| Jonathan Lee Merzel, PhDProfessor of Mathematics
Phone: 949-480-4033 Fax: 949-480-4263 Email: jmerzel@soka.edu |
Education
- Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
- M.A., University of California, Berkeley
- B.S., University of Maryland
Positions Held
- At SUA since 2000
- 1999 - 2000, Visiting Professor, Mills College (joint appointment w/Holy Names College)
- 1994 - 2000, Professor, Holy Names College
- 1984 - 1994, Associate Professor, Holy Names College
- 1980 - 1984, Assistant Professor, Holy Names College
Research Interests
- Valuation Theory, Ordered Fields and Quadratic Forms
- Ducci Sequences and Related Recursions
Selected Papers, Publications & Lectures
- "The length of Ducci's four-number game," (w/Ron Brown) Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics, to appear
- "Limiting behavior in Ducci sequences," (w/Ron Brown) Periodica Mathematica Hungarica, 2003
- "Rational places on algebraic function fields over generalized closed fields,'" (w/Ron Brown) Journal of Algebra, 1995
- "Separating hyperplanes for convex sets over ordered fields," Rocky Mountain Journal of Mathematics, 1984
- "Quadratic forms over fields with finitely many orderings," Contemporary Mathematics, 1982
Courses Taught at SUA
- Liberal Arts Mathematics
- Calculus I
- Topics in Mathematics: Symbolic Logic
- Probability and Statistics
- Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
- Special Study: Introduction to Analysis
- Core 100: Enduring Questions of Humanity
- Inquiry 100: Modes of Inquiry
- Learning Clusters: California Energy Crisis, Water and Energy Issues, Mathematical Modeling
Selected Honors & Awards
- Faculty Mentor Award, 1988