I have an MS EE degree
[thesis option] from
Wichita State University (1977) and
am a sometime member of both the
Institute
of Electrical & Electronic Engineers and
The American Physical Society.
Getting my signature from me still requires communication, meeting, or an Act of God.
 Resume Profile
After a semester
of makeup courses for my
undergraduate
electrical engineering courses
in the Fall of 1975 and another semester of
EE graduate work
the following Spring, I took a graduate course in
microprocessor applications
at WSU in the Summer of 1976.
We studied the 8080 microprocessor
and proposed some designs for a wide range of products, including an intelligent sewing machine!
I became a member of the IEEE as a student, and delivered an afterdinner paper on
adaptive phasedarray radars with
nullsteering
to null out N1 jammers with an
Nelement dipole array.
My MSEE thesis was on Optimal Edge Detection & Digital Picture Processing,
which cost me $50 to have bound in black with a giltedged title on the spine in December of 1977.
I also studied control systems,
and remember reading a book on
Kalman filtering
applied to the control system of the
Lunar Excursion Module,
which stimulated my interest in space travel.
I have a vivid memory of Professor Fred Dicke, our professor for
lasers
and laser technology,
announcing in the hallway in 1977 that
Viking had landed on Mars!
The school of electrical engineering
was located on the third floor of the
school of engineering,
just above the school of
aeronautical engineering,
which was atop the school of mechanical and
manufacturing engineering.
Later, I would sneak myself a few books on aeronautical and mechanical or manufacturing engineering
from time to time, since as an EE I often had to deal with interdisciplinary applications
such as motion control.
Also, I never lost my appetite for physics,
and continued to read in it:
many engineering courses seemed to be an
application of physics to me,
and engineering was the most practical thing I could think of to do with it.

The WSU School of Engineering from in front of Ablah Library. My office in
graduate school was on the 3rd floor toward the NorthWest with a West window.
I was admitted to the graduate school in the Spring of 1976 after a semester of EE makeup.
The importance of computer science was evident in graduate school, and I took courses in microprogramming for computer architecture and minicomputer programming in addition to courses in higherlevel languages. We had implemented Fast Fourier Transforms in the microprogramming language available from HewlettPackard to implement fast functions on the HP minicomputer. I used this package to implement 2dimensional picture processing using techniques pioneered as spacial filtering, which was previously done with lasers and filters in a focal place containing a 2dimensional Fourier Transform of the original image in space. After graduation I read more books on software development with structured design, algorithms, computer graphics, and numerical methods to adapt to our industrial requirements, which demanded more and more software expertise. Industrystandard Bibles on managing software development were passed around between companies like NCR and MycroTek. We engineers sometimes became advanced
microprocessor systems
design specialists in both the software and hardware domains,
but with more and more of us becoming
software engineers.

While cheerful souls were taking it all in,
we were developing eyeglasses and big noses.
Impressum: A Signature of the Almighty.
Photo: Mars,
Viking Orbiter,
NASA.
According to Galileo, the Moon is made of a "diaphanous substance". This also applies to Mars.
Coursework (For GPA scores, see below. For grade certification, request transcript.)
USF Courses  University of South Florida
PostMSEE courses I took at USF in Florida in 1988 included:
CAP 6675 901 ROBOTINTE & VISION(3)(B) 
A computer science course in
robotics
and robotic vision systems
with a laboratory in which we programmed
lab robots in C
under UNIX to simulate industrial manipulations with
robotic arms and
grippers.
Humorously, we used Bell Labs 3B2 UNIX computers.
EEL 5534 901 COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS I(3)(B)  An advanced course from the department of Electrical Engineering
at USF in communications systems
emphasizing satellite
communications systems.
WSU Courses  Wichita State University
In Fall 1967 Spring 1968 I was at WSU prior to transferring to KU.
During the first semester I took some basic college courses:
ANTHR 124 GENERAL ANTHROPOLOGY(3)(A)
ART 141 BASIC ART 1(3)(B)  Graphics, pencil, charcoal.
ENGL 111  COLLEGE ENGLISH(3)(B)
HIST 101  HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION(4)(A)  Fine lectures on Western Civilization delivered by Dr. Sowers.
PHIL 150  PHILOSOPHY IN THE 20TH CENTURY(3)(A)  Lectures on the History of Western Philosophy in the 20th Century.
