Dix Pettey

Dix Pettey
Emeritus Professor
Dix Pettey
Research Interests: 
104 Mathematical Sciences Building
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  • 1968 Ph.D., University of Utah
  • 1965 H.B.S., University of Utah
Frequently Taught Courses: 
  • MATH 4060 Connecting Geometry to Middle and Secondary Schools
  • MATH 4070 Connecting Algebra to Middle and Secondary Schools
  • MATH 4080 Calculus Connections
  • MATH 4100 Differential Equations
  • MATH 4350 Introduction to Non-Euclidean Geometry
  • MATH 4400 Introduction to Topology
Select Publications: 

"Gutzwiller Variational Method for Intersite Coulomb Interactions: The Spinless Fermion Model in One Dimension" (with Mohammad Sherafati and Sashi Satpathy), Physical Review B 88 035114 (2013), pp. 1-7.

"Option Market Implied Consensus Views" (with Mike Girou and Scott McIllwain), The Reviews of Futures Markets 13 (1994), pp. 943-978.

"Analysis of the Relationship Between Type and Number of Cellular Switches and Queue Formation", filed with McCaw Communications, Austin, Texas, 1989.

"Sizing Short-range Air Defense Command and Control Sensor and Communications Requirements", filed with the Directorate of Combat Development, U. S. Army Defense School, Ft. Bliss, Texas, 1984.

"Products of Regular-closed Spaces", Topology and Its Applications 14 (1982), pp. 189-199

"Inverse Limits and Mappings of Minimal Topological Spaces" (with Louis M. Friedler), Pacific J. Math. 71 (1977), pp. 429-448.

"One-to-one Mappings", Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 31 (1972), pp. 276-278.