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A Mathematician's Look at Foucault's Pendulum

by Stuart Boersma

Year of Award: 2006

Award: Trevor Evans

Publication Information: Math Horizons, Feb. 2005, pp. 19-21, 32

Summary: The author looks at Einstein’s equation of curvature (a mathematical quantity) with matter (a physical quantity), evaluating a familiar problem from physics using a completely mathematical formulation.

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About the Author: Stuart Boersma received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Puget Sound in 1988 and his Ph.D. from Oregon State University in 1994.  He taught at Alfred University for six years in the cool climes of Western New York and is now Professor of mathematics at Central Washington University located in Ellensburg, WA amongst the desert sagebrush and rolling hills of the shrub-steppe.  When not reading Math Horizons, he enjoys hiking, gardening, and woodworking.


Subject classification(s): Index
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2008