site is dedicated to my husband, Raymond
Pitchford. He is
my unfailing source of love and support.
Thanks to my teachers as I grew up, especially
Mr. DeGraff, Jim Allison, André Samson (whose formula
handout was the inspiration for www.mathwords.com), and Maureen
Thanks to Stephen
Billups and all my other teammates on the
W. T. Woodson math team.
Thanks to Dr. Oppelt, who was chair of the George
Mason University math department and my math professor when I took classes there.
Thanks to Chris
Wright, my advisor and math professor at Duke.
Thanks to my math department friends and professors at the University
Thanks to Chuck
Dunn for giving me notes and suggestions on
the finished text. Chuck is a former St. Stephen's colleague,
a good friend, and the nicest guy who ever lived.
Thanks to all my St. Stephen's colleagues, past and present.
Thanks to Brian Sjolseth for reviewing content and giving me
Thanks to all my students.
Finally, thanks to all the authors of all the math books I ever