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Marlow Anderson

Professor, Associate Chair

Marlow is a graduate of Whitman College (1972), and received his Ph.D. in 1977 from the University of Kansas, writing a dissertation on Lattice-ordered groups.  Over the years, his scholarly interests have changed, with a primary emphasis on mathematical exposition and the history of mathematics.  His most recent book is a popular account of The Physics of Scuba Diving.  He enjoys teaching mathematics to CC students; his particular favorite courses include calculus, linear algebra, number theory, real and complex analysis, and of course abstract algebra, which he teaches out of a text he co-authored.  


Fields: Partially Ordered Algebra, History of Mathematics

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Activities & Interests

Mathematical Interests:

  • Partially Ordered Algebraic Structures
  • Abstract Algebra
  • Rings of continuous functions
  • History of Mathematics 

Personal Interests:

  • Scuba Diving
  • Travel
  • Movies
  • Baseball
  • Scrapbooking

Regular Classes

  • FYE (Time in the West).  With Sanjaya Thakur (Prowl)
  • Calculus 2 (Prowl)
  • Calculus 1 (Prowl)
  • Mathematical Analysis 2
  • Complex Analysis
  • Independent studies in Cryptography, Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, Mathematical Analysis


  • MA251 – Number Theory


    Educated at Whitman College , (B.A.1972);
    University of Kansas , M.A., 1974, Ph.D., 1977.