Writing Project

Mathematics 241 (Combinatorial Geometry) (Fall, 2004)

Joseph Malkevitch
Mathematics and Computing Department
York College (CUNY)
Jamaica, New York 11451-0001
Phone: 718-262-2550 (2551)
Email: joeyc@cunyvm.cuny.edu

Write an essay (hand written or typed are both acceptable) of ≥ 500 words which consists of a choice from the following:

a. A biographical essay about a contributor to some aspect of graph theory, convexity, geometry, or discrete mathematics. (Be sure to include a bibliography indicating your sources.)
b. An account of a newspaper or magazine article which deals explicitly or implicitly with an application of combinatorics or graph theory.
c. With permission you can substitute some other project.


Dictionary of Scientific Biography, encyclopedias, INFOTRAC, biographies of specific individuals, books on the history of mathematics, material from the Web. There is a history of graph theory written by R. Wilson, et al.

(For material from the Web submit a copy of what your essay is based on. Similarly, for a magazine or newspaper article.)

Due Date: November 8 (Monday)


a. Regard this as a first draft and we will work together towards improving the first draft.

b. Do not fail to attend on November 8 without having already handed the paper in or contacting me about its status. I would rather have it late than that you cut class to avoid turning it in.