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James O. Chilaka

Associate Professor of Mathematics

B.S., University of NigeriaM.A., Cornell UniversityPh.D., Boston University

Specialties

Algebra

Publications

  • Author, “A Geometric Interpretation of the Sum of Products of Four Consecutive Integers,” published in Mathematics and Computer Education
  • Author, “Three Graphic Illustrations: Sum of Cubes, Sum of Fourth Powers and Sum of Fifth Powers of Positive Integers,” published in Mathematics and Computer Education
  • Author, “The Sum of 4th Powers of Positive Integers and The Sum of Squares of Triangular Numbers,” published in Mathematics and Computer Education
  • Author, “Identities for Triangular Numbers III,” published by the Mathematical Association of America
  • Author, “Sum of Octagonal Numbers,” published in Mathematics and Computer Education
  • Author, “On Amortization,” published in the MATYC Journal
  • Author, “An Elliptic Path Problem,” published in Math Horizons
  • Author, “An Alternating Series,” published in Mathematics Magazine
  • Author, “Decomposing the Combination knC2,” published in Mathematics Magazine
  • Author, “Sum of Products of Three Consecutive Integers,” published in Mathematics Magazine
  • Author, “Sum of Products of Two Consecutive Integers,” published in Mathematics Magazine
  • Author, “The Center of the General Linear Group,” published in Mathematics Magazine
  • Author, “Arithmetic Progressions with Sum Equal to the Square of the Number of Terms,” published in Mathematics Magazine
  • Author, “Sum of Squares,” published in Mathematics Magazine
  • Author, “Combinatorial Identities,” published in Mathematics Magazine

Performances

  • "Mathematics and Basketball,” WFAN Radio (N.Y.)
  • “Mathematics and Basketball,” Wingate High School, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • “Applications of Mathematics,” Hempstead High School, Hempstead, N.Y.
  • “Amortization Results,” Dime Savings Bank, N.Y.

Honors/Awards

  • Recipient, United States Agency for International Development Fellowship State Scholar, University of Nigeria
  • Foundation Scholar, University of Nigeria
  • Research Fellow, Cornell University

Affiliations

Member (at various times), the Mathematical Association of America (MAA), the American Mathematical Society (AMS), Kappa Mu Epsilon and the Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (MATYC)

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