Lawrence Turner

Professor of Mathematics and Physics, retired

Southwestern Adventist University

Thursday, 23 Feb 17   

julian day:   2457808
year day:      54      
sun rise:  7:01a, set:  6:19p
moon:  26.6 days

  last time the Liberty Bell is rung, 1846
Silver Dart—first flight in Canada, 1909
Japanese submarine I-17 fires artillery shells at the Ellwood Oil Refinery, California, on the Santa Barbara Channel—minimal damage, 1942
U.S. flag raised on Mt. Suribachi, Iwo Jima, 1945
Supernova 1987a in the Large Magellanic Cloud is observed—first naked-eye supernova since 1604, 1987
American physicist and computer pioneer David Sayre dies in Ashland, Oregon, age 87, 2012

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

Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds.  A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

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

Larry and Cathy

The first purpose of science is to learn about God, and admire him, through His handiwork. 
Anthony Standen

If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet. 
Niels Bohr

Well done is better than well said. 
Benjamin Franklin

Don't Panic

I never think of the future.  It comes soon enough. 
Albert Einstein


The cosmos is within us.  We are made of star-stuff.  We are a way for the universe to know itself. 
Carl Sagan

The scientific man does not aim at an immediate result.  He does not expect that his advanced ideas will be readily taken up.  His work is like that of the planter—for the future.  His duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way. 
Nikola Tesla

Edmontosaurus annectins

Thesaurus:  a species of dinosaur with skin covered with words.
Fear no more the heat o the sun, nor the furious winter’s rages.
Thou thy worldly task hast done, home art gone and taken thy wages.
William Shakespeare, Cymbeline

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We have a hunger of the mind. We ask for all of the knowledge around us and the more we get, the more we desire 
Maria Mitchell

Teaching Principle:
31.  The loudness of the audience at graduation for a student is proportional to the weakness of the student.  There is a lot to cheer about for a student who barely made it!


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
 Digitation of Taphonomic Data, GSA 2015
 Tall Jalul, Jordan
 GPS Survey System at Tall Jalul, ASOR 2004

Your imagination, my dear fellow, is worth more than you imagine. 
Louis Aragon

People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit.  Most men succeed because they are determined to. 
George Allen

So much chocolate... so little time.

1,000,000 aches is 1 megahertz


People that hate cats will come back as mice in their next life. 
Faith Resnick

The internet's a great way to meet people.  You never really know someone until you see their fake profile. 
Jarod Kintz


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

My software never has bugs.  It just develops random features.

If you need statistics to prove it, it isn't true.

Useful Stuff

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

Fantasy, energy, self-confidence and self-criticism are the characteristic endowments of the mathematician. 
Sophus Lie

The most satisfying real number is ! 
L. Turner

pax et bonum
Never be afraid to try something new.  Remember, amateurs built the ark.  Professionals built the Titanic.

He made the Pleiades and Orion;
He turns the shadow of death into morning
And makes the day dark as night;
He calls for the waters of the sea
And pours them out on the face of the earth;
The Lord is His name.
Amos 5:8  NKJV

Department of Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Southwestern Adventist University
Keene, TX   76059

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Last modified:  29 Dec 16