"My higher education has been at Pasadena City College (junior college) in California and at the Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA where I earned my B.S. in civil engineering degree. As a licensed professional engineer in California, I have used mathematics at a very practical level for best efficiency in civil and structural design engineering for about 30 years. I feel this has given me a strong background in the practical application (textbook and simplified methods) of all mathema"