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Scholarly Interest Report
Frank Jones
  • BA Rice University 1958 Chemical engineering
  • Ph.D. Rice University 1961 Mathematics
Primary Department
   Department of Mathematics
Research Areas
 Partial differential equations
Teaching Areas
 Analysis courses and honors calculus III and IV
Selected Publications

Frank Jones "Math 221/222." 


Jones, F. "Honors Vector Calculus." Submitted


Jones, F. "Pending." Submitted

 Invited Talks

Colloquium speaker.  "ABC's of the Heat Equation." Baylor University, Waco, TX. (March 2, 2009)


"Mathematical Physics: A Conference for undergraduate mathematics majors The Wonderful Heat Equation." Rice University, (Match 28, 2008)


"Commencement speaker." Covenant Christian Academy, Colleyville, Texas. (May 23, 2003)


"The Descartes Circle Theorem." Mu Alpha Theta chapter at Memorial High School, of the Spring Branch Independent School District, Houston, TX. (September 24, 2003)


"Chains of Circles Surrounding a Given Circle." TCU Research Lectureship, Texas Christian University. (April 26, 2002)


"Multivariablae Calculus." Wanda Savage, Chair Klein Forest HS Mathematics Department, Rice University Advanced Placemenat Summer Institute. (June 26 and 29)


"The Four-Color Map Theorem." Frontiers of the Imagination: Mathematics Research and Discoveries, Continuing Studies, Rice University. (March 25, 1999)


"The Problem of the Kissing Spheres." Society of Rice University Women, Rice University. (October 18, 1999)


"Pi." Mathematics lecture, Harvey Mudd College. (March 5, 1998)


"The problem of the kissing spheres." Luncheon series, Rice University. (October 27, 1998)


"The problem of the kissing spheres." Alumni college, Rice University. (March 28, 1998)

Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
 2007 Professor of the Year, Carnegie foundation for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) (November 2007)