I retired in the summer of 2011 for I could not get any work done while working. Now I am devoting all my time to historical research. Here are some of the projects that I am currently involved in:

- The cyphering books that George Washington
compiled as a teenager. My interest includes his work on surveying.

- History of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at West Point. The rather extensive web pages I have constructed on this topic are research notes and not a finished product.
- The logical systems of Stanislaw Lesniewski. This was my first area of research and I have returned to it in the past few years.
- The history of the calculus. I am especially interested in finding ways to use history in the classroom to inspire and motivate students.

- ARITHMOS
LVI: Newton's Method of Fluxions

- ARITHMOS, YBC 7289, ORESME and Laplace
- ARITHMOS XXXXIII: Jan de Witt on Analytic Geometry

- History of Mathematics (new)
- History of Mathematics
page from my West Point site (not all links are guaranteed).

- Quotations
- Recent Book Purchases.
- My First Mac TeX File on my new MacBook Air.

Awards and decorations:

- Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching, MAA,1993.
- Appointed Distinguished Teaching Professor, Bowling Green State University, 1992.
- Outstanding Civilian Service Medal, Department of the Army, 1990.
- George Polya Award
for Mathematical Exposition, MAA, 1988 for the paper "Isaac
Newton: Man, Myth, and Mathematics," College Mathematics Journal,
18(1987), 362-389.

Here is the easiest way to reach me:

fred.rickey at me.com.

The URL of this page is

fredrickey.info