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Just in time for the holidays, a new randomly-generated math textbook is available!
US$5.00 from each copy sold will be donated to the American Mathematical Society. A perfect gift for any mathematician in your life!
Note: Textbooks are printed on demand and shipped directly from Lulu.com, so they take a few more days to deliver. Order early!
Now here’s an offer that’s pretty hard to resist.
Invitation to Join Our Editorial Board
Advances in Pure Mathematics
ISSN Online: 2160-0384
Dear Dr. Nathaniel Eldredge,
The Advances in Pure Mathematics (APM, ISSN: 2160-0384 ), plans to recruit new members of the Editorial Board to serve an initial one-year term with renewal options. In view of your outstanding contributions in this area,
I am pleased to invite you to apply to be a member of the Editor Board. More information about it can be found at the following website: www.scirp.org/journal/apm.
Benefits of the position
• Collaborating with an international editorial leadership team
• Mentoring authors from all over the world
• Receiving editorial reviewing resource materials
• Participating in research projects to improve the editorial process
• Acquiring knowledge on the latest innovations in qualitative inquiry
• Gaining a valuable credential for tenure and promotion review
Members of the board are expected to recommend papers for publication, help to review submitted manuscripts and provide suggestions to promote the journal. If you are interested or have any person to recommend, please feel free to send your questions or application (including your research areas of interest and CV) to Editorialmanagement@scirp.org
APM Editorial Office
Today I received the first check from Lulu with the proceeds from the first few months of Mathgen book sales: US$76.32. I’ve just dispatched a check for the same amount to the American Mathematical Society.
Thanks to all who bought the books! Not only do you now own a fantastic conversation piece, but you’ve helped support real (non-randomly generated) mathematics research! And for those who haven’t: you still can.
Update: In the interests of transparency, here is the receipt (PDF).
Stefan Friedl of the University of Cologne writes with the news that he has gotten a Mathgen paper accepted by Journal of Algebra and Number Theory Academia. (Yes, that’s really the name of the journal; it was nominated for Clunkiest New Journal Title of 2010.)
Friedl’s masterpiece is entitled “On the uniqueness of prime, Jacobi functors”; you can read the manuscript (PDF). Its abstract:
Let be arbitrary. Every student is aware that every factor is independent. We show that is co-trivial and extrinsic. In this context, the results of  are highly relevant. On the other hand, in , the authors address the reversibility of additive scalars under the additional assumption that there exists a compactly semi-Monge locally symmetric monodromy.
The anonymous referee’s report offers unqualified praise for this magnificent paper:
I have gone through the paper. It is a good paper. In my view the results obtained are original, new and interesting. This paper may trigger further research in the direction of work.
Clarity: This paper is well-written and well-presented.
Literature: The authors’ references to the literature seem adequate.
Interest: Readers of the journal will find this paper interesting.
Recommendation: I recommend that this paper be accepted for publication in the Journal for Algebra and Number Theory Academia.
Unlike Advances in Pure Mathematics, JANTA is not an open-access journal but is available only by subscription; current subscription rates are US$300 per year (6 issues). They do, however, require that the author pay an “article processing charge” of US$20 per page. Friedl also points out that JANTA is indexed by Zentralblatt, a well-respected review database.
Congratulations to Stefan for his successful work!
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2012 11:25:19
To: Marcie Rathke
Subject: Dr.Marcie Rathke, Merry X’mas
Dear Marcie Rathke,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! On behalf of the SCIRP editorial staffs, I would like to extend my profound gratitude to you, for your consistent support to our journal.
It is our firm belief that with our joint efforts, the journals of SCIRP will make further progress in the next year.
Wishing you health and happiness in the Holiday Season and prosperity in the coming 2013.
My very best regards,
Scirp Editorial Office
With the current large Powerball lottery jackpot, the media is pretty excited. I got interviewed this morning by Lee Rayburn of WHCU radio about the lottery, its odds, and so on. You can listen online or download as MP3.
Note: I just noticed they gave me a promotion; my title at Cornell is “Visting Assistant Professor”, not “Visiting Professor”.
I just got an email, nominally from Southwest Airlines, advising me of my upcoming itinerary:
2012-11-20 Depart SAN LEONARD CITY IL (SLC) at 6:30 PM on Southwest Airlines Arrive in PHOENIX CA (PHX) at 2:19 PM
So apparently SLC is not Salt Lake City but a nonexistent city in Illinois, Phoenix is in California now, and flying between them takes negative 2 hours and 11 minutes (even after accounting for time zones).
Yep, seems legit!
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