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I am a math professor at the University of Puget Sound. My background is in operations research, and I teach typical OR courses such as optimization, modeling, and probability, as well as calculus, statistics, and differential equations.

My math blog, A Narrow Margin, includes (among other things) discussion of some of my favorite posts - of mine and of others - from math.SE.


Dec
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on construct an equilateral triangle with out knowing its scale
Feb
2
reviewed Excellent A question on complex numbers
Feb
2
reviewed Excellent Planar and non-planar graphs, and Kuratowski's Theorem
Feb
2
reviewed Excellent Limit Computation of $(e^x+x)^{1/x}$ as $x$ approaches zero
Feb
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is the expression $\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\prod_{k=1}^{n}\left(1-\frac{2}{3k}\right)$ bounded?
Jan
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on The set of all positive values of $a$ for which the series $\sum_{n=1}^\infty ((1/n) - \tan^{-1}(1/n))^a$ converges
Jan
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on LCM. What am I missing?
Jan
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Intuition behind the convolution of two functions
Jan
23
reviewed Close Powers of a greatest common denominator
Jan
23
reviewed Close Find the maximum value of product given the sum
Jan
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on basic number theory question (gcd)
Jan
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Probability of obtaining x balls when drawing y bags from a set
Jan
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Complex number second degree function
Jan
21
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Book recommendation for Integer partitions and q series
Jan
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Derivative of $\sqrt{\sin x^2}$
Jan
17
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Proof of the identity $\sum_{k=0}^{\min[p,q]}{p\choose k}{q\choose k}{n+k\choose p+q}={n\choose p}{n\choose q}$
Jan
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Geometric Distribution question
Jan
16
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Ideas To Show this statement: $\prod_2^{2n+1}(1-k^{-2})=(n+1)/(2n+1)$
Jan
16
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Ideas To Show this statement: $\prod_2^{2n+1}(1-k^{-2})=(n+1)/(2n+1)$
Jan
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on If $f^{-1}$ has nowhere zero derivative, then $f$ is differentiable