Experimental Units of Minnesota School Mathematics Center

This binder holds notes prepared in 1962 and 1963 by the mathematician Paul C. Rosenbloom and his associates at the Minnesota School Mathematics Center. This institution was one of the largest NSF-sponsored programs for improving mathematics education. The notes were used by R. Peter Delong, a high school junior from Anoka, Minnesota, during a summer course he took at the center.
The dittoed and mimeographed sheets have both text and exercises. Topics covered include information storage and retrieval, computer logic, set theory, and heat conduction. In addition to attending lectures and solving problems, students learned to program a mainframe computer. DeLong went on to receive a PhD in mathematics, and to work as a mathematician at Hughes Aircraft Company (later Raytheon Company).
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Object Name
Date made
Rosenbloom, Paul C.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
metal (part material)
overall: 29.1 cm x 23 cm x 3.3 cm; 11 7/16 in x 9 1/16 in x 1 5/16 in
Place Made
United States: Minnesota
ID Number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of R. Peter DeLong

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