Lawrence Turner

Professor of Mathematics and Physics

Southwestern Adventist University

Thursday, 18 Dec 14   

julian day:   2457010
year day:      352      
sun rise: 7:22a, set: 5:24p
moon: 26.3 days

  J.J. Thomson, physicist, born, 1856
slavery abolished in U.S. with the adoption of the 13th Amendment, 1865
discovery of Piltdown Man is announced by Charles Dawson—forty years later shown to be a hoax, 1912
Chicago Bears win first NFL title game defeating Portsmouth, Ohio Spartans, 1932
private Teruo Nakamura is taken into custody on Morotai Island in Indonesia—last World War II Japanese soldier to surrender, 1974
first artificial heart developed in France is implanted at the Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris, 2013

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


 Office Schedule

Understatement is a zillion times more effective than exaggeration! 
Alfred E. Neuman

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

Larry and Cathy

God is infinite, so His universe must be too.  Thus is the excellence of God magnified and the greatness of His kingdom made manifest; He is glorified not in one, but in countless suns; not in a single earth, a single world, but in a thousand thousand, I say in an infinity of worlds. 
Giordana Bruno

In any field, find the strangest thing and then explore it. 
John Archibald Wheeler

People will always accept your ideas if you say Ben Franklin said it first. 
"Ben Franklin"

Don't Panic

Look to the future, because that's where you'll spend the rest of your life. 
George Burns

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) [next: spr '15]
 MATH 282, Calculus II  (fall 2014) 

All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen. 
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Southwestern Adventist University

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

Thinking is like loving and dying.  Each of us must do it for himself. 
Josiah Royce

Teaching Principle:
B.  There will always be one person on a committee that 'objects' or takes 'issue' with whatever is under discussion.
Recall:  Numbers 5:2


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

The great geniuses are those who have kept their childlike spirit and have added to it breadth of vision and experience. 
Alfred Stieglitz

If you can't convince them, confuse them. 
Harry S Truman

Money may talk, but chocolate sings!

1 kilogram of falling figs is 1 FigNewton


Your cat will never threaten your popularity by barking at three in the morning.  He won't attack the mailman or eat the drapes, although he may climb the drapes to see how the room looks from the ceiling. 
Helen Powers

The Internet is the world's largest library.  It's just that all the books are on the floor. 
John Allen Paulos


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

The perfect computer has been developed.  You just feed in your problems and they never come out again. 
Al Goodman

To understand God's thoughts one must study statistics... the measure of his purpose. 
Florence Nightingale

Useful Stuff

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

There is a fine line between

pax et bonum
 N 32°  23′  51.7″
W97°  19′  41.0″
New solutions win by virtue of adoption, and they don't get adopted if they're bad solutions. 
John Perry Barlow

Thus says God the Lord, Who created the heavens and stretched them out,
Who spread forth the earth and that which comes from it, Who gives breath to the people on it,
And spirit to those who walk on it: ....
Isaiah 42.5  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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