Faculty Profile

Barry Tesman

Professor of Mathematics, Theodore & Catherine Mathias Chair in Mathematics (1989)

Contact Information


Tome Scientific Building Room 233


His recent research is in the application of the theory of meaningfulness in measurement theory to graph colorings, in particular, list and T-colorings.


  • B.S., Colby College, 1981
  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1989

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

MATH 170 Single Variable Calculus
The study of real-valued functions, including transcendental functions, limits, derivatives, and their applications, the definition of the Reimann integral, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.Three hours of classroom and one and a half hour of lab per week. Prerequisite: 151 or departmental placement. This course fulfills the QR graduation requirement. Offered every semester.

MATH 301 Special Topics
Topics to be announced when offered.Prerequisite dependent upon topic. One-half or one course credit. This course fulfills the QR graduation requirement.

MATH 311 Applied Combinatorics
An advanced course in discrete mathematics introducing the basic tools of combinatorics and their applications. The course will consider the three basic problems of combinatorics; counting, existence and optimization. Prerequisite: 211. Offered even numbered spring semesters.

MATH 500 Independent Study

Spring 2015

MATH 270 Integration & Infinite Series
The study of methods of integration, applications of the integral, elementary differential equations, and infinite sequences and series.Prerequisite: 171 or departmental placement. This course fulfills the QR graduation requirement. Offered every spring.

MATH 472 Complex Analysis
An introductory study of functions in the complex plane. Topics include: complex numbers and functions, the theory of differentiation and integration of complex functions; Cauchy's integral theorem; the Residue theorem. Prerequisite: 361 and completion of, or concurrent registration in 351. Offered in odd numbered spring semesters.