The late MURRAY R. SPIEGEL received an MS degree in physics and a PhD in mathematics from Cornell University. He had positions
at Harvard University, Columbia University, Oak Ridge, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and served as a mathematical consultant
at several large companies. His last position was professor and chairman of mathematics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Hartford
Graduate Center. He was interested in most branches of mathematics, especially those which involve applications to physics and
engineering problems. He was the author of numerous journal articles and 14 books on various topics in mathematics.
JOHN J. SCHILLER is an associate professor of mathematics at Temple University. He received his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania.
He has published research papers in the areas of Riemann surfaces, discrete mathematics, and mathematical biology. He has also coauthored
texts in finite mathematics, precalculus, and calculus.
R. ALU SRINIVASAN is a professor of mathematics at Temple University. He received his PhD at Wayne State University and has
published extensively in probability and statistics.
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