James Madison University

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

E. T. Brown, PhD, Associate Professor

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Office Hours: Mondays 10:10-11:00 am, Wednesdays 11:15 am-12:05 pm, Thursdays 9:30-10:20, and by appointment, all in Roop 122 (inside of Roop 119).

E-mail: brownet (at) jmu (dot) edu


MATH 485: Introduction to Recursion Theory

MATH 235: Calculus I

MATH 167: Topics in Mathematics (instructor of record for this student-run course)

Students please see the Piazza course sites for course information, syllabi, etc

SUMS: Shenandoah Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Conference, September 26, 2015

ADVISING: First Year Advising Blog

EXCELLENT PAPERS (and a novel):

You and Your Research, by R. Hamming (for present and future mathematicians)

Shakespeare in the Bush, by L. Bohannan (for everyone)

Crackpot Index, by J. Baez, (for everyone)

How to write consistently boring scientific literature, by K. Sand-Jensen (for everyone who write or reads scientific literature)

Microcosmographia Academica, by H. M. Cornford (all faculty)

Dead Grandmother Syndrome, by M. Adams (all faculty)

The Mind-Body Problem, novel, by R. Goldstein, (hilarious and wincingly accurate portrayal of haute academe in the philosophy-mathematics badlands)


Being a Professional Mathematician

American Mathematical Society

Biography of Alan Turing

For the interested, here is a translation of an earlier version of this web site into Finnish, by Michael Sirola (I don't speak Finnish, so I am trusting him about the content):