History of Mathematical Sciences at Clemson University
Description of the Mathematics Faculty and Curriculum
(1960-1961)
In 1960-1961, there were 7 graduate assistants: Ernest Armstrong, Ralph Asbury, Beth Ashbrock, Lloyd Gilliam, Bobby Ray Goodman, George Heron, and William Jeffries.
The Mathematics Faculty was:
- Dawson. Sheldon, Head: BS 1925; MS 1927 Washington State; PhD U. Cal. at Berkeley 1931
- Percy Armstrong: AB 1919, MA 1920 from Southwestern
- Al Hind: AB 1934 & MA 1936 Emory University; PhD 1952 Univ. of Georgia
- Gilbert Miller: AB Birmingham Southern 1931; MA 1933, PhD 1951 Univ. of Florida 1933
- Ned Coker: BS from USC; MA from UNC 1936; grad. work at Brown & the Univ. of Chicago
- Marshall Bell: AB 1931 & MA 1936 UNC
- Charles Kirkwood: AB Lynchburg 1935; MS UGa 1937; additional work at UNC, Duke
- Jonas Brown: BS 1931 NC State; MA Duke 1948
- Charles Harden: BS Miss. College 1947; MA Univ. of TN 1949
- John LaGrone: BS Clemson College; MA Vanderbilt 1934; additional work at Univ. of KY
- Merrill Palmer: BS Chattanooga; MA Vanderbilt; grad work at Washington U, U. Wisconsin, Pitt
- Eugene Park: AB from UGa 1939; MA Lehigh 1941; graduate work at the Univ. of Wisconsin
- Larry Rife: BS North Dakota Agricultural College 1940; MA University of Nebraska 1947
- Edward Stanley: BS. Tn State 1930; MS Univ. of Tn 1935; work at Peabody, U. Mo.& Mich. S.
- Charles Stuart: AB Wofford 1920; MA Duke University 1935; additional work at USC
- John Sullivan: AB 1939, MA 1949 Georgetown; graduate work at UNC
- Leverne Flatt: BS Bethel College 1949; MA Peabody 1950; graduate work at Vanderbilt and UT.
- Miss Elaine M. Hundertmark: BS 1942 Fla. State; MA 1943 Univ. of Illinois; work at Duke, Illinois
- Don King: AB Hanover College 1950; MS Purdue 1952; graduate work at Purdue
- J.S. Schindler, BS 1958, MS 1959 Oklahoma State
- Stritzinger: BS U.S. Military Academy 1928; MA Duke University 1959
- Derrick: AB USC 1923; MA Furman 1939; graduate work at George Peabody, NYU
- Sue Dunkle: BA Southwestern Louisiana 1934; MA Univ. of Texas 1936; MA Columbia 1940
- Louise Fulmer: AB Winthrop College 1937
- Miss Sara E. Hardy: AB Georgia State College for Women 1956; MA Florida State 1957
The department offered a BS degree in Applied Mathematics. The curriculum consisted of Chemistry 101, 102 (or 104); English 101 and 102; History 101 and 102; Freshman Mathematics (2 courses); Economics 201 and 202; English 203 and 204; French or German 201 and 202; Calculus I and II; Physics 211 and 212; Public Speaking; History of Civilization; 451 and 302 Mechanics; 323 Experimental Mechanics; Physics 301 E/M; Math 306, 403, 309, 453/454 and 404; Electromagnetism, and Modern Physics.
Students in Chemistry took two courses in Freshman Mathematics and Calculus I/II. Students in Industrial Mgt. took two courses in Freshman Mathematics and Math 303.
Mathematics courses offered were:
- 100: Remedial mathematics
- 103: Algebra and Trigonometry
- 104: Complex numbers; equations, progressions, probability and analytic geometry
- 203: Calculus I
- 204: Calculus II
- 301: Advanced Algebra
- 302: Theory of Equations
- 303: Mathematical Basis of Statistics
- 306: Ordinary Differential Equations
- 307: Elementary Partial Differential Equations
- 309: Theory of Approximations
- 311: Introduction to Abstract Algebra
- 401: Mathematical Statistics
- 450T: Mathematics for Elementary Teachers
- 451: Vector Analysis
- 452: Linear Programming
- 453: Advanced Calculus I
- 454: Advanced Calculus II
- 501: Partial Differential Equations
- 502: Determinants and Matrices
- 503: Complex Variables I
- 504: Complex Variables II
- 505: Numerical Analysis
- 506: Calculus of Finite Differences
- 507: Intermediate Differential Equations
- 508: Fourier Series
- 509: Operational Mathematics
- 520: Research
- 551T: Fundamental Concepts in Mathematics I
- 552T: Fundamental Concepts in Mathematics II
- 560: Teaching of Secondary Mathematics
The first graduate of the MS program, Ken Montgomery of Kingstree, turned down a teaching fellowship at the University of Minnesota and an NSF fellowship to Brown University and accepted an aircraft studies fellowship at the University of Southern California. A second MS graduate, Ernest Armstrong, took a job with NASA in Langley Virginia and eventually got a PhD at NC State.
The faculty taught 2700 of the 4100 Clemson students during the year.