Research Interests


  1. T. M. Thompson and K. L. Wiggins, The treatment of limits in the Calculus: are we becoming careless?, Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Technol. 21 (1990), 235-242.
  2. T. M. Thompson and K. L. Wiggins, Multivariate limits and continuity: A survey of calculus textbooks, U.S. Educational Resources Information Center, ERIC Document ED (1988) 291 607.
  3. D. Crowe and T. M. Thompson, Some Modern Uses of Geometry, Learning and Teaching Geometry, K-12, 1987 Yearbook, NCTM, Reston, VA.
  4. T. M. Thompson, From Error-Correcting Codes through Sphere Packings to Simple Groups, Carus Monograph #21, Math. Assoc. Amer., Washington, D.C., 1983.


  1. " 'O Great Calculator:' Calculator and Software Accuracy," Summer Meeting, Pacific Northwest Section, Math. Assoc. Amer., 1995.
  2. "Apollonius, Heron, Kepler, and Spreadsheets: Old Ideas, New Technology, New Applications," Summer Meeting, Pacific Northwest Section, Math. Assoc. Amer., 1995.
  3. "Hamming and Golay," Invited address, International Gauss Symposium on Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Guarujá, São Paulo, Brasil, 1989.
  4. "Error-Correcting Codes: The Beginnings," Invited Science Seminar presentation, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, 1989.
  5. "Error-Correcting Codes and Beyond," Invited MAA Short Course, Pacific Northwest Section, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1988.
  6. "Limits and Continuity," International Congress of Mathematicians, Berkeley, CA, 1986.
  7. "The Early History of Error-Correcting Codes," Invited Colloquium talk, Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 1985.
  8. "Error-Correcting Codes: The Beginnings," International Congress of Mathematicians, Warsaw, Poland, 1983.
  9. "Error-Correcting Codes: The Beginnings," Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics/SCHPM, Learned Societies Conference, Montréal, Qué., Canada, 1980.