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Hello, I am a college professor of mathematics and regularly teach all levels from elementary mathematics through differential equations, and would be happy to assist anyone with such questions!

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Over 15 years teaching at the college level.




B.S. in Mathematics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
M.S. (and A.B.D.) in Applied Mathematics from SUNY @ Stony Brook

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Prashant S Akerkar09/12/16101010Dear Prof Abe Thanks. Prashant
Woody08/01/16101010Thank you, Dr. Mantell!
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2016-07-30 Frog crossing a bridge:

Hello Woody,    Yes, it is a familiar problem (or ones like it).    Theoretically, the frog never reaches the end of the bridge...since there will always be  some distance (however small) that remains

2016-07-20 Compute exponentiation of two complex numbers.:

Yes, check these links:

2016-03-22 Ship Geometrical Shape.:

Hello Prashant,    I gather you mean the shape of the hull.  I am not aware of any special geometric name to  describe it.  It roughly resembles a parabolic sheet, but that does not come to a sharp  edge

2016-01-13 Calculus Optimization:

Let the dimensions of the pasture be x meters wide, i.e. the length of the shorter sides and the dividing fence.  This uses 3x meters of fence, leaving 400-3x meters for the two longer sides.  Thus, each

2015-01-14 Linearization:

Hello Clark,    I gather you are taking calculus, since this is a standard calculus question.    The linearization is just the tangent line approximation at the point given.    So, we just need the equation


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