Ron Kurtus' Algebra Credentials
(revised 16 February 2012)
Ron Kurtus has a sound background in teaching and using Algebra. He majored in both Mathematics and Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He did his graduate work in Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and in Mathematics at the University of Missouri.
Kurtus then taught College Algebra at the University of Missouri, Physical Science at the Milwaukee Area Technical College and Mathematics at Waukesha County Technical College.
He worked for a number of years doing scientific work at various companies, including developing infrared sensors for weather satellites for the Santa Barbara Research Center, testing electro-optical systems for Hughes Aircraft Co. and managing the development of laser space weapons for the Air Force’s Strategic Defense Initiative programs.
Material he has written has been also been cited in 151 published books, including Physics textbooks and a book published by NASA.