Paul Renteln's Home Page

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.

Manifolds, Tensors, and Forms
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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 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

A warning about mathematics.

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Contact Information:

    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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