Associate Professor, Computer Science
University of Memphis, Memphis, TN 38152
(Retired as of June2001)
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U of Memphis CS Program Dept. of Math Sciences
A few of my publications
Some Places I've been
Some Other Interests
Something my mother noticed\
my publications (indicating range of
Here in approximate last-to-first order are items in the Math Reviews index, with Math Reviews reference and subject numbers. Some items I haven't found in Math Reviews appear below them.
MR1887967 (2002m:05127) Erdős, Paul; Faudree, Ralph; Ordman, Edward T.; Rousseau, Cecil; Schelp, Richard Blocking sets for paths of a given length. J. Combin. Math. Combin. Comput. 40 (2002), 65--78. 05C38
MR1774946 (2001d:68170) Ordman, E. T.; Eberbach, E.; Anwar, A. Generalized mutual exclusion with semaphores only. Fund. Inform. 40 (1999), no. 4, 407--422. 68Q85
MR1476451 Erdős, Paul; Ordman, Edward T.; Zalcstein, Yechezkel. Clique partitions of chordal graphs [MR1264716 (95g:05080)]. Combinatorics, geometry and probability (Cambridge, 1993), 291--297, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 1997. 05C70
MR1358508 (96g:05101) Ordman, Edward T. Cliques in hypergraphs and mutual exclusion using tokens. J. Combin. Math. Combin. Comput. 19 (1995), 209--224. 05C65
MR1313949 (96a:05114) Chen, Guan-Tao; Erdős, Paul; Ordman, Edward T. Clique partitions of split graphs. Combinatorics, graph theory, algorithms and applications (Beijing, 1993), 21--30, World Sci. Publ., River Edge, NJ, 1994. 05C70
MR1267302 (95d:68108) Ordman, Edward T.; Schmitt, William Permutations using stacks and queues. Proceedings of the Twenty-fourth Southeastern International Conference on Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Computing (Boca Raton, FL, 1993). Congr. Numer. 96 (1993), 57--64. 68R05 (05C85 68P05)
MR1264716 (95g:05080) Erdős, Paul; Ordman, Edward T.; Zalcstein, Yechezkel Clique partitions of chordal graphs. Combin. Probab. Comput. 2 (1993), no. 4, 409--415. 05C70
MR1110842 (92j:05172) Ordman, Edward T. Distributed graph recognition with malicious faults. Graph theory and its applications: East and West (Jinan, 1986), 417--430, Ann. New York Acad. Sci., 576, New York Acad. Sci., New York, 1989. 05C90 (68M10 68R10)
MR1030379 (90i:05047) Erdős, P.; Gyárfás, A.; Ordman, E. T.; Zalcstein, Y. The size of chordal, interval and threshold subgraphs. Combinatorica 9 (1989), no. 3, 245--253. 05C35
MR0978172 (89k:68045) Ordman, Edward T. Minimal threshold separators and memory requirements for synchronization. SIAM J. Comput. 18 (1989), no. 1, 152--165. 68Q10 (68R10)
MR1018425 Ordman, Edward T. Byzantine firing squad using a faulty external source. Distributed algorithms (Amsterdam, 1987), 76--83, Lecture Notes in Comput. Sci., 312, Springer, Berlin, 1988. 68M10
MR0975527 (89m:05090) Erdős, Paul; Faudree, Ralph; Ordman, Edward T. Clique partitions and clique coverings. Proceedings of the First Japan Conference on Graph Theory and Applications (Hakone, 1986). Discrete Math. 72 (1988), no. 1-3, 93--101. 05C70
MR0925118 (89c:05050) Faudree, R. J.; Ordman, E. T.; Schelp, R. H.; Jacobson, M. S.; Tuza, Zs. Menger's theorem and short paths. J. Combin. Math. Combin. Comput. 2 (1987), 235--253. 05C38 (05C40)
MR0888842 (88h:68003) Ordman, Edward T. Fault-tolerant networks and graph connectivity. Proceedings of the first Carbondale combinatorics conference (Carbondale, Ill., 1986). J. Combin. Math. Combin. Comput. 1 (1987), 191--205. 68M15 (05C40 68M10 68R10 90B25)
