Lawrence Turner

Professor of Mathematics and Physics

Southwestern Adventist University

Wednesday, 26 Nov 14   

julian day:   2456988
year day:      330      
sun rise: 7:05a, set: 5:22p
moon: 3.9 days

  Ellen Gould Harmon White born in Gorham, Maine, 1827
Lewis Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland' published, 1865
Tutankhamen's tomb opened by Howard Carter, 1922
Soviet forces fire several artillery shells at the Soviet village of Mainila—blame the attack on Finland as a pretext for invasion, 1939
Microsoft becomes registered trademark, 1975
1640 copy of Bay Psalm Book, first book printed in British North America, is sold at auction for a record for a book $14 million, 2013

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


 Office Schedule

Men don't think any differently from women—they just make more fuss about being able to. 
Tamora Pierce

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

Larry and Cathy

No God, no Peace.  Know God, know Peace.

High energy particle physics and cosmology—a marriage made in the heavens.

Well done is better than well said. 
Benjamin Franklin

Don't Panic

When all else is lost, the future still remains. 
Christian Nestell Bovee

On-campus courses

 PHYS 121, General Physics I  (fall 2014) 
 PHYS 122, General Physics II  (spring 2014) [next: spr '15]
 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  (fall 2014) 
 MATH 282, Calculus II  (fall 2014) 
 MATH 283, Calculus III  (spring 2012) [next: spr '15]

To me there has never been a higher source of earthly honor or distinction than that connected with advances in science. 
Isaac Newton

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

Math is the language God used to write the unverse.

Edmontosaurus annectins

No fossil is buried with its birth certificate.  That, and the scarcity of fossils, means that it is effectively impossible to link fossils into chains of cause and effect in any valid way...  To take a line of fossils and claim that they represent a lineage is not a scientific hypothesis that can be tested, but an assertion that carries the same validity as a bedtime story—amusing, perhaps even instructive, but not scientific. 
Henry Gee

Southwestern Adventist University

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      Scales Hall Prayer  [pdf]
      Physics Lab
 Dominican Republic Mission Trips

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing. 
Wernher von Braun

Teaching Principle:
E.  Those who can, do.
Those who can't, teach.
Those who can't teach, administrate.
Those who can't administrate, make speeches.


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

Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. 
John Dewey

Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out. 
Robert Collier

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

10 millipedes is 1 centipede


Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you later. 
Mary Bly

You can't take something off the Internet—it's like taking pee out of a pool.


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

Computers are not intelligent.  They only think they are.

73.165421% of all statistical studies claim a precision that is not justified by the method used.  (A calculator must have been used!)

Useful Stuff

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

...the different branches of Arithmetic—Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision. 
The Mock Turtle–Lewis Caroll

pax et bonum
 N 32°  23′  51.7″
W97°  19′  41.0″
Technology is ruled by two types of people:  those who manage what they do not understand, and those who understand what they do not manage. 
Mike Trout

He alone spreads out the heavens,
And treads on the waves of the sea; ....
Job 9:8  NKJV

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

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