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).

Date Made: 1963

Maker: Rosenbloom, Paul C.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Minnesota

Subject: EducationSchool


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Credit Line: Gift of R. Peter DeLong

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2004.3021.01Catalog Number: 2004.3021.01Nonaccession Number: 2004.3021

Object Name: notebook

Physical Description: paper (overall material)metal (part material)Measurements: 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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-7585-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1271049

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