FLORENCE --William P. Fox, chairman of the mathematics department at Francis Marion University, delivered the ROTC graduation address, “Axioms Applied to a Successful Career” in May at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California.
Fox has also had four sections published in a mathematics resource textbook entitled Military Mathematical Modeling (M3), published by the United States Military Academy, this past fall: Arms Control and Warfare, Discrete Models, (pages 103-108); Reliability of Military Systems, Probability and Statistical Models; Investigation of Tetracene Decomposition Variation Using Taguchi Statistical Design Methods, Probability and Statistical Models, (pages 183-194); and Topological Terrain Map Resolution, Intervisibility, Crest, and Military Crest, Line of Sight Models using Multi-Variable Calculus, (pages 195-205).
Additionally, he has had the following articles published this past year: Judges Commentary: The Outstanding Scanner Papers, The Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications (UMAP), Vol. 19, No. 3, 1998, pages 273-277; Quadratic Connections, Problems, Resources, Issues, in Mathematical Undergraduate Studies, (PRIMUS), Vol. IX, 3, 1999.
Fox was invited to submit two articles for special editions of journals to be published this fall: Contest Directors Comments for HIMCM, UMAP Special Journal, and Math Serve—Getting Started, UMAP CONSORTIUM SPECIAL EDITION. He has three articles currently in review: College Algebra-Drills or Applications?, (Problems, Resources, and Issues in Mathematics Undergraduate Studies (PRIMUS)), Using Euler’s Method in Autonomous Ordinary Differential Equation: The Importance of Step Size, (Computers in Education Journal (COED)), with Dr. George Schnibben, and Fun with Newton’s Method in Nonlinear Optimization, (PRIMUS) with Dr. Jeff Appleget, USMA.
Fox has also made four presentations at regional and national levels recently: “HIMCM and Math Modeling,” at Georgia College and State University mathematics colloquia; “MCM-History and Future,” at the MAA Annual Meetings, San Antonio, Texas; “Technology is a Friend not a Foe,” Math Feast MAA Summer Meeting, Rhode Island; and “When writing mathematics is more than a proof: Applications projects in mathematics,” Math Feast MAA Summer Meeting, Rhode Island.