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 was published by Cambridge
University Press. 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 a symbol table is available 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 2017 Schedule:
MW 10:00 - 11:50: Physics 314: Electrodynamics II
MW 16:00 - 17:50: Physics 315: Introduction to Modern Optics
W 13:00 - 15:50: Physics 398: Junior Assessment
M 12:00 - 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.)
Last modified: 29 March 2017
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