MR0888841 (88g:05103) Ordman, Edward T. Dining philosophers and graph covering problems. Proceedings of the first Carbondale combinatorics conference (Carbondale, Ill., 1986). J. Combin. Math. Combin. Comput. 1 (1987), 181--190. 05C70
MR0881175 (88d:05092) Erdős, Paul; Ordman, Edward T.; Zalcstein, Yechezkel Bounds on threshold dimension and disjoint threshold coverings. SIAM J. Algebraic Discrete Methods 8 (1987), no. 2, 151--154. 05C35
MR0830734 (87k:68130) Ordman, Edward T. Threshold coverings and resource allocation. Proceedings of the sixteenth Southeastern international conference on combinatorics, graph theory and computing (Boca Raton, Fla., 1985). Congr. Numer. 49 (1985), 99--113. 68R10 (05C99 68N25 90B05)
MR0790923 (86g:05048) Caccetta, Louis; Erdős, Paul; Ordman, Edward T.; Pullman, Norman J. The difference between the clique numbers of a graph. Ars Combin. 19 (1985), A, 97--106. 05C35 (05C99)
MR1540506 Boas, R. P.; Ordman, Edward T.; Problems and Solutions: Solutions of Elementary Problems: E2934. Amer. Math. Monthly 91 (1984), no. 8, 518. Click for PDF
MR1539559 Gillman, Leonard; Ordman, Edward T.; Dodge, Clayton W.; Problems and Solutions: Solutions of Problems Dedicated to Emory P. Starke: S17. Amer. Math. Monthly 87 (1980), no. 9, 822--823. Click for PDF
MR0565363 (81c:54042) Ordman, Edward T.; Smith-Thomas, Barbara V. Sequential conditions and free topological groups. Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 79 (1980), no. 2, 319--326. 54D55 (22A99 54G20) Click for PDF
MR1538963 Ordman, Edward T.; Reviews: Man and His Technology. Amer. Math. Monthly 86 (1979), no. 2, 136--137. Click for PDF
MR0519712 (80e:22001) Fay, Temple H.; Ordman, Edward T.; Thomas, Barbara V. Smith The free topological group over the rationals. General Topology Appl. 10 (1979), no. 1, 33--47. 22A05
MR1538682 Ordman, Edward T.; Problems and Solutions: Solutions of Elementary Problems: E2630. Amer. Math. Monthly 85 (1978), no. 4, 278--279.
MR1538251 Robbins, David P.; Ordman, Edward T.; Powell, Barry; Rosenfeld, Azriel; Klein, Benjamin G.; Garfunkel, Jack; Problems and Solutions: Elementary Problems: E2629, E2630-E2634. Amer. Math. Monthly 84 (1977), no. 1, 57--58.
MR0427525 (55 #557) Ordman, Edward T. Free k-groups and free topological groups. General Topology and Appl. 5 (1975), no. 3, 205--219. 22A05
MR1537596 Ordman, Edward T.; Reviews: The Nature of Modern Mathematics. Amer. Math. Monthly 81 (1974), no. 10, 1129--1130. Click for PDF
MR0374319 (51 #10519) Ordman, Edward T. Free products of topological groups with equal uniformities. I, II. Colloq. Math. 31 (1974), 37--43; ibid. 31 (1974), 45--49. 22A05
MR0364528 (51 #782) Ordman, Edward T.; Morris, Sidney A. Almost locally invariant topological groups. J. London Math. Soc. (2) 9 (1974/75), 30--34. 22A05
MR0360912 (50 #13359) Morris, Sidney A.; Ordman, Edward T.; Thompson, H. B. The topology of free products of topological groups. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Theory of Groups (Australian Nat. Univ., Canberra, 1973), pp. 504--515. Lecture Notes in Math., Vol. 372, Springer, Berlin, 1974. 22A05
MR0352320 (50 #4807) Ordman, Edward T. Free products of topological groups which are k\omega-spaces. Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 191 (1974), 61--73. 22A05 Click for PDF
MR1537220 Ordman, E. T.; Gibbs, Richard; Stocker, Harold; Problems and Solutions: Solutions of Elementary Problems: E2383. Amer. Math. Monthly 80 (1973), no. 9, 1066.