2nd semester courses in 196768 included:
BIOL 100  PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY(4)(A)
GERM 111  ELEMENTARY GERMAN(5)(B)
HIST 102  HISTORY OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION(4)(A)
P.E.  BOWLING I  Withdrew.
POL.S. 100  PATTERNS IN POLITICS(3)(C)
After graduation from the University of Kansas in 1974,
but before being admitted to the graduate school in Spring of 1976,
I took Summer Session courses and a Fall Semester of EE undergrad work for make up:
SUMMER SESSION 1975:
CS 195 COBOL PROGRAMMING(3)(C)  Met 1st wife Susan Hull in COBOL class.
We got married later that year in the Campus Chapel in front of all our relatives. I guess our Summer romance must have depressed my grades a bit at the time.
CS 228 COMPUTER OPG PROG(3)(C)
FALL SEMESTER 1975  EE Makeup work for undergrad requirements.
EE 382 ELECTRICAL DYNAMICS(4)(A)  This was a class in circuit theory similar to the Schaums Outline Series on electric circuits. I seem to recall that it was taught by Dr.Ford, the chairman of the department. It had a lab, and we did experiments on transients in circuits.
EE 492 ELECTRONIC CIRCUITS(4)(A)  This was an exciting course in microelectronics including transistors, op amps, and digital circuitry taught by Dr. Roy Norris, which included a 1hour lab.
EE 580 TRANSIENT FREQUENCY ANALYSIS(4)(B)  This was a circuit analysis course emphasizing Laplace transforms and Fourier Methods. I believe it also included a lab with exposure to frequencydomain spectrometry and spectrum analyzers.
EE 594 LOGIC DESIGN AND SWITCHING THEORY(3)(C)  This was a stimulating course in logic design taught by Dr. Hoyer, from whom I later took a course in minicomputer programming. To make a C in this was a bitter pill, of course. I knew the material, but I was not fast enough at the time for Hoyer's tests. Later, when I took lasers, it was after having read numerous books on lasers independently, and I was really very fast, always the first one out of the room after a test. Nothing like more practice beforehand to build speed.
PHYS 400 SPECIAL STUDIES IN PHYSICS I(1)(A)  I had spent a couple of months off reviewing tensor calculus and classical General Relativity, which as a physics student I always had desired to understand. Dr. Joseph Strecker listened to me lecture on General Relativity for two semesters, during which we reviewed the foundations of GR.
After being admitted to the graduate school for the Spring Semester 1976:
CS 498  INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS(2)(A)  Business computing problems in COBOL, JCL.
EE 488  ELECTROMECHANICAL ENERGY CONVERSION(4)(B)  A great course taught by Dr. Robert Shrag on electrical machines, including motors and generators with a fine textbook and lab.
EE 681  PULSE ELECTRONICS(4)(B)  Digital and analog pulse electronics with integrated circuits, including analog devices, MSI logic, digitaltoanalog converters, taught by Dr. Roy Norris. I believe all the 4hour courses had a lab.
PHYS 400  SPECIAL STUDIES IN PHYSICS(1)(A)  The 2nd semester on classical General Relativity, with derivation of the field equations and advanced problems.
SUMMER SESSION  1976
EE 877  SPECIAL TOPICS IN MICROPROCESSORS(3)(A)  This course was focused on the Intel 8080 microprocessor architecture, peripheral chips available for the 8080, and system design using the 8080 including glue logic, programming, and interfacing. Everyone developed a system design for a specific application, such as an intelligent sewing machine. Taught by Dr. Everett Johnson.
FALL SEMESTER 1976
EE 677  SELECTED TOPICS ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING(3)(A) Digital filtering, digital filter simulation, theory of the DFT and Fast Fourier Transform theory from a fine textbook by Stearns, taught by Dr. Mark Jong.
EE 682  ENERGY INFORMATION TRANSMISSION(4)(A)  This was a course in microwave energy transmission, including lines, waves, and antennas that was taught by Dr. Ford. It had a lab in which we used RF and microwave equipment, including transmission line gear, standingwave resonant cavities, microwave horns, and so forth. I got permission to do some additional microwave optics experiments in the lab later, using microwave horns to create interference and diffraction patterns, redoing experiments originally done by Heinrich Hertz with superior equipment. Subsequently, Dr.Ford sent me to Boeing to look over the radar range in connection with preparing an anechoic chamber in the basement of the engineering building, a project which I left for a power systems study.
