Dr. Roland B. Minton

Capp-Whitehead Professor of Mathematics
Department: Math/Computer Science/Physics
Office: 270C Trexler Hall
Phone: 375-2358

minton@roanoke.edu

Degrees:

  • Ph.D., Mathematics, 1982, Clemson University
  • M.S., Mathematics, 1979, Clemson University
  • B.S., Mathematics, 1977, Virginia Commonwealth University

Course List

Homepage:

www.roanoke.edu/mcsp/minton

Research & Teaching Interests:

Golf Statistics, Sports Science

Extracurricular:

golf, collectibles, books, music, photography, illusions

Recent Publications:

Books

Calculus 4th Edition (2012)
Golf By the Numbers (2012

Notable papers

  • Lipping Out and Laying Up, Math Horizons, April 2010
  • G.H. Hardy's Golfing Adventure, Mathematics and Sports, MAA, 2010
  • Tigermetrics, Mathematics and Sports, MAA, 2010
  • Do Dogs Know Bifurcations?, College Mathematics Journal, 2007

Available as a Media resource for the following topics:

Mathematics of golf, sports ranking systems, chaos and fractals