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sdean:

I have been a math instructor at De Anza College for almost 20 years. I really enjoy the students and the college atmosphere.


Contact Info:

Office: S76C
E-mail: deansusan@deanza.edu
Phone: 408-864-8865
Office Hours: SPRING 2007: MW 11:30 AM - 12:20 PM in S76C
T 1:30 - 3:20 PM in S44; TH 3:30 - 5 PM in S44


Classes for SPRING 2007:

Math 114 - 12, College Math Preparation Level 3: Intermediate Algebra
Lecture meets on campus MW in room S46 12:30 - 1:20 PM and meets TTHF in room S44 (lab) 12:30 - 1:20 PM

Math 10 - 21, Elementary Statistics and Probability
Class meets 2 hours 10 minutes on MONDAY and on WEDNESDAY 1:30 - 3:40 PM.

Math 10 - 27, Elementary Statistics and Probability HYBRID class
Class meets 2 hours 10 minutes TUESDAY 3:45 - 5:55 PM.


See the De Anza Web Site for registration information: http://www.deanza.edu


Math and Art

art1:

The mathematician Maxime Bocher (1867-1918) wrote that he liked to look at mathematics more as an art than a science:

"The activity of the mathematician, constantly creating as he is, guided although not controlled by the external world of senses, bears a resemblance, not fanciful, I believe, but real, to the activities of the artist, of a painter, let us say. Rigorous deductive reasoning on the part of the mathematician may be likened here to the technical skill in drawing on the part of the painter. Just as one cannot become a painter without a certain amount of skill, so no one can become a mathematician without the power to reason accurately up to a certain point.... Other qualities of a far more subtle sort, chief among which in both cases is imagination, go to the making of a good artist or a good mathematician."

Clearly, without math, there would be no architecture and without math, the Rennaissance artist Filippo Brunelleschi could not have invented linear perspective. However, artists use math in far more subtle ways as well. The lines they weave, the shapes they use, the space they manipulate, and the proportions they create are all inextricably entwined with math.


 
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