EE 686  INFORMATION PROCESSING(4)(A)  This was probably the course in minicomputer programming for the HP minicomputers taught by Dr.Elmer Hoyer, which included a lab. I remember programming an HP minicomputer to interface to external hardware in this course through an I/O port in the front. We had one microprogrammable HP minicomputer and another, older HP minicomputer in a lab alongside it at the time. Both machines were programmable in assembler and FORTRAN, but one had a microprogrammable control store for creation of fast instruction applications such as FFT and DFT transforms.
EE 694  DIGITAL COMPUTER DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS(3)(A)  This was a course on the fundamentals of computer design, computer architecture, and computer systems design which I seem to remember was taught by Dr. Everett Johnson.
EE 782  METHODS OF SYSTEMS ANALYSIS(3)(A)   This was actually on RF techniques, including singlesideband transmission, AM, FM, PAM, and so forth. As I recall, it was taught by Dr. Lal.
SPRING SEMESTER, 1977
EE 783  ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD THEORY(3)(A)  Maxwellian electrodynamics with applications to radiation, antennas, arrays, microwave devices, taught by Dr.Thoman.
EE 786  DIGITAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS(3)(Withdrew) 
EE 877  SPECIAL TOPICS, MICROPROGRAMMING(3)(A)  Microprogramming for computer design. Microprogrammed architectures. Taught by Dr. Everett Johnson.
EE 890  TOPICS IN CONTROL SYSTEMS(3)(B)  Nonlinear control systems, taught by Dr. Lal.
PHYS 812  QUANTUM MECHANICS II(3)(A)  The 2nd graduate course in quantum mechanics, including the Dirac equation, FoldyWouthysin transformation, and advanced topics in relativitistic wave mechanics, taught by Dr. Joseph Strecker.
FALL SEMESTER, 1977
EE 677 SPECIAL TOPICS IN LASER ENGINEERING(3)(A)  Laser dynamics, FabryPerot cavity design for lasers, laser safety, varieties of lasers, laser speckle, holography, laser light modulation devices, Pockel cells, dye lasers, gas lasers, eximer lasers, taught by Dr.Fred Dicke of Boeing, with classes at WSU and Boeing. Dr. Dicke showed us though his Boeing lab for holography, had us inspect his argon laser there, and showed us how the big Boeing CO^{2} laser could quickly perforate metals. I read several books on lasers before the course, and was always the first to finish up on tests.
EE 876 THESIS(4)(A)  Digital picture processing thesis, optimal edge detection. This was based on work done earlier by Dr. Dicke and Dr. Shanmugam in the continuous domain with lasers and conventional spacial filtering. I developed the analogous optimal filter using discrete prolate functions for 2dimensional digital signal processing, modeled the effect of noise and blurred edges, and prepared comparisons with other popular edgedetection filters.
EE 892 ST VAR TECH SYSTEMS(3)(A)  State variables in control systems theory. I was later able to apply this to practical servos used in typesetters.
PHYS 881 SOLID STATE PHYSICS(3)(A)  A graduate course in solid state physics taught by Dr. Henry Unruh.
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* Master of Science granted December 23, 1977.
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* 56 graduate hours after admission to the graduate school,
* Grade point average 3.8 in graduate school out of 4.0.
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* If I compute the GPA including my undergrad EE makeup work,
* from Fall 1975, I find 72 EE & CS hours and a GPA of 3.7.
* If I compute the GPA including my summer continuing ed courses
* in 1975, I get a total of 78 EE & CS hours since graduation, and GPA 3.57.
* Including my PostMSEE hours at USF in 1988, I have 84 EE & CS hours.
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KU Courses  University of Kansas  undergrad work.
From the Fall of 1968 until Fall 1971 I took liberal arts courses at KU, then changed over in the Fall of 1971 to a double major in physics and mathematics, graduating in the Spring of 1974. I was on a Junior year abroad program from the Fall of 1971 through the Spring of 1972 in Bonn, Germany.
FALL, 1968
ENGL 2  COMPOSITION AND LITERATURE(3)(A)
GERM 2  ELEMENTARY GERMAN II(5)(PASS)  Taught on pass or fail basis.
HIST 114  EARLY MEDIEVAL CULTURE(3)(B)  An entertaining course on medieval history taught by Dr. Byron Tsongodas, who was filling in for Dr. Richard Kay while he was on sabbatical.
