Rodney Nillsen
University of Wollongong
NSW, AUSTRALIA 2522
email: nillsen@uow.edu.au



Mathematical books
and
seminars
Mathematical research
and
exposition
Book
reviews
The
current
comments
page
University policy
and
academic culture
Teaching
and
Learning
Ideas
and
opinion
School mathematics
and
social policy
Places,
people and
music


RECENT ITEMS
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Download Rod's paper Vanishing Fourier coefficients and the expression of functions as sums of generalised differences in $L^2({\mathbb T})$, to appear in the Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications. You may read an accessible short slide presentation of this paper .
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Read the paper Higher education policy and cultural change in universities. This paper will be published in the proceedings of the 2016 Annual Conference of the Independent Scholars Association of Australia.
The book Randomness and Recurrence in Dynamical Systems was published by the Mathematical Association of America in 2010. Read a review of this book by David Hand. Also you may read more about this book.
  • Read about the Slovak-Australian mathematician Igor Kluvánek, and read some of his quotations. Also,you may read a paper given in Badin, Slovakia, at the conference "The University: place of meeting and confrontation between faith and reason" held in September 2011.
  • Read about Richard Dawkins and the God hypothesis.
  • Read about the research-teaching nexus.
  • Leading-edge your objectives -- read a (rather unorthodox) submission to the Bradley enquiry on universities.
  • "Driving to work, there was an amazingly vivid, complete and long-lasting rainbow. There's a rational explanation, of course. But each explanation has its own level, and the phenomenon always transcends the explanation. That is what makes science possible -- and wonder also." Read more current comments.
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    The year 2012 was the bicentenary of the birth of the celebrated English writer Charles Dickens (d. 1870). Go to the Charles Dickens Page to read about his life and work.
  • Read about pentagons and the golden ratio, and the irrationality of the square root of five.
  • Read about an elegant result in Fourier analysis of Gary H. Meisters and Wolfgang M. Schmidt. To read a description of the result at undergraduate level, click here.
  • Read some mathematical quotations.