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- MTH 2300-03: Calculus I

MWF 11:15-12:10 145 Med Sci, T 11:00-12:20 270 MM - MTH 2310-05: Calculus II

MWF 12:20-1:15 303 Oelman, R 12:30-1:50 - MTH 2310-07: Calculus II

MWF 2:30-3:25 145 Med Sci, R 2:00-3:20 - Fall 2016 Office Hours: MW 1:20-2:20

I am often in my office (236 MM) at other times. Students are encouraged to make an appointment or just drop in.

- Calculus Laboratory Project
- Calculus Instruction
- calcE -- an addon software package for Mathematica

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Wright State University.

I came to Wright State in 1980 immediately after receiving my Ph.D. in Mathematics from University of Washington. My thesis was in Mathematical Physics on the subject of "Quantum Stochastic Processes", supervised by John Westwater. Soon after I developed an interest in Operator Algebras, and that has since been my field of research.

In recent years I have devoted 100%+ effort to the Calculus Laboratory Project and to Technology in Education.

EMail Campus Address236 MM, x2191Postal AddressRichard Mercer Department of Mathematics and Statistics Wright State University Dayton, OH 45435Phone Numbers937-775-2191 office 937-775-2785 message

- Dr. Seuss and Mathematics Education
- "When You're a Mathematician": a musical number based on "When You're a Professional Pirate" from the movie "Muppet Treasure Island"
- Weird Classroom Tales
- Advice on Choosing a Major
- Dark Matter and Dark Energy Explained
- "Some are mathematicians, some are carpenters' wives. I don't know how it all got started, I don't know what they do with their lives". from the song "Tangled Up in Blue" by Bob Dylan.
- "Siri, tell Alexa to get lost!"

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