Office: NSM A125
Office hours: MF 11:30am-12:00pm in office; W 11:30am-12:30pm in Toro Learning Center; MW 4:20-5:20pm in office
Tue Jan 17 11:37:19 PST 2017
Spring 2017 Classes
MAT 193-01 Calculus II
MAT 411-01 Mathematical Modeling
- MW 10-10:50am in NSM D123 and F 10-10:50am in WH F144
- Textbook: Mathematical Modelling, A Case Studies Approach by R. Illner, C.S. Bohun, S. McCollum, T. van Roode. American Mathematical Society Student Mathematical Library vol. 27. 2005.
MAT 421-01 Complex Analysis
Archive of old exams from my courses in previous semesters
American Institute of Mathematics Open Textbook
Links to Math Software
Open Source software (free)
- Sage A free computer
algebra system, with many of the capabilities of Mathematica,
MATLAB, and Maple. Combines many mathematical programs (Maxima,
GAP, Pari, Octave, etc.) in one package with a common
interface. (Prof. Pong's favorite). A direct link to the cloud
server is https://cloud.sagemath.com.
- GeoGebra a free,
downloadable, dynamic geometry software package that is very
useful for graphing. Available at
- Octave Free software
similar to MATLAB.
- FreeMat Another
free software similar to MATLAB, recommended by Prof.
Stanoyevitch. It runs on Macintosh, Windows, and Linux.
- Scilab Yet another
free software similar to MATLAB. Includes Scicos toolbox
similar to Matlab's Simulink. Maintained in France, but English
documentation is available.
Commercial Software Running in Campus Computer Labs
The student versions of these packages have all the power of
the professional versions, but at an affordable price. Our campus
has site licenses for these systems so you can run them in the
computer labs for free.
A comprehensive, professional system for doing mathematics on a
computer with excellent documentation, graphics, more. (My
personal favorite.) Students and faculty have unlimited access to
Mathematica on campus computers. Faculty may obtain
free copies to use at home.
- Wolfram Alpha, a
free website for solving math problems and accessing scientific
information hosted by the company that sells
- MATLAB A
comprehensive, professional system for doing mathematics on a
computer, with an emphasis on matrices. (Prof. Stanoyevitch's
Links to Information about Careers in Math
LSAMP Workshops for students in math, biology, chemistry, and
- LSAMP Workshop
- Workshop director: Dr. Helen Chun, Asst. Prof. of Biology.
NSM A-138. (301)243-3397.
- AMP Office: NSM A143. (310)243-3381.
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
program offers free workshops to supplement selected science and
math classes at CSUDH. The workshops are voluntary and are open
to ALL science and math students. The program pays for the
workshops and pays stipends to students who attend the workshops
if they meet certain other conditions.
Workshops generally meet 4 hours per week and are led by a
advanced student facilitators. Students work cooperatively in the
workshops on challenging material that enhances their performance
in class. Experience shows that students who regularly attend
workshops score from one- half to one full grade point higher in
class than their peers who do not attend workshops. The
friendships and contacts with other workshop students that
workshop participants develop through their participation help
them excel throughout their college years.
Video Tutorials, Open (Free) online math courses
Links to Interesting and Beautiful Things
Dr. Jennings' mathematical interests
I was trained in differential geometry, a field that combines
geometry with calculus to study shapes in multidimensional
spaces, and algebraic geometry, a field that uses abstract
algebra to study shapes in multidimensional spaces. Lately my
interests are turning toward applied mathematics, a very broad
area which focuses on using mathematics to solve "real-world"
problems using any mathematical tools that shed light on the
I have taught mathematics at Cal State University Dominguez
Hills since fall 1987.
- "Does the Jordan Form of a Matrix have the Maximum Number
of Zeros?" (with F. Brulois and S. Raianu), Bull. Math.Soc. Sc.
Math. Roumanie Tome 48(96) No. 4, 2005.
- "Projections, geometric", "Similarity", and "Relativity".
Articles in the Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education, edited
by L. Grinstein and S. Lipsey. RoutledgeFalmer, NY, 2001.
- Modern Geometry with Applications. Springer-Verlag, New
York, 1994. Errata
- (with Judy Arms and Mark Gotay) "Geometric and algebraic
reduction for singular momentum maps". Advances in Mathematics,
Vol. 79, No. 1 (1990), pp. 43-103.
- "Tangential Chow forms - hypersurfaces of rank one in a
Grassmannian". Geometriae Dedicata 28 (1988), pp. 1-6.
- "Lines having contact four with a projective hypersurface".
Pacific Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 129, no. 2 (1987), pp.
- "Lines having high contact with a projective variety".
Pacific Journal of Mathematics, Vol 125, no. 1 (1986), pp.
- Algebro-geometric invariants arising from the local
differential geometry of projective varieties. Thesis, UCLA.
Dr. Jennings' Personal Background
Ph.D. in Mathematics, 1984, University of California, Los
Thesis Title "Algebro- Geometric Invariants Arising from the
Local Differential Geometry of Projective Varieties."
Thesis advisor: Professor Mark Green
B.A. in Mathematics, 1975, University of California, Berkeley
Interests and Family:
My mathematical interests include algebraic and differential
geometry, applied mathematics, and physics. My hobbies include,
hiking, gardening, fixing old cars, electronics, and reading.
Also I'm trying to learn how to play the piano.
I am married to Dr. Linda Cohen Jennings, professor of
economics at UC Irvine. We have two fine sons, Andy and Rob.
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