 22 (1991), no. 2, pp. 1–22.
  • Esham, B. F. and Weinacht, R. J., Singular Perturbations and the Coupled/quasi-static Approximation in Linear Thermoelasticity. SIAM J. Math. Anal. 25 (1994), no. 6, 1521–1536
  • Esham, B. F., Jr. and Weinacht, R. J., Boundary Conditions for Viscoelastic Flows. Rend. Mat. Appl. (7) 10 (1990), no. 3, 623–632.
  • Esham, Benjamin F., Jr., A Hyperbolic Singular Perturbation of Burgers' Equation, Math. Methods Appl. Sci. 12 (1990), no. 1, 77–90.
  • Esham, Benjamin F., Jr. and Weinacht, Richard J., Hyperbolic-Parabolic Singular Perturbations for Quasilinear Equations. SIAM J. Math. Anal. 20 (1989), no. 6, 1344–1365.
  • Esham, B. F., Jr. and Weinacht, R. J., Hyperbolic-Parabolic Singular Perturbations for Scalar Nonlinearities. Appl. Anal. 29 (1988), no. 1-2, 19–44.
  • Esham, Benjamin F., Jr. Asymptotics and an asymptotic Galerkin method for hyperbolic-parabolic singular perturbation problems. SIAM J. Math. Anal. 18 (1987), no. 3, 762–776.
Fall 2014 Classes

MATH 233:
Linear Algebra I

    Study of matrices, matrix operations, and systems of linear equations, with an introduction to vector spaces and linear transformations. Elementary applications of linear algebra are included. Prerequ
    isites: MATH 213 or MATH 221 or permission of instructor. Offered every semester
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MATH 324:
Real Analysis I

    A study of the underlying theory of elementary calculus. Topics include the structure and properties of the real numbers, sequences, functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, the Riemann integra
    l, and Taylor's theorems. Prerequisites: MATH 223 and MATH 239. Offered every semester
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MATH 333:
Linear Algebra II

    An advanced look at vector spaces and linear transformations, with emphasis on the analysis of the eigenvalues of a linear transformation and on the concept of orthogonality. Applications, such as the
    solutions of linear systems of ordinary differential equations, are included. Prerequisites: MATH 223, MATH 233, and MATH 239. Offered every fall
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