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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Kappraff, Jay M.

Contact Info
Title: Associate Professor
Email: jay.m.kappraff@njit.edu
Office: 208a Cullimore
Phone: 973-596-3490
Dept: Dept. of Mathematical Sci.
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About Me



Education

  • PhD, Applied Mathematics, New York University
  • MS, Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University
  • BChE, Chemical Engineering, New York Polytechnic

Grants

1. Graham Foundation. To write the book, Beyond Measure.  $9000      

2. Graham Foundation. Production of a Telecourse in Mathematics of Design.  $9817. 1993-1994.

3. National Endowment for the Arts.  To write A Workbook on Spatial Design Mathematics. $7500  Mr. 1991 - Mar. 1992

4. Graham Foundation.  To write the book, Connections. $7500.  Sept. 1987 - Sept. 1988.

5. New Jersey Department of Higher Education.  Experimental Mathematics and Communications Summer Program. PI. $15,000. 1985.

6. Schumann Foundation. Exp. Math. and Comm. Summer Program. PI. $37,500. 1983.

7. Schumann Foundation. Exp. Math. and Comm. Program. PI.  $33,000. 1983.

8. Graham Foundation. To write a set of Lecture Notes on The Mathematics of Design. $3000. 1980.   8. Naval Research Lab. PI. to investigate a mathematical model for the suppression of the "tearing mode" instability in a controlled thermonuclear plasma. $40,000. 1977 - 1978.

Honors and Awards

1. Selected for Who´s Who in Science and Technology. 1983,2006.

2. Program Recognition Award of the New Jersey Department of High Education for an educational summer program. 1985.

3. Selected for Who´s Who in American Education. 1993, 2006.

5. Selected for Who’s Who in America 2006

6. Association of American Publishers award for the best book in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy Professional and Reference for 1991 for the book Connections.

7. CAPE award from Cable TV of NJ for best Distance Learning Course of 1996.

8. Excellence in Teaching Award 2001 - 2002


Courses I Teach

ELEMENTS OF GEOMETRY

Selected Publications

  • Kappraff, J. "Beyond Measure: A Guided Tour through Nature Myth, and Number," 480 pages. Singapore: World Scientific (2001)
  • Kappraff, J. "A Secret of Ancient Geometry."  In Geometry at Work edited by C.Gorini. Mathematics Association of America Geometry MASA Notes No. 53 (2000)
  • Kappraff, J. and Hawkins, G. “The Music of the Spheres: Was Kepler Wrong?,” unpublished (2000)
  • Kappraff, J. and Adamson, G.W. “A Fresh Look at Number.” Visual Mathematics (an electronic journal," www.members.tripod.com/vismath) Vol. 2, No. 3 Fall 2000.  Also appeared in Bridges: 2000 edited by R.Sarhangi.  White Plains, Maryland: Gilliland Press (2000)
  • Kappraff, J. “The Arithmetic of Nicomachus of Gerasa and its Applications to Systems of Proportion,” Nexus Network Journal (an electronic journal, www.nexusjournal.com)Vol. 4, No. 3 October 2000.