ESP Biography

J ADRIAN ZIMMER, Ph.D. Math, U of Waterloo, 1970

Major: math

College/Employer: retired

Year of Graduation: 1970

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I retired knowing more about computer science than math. Fact is I enjoy computer programming.

My full time teaching positions are listed here:

My favorite teaching gig was the last one where I spent 10 years teaching gifted high school students.

My publications are listed here:

I intend to write more short ebooks when I'm not bicycling around the area.

Past Classes

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C8884: Inventing Numbers in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
I like to think of numbers as piles of stones. As a mathematician and computer scientist I like to think of my work as inventing languages to accomplish abstract tasks. Taking the first steps in creating a number system from a pile of stones will give us chance to talk about this. Examples will be in Java because that is what is taught in high school.