My older daughter's web page is here
Here is how I looked like in 1980-1981 (I was a graduate student then).
Me in the Russian Internet.
Mark V. Sapir
1522 Stevenson Center
Department of Mathematics
(615) 322-6657 (office)
(615) 343-0215 (fax)
I often hear complains that I don't encourage my students enough. I am told that students work very hard and need to feel good about themselves. And I make them feel good very rarely. So I decided to make a special "feel good about yourself" page for my students. Click and hear (perhaps the first time) words of encouragement coming from your Professor. Here is some discussion of the WOE on reddit.com and IAmA there.
Click here to see the WebBook on Linear Algebra that I wrote in 1996-1997. It contains complete set of my lectures, an on-line calculator, homework assignments with solutions, discussion pages, etc.
When I was in Russia, I wrote a textbook "Informatics" together
with Gejn, Linetsky and Sholokhovich. There were 5 editions, total number of copies is more
than 2,500,000. I also was the author of the software support of this textbook.
This software was written for some primitive Z-80 computers made by Yamaha. An
adaptation of this software to IBM PC was made by Linetsky and myself. The
software is called Roo and Robby/SchoolWorks and consists of 5 programs. Roo
and Robby are machines which understand simple languages (Roo is a kangaroo and
Robby is a snake); the SchoolWorks contains a spreadsheet, a database and a
text processor. There was a nice review article about Roo and Robby in the
November issue, 1990 of PC/Computing, and in Visions (Spring/Summer 1993). If
you want to download Roo, click here .
If your computer is running Windows XP or later versions of Windows, you will need to install the Dosbox first and run the software under Dosbox (i.e. first start Dosbox, then in the Dosbox window mount the directory of R&R, change to that directory and then start r&r, the batch file. The Dosbox can be downloaded for free here.
In 1992-1994 we together with Linetsky had programming classes in Lincoln (NE) for kids 4-7 grades where we tought them Roo and Robby.
All comments mail to: m.sapir(AT)vanderbilt.edu This is your local time