Les Reid

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Professor of Mathematics
Missouri State University

E-mail: LesReid@MissouriState.edu
Phone: (417) 836-5583
Office: Cheek 20M
Office Hours: 1:15-2:30 pm MW, 1:50-3:00 pm TR, or by appointment

Research Interests

My research interests include commutative algebra, group theory, combinatorics, and algebraic K-theory.


Teaching: Spring '17

Polyhedra and Polytopes

Here are some pictures and movies about three and four-dimensional objects.

CNAS Public Lecture Series Talk

Here is the PowerPoint for my lecture "The Fourth Dimension ... and Beyond" given September 13, 2011.

Answers to Martin Gardner Puzzles

Here are the problems I posed at the MAA Student Chapter meeting at Missouri State (February 15, 2007) and their solutions.

Answers to Lewis Carroll Puzzles

Here are the problems I posed at the Missouri Section meeting of the MAA (April 17, 1998) and their solutions.

Coleman-Ellis Lecture

Here is an approximation of my talk, "Geometric Methods in Number Theory", given November 5, 1997 at Queen's University.

Some of my favorite places

Mathematical Organizations

American Mathematical Society
Mathematical Association of America
Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Mathematics Information Servers

Puzzles and Problems

Missouri State University's Problem Corner
Stan Wagon's Macalester College Problem of the Week
Ken Duisenberg's Problem of the Week
Erich Friedman's Math Magic
Ed Pegg Jr.'s Math Puzzle of the Week
IBM Research's "Ponder This"
Math Forum: Problems of the Week
The Problem Site
The Puzzling World of Barry R. Clarke
Purdue University's Problem of the Week
Nick's Mathematical Miscellany
Tim Sakharov's Interactive Puzzle Solution Center
Michael Brand's "Using your Head is Permitted"
"The Puzzle Toad" at the Carnegie Mellon School of Computer Science
Carlos Rivera's "The Prime Puzzles & Problems Connection"
Project Euler (a series of challenging mathematical/computer programming problems)
Diophante.fr (monthly mathematical problems in French)


please write to LesReid@MissouriState.edu
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Last updated: January 14, 2017