MATC Mathematics Club
Lecture #109

Madison Area Technical College
Madison, Wisconsin

 

Fall 2011 Presentation #109 (December 2, 2011)

Professor John Koker, Dean, A&S, UW-Oshkosh

Past Lectures: (Odd Pie Fights), (You Took How Many? NIM Type Games), (a2 + b2 = c2 Says Who?), (Two men thinking about math recreations)

"Super-quadratics and Heroic Ideas Concerning Polynomial Equations."

Abstract: A brief history of the quest to provide algebraic solutions to polynomial equations will be given. This will lead to a search for the existence of super-quadratic polynomials.

Biography:

Education:
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 1990, Mathematics, Thesis Title: Homological Dimensions of Rings with Krull and Gabriel Dimension.
M.S. Purdue University, 1986, Mathematics
B.A. Saint Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin, 1984, Mathematics
Special interests include theory of rings and modules, graph theory, and mathematics education.

Professional Experience:
Dean, College of Letters and Science, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, May 2007 - present.
Interim Dean, College of Letters and Science, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, July 2006 - May 2007.
Professor of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2002 - present.
Chair of the Department of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 2000 - 2006.
Associate Professor of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 1997 - 2002.
Visiting Professor of Mathematics, Kyungpook National University, Taegu, South Korea, February 1999 - May 1999.
Assistant Professor of Mathematics, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 1991 - 1997.
Visiting Professor of Mathematics, State University of New York - Potsdam College, 1990 - 1991.
Memberships In Professional Organizations Mathematical Association of America National Council of Teachers of Mathematics School Science and Mathematics Wisconsin Mathematics Council


 

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