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M.S. Texas Tech University Mathematics
B.S. Jacksonville State University Mathematics/Electronics Technology

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American Mathematical Society AMS
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Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things."
"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen.
"When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

[upon losing the use of his right eye]
Now I will have less distraction.

Leonhard Euler (1707 - 1783)

Life is good for only two things, discovering mathematics and teaching mathematics.
Siméon Poisson (1781-1840)

Mathematics knows no races or geographic boundaries; for mathematics, the cultural world is one country.
David Hilbert (1862-1943)

Science is built up with facts, as a house is with stones.
But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.

Jules Henri Poincaré (1854-1912)

In order to translate a sentence from English into French two things are necessary.
First, we must understand thoroughly the English sentence.
Second, we must be familiar with the forms of expression peculiar to the French language.
The situation is very similar when we attempt to express in mathematical symbols a condition proposed in words.
First, we must understand thoroughly the condition.
Second, we must be familiar with the forms of mathematical expression.

George Pólya (1887-1985)

Mathematical Quotations Server at Furman University

A mathematician confided
That a Möbius band is one-sided,
And you get quite a laugh
When you cut one in half,
For it stays in one piece when divided.

A mathematician named Klein
Thought the Möbius band divine.
He said "If you glue
The edges of two,
You get a bottle like mine!"

David Gauld "Differential topology: an introduction"

A book about fractions that I am writing: fractions.
Math talks.
Check out the math club's page.

Thesis

The title of my thesis was:
"On the Classification of Seventh Degree M-curves having the Maximum Number of Points of Intersection of the Odd Branch with a Line."

My advisor was Dr. Anatoly Korchagin.
Links to more information on Real Algebraic Geometry:
Oleg Viro's Page
Eugenii Shustin Page
A page about Virginia Ragsdale.
A page about Ivan Georgievich Petrovsky.

The source code to some programs I have written.
My personal home page.
My favorite links.
mfat

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