# Bart Snapp

Associate Professor of Teaching-PracticeDepartment of Mathematics

The Ohio State University

100 Math Tower

231 West 18th Avenue

Columbus, OH 43210-1174

Email: snapp.14@osu.edu

Office: Math Building, MA 220

## Research Interests

I have many interests. I am most interested in commutative algebra, but I am also interested in number theory and algebraic geometry. I finished my PhD in 2007 at the University of Illinois under the supervision of Sankar Dutta. Here is some professional information about me:- Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
- Publications
- The Ximera Project an NSF sponsered project for converting LaTeX notes to an interactive experience.
- m4th.pro(gramming)

#### Math Parody Songs

I sing and record noise which sometimes I call music. Here are some math parody songs. I did not write the lyrics for either of these. If you have a song that you want recorded, tell me and I might do it!- Nonabelian (MP3) The lyrics of this song were written by Mary Pat Campbell and Christopher Tuffley.
- Punk Rock Noetherian Girl (MP3) The lyrics of this song were written by Richard Green.

## Publications

#### Research

- Ideals with larger projective dimension and regularity (with J. Beder, J. McCullough, L. Nunez-Betancourt, A. Seceleanu,
and B. Stone). J. Symbolic Comput. 46 (2011), no. 10, 1105-1113. doi:10.1016/j.jsc.2011.05.011

M2 code mentioned in the above paper. - A note on the variety of pairs of matrices whose product is symmetric (with M. Majidi-Zolbanin ). In Commutative Algebra and its Connections to Geometry (PASI 2009), A. Corso, C. Polini (eds.), Contemporary Mathematics, volume 555, American Mathematical Society.
- Free summands of syzygies of modules over local rings. J. Pure Appl. Algebra 214 (2010), no. 10, 1808--1811. doi:10.1016/j.jpaa.2009.12.023
- Generalized local cohomology and the canonical element conjecture. J. Pure Appl. Algebra 212 (2008), no. 4, 941--954. doi:10.1016/j.jpaa.2007.07.017

#### Research with Undergraduates

- The no-three-in-line problem on a torus (with J. Fowler, A. Groot, and D. Pandya). Preprint.

- The Collatz problem and analogues (with M. Tracy). J.
Integer Seq. 11 (2008), no. 4, Article 08.4.7, 10 pp. 11T55 (11B25).

Pari/GP code mentioned in the above paper.

#### Popular Mathematics

- Gaming the Law of Large Numbers (with T. Hoffman). The Mathematics Teacher. To Appear.
- Automotive Number Theory (with C. Snapp). Math Horizons. September (2009), 26--27.

## Non-Math Interests

- Astonish Yourself! 101 Experiments in the Philosophy of Everyday Life, a book by Roger-Pol Droit that everyone should probably read and experience.
- The Flaming Lips
- Kafka's "Before the Law"
- Ubuntu--why not give linux a try today?
- Star Trek
- Robobart!