HIST 125A  THE AGE OF LOUIS XIV(3)(B)  What could anyone get out of it? I got a wonderful girlfriend out of it. Nearly got married. She cooked French dinners for us that might have pleased Louis XIV himself, including steak marinated in wine.
HIST 141B  STATE AND RELIGION IN ENGLAND(3)(A)  History of the state and religion in England, which made me grateful for the separation of church and state in the USA.
SPRING 1970
PECB 2  PRINCIPLES OF PHYSIOLOGY(3)(W)  withdrew.
HIST 107  ROMAN DECLINE AND MEDIEVAL ORIGINS(3)(A)  Dr. James Seaver redelivered The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Gibbon, adding Medieval Origins to Charlemagne and Einhard.
HIST 115  LATER MEDIEVAL CULTURE(3)(A)  The later middle ages according to Dr. Richard Kay. Dr. Kay had a home office in a loft atop a garage in back of his place, and became a good friend of mine, discussing philosophy and playing chess with me in the Summer of 1971.
HIST 142  ENGLAND UNDER THE TUDORS(3)(A)
W.C.  WESTERN CIVILIZATION(2)(A)
FALL 1970
LAT a  LATIN READING COURSE(4)(A)
ENGL 3  COMPOSITION & LITERATURE(3)(CREDIT)  Taught on passfail basis.
HIST 91  READINGS IN HISTORY(3)(A)
HIST 108  TOPICS IN MEDIEVAL CITIES(3)(A)  As I recall, this one was taught by Dr. Richard Ring, who hailed from Chicago. Dr. Kay and I went to a conference in Kalamazoo, Michigan with Dr.Ring that year. It focused on Italian citystates, like Padua in Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew.
SPRING 1971
LAT b  LATIN READING COURSE(3)(A)
HIST 113  THE MEDIEVAL EMPIRE(3)(A)
HIST 296  PROBS IN CAROLINGIAN HISTORY(3)(A)  Dr. Kay was a sort of Sherlock Holmes for problems in medieval history, and pointed out some mysteries connected with the biography of Charlemagne written by Einhard around the year 800 A.D. He was working on a book devoted to analysis of one canto of The Divine Comedy of Dante.
HDFL 152  SPC PRBS CHILD DEV.
MATH 2  INTERMEDIATE MATHEMATICS(3)(B)  Mathematics was required for graduation, so I took this algebra course, finding it far more interesting and agreeable to me as a student at the university than I had found it at Wichita High School West years earlier under Beulah Strickler. I decided I had a mathematical head after all! I studied physics the next Summer privately and decided to go
Back to the Future!
FALL 1971  Junior Year Abroad_
I read both volumes of Serge Lang on Calculus, AlonsoFinn on College Physics, and a number of textbooks in German on Linear Algebra, the theory of functions, analytical geometry, and differential equations. Serge Lang was even flown in from New York to give a few lectures in German. Physics was taught by several men that year, including Dr. Rollnik and another nuclear physicist. I was very elevated by the course.
GERM 3  Intermediate German(3)(CREDIT)  Taught on passfail basis.
MATH 21  Calculus I(5)(B)  Calculus of a single variable.
MATH 22  Calculus II(5)(B)  Multivariable calculus, vector calculus.
MATH 23  Linear Algebra and Multivariable C.(5)(B)  Linear Algebra with Analytical Geometry.
MATH 55  Elementary Differential Equations(3)(B)
PHSX 2  Introductory Physics II(5)(B)
SPRING 1972  Junior Year Abroad, 2nd Semester.
I remember reading textbooks on real analysis, and a number of Dover paperbacks on advanced calculus, vector analysis, and linear algebra the 2nd semester, in addition to further readings in physics. I managed to find the time to read textbooks from the many bookstores around the area, including one on the method of mathematical induction.
GERM 4  Modern German Writers(3)(CREDIT)  Taught on passfail basis.
MATH 142  Vector Analysis(2)(A)
MATH 165  Introduction to the Theory of Functions(3)(A)
MATH 190  Linear Algebra(3)(A)
PHSX 14  Intermediate Physics I(4)(B)
PHSX 15  Intermediate Physics II(4)(B)
FALL 1972.
The courses in complex variables and partial differential equations I took this semester were perfect background for wave mechanics in modern physics and prepared me well for my senior course in electromagnetics the following semester.
MATH 146  Complex Variables and Applications(3)(B)  Complex variable theory, including complex numbers, CauchyRiemann conditions for an analytic function, integrals in the complex plane, the residue theorem, and conformal mapping.
