Elbert Frank Cox

The First African American to Earn a Ph.D. in Mathematics

 

Elbert Frank Cox began his graduate work at Cornell University in 1922.

 

In 1925 Cox received his Ph.D. thus becoming not only the first African American to

 

obtain a Ph.D. in Mathematics in the U.S. but also in the world.

 

 

Background Information on Cox:

           

Family

 

Education

 

Links

 

Career

 

Mathematical Genealogy

 

Mathematics of Cox:

 

Overview: Definition of a Difference Equation

 

The Fibonacci sequence

 

Relation on the Order of a Difference equation with Initial Conditions with help from the Fibonacci sequence

 

Solutions to Difference equations

 

A bit of Cox’s Work

 

Introduction to the Worksheet

 

Classroom Worksheet

 

Multicultural Issues:

 

“Separate but Equal”

 

Stereotype Vulnerability

 

Cox’s Experiences

 

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