Jonathan Lee Merzel

Jonathan Lee Merzel, PhD

Faculty - Full-Time
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Professor of Mathematics
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley
  • BS, University of Maryland
  • Liberal Arts Mathematics
  • Calculus I
  • Topics in Mathematics: Symbolic Logic
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Linear Algebra and Differential Equations
  • Special Study: Introduction to Analysis
  • Core: Enduring Questions
  • Modes of Inquiry
  • Learning Clusters
    • California Energy Crisis 
    • Water and Energy Issues 
    • Mathematical Modeling
  • Valuation Theory, Ordered Fields and Quadratic Forms
  • Ducci Sequences and Related Recursions
  • The Space of R-places on a Rational Function Field (with Ron Brown), Journal of Algebra 2021
  • Brown, Ron, and Jonathan L. Merzel. “The Space of Real Places on R(x,y).” Annales Mathematicae Silesianae 32, no. 1 (September 2018): 99–131.
  • "The main invariant of a defectless polynomial" (with Ron Brown), Journal of Algebra and its Applications 2013
  • "Invariants of Defectless Irreducible Polynomials" (with Ron Brown), Journal of Algebra and its Applications, 2010
  • "A Class of Left Ideals of the Steenrod Algebra" (with Inga Johnson), Homology, Homotopy and Applications 2007
  • "The Number of Ducci Sequences with Given Period" (with Ron Brown), Fibonacci Quarterly 2007
  • "The Length of Ducci’s Four-Number Game" (with Ron Brown), 2004
  • “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
  • 2000-present, Professor at SUA 
  • 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

Faculty Mentor Award, 1988