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Forename: 
Warren
Surname: 
Buck
City: 
Champaign
State: 
IL
Country: 
USA
Homepage: 
http://www.uni.illinois.edu/~wbuck
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\usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage{psfrag} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{xypic}
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I received a bachelor of arts in mathematics education in 2002 and a master of arts in mathematics in 2004 from <A HREF="http://www.eiu.edu">Eastern Illinois University</A>. In order to receive my master's, I completed a thesis, titled <A HREF="http://planetmath.org/?op=getobj&from=papers&id=336">Cyclic Rings</A>. In fact, the reason that I first became involved in PlanetMath was that I stumbled upon it while doing research for my thesis and became interested. The very first entry that I contributed to PlanetMath was <A HREF="http://planetmath.org/encyclopedia/CyclicRing3.html">cyclic ring</A>. An interesting tidbit of information is that, despite the fact that I added this entry on March 10th, 2003, a Google search on <B>"cyclic ring" math</B> still returns my entry as the first hit, at least for the time being. <P/> My thesis advisor was <A HREF="http://www.eiu.edu/~math/people.htm#c">Dr. Leo Comerford</A>. I was in a doctorate program in mathematics at the University of Illinois, but I chose not to continue after four years in the program. I am currently teaching at <A HREF="http://www.uni.uiuc.edu">University Laboratory High School</A>, which is affectionately known as Uni High. <P/> As for my user name, Wkbj is my initials, and 79 is for the year I was born: 1979. <P/> The user <A HREF="http://planetmath.org/?op=getobj&from=users&id=13837">sjm1979</A> also attends the University of Illinois. I was the one who introduced him to PlanetMath. <P/> I used PSTricks in many of my entries that deal with geometry. I would like to thank Chi (user name <A HREF="http://planetmath.org/?op=getuser&id=3771">CWoo</A>) for introducing me to PSTricks. He did so in response to <A HREF="http://planetmath.org/?op=getmsg&id=14718">one of my posts</A>, which in turn was a response to <A HREF="http://planetmath.org/?op=getmsg&id=14717">one of his posts</A> in which he gives his comments on my entry titled <A HREF="http://planetmath.org/encyclopedia/Area2.html">area</A>.