Faculty Profile

Barry Tesman

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

Contact Information

tesman@dickinson.edu

Tome Scientific Building Room 233
717-245-1548

Bio

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

Education

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

2024-2025 Academic Year

Fall 2024

MATH 170 Single Variable Calculus
The study of real-valued functions, including transcendental functions, limits, derivatives and their applications, the definition of the Riemann 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. Offered every semester.

MATH 301 Graph Theory
Graph theory is the mathematical study of networks. Applications of graph theory can be found in the arts, the humanities, the social sciences, the laboratory sciences, and, of course, mathematics. This course will introduce the basic terminology and results of graph theory; teach students how to construct rigorous arguments and useful examples. Specific topics will include Euler and Hamiltonian circuits, matching, connectivity and network flows, graph colorings, and algorithms. Particular attention will be paid to applications.