Mike Spivey
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
University of Puget Sound
"You must never feel badly about making mistakes... as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being
right for the wrong reasons." - Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
"A too confident sense of justice always leads to injustice." - Reinhold Niebuhr, The Irony of American History
A brief CV
Teaching
University of Puget Sound home page
Mathematics and Computer Science Department
Mathematics links:
- My book, The Art of Proving Binomial Identities
- The book describes how to use a wide variety of tools for proving identities involving the binomial coefficients: algebraic manipulation, combinatorics, calculus, probability,
generating functions, recurrence relations and finite differences, special numbers, complex numbers, linear algebra, and mechanical summation.
- List of known errors in the book
- A Narrow Margin, my math blog
- Math Stack Exchange
- Math Overflow
- NIST Digital Library of Mathematical Functions
- On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences
- MathSciNet
- American Mathematical Society
- Mathematical Association of America
- Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS)
- A Beauty Cold and Austere, an interactive fiction math game I wrote
- Junior Arithmancer, another interactive fiction mathy game I wrote
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