Blowing the Hatch

Something caught my attention. I watched The Right Stuff last night and was looking up something about Gus Grissom. Grissom’s Liberty Bell 7 flight has been the subject of great controversy over how the hatch was blown after splashdown. The hatch blow resulted in a loss of the vehicle, though

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Cache of Old Syllabi

I recently happened upon a cache of old syllabi for my math courses going to back to the fall of 2014. As these syllabi are centrally developed (more or less) by the course chairs, they generally reflect the state of the course at UMGC/UMUC during each semester. Included here are

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How Data Science Happens

I have a chapter in our planned book, Handbook of Military and Defense Operations Research. In this book, co-edited with Prof. Natalie Scala, our authors explore the fundamentals of operations research in a military context. From our call for chapters: Operations research (OR) is a core discipline in military and

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