Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith

Professor

Department : Mathematics

Email : thomas.smith@manhattan.edu

Phone : 718-862-7427

Office : RLC 201B

Education

PHD, New York University
MA, Columbia University
BA, St. John's University

About

I am interested in incorporating appropriate techological tools into the teaching of undergraduate mathematics. This has involved the creation of multiple projects using the computer algeba system Maple to be included in the calculus sequence, as well as courses in partial differential equations and analysis.  These projects serve to supplement the traditional material in these courses and allow for the investigation of problems that woould be difficult to do without technology. 

Research

Using the Computer Algebra System Maple to Enhance a First Course in Partial Differential Equations.

Professional Experience

Registered Tax Practitioner (Federal and New York)

 

Member of:

  • Mathematical Association of America
  • Sigma Xi

Publications & Professional Activities

Publications:

  • “Computer Literacy at Manhattan College”,  with C. Stolze, Journal of Computing in Small Colleges, Vol. 3, No, 5, May 1988
  • “Networking Micros for Instructional Support”, Transitions, No. 10, 1987.
  • “The Development of Computer Resources at Manhattan College”, Manhattan Scientist, 1985.

Conference Papers:

  • “Using Maple in the Calculus Sequence”, with P. Tiffany, C. Stolze, and K. Weld, Proceedings of the ASCUE Conference, June, 1994
  • “Comparison of Database Systems”, Proceedings of the ASCUE Conference, June, 1993.
  • “A Computer-Based First Course in Differential Equations”, with C. Stolze & K. Weld, Proceedings of the ASCUE Conference, June, 1993.
  • “A Laboratory Component for CS1”, with C. Stolze, Proceedings of the ASCUE Conference, June 1992.
  • “Corvus Omninet at Manhattan College”, Proceedings of the Third Annual Eastern Small Colleges Computing Conference”, 1987 

 

Honors & Awards

  • Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, 1959 – 60.

Other

Teaching  LLRN 102 - Classical Origins of Western Culture (part of the core for Arts and Science students)

Courses Taught/Teaching

MATH 185      Calculus I
MATH 187      Calculus I (Honors)
MATH 186      Calculus II                                                                                                           MATH 188      Calculus II (Honors)                                                                                               MATH 285      Calculus III                                                                                                         MATH 287      Honors Calculus III                                                                                                 MATH 388      Partial Differential Equations                                                                                   MATH 387      Analysis I                                                                                                           MATH 488      Analysis II