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George Jennings

Professor
Mathematics Department

Office:   NSM A122
Office hours: M 2:30-3:30pm, W 11:30am-12:30pm, MW 5:30-6:30pm
Phone:   (310)243-3592
Email:  gjennings@csudh.edu
Website:  http://www.csudh.edu/math/gjennings/

Updated Tue Jan 21 17:42:30 PST 2014

Spring 2014 Classes

MAT 171-01 Calculus for Management and Life Sciences

MAT 331-01 Linear Algebra

MAT 403-01 Advanced Analysis II

Archive of courses from previous semesters

American Institute of Mathematics Open Textbook Initiative

Links to Math Software

Open Source software (free)
Commercial Software running in Welch Hall Student Labs

The student versions of these packages have all the power of the professional versions, but at an affordable price. Our campus has site licenses for these systems so you can run them in the Welch Hall computer labs for free.

Links to Information about Careers in Math

LSAMP Workshops for students in math, biology, chemistry, and physics

The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program offers free workshops to supplement selected science and math classes at CSUDH. The workshops are voluntary and are open to ALL science and math students. The program pays for the workshops and pays stipends to students who attend the workshops if they meet certain other conditions.

Workshops generally meet 4 hours per week and are led by a advanced student facilitators. Students work cooperatively in the workshops on challenging material that enhances their performance in class. Experience shows that students who regularly attend workshops score from one- half to one full grade point higher in class than their peers who do not attend workshops. The friendships and contacts with other workshop students that workshop participants develop through their participation help them excel throughout their college years.

Links to Interesting and Beautiful Things

Miscellaneous

Dr. Jennings' mathematical interests

I was trained in differential geometry, a field that combines geometry with calculus to study shapes in multidimensional spaces, and algebraic geometry, a field that uses abstract algebra to study shapes in multidimensional spaces. Lately my interests are turning toward applied mathematics, a very broad area which focuses on using mathematics to solve "real-world" problems using any mathematical tools that shed light on the problem.

I have taught mathematics at Cal State University Dominguez Hills since fall 1987.

Publications
  1. "Does the Jordan Form of a Matrix have the Maximum Number of Zeros?" (with F. Brulois and S. Raianu), Bull. Math.Soc. Sc. Math. Roumanie Tome 48(96) No. 4, 2005.
  2. "Projections, geometric", "Similarity", and "Relativity". Articles in the Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education, edited by L. Grinstein and S. Lipsey. RoutledgeFalmer, NY, 2001.
  3. Modern Geometry with Applications. Springer-Verlag, New York, 1994. Errata and corrections.
  4. (with Judy Arms and Mark Gotay) "Geometric and algebraic reduction for singular momentum maps". Advances in Mathematics, Vol. 79, No. 1 (1990), pp. 43-103.
  5. "Tangential Chow forms - hypersurfaces of rank one in a Grassmannian". Geometriae Dedicata 28 (1988), pp. 1-6.
  6. "Lines having contact four with a projective hypersurface". Pacific Journal of Mathematics, Vol. 129, no. 2 (1987), pp. 321-335.
  7. "Lines having high contact with a projective variety". Pacific Journal of Mathematics, Vol 125, no. 1 (1986), pp. 103-115.
  8. Algebro-geometric invariants arising from the local differential geometry of projective varieties. Thesis, UCLA. 1984.

Dr. Jennings' Personal Background

Education:

Ph.D. in Mathematics, 1984, University of California, Los Angeles
Thesis Title "Algebro- Geometric Invariants Arising from the Local Differential Geometry of Projective Varieties."
Thesis advisor: Professor Mark Green
B.A. in Mathematics, 1975, University of California, Berkeley


Interests and Family:

My mathematical interests include algebraic and differential geometry, applied mathematics, and physics. My hobbies include, hiking, gardening, fixing old cars, electronics, and reading. Also I'm trying to learn how to play the piano.

I am married to Dr. Linda Cohen Jennings, professor of economics at UC Irvine. We have two fine sons, Andy and Rob.


Questions? Send email to gjennings@csudh.edu