Laura Taalman Full Professor James Madison University Department of Mathematics and Statistics Voice: (540) 568-3355 Fax: (540) 568-6857 E-Mail: taalmala@jmu.edu Mail: Roop 123, MSC 1911, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807 Twitter/Facebook: mathgrrl |
GSCI 104: Introduction to 3D Printing -
Fall 2013,
Spring 2014
MATH 103: The Nature of Mathematics -
Fall 2006,
Spring 2007,
Fall 2007
MATH 107: Fundamentmals of Mathematics I -
Fall 2009
MATH 167: Fabrication of 2D and 3D Mathematical Objects (independent study) -
Spring 2013
MATH 199: Algebra/Precalculus Gateway -
Fall 2012,
Spring 2013,
Fall 2013,
Spring 2014
MATH 231: Calculus with Functions I -
Fall 2001,
Fall 2002,
Spring 2003,
Fall 2003,
Fall 2004,
Fall 2005,
Fall 2008,
Spring 2011,
Fall 2013
MATH 232: Calculus with Functions II -
Spring 2002,
Fall 2002,
Spring 2003,
Spring 2004,
Spring 2009,
Fall 2011,
Spring 2012,
Spring 2014
MATH 235: Calculus I -
Fall 2000,
Fall 2010,
Fall 2012,
Spring 2013
MATH 236: Calculus II -
Spring 2001,
Summer 2002,
Spring 2011
MATH 245: Introdution to Proof and Discrete Mathematics -
Fall 2005,
Spring 2006,
Fall 2009,
Fall 2012
MATH 297: Knot Theory Research and 3D Printing
Spring 2014
MATH 353: Graph Theory -
Fall 2008,
Spring 2013
MATH 430: Abstract Algebra I -
Spring 2004,
Fall 2004,
Spring 2005
MATH 434: Advanced Linear Algebra -
Fall 2007,
Spring 2012
MATH 435: Topology -
Fall 2006
JMU NSF REU Program, Knot Theory -
Summer 2003,
Summer 2004,
Summer 2007, Summer 2013
JMU NSF REU Program, Mancala/Tchoukaillon -
Summer 2011
JMU Internal Summer Student Program, 3D Printing -
Summer 2013
JMU Internal Summer Student Program, Knot Theory -
Summer 2012
JMU M^3 NREUP Program (Consultant), Mancala/Tchoukaillon -
Summer 2010
JMU Math/Stat STAR Student Program, 3D Printing - Fall 2013, Spring 2014
MATH 497: Independent Research, Knot Theory -
Fall 2012, Spring 2013
MATH 499: Honors Thesis, Sudoku and Multiple Gerechte Designs -
Spring 2006-7
MATH 499: Honors Thesis, Determinants of Spiral Knots -
Spring 2014-15
Faculty Sandbox, Center for Instructional Technology: Introduction to 3D Printing, Spring 2014
Calculus Books
• Calculus (with Kohn), W.H. Freeman, First Edition 2013.
• Calculus I with Integrated Precalculus, W.H. Freeman, First Edition 2013.
• Integrated Calculus, First Edition Houghton Mifflin 2004, reprint W.H. Freeman 2009.
Mathematics Trade/Popular Books
• Taking Sudoku Seriously (with Rosenhouse), Oxford University Press 2012.
Sudoku Puzzle Books
• Fifty Squares of Grey (with Riley), Puzzle Wright Press, to appear late 2014.
• Double Trouble Sudoku (with Riley), Puzzle Wright Press 2014.
• Taking Sudoku Seriously (with Rosenhouse), Oxford University Press 2012.
• Beyond Sudoku (with Riley), Puzzle Wright Press 2012.
• No-Frills Sudoku (with Riley), Puzzle Wright Press 2011.
• Naked Sudoku (with Riley), Puzzle Wright Press 2009.
• Color Sudoku (with Riley), Sterling Publishing 2007.
Algebraic Geometry Papers
• "An exact sequence of weighted Nash complexes," Illinois Journal of Mathematics, Volume 52, Number 2, Summer 2008.
• "Complete resolutions, Hsiang-Pati coordinates, and the Nash sheaf," Manuscripta Mathematica 106, no. 2, 249-270, 2001.
Knot Theory Papers
• "Spiral knots" (with Van Wyk and students Brothers, Evans, Witczak, and Yarnall), Missouri Journal of Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 22, Issue #1, 2010.
• "p-Coloring classes of torus knots" (with students Breiland and Oesper), Missouri Journal of Mathematical Sciences, Vol. 21, Issue #2, 2009.
• "Counting m-coloring classes of knots and links" (with students Brownell and O'Neil), Pi Mu Epsilon Journal, Volume 12, Number 5, Fall 2006.
Sudoku Papers
• "Nest graphs and minimal complete symmetry groups for magic Sudoku variants" (with Arnold, Field, Lorch, and Lucas), submitted 2012.
• "Minimal complete Shidoku symmetry groups" (with Arnold, Field, and Lucas), Journal of Combinatorial Mathematics, to appear 2012.
• "Gröbner basis representations of Sudoku" (with Arnold and Lucas), College Math Journal, March 2010.
Mancala/Tchoukaillon Papers
• "Mancala Matrices" (with Tongen and students Warren, Wyrick-Flax, and Yoon), to
appear in the College Math Journal, 2013.
• "Solitaire Mancala games and the Chinese Remainder Theorem" (with Jones and Tongen), to appear in the American Mathematical Monthly, 2013.
Poker Papers
• "Heartless Poker" (with Lanphier), submitted, 2013.
General Interest Articles and Media
• "The ABCs of 3D", Science Friday with Ira Flatow, public radio July 2014.
• "The Mathematics behind xkcd: A conversation with Randall Munroe", Math Horizons, September 2012.
• Podcast on Wild About Math with Sol Lederman, about Sudoku and mathematics, with Jason Rosenhouse, February 2012.
• Interview on The Spark about mathematics and why anyone would do such a thing, WMRA radio, February 2012.
• "Taking Sudoku Seriously," Math Horizons, September 2007.
• "Puzzling Over Sudoku," Madison Magazine, September 2007.
• Interview on With Good Reason about Sudoku and mathematics, Virginia Public Radio, May 2006.
• Simplicity is not simple: Tesselations and modular architecture" (with Hunsicker), Math Horizons, September 2002.
• Relatively up-to-date vita (last updated late 2013)
• 3D-printing vita (last updated mid 2014)