John Quintanilla
Professor of Mathematics (Vita) University Distinguished Teaching Professor CoUndergraduate Advisor (with Dr. Jianguo Liu)

Classes for Spring 2016 Math 2000: Discrete Mathematics Office Hours for Spring 2016: MW 8:3011:30, and by appointment 



Honors Received for Teaching

Press
links:
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The
links below show my talk “The Mathematics of Music and Language,”
which I’ve given to several general audiences.
·
Part 1: Modeling
reallife phenomena with trigonometric functions, interpreting the amplitude,
period, phase shift, and vertical shift.
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Part 2: Musical notes and
chords, with an emphasis on frequencies.
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Part 3: Chords, beats,
and overtones.
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Part 4: Linguistic and
frequencies
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Part 5: Linguistics,
spectrographs and Fourier analysis.
My research interests include but are not limited to the use of applied mathematics and probability theory to study the microstructure and effective properties of random heterogeneous materials. As you may guess, my work is quite interdisciplinary in its nature. My vita is available here in PDF format.
Workrelated links
Fermat's
Last Theorem Riots This one's dedicated to all mathematicians in cyberspace
who can still remember the details surrounding Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls'
third straight championship in 6 games over Charles Barkley's Phoenix Suns in
the 1993 NBA Finals.
The
Mathematical Association of America
Who Wants To Be A Mathematical
Millionaire? This link discusses the seven greatest unsolved problems in
mathematics. A correct solution to any one of them is worth $1,000,000.
Before starting as a professor here at UNT, I did my graduate work at Princeton University (MA '94, PhD '97) in the Statistics and Operations Research division of the Department of Civil Engineering and Operations Research; this division has since become the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering. My advisor was Salvatore Torquato, who holds a joint appointment with the Department of Chemistry and the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials and is also director of the Complex Materials Theory Group. Before studying at Princeton, I graduated from Grace Brethren Christian School ('88) in Clinton, Maryland, and did my undergraduate work at Stanford (BS '92, MS '92), earning coterminal degrees in Mathematics. I am also an alumnus of the Study of Exceptional Talent. 
My wife (Dr. Sandra
Quintanilla of UNT's Physics Department) and I attend Denton Bible Church, located at 2300 E.
University Drive in Denton. I also assist the technical support team at the
church.
In the past, I attended the meetings of the Princeton Evangelical Fellowship and Cru at Stanford. These are two student groups, among many others, which seek to disciple Christian students in their faith and to offer opportunities to the student body to examine the claims of Christianity. I also attended Westerly Road Church in Princeton and Peninsula Bible Church in Palo Alto, California.
On the lighter side...
Dr.
Seuss version of Romans 18

Yakko Warner, lecturing at the Center for Advanced Mathematics: "Therefore, if we isolate the variable for the quantities unknown, we are left with a quadratic equation for which there are only two real roots: 3 and a 5. It's that simple." 
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