MR1537081 Ordman, Edward T.; Reviews: Perspectives in Mathematics // Mathematics in Civilization // Liberal Arts Mathematics // Mathematics: A Humanistic Approach // Readings for Mathematics: A Humanistic Approach. Amer. Math. Monthly 80 (1973), no. 5, 568--573. Click for PDF
MR0332996 (48 #11321) Ordman, Edward T. Factoring a group as an amalgamated free product. J. Austral. Math. Soc. 15 (1973), 222--227. 20E30
MR0320216 (47 #8755) Mack, John; Morris, Sidney A.; Ordman, Edward T. Free topological groups and the projective dimension of a locally compact abelian group. Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 40 (1973), 303--308. 22A05 Click for PDF
MR1536865 Kestelman, H.; Just, Erwin; Langford, E. S.; Hughes, Thomas; Ordman, E. T.; Gould, H. W.; Problems and Solutions: Elementary Problems: E2379-E2384. Amer. Math. Monthly 79 (1972), no. 9, 1033--1034.
MR0357294 (50 #9762) Becker, J. D.; Ordman, E. T. On functions defined by iterations of each other. Aequationes Math. 8 (1972), 238--241. 10A20
MR0294141 (45 #3214) Ordman, E. T. Algebraic characterization of some classical combinatorial problems. Amer. Math. Monthly 78 (1971), 961--970. 05A05 Click for PDF
MR0276355 (43 #2102) Ordman, Edward T. On subgroups of amalgamated free products. Proc. Cambridge Philos. Soc. 69 1971 13--23. 20.52
MR0255691 (41 #351) Ordman, Edward T. Subgroups of amalgamated free products. Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 76 1970 358--360. 20.52
MR1533643 Ordman, E. T.; Classroom Notes: Convergence Almost Everywhere is Not Topological. Amer. Math. Monthly 73 (1966), no. 2, 182--183. Click for PDF
MR1533392 Rajagopalan, M.; Wilansky, A.; Ordman, E. T.; Problems and Solutions: Solutions of Advanced Problems: 5222. Amer. Math. Monthly 72 (1965), no. 7, 799--800.
MR0148758 (26 #6264) Fell, Harriet; Newman, Morris; Ordman, Edward Tables of genera of groups of linear fractional transformations. J. Res. Nat. Bur. Standards Sect. B 67B 1963 61--68. 20.65 (10.21)
One and one is nothing: liberating mathematics (essay),
Soundings 56(1973), 164-181.
Make up your own mazes, Arithmetic Teacher 22(1975), 650-652. Click here for PDF
Meteor: an arcade game using character graphics,
Creative Computing 8(Aug. 1982), 178-80-82-84-85.
Writing transportable basic,
COMPUTE! (Jan. 1983), 36-42, and (Feb. 1983), 56-62.
Convergence and abstract spaces in
analysis, Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics 1(1969)79-96 and
I've lectured alphabetically from Aalborg (Denmark) to Zomba (Malawi) and north - south from Torshavn (Faeroe Islands) to Hobart (Tasmania) as well as in London, Paris, Amsterdam; Budapest, Shanghai, Xi'an, Jinan, Hakone; Toronto, Sydney, Auckland, etc. I've visited departments or companies in Kiev and Odessa, Ukraine, and Delhi, India.
My wife and I are active in Servas, a peace organization encouraging international home-to-home visits. Among other organizations, we have traveled with Elderhostel and Global Volunteers, the Foundation for International Community Assistance and the American Indian College Fund. We've been camp counselors (English tutors) at a children's camp in rural Eastern Poland and visited small colleges on Indian reservations.
We are happy to provide some of our charity-related travel pictures; many have pointers elsewhere on the ordman.net pages.
I migrate between Tennessee and New Hampshire
(Secretary at Dept. of Math Sciences, U of Memphis, 901-678-2482,
generally knows where I am.)
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Some Other Interests
Programming interests: Geneology, Pictorial data
A few experiences / interests:
Starting new / isolated Computer Science Programs (e.g. Faroe Islands)
Applied econometrics. Economic forecasting.
(worked for Kentucky Council of Economic Advisors)
Rapid prototying / feasibility of industrial applications
(Group insurance, factory floor quality control, etc.)
Theology: Lectured at a divinity school in East Jerusalem, some others.
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Something my mother noticed
The University of Memphis does a very good job with students who have handicaps. I very much like advising students. In late 1997 Ann Landers included a letter about my work with handicapped students. While no one has ever called my mother to mention seeing any of my 40 or 50 professional papers, 15 people called my mother that morning before breakfast. Since then, in my mother's eyes, I am a success. For more about this, click here.
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Last Revised: June 2005
minor additions Dec 2013