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ERIC Number: ED020119
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A STUDY OF PRODUCTIVITY, RESEARCH ACTIVITIES, AND POSITIONS OF POST-WAR PH.D.'S IN MATHEMATICS.
YOUNG, G.S.
THIS REPORT PROVIDES INFORMATION ABOUT THE PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENT ACTIVITIES OF THE APPROXIMATELY 5,700 PH.D.'S IN MATHEMATICS GIVEN BY UNIVERSITIES IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA FROM 1945-65. THIS REPORT, COVERING THE 20-YEAR POST-WAR PERIOD, IS AN EXTENSION OF AN EARLIER ANALYSIS OF THE MATHEMATICS PH.D.'S GIVEN IN 1951. A VARIETY OF SOURCES WAS USED TO DETERMINE INFORMATION INCLUDING (1) THE NAMES OF THE PH.D. GRADUATES IN MATHEMATICS, (2) PRESENT POSITIONS AND FACULTY RANKS OF THE MEMBERS OF THE CLASSES STUDIED, AND (3) THE NUMBER OF PAPERS AND BOOKS PUBLISHED BY EACH PERSON. REPORTED ARE (1) THE TYPE OF EMPLOYMENT AND, FOR UNIVERSITY PERSONNEL, THE FACULTY RANK WHERE APPLICABLE FOR EACH CLASS, (2) THE DISTRIBUTION OF NUMBER OF PUBLICATIONS FOR EACH CLASS, (3) COMPARISONS BETWEEN THE PAPERS PUBLISHED BY PROFESSORS AT DIFFERENT TYPES OF UNIVERSITIES, (4) THE PERCENTAGES, FOR EACH CLASS, OF THOSE WHO HAVE PUBLISHED NO PAPERS, ONE PAPER, AND MORE THAN ONE PAPER, AND (5) THE NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF EACH CLASS WHO HAVE PUBLISHED AT A RATE OF MORE THAN ONE PAPER PER YEAR. ACCORDING TO THE CALCULATIONS, WHICH WERE DONE FOR THIS REPORT, IT WAS ESTIMATED THAT IN 1965 THERE WERE ROUGHLY 700 UNIVERSITY MATHEMATICIANS AVAILABLE WHO MET THE STANDARD OF HAVING PUBLISHED A PAPER A YEAR. WHEN CONSIDERING THE SIZE OF THE POOL OF 700 QUALIFIED THESIS DIRECTORS, THE GOALS STATED IN THE GILLILAND REPORT OF BETWEEN 1,300 AND 2,200 PH.D.'S PER YEAR IN MATHEMATICS BY 1970 SEEM IMPLAUSIBLY HIGH. (RP)
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