Alphonse Baartmans

General Information

I am a Professor of Mathematics and Department Chair in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Michigan Technological University.



Department of Mathematical Sciences
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931-1295

Office Room: Fisher Hall, Room 302A
Telephone: (906) 487-2068

Courses I've taught in recent years

MA150-152,250  Calculus and Analytic Geometry I-IV
MA310  Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations
MA462  Group Theory
MA571-572  Combinatorics I-II

Areas of research

My primary area of research is Combinatorics. In this, I examine Design Theory and Coding Theory.

My secondary area of research is Finite Geometry. Here I consider Geometries and Designs in PG(n,q); Caps in PG(n,q).

Other interests

I am also interested in racquetball, jogging, bicycling, classical music, as well as coaching and refereeing of soccer games in the local soccer league.

Recent Publications

On the Binary Codes of Steiner Triple Systems,Designs,Codes and Cryptography 8(1996),(with I.Landgev and V.Tonchev ).

Symmetric and Skew Equivalence of Hadamard Matrices of order 28, Ars Combinatoria 41,(1995),25-31,(with C.Lin ).

The Preparata Codes and a class of 4-designs,Journal of Combinatorial Designs 2 (1994),167-170,(with I. Bluskov and V.Tonchev).

On the Extendability of Steinert-designs,Journal of Combinatorial Designs 1 (1993),239-247,(with I.Blake and V.Tonchev).

Kirkman Years in PG(3,2), Australasian Journal of Combinatorics 7(1993), 29-132 ,(with J.Yucas).

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