Mike Hitchman

 

Contact Info

Office: Taylor 212

Email: mhitchm@linfield.edu

Phone: (503) 883-2430

 

Schedule Fall '17

Courses

MATH 200: Vector Calculus 8:00-8:50 M-F
MATH 250: Linear Algebra 1:30-2:20 MTWF
IDST 007: Colloquium 6:30-7:30, M

 

Office Hours

Monday 10:30-11:30, 2:30-4:00
Tuesday 9:30-10:30
Wednesday 10:30-11:30, 2:30-4:00
Thursday By Appointment
Friday 9:00-10:00

I am often available by appointment, and feel free to drop by if my office door is open.

 

Research and Projects

Geometry with an Introduction to Cosmic Topology, a (now) open-content text in non-Euclidean geometry

Mentoring undergraduate research in the mathematics of tiling.  Since 2008, Professor Hitchman has worked with eight students on tiling problems in the integer lattice.  This work, some of which has been funded by Linfield College and some of which has been funded by the National Science Foundation, has resulted in numerous regional and national presentations by students, and has directly led to four publications.

The Story of 8, a humorous look at one of the most magnificent of real numbers.  A small portion of this story appeared here in the November, 2017 issue of Math Horizons.