Mathematics Department,
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 My Office: 607 Van Vleck. My Phone: (608) 263-7901. Department Phone: (608) 263-3054. Department Fax: (608) 263-8891. Email: robbin@math.wisc.edu |

Some talks and notes.

- Geometry and Groups
- Some
lecture notes and solved problems
based on do Carmo's texbook
*The differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces.* - GIT and mu-GIT
- Partitions of Unity
- A talk on catastrophe theory.
- Fair Elections (A rewrite of the notes of an old talk on Arrow's Impossibility Theorem.)
- Parking a car and Lie brackets
- Some Notes on Chemical Reaction Networks (shamelessly cribbed from Jeremy Gunwardena).
- A talk on the dynamical zeta function.
- A talk on Heegard Splittings and Floer Homology.
- A paper on Heegard Splittings and Morse-Smale Flows.
- A seminar on Hamiltonian Toric Manifolds.
- A note on Kergin-Lagrange Interpolation.
- An exposition of the moment map.
- Some notes on Extrinsic Differential Geometry. On Dietmar Salamon's home page you can find an expanded version of these notes.
- I never published my PhD thesis: Subrecursive Hierarchies. Click on the link to download it. (It was accepted by the JSL but I never got around to making the revisions the referee suggested.)

Old Courses:

- Math 521 (Advanced Calculus Spring 2010)
- Math 320 (Linear Algebra and Differential Equations Spring 2009.)
- Math 131 Home Page (Fall 2007).
- Math 141 Home page (Fall 2006)
- Calculus 221 homepage (Fall 2011)
- Calculus 222 Home Page (Spring 2007).
- Calculus 234 Home Page (Fall 2001).
- Math 461 Home Page (Spring 2002)
- Math 521 Advanced Calculus (Fall 2008)
- Math 541 Home Page (Fall 2000).
- Math 542 Home Page (Spring 2001).
- Topology Seminar 951 (Fall 2001)

I was the course supervisor for Math 112 (College Algebra.) Here is a modified version of the Stitz Zeager textbook which we used in that course and the zip file of the tex source. Here is a Plan for a Technology Enhanced redesign of that course.

- Here are some interesting elementary problems appropriate for either math 112 or math 141.
- Here is the final exam for math 112 from last fall.

Paradoxes.

- A proof that every triangle is isosceles.
- Another proof that every triangle is isosceles.
- A proof that every angle is a right angle.
- You can cut up a triangle and rearrange the pieces to make one of larger area!

Miscellaneous.

- My favorite movie is Peggy Sue Gets Married.
- Try the Java Powered Graphing Calculator.
- Announcing a new Journal: The Proceedings of the Angelic Brew Pub Seminar.
- Try Vadim Ponomarenko's math skills test.
- I am the author of Matrix Algebra Using MINImal MATlab
- Try the LinearTransformation Grapher. With it you can define a linear transformation (u,v)=T(x,y), scribble in the (x,y) window (or the (u,v) window), and see the image (or the pre image) in the other window.
- Here is a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem.
- Try the Color Game!.
- Here are the words to some Funny Songs
- Examine Robin Pemantle's Higgledy Piggledy Data Base

Using MINImal MATlab