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Royce Wolf
Associate Professor

Royce studies spherical virtual knots, a concept defined and explored by his summer research students. Characterizing these knots relies on interplay between combinatorics, topology and algebra. Royce plays piano and gives recitals on a regular basis, both solo and with others. He provides percussive harmony on the keyboard for the Prairie Jewels, a local Dixieland band. The best way to do well in Royce's classes is to ask lots of questions.

Campus Phone: 

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On-Campus Address: 

2521 Science
Grinnell, IA
United States

Education / Degrees: 

M.A., Ph.D., University of California - Berkeley
B.A., California State University - Northridge

Courses Taught: 

MAT-123: Functions and Differential Calculus
MAT-124: Functions and Integral Calculus
MAT-131: Calculus I
MAT-133: Calculus II
MAT-215: Linear Algebra
MAT-220: Differential Equations
MAT-271: Problem Solving Seminar
MAT-321: Foundations of Abstract Algebra
MAT-324: Number Theory
Tutorial: "Icelandic Sagas"

Primary Academic Interest: 

Spherical virtual knots