Welcome to Prof. David Klein's Home Page

California State University Northridge

Department of Mathematics        Interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Sciences (IRIS)

CSUN Climate Science Program





Office:
Santa Susana Hall, Room 127 

Telephone: (818) 677-7792,  Fax: (818) 677-3634

Email: david.klein@csun.edu


 Fall 2020 Schedule

Math 651B & Phys 640  General Relativity,  MW 5:00 to 6:15 p.m.

Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday 4:30 to 4:55 p.m. & by appointment
Spring 2020 Schedule

  Spring 2020 Schedule was:

Math 595 MP  Special Topics in Math/Physics: Mathematical Climate Modeling,
MW 5:00 to 6:15 p.m.


B.S. Physics 1975, UCSB 
B.A. Mathematics 1975, UCSB 
Ph.d. Center for Applied Mathematics
Cornell University, 1981



Professional Interests
  
Mathematical Physics, General Relativity and Cosmology,
Statistical Mechanics, Climate Science, Mathematics Education


Capitalism and Climate Change: The Science and Politics of Global Warming
by David Klein, illustrated and edited by Stephanie McMillan.  Kindle version available from Amazon.

Review by Michael Gasser: "Climate Change: A Radical Primer," Against the Current, Vol 180, January-February 2016

Review by Kent Worcester: "The Graphic Juggernaut," New Politics, December 2015

Review by Erica Wohldmann: "Fascinating new e-book challenges the economic roots of climate change," Planet Experts, Feb. 18, 2015.

Research Articles  Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, History of Mathematics Education, Teacher Education

K-12 Mathematics Education


Other Education Related Links

Mathematically Correct, formerly the most influential parents' organization to improve mathematics instruction in K-12

New York City HOLD National on mathematics education reform, or NYC HOLD, was "formed in order to address mathematics education in the New York City schools and to provide an organization for parents, educators, mathematicians and other concerned citizens to work to improve the quality of mathematics education"

A Guide to Free Live-Tutoring and Best Courses at Online Public Libraries

United States Coalition for World Class Math

Core Knowledge Foundation, founded in 1986 by E.D.Hirsch Jr.

National Council on Teacher Quality

American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence

Kitchen Table Math (the sequel) gives illuminating insights and good tips for parents on teaching math to their children

TeachMath.net, created by math teacher E. Toby Earl

Where's The Math?  Washington state parents and educators for mathematically correct curricula

Ilinois Loop  A web site with a wealth of information about math education and other subjects

Weapons of Math Destruction  Comics and commentary

Maths is good for you!  History of mathematics for young mathematicians

MissouriMath.Org  on shortcomings of the Missouri's standards.  See also explanation of Reform Math.

Bill Quirk's home page
Hung Hsi-Wu's home page
Richard Phelps home page

CSUN and Political Issues


Institute for Sustainability, California State University, Northridge


System Change Not Climate Change, an Ecosocialist Coalition

Book review: Essays on the New Global Capitalism, by William I. Robinson, by David Klein, Climate & Capitalism, October 28, 2019

Palestine and the Climate Crisis, by David Klein, Mondoweiss, February 5, 2019

The Limits of Green Energy Under Capitalism, by David Klein, Truthout, July 17, 2018

The Cross of the Moment, "a documentary film discussing the most difficult aspects of the climate crisis" (2015)

Capitalism, Green or Otherwise, Is "Ecological Suicide" by David Klein, Review of Green Capitalism: the God that Failed, by Richard Smith, World Economics Association eBooks, 2015, published in Truthout July 21, 2015

Labor Beat: Climate Change and Capitalism, reflections on the 2014 Climate Convergence (video)


Boycott Israel Resource Page
David Klein is the faculty advisor for the CSUN's Students for Justice in Palestine and for the CSUN Greens.  The U.S. Green party has endorsed BDS and the academic and cultural boycott of Israel.

U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel  www.usacbi.org

Scientists for Palestine, an international organisation created by and for scientists to promote science and support the integration of the occupied Palestinian territories in the international scientific community.

Open letter in support of Palestinian Physics Professor Imad Ahmad Barghouthi

An Open Letter from California Scholars for Academic Freedom to the Los Angeles City Council, June 2014

An Open Letter from California Scholars for Academic Freedom Regarding House Resolution 35

An Open Letter to CSU Chancellor Charles Reed Regarding the CSU-Israel Study Abroad Program

Why is Norman Finkelstein Not Allowed to Teach? in Works and Days, special issue: Academic Freedom and Intellectual Activism in the Post-9/11 University,  February 2009

A Multiyear Zionist Censorship Campaign by David Klein, Chapter 10 in: We Will Not Be Silenced: The Academic Repression of Israel's Critics, Edited by William I. Robinson & Maryam S. Griffen, Published by Pluto Press (UK) and AKPress (USA), copyright 2017.  Available from Amazon here and here.

New: Boycotts, Benjamins, and America’s university leaders, Mondoweiss September 10, 2019

CSUN United for Peace and Justice, a coalition of CSUN faculty, students, and university community members

Mechanisms of Western Domination: A Short History of Iraq and Kuwait
Translation to Spanish by Laura Mancini here;  to Ukrainian by Anna Matesh available here.

Commentaries by Historical Figures on Socialism, Capitalism, and Imperialism

Wikileaks mirror websites

Hitler, Nazis, Socialism, and Rightwing Propaganda

Humor

From the 1990s: Yale Calculus

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