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Tubbs, Robert Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Robert Tubbs' current research is focused on mathematics education and on literature and mathematics.

keywords

  • literature and mathematics, mathematics education, mathematics and the humanities, history of mathematics, transcendental number theory

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • MATH 1300 - Calculus 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Topics include limits, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, applications of the derivative, integration and applications of the definite integral. Students who have already earned college credit for calculus 1 are eligible to enroll in this course if they want to solidify their knowledge base in calculus 1. For more information about the math placement referred to in the Enrollment Requirements, contact your academic advisor. Degree credit not granted for this course and APPM 1345 or APPM 1350 or ECON 1088 MATH 1081 or MATH 1310 or MATH 1330.
  • MATH 2001 - Introduction to Discrete Mathematics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Introduces the ideas of rigor and proof through an examination of basic set theory, existential and universal quantifiers, elementary counting, discrete probability, and additional topics. Department enforced prerequisite: MATH 1300 or MATH 1310 or APPM 1345 or APPM 1350 (minimum grade C-).
  • MATH 3110 - Introduction to Theory of Numbers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Studies the set of integers, focusing on divisibility, congruences, arithmetic functions, sums of squares, quadratic residues and reciprocity, and elementary results on distributions of primes.
  • MATH 4820 - History of Mathematical Ideas
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Examines the evolution of a few mathematical concepts (e.g., number, geometric continuum, or proof), with an emphasis on the controversies surrounding these concepts. Begins with Ancient Greek mathematics and traces the development of mathematical concepts through the middle ages into the present. Recommended restriction: completion of upper division Written Communication requirement. Same as MATH 5820.
  • MATH 5820 - History of Mathematical Ideas
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2019
    Examines the evolution of a few mathematical concepts (e.g., number, geometric continuum, or proof), with an emphasis on the controversies surrounding these concepts. Begins with Ancient Greek mathematics and traces the development of mathematical concepts through the middle ages into the present. Recommended requisite: completion of upper division Written Communication requirement. Same as MATH 4820.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)