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Frank Daniels, PhD
Mathematics/Computing/Science Professor; Poet Laureate; Philosopher-in-Residence


"I've got nothing to say but it's okay." — The Frik



Contact Information

Office Location: GBC 121, Ely Center
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Personal Website:
Other:First Generation Page

Office Hours

  • Monday: 4:00 - 5:15 PM
  • Tuesday: 4:00 - 5:15 PM
  • Wednesday: 4:00 - 5:15 PM
  • Thursday: 4:00 - 5:15 PM


  • PhD, University of Florida, 1994


Recommended Reading

  • Price Guide to the Beatles American Records, 6th Ed, Cox/Daniels
  • Collector's Guide to Cookbooks, Daniels
  • A Spaniard in the Works, John Lennon
  • A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L'Engle
  • Beatles for Sale on Parlophone Records, Bruce Spizer & Frank Daniels
  • Cat of Many Tails, Ellery Queen


Recommended Web Links


  • Collecting (everything but dust); Writing (stories, songs, ... , even reports)
  • Nevada Faculty Alliance; National Geographic Society
Honors and Awards
  • Sustaining Member of Phi Beta Kappa Society; Presidential Teaching Award, 2004


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INT 100
Title:GBC Orientation
Catalog Description: An introduction to GBC and its programs and services. The goal of the course is to achieve student success. (Required for first-time full-time students and for part-time degree-seeking students before they complete 24 credits.) No prerequisite. [P/W]
My Comments:Every Fall and Spring;

Live in Ely
MATH 091
Title:Basic Mathematics
My Comments:Spring, 2014:

Live in Ely
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MATH 123
Title:Statistical and Geometrical Concepts for Elementary School Teachers
Catalog Description: A course for students preparing for elementary school teaching or for those who already hold teaching certificates. Topics include probability, statistics, geometry, constructions, similar figures, trigonometric ratios, areas and volumes, motion geometry, and a variety of applications. Backgrounds for the concepts and preparation of students for teaching the material. It is recommended that students have completed prerequisites within two years of enrolling in this course.
My Comments:Spring, 2014;

IAV -- MW 5:30 - 6:45 PM
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MATH 127
Title:Precalculus II
Catalog Description: A course intended for those majoring in a science field or mathematics, as part of a mathematics endorsement for elementary education, or for students going on to calculus. Topics include circular functions, their graphs, and applications; trigonometric identities and equations; conic sections; complex numbers; matrices; sequences and mathematical induction. This is the second half of a two-semester sequence. The two semesters satisfy the mathematics requirement for a bachelor's degree. The two-course sequence, MATH 126 and MATH 127, are equivalent to MATH 128 at UNR or UNLV. It is recommended that students have completed prerequisites within two years of enrolling in this course.
My Comments:Spring, 2014:

IAV -- TR 5:30 - 6:45 PM
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MATH 181
Title:Calculus I
Catalog Description: The fundamental concepts of analytic geometry and calculus functions, graphs, limits, derivatives, integrals, and certain applications. It is recommended that students have completed prerequisites within two years of enrolling in this course.
My Comments:Spring, 2014;

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MATH 283
Title:Calculus III
Catalog Description: A continuation of MATH 182. Topics include infinite sequences and series, vectors, differentiation and integration of vector-valued functions, the calculus of functions of several variables, multiple integrals and applications, line and surface integrals, Green's Theorem, Stokes' Theorem, and the Divergence Theorem. It is recommended that students have completed prerequisites within two years of enrolling in this course.
My Comments:Spring, 2014, online
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MATH 333
Title:Number Theory for Secondary School Teachers
Catalog Description: Examines in detail the structure of number systems and polynomials over these number systems, and teaches the careful art of mathematical reasoning. The course is designed for those who will make the transition from techniques courses to conceptual mathematics. Designed for prospective high school teachers but is open to other students.
My Comments:Spring, 2014

Independent Study
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MUS 125
Title:History of Rock Music
Catalog Description: The history and stylistic development of rock from its origins, through transitions, and subsequent revolutions. [H*]
My Comments:Spring, 2014, Online
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PHIL 102
Title:Critical Thinking and Reasoning
Catalog Description: Covers nonsymbolic introduction to logical thinking in everyday life, law, politics, science, advertising; common fallacies; and the uses of language, including techniques of persuasion. [H*]
My Comments:Spring, 2014, Online
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PHIL 207
Title:Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy
Catalog Description: Readings and discussion of theories concerning the nature of society and political structure from classical and contemporary philosophers. (Formerly PHIL 207, Social and Political Philosophy) [H]
My Comments:Spring, 2014, Online
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