- Linfield College
Department of Mathematics

Mike Hitchman

 

Contact Info

Office: Taylor 212

Email: mhitchm@linfield.edu

Phone: (503) 883-2430

 

Schedule Fall '18

Courses

MATH 175-01: Calculus II 8:00-8:50 M-F
MATH 320: Geometry 11:00-11:50 MTWF

 

Office Hours

Monday 1-3
Tuesday 2-4
Wednesday 1-3
Thursday By Appointment
Friday 10-11

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

The Mathematics of Tiling.  Since 2008 Professor Hitchman has mentored eight students in undergraduate research in the mathematics of tiling.  This work has resulted in numerous regional and national presentations by students, and four publications to date, including Tile Invariants for Tackling Tiling questions, a chapter in a recent Springer publication on undergraduate research.

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.