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

 

"We're less popular than Adolf Hitler right now." — Len Johnson

 

 

Contact Information

Office Location: GBC 121, Ely Center
Phone:775.289.3589
Email:gretinski(a)gmail.com
NOTE: Substitute @ for (a) when sending a message.
Personal Website:http://cot.gbcnv.edu/~fdaniels/fdaniels/
BLOG:http://gblogcity.blogspot.com/
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

Education

  • 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

 

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


Classes

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HUM 111
Title:Gateway to the Humanities
Catalog Description: Through five distinct modules, students discover answers to all of the following questions: What attributes are irreducibly human - that is, independent of gender, race, culture, society, nationality, or philosophy? How do human beings relate to one another? How do we humans express ourselves? In what ways do we limit ourselves? The student will explore: philosophy/religion; language/linguistics; history; art and architecture; law and ethics; and literature/performance. Students will seek out applications of the humanities to chosen disciplines.
My Comments:Fall, 2014, Online
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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. [S/U]
My Comments:Every Fall and Spring;

Live in Ely
MATH 095
Title:Elementary Algebra
My Comments:Fall, 2014:

Live in Ely

TR 7:00 - 8:15 PM
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MATH 120
Title:Fundamentals of College Mathematics
Catalog Description: Includes real numbers, consumer mathematics, variation, functions, relations, graphs, geometry, probability, and statistics. Course is broad in scope, emphasizing applications. Fulfills the lower-division mathematics requirement for a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Satisfies mathematics requirement for baccalaureate degrees. It is recommended that students have completed prerequisites within two years of enrolling in this course.
My Comments:Fall, 2014;

IAV -- TR 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
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MATH 122
Title:Number Concepts for Elementary School Teachers
Catalog Description: A course for students preparing for elementary school teaching or those who already hold teaching certificates. Topics include the real number system and its subsystems, algorithms, primes and divisibility, algebraic thinking, and a variety of applications. The course presumes mathematical knowledge of the material and goes more in depth giving backgrounds for the real number system 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:Fall, 2014;

IAV -- MW 5:30 - 6:45 PM
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MATH 126
Title:Precalculus I
Catalog Description: A third course in algebra, intended for those who are majoring in a science field, a business-related field, or mathematics; as part of a mathematics endorsement for elementary education; or for students who are going on to calculus. This course stresses functions, including their graphs and applications, polynomial functions, radicals, rational functions, exponential, and logarithmic functions. This is the first half of a two-semester sequence. MATH 126 and MATH 127 together, or MATH 126 and STAT 152 together, satisfy the mathematics requirement for an Associate of Science degree; also see the bachelor's degree requirements. This course satisfies the College Algebra requirement for programs that require College Algebra and Statistics. It is recommended that students have completed prerequisites within two years of enrolling in this course.
My Comments:Fall, 2014:

IAV -- TR 5:30 - 6:45 PM
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MATH 182
Title:Calculus II
Catalog Description: A continuation of MATH 181. The course covers transcendental functions, methods of integration, conic sections, sequences and series, and vectors.
My Comments:Fall, 2014, online
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MATH 310
Title:Introduction to Analysis I
Catalog Description: A re-examination of the calculus of functions of one-variable: real numbers, convergence, continuity, differentiation, and integration.
My Comments:Fall, 2014, independent study
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MATH 330
Title:Linear Algebra
Catalog Description: An introduction to linear algebra, including matrices and linear transformations, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors. It is recommended that students have completed prerequisites within three years of enrolling in this course.
My Comments:Fall, 2014, independent study
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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:Fall, 2014, Online
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STAT 152
Title:Introduction to Statistics
Catalog Description: Includes descriptive statistics, probability models, random variables, statistical estimation and hypothesis testing, linear regression analysis, and other topics. Designed to show the dependence of statistics on probability. It is recommended that students have completed prerequisites within two years of enrolling in this course.
My Comments:Fall, 2014:

IAV -- MW 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
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