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# 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.

Kurtus has written two books: *Gravity and Gravitation* and *Tricks for Good Grades:*.

Material he has written has been also been cited in 151 published books, including Physics textbooks and a book published by NASA.

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