Lawrence Turner

Professor of Mathematics and Physics

Southwestern Adventist University

Saturday, 24 Jan 15   

julian day:   2457047
year day:      24      
sun rise: 7:26a, set: 5:52p
moon: 4.6 days

  discovery of gold at Sutter's Mill by James Marshall precipitates the California Gold Rush, 1848
Sir Winston Churchill dies at age 90, 1965
San Francisco 49er's win their first Super Bowl (XVI)—beating the Bengals, 1982
first flyby of Uranus, Voyager 2, 1986
Japan's first lunar probe Hiten is launched, 1990

H2O + NH3 + C2H5 + PDQ + U235 and a pinch of salt


 Office Schedule

In the pun, two strings of thought are tangled into one acoustic knot. 
Arthur Koestler

Larry Turner and Cathy Turner (Lawrence Turner and Catherine Turner), 2006

Larry and Cathy

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments—there are consequences. 
Robert Ingersoll

Wise men make proverbs, but fools repeat them. 
Samuel Palmer

Don't Panic

I don't have enough time.  There are too many days in an hour. 
L. Turner

On-campus courses

 PHYS 121, General Physics I  (fall 2014) 
 PHYS 122, General Physics II  (spring 2015) 
 PHYS 221, General Physics with Calculus I  (fall 2013) 
 PHYS 222, General Physics with Calculus II  (spring 2010) 
 MATH 181, Calculus I  (spring 2014) 
 MATH 241, Probability and Statistics  (spring 2015) 
 MATH 282, Calculus II  (fall 2014) 
 MATH 283, Calculus III  (spring 2015) 

I know that I am mortal and a creature of one day;  but when my mind follows the massed wheeling circles of the stars, my feet no longer touch the earth. 

Distance Education courses

       which Math course? 
       course text list 
 MATH 110, College Algebra 
 MATH 121, Precalculus 
 MATH 241, Probability and Statistics 
Other mathematics courses are available to satisfy the requirements of a Mathematics minor.
     Southwestern approved Distance Education course
Distance Education Office

I see a certain order in the universe and math is the one way of making it visible. 
May Sarton

Edmontosaurus annectins

Certainly paleontologists have found samples of an extremely small fraction, only, of the earth's extinct species, and even for groups that are most readily preserved and found as fossils they can never expect to find more than a fraction. 
George G Simpson

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Tell me and I forget.  Teach me and I remember.  Involve me and I learn. 
Benjamin Franklin

Teaching Principle:
10.  All grading opportunities in a given course are optional.


Summer Research

 Dinosaur Project
 GPS Techniques, GSA 2000
 Unusual Assemblage, GSA 2001
 Digital Modeling with GIS, SVP 2002
 Recreating Using GIS, SVP 2003
 Five Years Experience Using GIS, SVP 2004
 The Use of GPS, SVP 2004   html version
 Taphonomic Windows, GSA 2005
 Depositional Model, SVP 2006
 Ten Years Excavation, SVP 2010
 Tall Jalul, Jordan
 GPS Survey System at Tall Jalul, ASOR 2004

Reason can answer questions, but imagination has to ask them. 
Ralph Gerard

There is always the need to carry on. 
Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Save Earth.
It's the only planet with chocolate.

1 billion los is a gigalo


Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.

Looking at the proliferation of personal web pages on the Net, it looks like very soon everyone on Earth will have 15 megabytes of fame. 
M.G. Sriram


Written Stuff

 A.L.I.C.E. Alice's Little Introduction to the Computer Enigma
 In the Beginning A story of God and the universe
 Parable of the Them A story of planetary exploration
 The Hadrosaur A morning in the life of a young hadrosaur
 Teaching Principles General Teaching Principles
 General Laws General Computer Laws and Other Laws
 God's Will What does God want for us?
 The Family Decision What is best?
 The Farm A teenager and her summer on her grandfather's farm
 Diary * Diary of a young woman

One does not learn computing by using a hand calculator, but one can forget arithmetic. 
Alan Perlis

If you want three opinions, just ask two statisticians.

Useful Stuff

 Pi, pie and more π
 Truth Tables
 Prime Factors
 Roman Numeral Arithmetic
 Gaussian Elimination
 Periodic Table

Philosophy is a game with objectives and no rules.
Mathematics is a game with rules and no objectives.

pax et bonum
 N 32°  23′  51.7″
W97°  19′  41.0″
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo. 
Andy Finkel

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
Psalm 19:1  NIV

Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Southwestern Adventist University
Keene, TX   76059
phone:   (817) 202-6708
fax:         (817) 202-6744

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