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George Parker


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Associate Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of California at San Diego, 1971. Differential Geometry, Classical Geometry, and Linear Programming.

Research Interests

During the first third of my career, my research interests lay in the broad area of differential geometry. The middle third was spent on an interdisciplinary project modeling the impact of proposed clean air legislation on the coal industry. The last third was dominated by teaching and by serving as vice chair of the department and LAN manager. I am most proud of two mid-level texts, written with Richard Millman, which have stayed in print for over 25 years.

Selected Publications

  1. Morse Theory and Cell Decomposition on Kahler Manifolds and Related Spaces, Ind. Univ. Math. Journal, 24 (1974), 95-102.
  2. Elements of Differential Geometry (with R. Millman), Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1977, 265 pages.
  3. Modeling Coal Market Responses to Acid Rain Legislation, (with D. Arey and J. Crenshaw), in Proceedings of 8th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh School of Engineers, Center for Energy Research, 1991.
  4. Geometry: A Metric Approach with Models, 2nd Ed., (with R. Millman), New York: Springer-Verlag, 1991, 380 pages.
  5. POINCARÉ, a computer program for doing hyperbolic geometry, supplementing the above book, 1990.