Gary Towsley
Distinguished Teaching Professor of MathematicsGary Towsley has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1974.
Office Hours
 MWF: 9:30  10:20
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 or by appointment
Curriculum Vitae
Education
M.A., Ph.D., University of Rochester (1971,1975)
B.S., Case Institute of Technology (1968)
Employment
Instructor 197475
Assistant Professor 19751985
Associate Professor 19851997
Professor 19971998
Distinguished Teaching Professor 1998Present
Presentations
Talks I have given and will give again if asked:
 The Archimedes Palimpsest
 Euler and the Zeta Function
 Signore Galileo, are you joking?
 Where in the History of Mathematics is S. Ramanujan
Classes

INTD 220: History of Physical Sciences
This course will explore the history of the physical sciences: physics, chemistry, geology, and related fields. Attention will be given to both the scientific advances (especially as revealed in key experiments), and also the broader development of a scientific world view. After initial class meetings, small teams of students will work independently to produce a focused study on a particular person, experiment, or institution. Each team will have members from the sciences and members from the humanities. The course focus will be on Western thought between the years 1500 and 1900, although a few projects outside those guidelines may be allowed with instructor permission. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and junior standing with a major of History, Philosophy, Physics, Chemistry or Geology. Offered in Spring when demand is sufficient

MATH 228: Calculus II for Biologists
A continuation of first semester calculus, with an emphasis on modeling and applications of mathematics and statistics to the biological sciences. Topics to be covered include exponential and logarithmic functions, differential equations, matrices, systems of differential equations, and an introduction to probability and statistics. Prerequisites: MATH 221. Offered every spring

MATH 319: Theory of Numbers
An introduction to classical number theory dealing with such topics as divisibility, prime and composite numbers, Diophantine equations, the congruence notation and its applications, quadratic residues. Prerequisites: MATH 222 and MATH 239. Offered spring, odd years

MATH 390: History of Mathematics
The history of mathematics is traced from antiquity to the achievements of twentyfirst century mathematicians. Applications to secondary and elementary school teaching are included. Prerequisites: MATH 222. Offered every spring