MATH 147  Applied Partial Differential Equations(3)(B)  SturmLouiville problems and other advanced problems in partial differential equations with applications to heat flow, wave propagation, field theory, and the theory of standing waves.
PHSX 114  Mechanics(3)(B)  Advanced Newtonian mechanics, taught by Dr. Bierce.
PHSX 135  Modern Physics(3)(B)  Maxwellian statistical physics, special relativity and quantum mechanics, taught by Dr. Goldhammer. We went through the Rutherford scattering calculations, relived the discoveries of Niels Bohr and Louis De Broglie, derived specific heats by the methods of Einstein and Debye, then covered the atom by the method of Erwin Schrodinger, finally building up the periodic table using the Pauli exclusion principle. In addition, we reviewed the nuclear atom and elementary particle physics. I was excited by it.
PHSX 235  Quantum Mechanics I(3)(B)  A graduate course on quantum mechanics including an advanced treatment of barrier penetration, the hydrogen atom, and perturbation theory, including timedependent perturbation theory. This was a very sophisticated course in nonrelativistic wave mechanics.
SPRING 1973.
PHSX 115  ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY(3)(B)  Dr. Ling taught this great course, including the London equations for superconductors in addition to Maxwell's equations and the microscopic theory of the action of the electromagnetic field inside solids. The next semester I graded papers for this course, and so I became very sharp in it.
PHSX 121  Atomic and Nuclear Physics Lab(2)(B)  In this one I measured the Mossbauer Effect, which can be used to measure the gravitational redshift predicted by Einstein's principle of equivalence. Other classmates shared with us the redoing of the FranckHertz experiment, the Millikan oildrop experiment, and positronannihilation experiments with coincidence detectors. I used a gamma ray spectrum analyzer in my Mossbauer Effect studies.
PHSX 155  Optics(3)(C)  This was a course in physical optics that was very exciting to me at the time. It was taught by Dr.Kwak.
PHSX 170  Special Problems(1)(A)  Dr. Ling reviewed my investigations of special relativity, which I wanted to understand with perfect, diamond clarity. I read a book emphasizing relativistic electrodynamics by Rosser in connection with this course, and since then I believe my understanding of special relativity has been perfect. My insight into how the magnetic field is produced via Lorentz transformations influenced my later work on unified field theory, in which I pursued a suggestion by Einstein that the true way forward in unified field theory lay in the local invariance properties of the Lorentz Group. Humorously, Dr. Ling was also my landlord. He resembled Dr.Carver Mead.
PHSX 240  Nuclear Physics I(3)(B)  This was a great graduate course given by Dr.Prosser on the foundations of nuclear physics using a textbook by Bernard Cohen, Concepts of Nuclear Physics. We went through the shell model of the nucleus, gamma decays, beta decay theory, and alternative nuclear models, phonon excitations of the nucleus, and many other exciting details. I suggested a method for constructing a gamma ray laser using certain nuclear states in class, and was told that such work is unhealthy. At the time, we had a good nuclear physics lab in the basement of Malott Hall, our science building, complete with a 10 to 20 MeV proton accelerator used to study light nuclei and the details of the nuclear force. Later, I worked out a theory of the nuclear force in connection with my work on unified field theory, as described in Gravitation & the Electroform Model, The Electroform Unified Field Theory, and Papers on Unified Field Theory from Greenwood Research.
SPRING 1974.
CHEM 184  Foundations of Chemistry I(5)(C)  I later read a number of chemistry textbooks independently, including ones that parents used in school. This course introduced me to chemical kinetics, which was an advance in my knowledge of chemical equations based on valence.
C.S. 200  Introduction to Computing(4)(C)  A course in FORTRAN.
M.E. 212  Basic Engineering Thermodynamics(3)(B)  A course from the mechanical engineers, including basic applications to engines, the Carnot cycle, and so forth.
PHSX 516  Advanced Laboratory(2)(B)
PHSX 600  COLLOQUIUM(1)(B)
W.C.  COMPREHENSIVE EXAM in Western Civilization(2)(A)
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*  Bachelor's Degree, Mathematics & Physics, May 20, 1974
* I had 177 credit hours with a cumulative undergrad GPA of 3.29.
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My overall grade point average was high enough to get me into
Pi Mu Epsilon  Honor society in mathematics, and
Sigma Pi Sigma  Honor society in physics.
Wichita High School North, graduated 1967.
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