I am a professor in the Department of Physics at California State
University, San Bernardino. My research interests currently
lie in the field of combinatorics. I am particularly
interested in algebraic combinatorics, extremal combinatorics,
graph theory, hyperplane arrangements and reflection groups,
combinatorial commutative algebra, and enumerative combinatorics.
I have done work in general relativity and quantum gravity.
My book Manifolds, Tensors, and
Forms: An Introduction for Mathematicians and
Physicists, published by Cambridge
University Press, is now in print. Copies can be ordered
from the CUP
website (in hardcover and electronic format) and from Amazon
(hardcover). Instructors who adopt the book for use in
courses can download the solutions manual by registering online
at the CUP website. I welcome comments on the book
or the solutions manual, and I would be grateful if you would
notify me at prenteln at csusb.edu if you find any errors
(typographical or otherwise). Please download the most
recent list of errata here.
Also, by popular demand there is now a symbol table here.
Here is a list of my papers, some of which are downloadable.
Here is a list of expository lecture notes, some of which are downloadable.
Spring Quarter 2016 Schedule:
MW 12:00 - 13:50: Physics 573: Mathematical Methods of Physics III
MW 16:00 - 17:50: Physics 314: Electrodynamics II
W 9:00 - 11:50: Physics 398: Junior Assessment
MW 14:00 - 15:50: Office Hours
TBA: Department Meetings
warning about mathematics.
Dr. Paul Renteln
Department of Physics
California State University
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino, CA 92407-2397
email: prenteln at csusb dot edu
tel: (909) 537-5402 (my office); (909) 537-5397 (department office)
(I never check my phone messages; email is best.)
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