Ernest E. Rothman is a Professor of Mathematics at Salve Regina University
(SRU) in Newport, Rhode Island, where he is also Chair of the Mathematical
Sciences Department. Ernie holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Brown
University and held positions at the Cornell Theory Center in Ithaca, New York,
before coming to SRU. His interests are in scientific computing, applied
mathematics and computational science education, and the Unix underpinnings of
Mac OS X. Ernie lives in South Kingston, Rhode Island with his wife Kim and two
Newfoundland dogs Max and Joe. You can keep abreast of his latest activities at
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