Paul J. Nahin

Paul J. Nahin (born November 26, 1940) is an engineer and author who has written several books on topics in physics and mathematics, including biographies of Oliver Heaviside, George Boole, and Claude Shannon, books on mathematical concepts such as Euler's formula and the imaginary unit, and a number of books on time travel.

Born in California, he graduated from Brea Olinda High School in 1958, and thereafter received a B.S. from Stanford University in 1962, an M.S. from the California Institute of Technology in 1963, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine in 1972.[1]

He thereafter taught at Harvey Mudd College and the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.[1]

As of 2015, Nahin is an emeritus professor of electrical engineering at the University of New Hampshire.



  1. 1 2 Electrical and computer engineering expert offers annual Sampson Lecture Bates College News (March 23, 2011).
  2. A. Bultheel (2014) Review: Intersect from European Mathematical Society.
  3. Henry Ricardo (2006) Review: Euler's Fabulous from Mathematical Association of America.
  4. Danielle L. Parker (2006) Review:Time Travel from Bewildering Stories.
  5. Ed Sandifer (1999) Review:Imaginary Tale from Mathematical Association of America.
  6. Y.H. Ku (1989) Journal of the Franklin Institute 326:3.
  7. Robert Rosenberg (1989) Isis.
  8. George E. Webb (1989) The Historian.
  9. Jed Buchwald (1991) Centaurus.

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