aguetter@hamline.edu
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Contact Info

Arthur Guetter
aguetter@hamline.edu
(651) 523-2311
St. Paul Main Campus > Drew Science Center > DSC 123A

Arthur Guetter

Professor; Department Chair - Mathematics

Contact Info

Arthur Guetter
aguetter@hamline.edu
(651) 523-2311
St. Paul Main Campus > Drew Science Center > DSC 123A

Biography

I am the Professor and chair for the Mathematics department in the College of Liberal Arts. My research interests lie in the broad area of applied mathematics, with an emphasis on partial differential equations and free boundary problems. Recently, I have done some mathematical consulting with colleagues in chemistry, biology, and a law firm. I am also interested in involving students in research and study of mathematics.

My undergraduate degree is a Mathematics BA (along with a minor in Russian Language and Literature) from Macalester College. I earned my Masters and PhD in Mathematics from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, working under Avner Friedman. I spent two years at Purdue University before joining the faculty at Hamline in 1987.

Teaching Style

The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics, and my courses are built around this precept. I try to avoid lecturing as much as possible, especially in upper level courses, spending time in class with student presentations and problem solving.

"Mathematicians do not study objects, but relations between objects. Thus, they are free to replace some objects by others so long as the relations remain unchanged. Content to them is irrelevant: they are interested in form only."

- Henri Poincare