PersonalBorn 31st July 1945 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England.
Degrees: MA, DPhil (Oxford)
Children: Paul, Elspeth, Helen, James.
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A lapsed topologist, I am interested in Computational Algebra and in the History of Mathematics.
With Edmund Robertson I am one of the maintainers of the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive on the World Wide Web.
This web-site won us the Comenius medal of the Hungarian Comenius Society in 2012 and the Hirst Prize of the London Mathematical Society in 2015.
A list of publications is available at THIS LINK.
A list of my research students is available at THIS LINK.
I retired from teaching in 2010 after forty years here at St Andrews.
Some notes from courses that I have taught are available below.
Part of the first year Mathematics course: A pdf version of the MISS booklet (Mathematical induction, sequences and series).
Part of the first year Mathematical Information Technology course: A pdf version of the Introduction to Maple booklet.
The analysis part of the second year Algebra and Analysis course (a web version).
An honours course on Geometry and topology (a web version).
An honours course on Geometry (a web version).
An honours course on Metric and topological spaces (a web version).
An honours course on Rings and fields (a web version).
An honours course on Number theory (a pdf booklet).
An honours course on Symbolic Computation (a pdf booklet).
To contact mee-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Mathematics and Statistics