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By email: jwood@uic.edu
By office phone: (312) 413-2153.
Office: 502 SEO
Office hours: Tuesday at 4, Wednesday at 1, Friday at 1, and often at
other
times.
Courses
- Vector claculus, Math 210, Problem sets One,
Two,
Three.
Notes on the geometry of curves.
See also math210.
- Abstract Algebra -- MthT 435;
supplemental classnotes Vector
Spaces, Linear
equations and maps, Polynomials
and algebraic numbers.
Problem sets One, Two, Three, Four.
- Calculus foundations -- Math 313 Notes : class
notes
- Vector calculus background for differentiable manifolds: background
- Some exercises on manifolds (Math 549): exercises
- Class notes, an outline of axiomatic homology. See outline
- In the fall term, 1996, freshman seminar (LAS 100) we studied the
problems of mapping regions of the sphere to the plane. See the Seminar page
Research interests
Foliations, embedding problems, and the topology of nonsingular
varieties.
Development interests
Geometry and instructional techniques in mathematics courses.
Brief bio
B.A., Harvard College, 1963
Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley, 1968
1981-present Professor, UIC
1989-1994 Head, Department of Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer
Science
1975-1981 Associate Professor, UIC
1972-75 Joseph Fells Ritt Assistant Professor, Columbia University
Spring 1972 Visiting Scholar, Institut de Mathematiques, Universite de
Geneve
Fall 1971 Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
1970-71 Lecturer, Princeton University
1969-70 Member, Institute for Advanced Study
1968-69 Instructor, Princeton University
Selected publications:
Foliations on 3-manifolds, Annals of Math. 89 (1969) 336--358.
Non-orientable surfaces in orientable 3-manifolds, (with G. Bredon),
Invent. Math. 7 (1969) 83--110.
Bundles with totally disconnected structure group, Comm. Math. Helv. 46
(1971) 257--273.
On manifolds representing homology classes in codimension 2, (with E.
Thomas) Invent. Math. 25 (1974) 63--89.
Removing handles from non-singular algebraic hypersurfaces in
$CP^{n+1}$,
Invent. Math. 31 (1975) 1--6.
Complete intersections as branched covers and the Kervaire invariant,
Math. Ann. 240 (1979) (223--230).
Topological structure of even dimensional complete intersections, (with
A. Libgober), Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 267 (1981) 637--660.
Differentiable structures on complete intersections I, (with A.
Libgober),
Topology 21 (1982) 469--482.
Differentiable structures on complete intersections II: the even
dimensional case, (with A. Libgober), Proc. Symp. Pure Math. 40 Part 2
(1983) 123--133.
Uniqueness of the complex structure on Kahler manifolds of certain
homotopy types, (with A. Libgober), J. Diff. Geom. 32 (1990) 139--154.
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