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A Mathematician's Look at Foucault's Pendulum
Year of Award: 2006
Award: Trevor Evans
Publication Information: Math Horizons, Feb. 2005, pp. 19-21, 32
Summary: A look 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.
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.