Math 401: History of Mathematics
I am an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Dickinson College. I graduated from Hamilton College in 1993 with a degree in mathematics and I received a Ph.D. in mathematics from Northwestern University in 1998. I came to Dickinson after a postdoctoral position at Michigan State University. I am passionate about many areas of mathematics, but my research focuses on dynamical systems, topology, the history of mathematics, and mathematics pedagogy. I am the author of Euler's Gem: The Polyhedron Formula and the Birth of Topology, which was published by Princeton University Press. I am the editor of Math Horizons, a publication of the Mathematical Association of America. I enjoy chatting about mathematics on my blog (Division by Zero), on Twitter (@divbyzero), and on Google plus(G+). For more information see my CV.
I am the editor of Math Horizons. I will be editor from 2014–2018. I am currently accepting submissions. Please send all submissions and Math Horizons correspondances to my Math Horizons email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. (See Instructions for Authors for more information.)
From the Math Horizons website: Math Horizons is intended primarily for undergraduates interested in mathematics. Our purpose is to introduce students to the world of mathematics outside the classroom. Thus, while we especially value and desire to publish high quality exposition of beautiful mathematics we also wish to publish lively articles about the culture of mathematics. We interpret this quite broadly---we welcome stories of mathematical people, the history of an idea or circle of ideas, applications, fiction, folklore, traditions, institutions, humor, puzzles, games, book reviews, student math club activities, and career opportunities and advice.
Euler's Gem received the 2010 Euler Book Prize from the Mathematical Association of America. It was selected by Choice Magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2009.
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