Kendall Atkinson "Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have,
and only you can determine how it will be spent.
Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you."
Carl Sandburg

"Our time on the earth is like an eclipse - we too are just
a passing shadow in earth's history. May our lives be a
legacy of good stewardship for those who follow."
Carl Kurtz

"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least
once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things."
Rene Descartes

"Man is the religious animal. He is the only religious animal.
He is the only animal that has the True Religion - several of them."
Mark Twain

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors;
we borrow it from our children."
Native American proverb

"Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn't
matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really
interesting if you go into it deeply enough."
Richard Feynman

"Strange is our situation here upon earth.
Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why,
yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose."
Albert Einstein

"The meaning of life is in the living of it."


Kendall E. Atkinson, Professor Emeritus

(I am done grading papers and tests, sitting on committees, etc.!)

Department of Computer Science
Department of Mathematics

University of Iowa

Iowa City, Iowa 52242

office: 1B MacLean Hall
office phone: (319) 335-0766
home phone: (319) 337-4866
secretary: (319) 335-0714
fax: (319) 335-0627

Research Interests

Using MATLAB GUIs To Teach Numerical Analysis

I am developing MATLAB GUIs to aid and encourage students in experimenting with standard numerical analysis methods for some of the basic problems in numerical analysis. For free downloads of these, click here. For a complete look at the materials used by the author in teaching elementary numerical analysis, click here.


Personal Information

Contact me for a copy of my curriculum vitae.
For my publications list (including some pending work), click here.
To access my anonymous ftp site, click here.

My Erdös number is 2.

In 2011 I was designated a SIAM Fellow.

For my Google Scholar page, click here.

Odds and Ends - Mathematical and Related

Odds and Ends - General