 
Summary: Linearizing Mile Run Times
Garrett I. Ash, J. Marshall Ash, and Stefan Catoiu
Garrett Ash (gash1@swarthmore.edu) is a student at
Swarthmore College with interests in biology, chemistry,
and physics. His interest in linearizing times stems from
running in 1500meter, 1600meter, and 1mile races for
Swarthmore. He ran his most recent 1500meter race in
247.5 seconds.
J. Marshall Ash (mash@math.depaul.edu) received his
Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, in 1966 for a thesis
directed by Antoni Zygmund. He has taught at Columbia
University and, since 1969, at DePaul University. Some of
his interests are uniqueness of representation by multiple
trigonometric series, generalized differentiation, and the
doings of his sons Michael, Garrett, and Andrew.
Stefan Catoiu (scatoiu@condor.depaul.edu) received his
Ph.D. from the University of WisconsinMadison in 1997 for
a thesis directed by Donald Passman. He has taught at
Temple University and, since 1999, at DePaul. Some of his
interests are ring theory, Lie algebras and representation
