I would like to express my appreciation to the following people who provided considerable, consistent, and constructive input, inspiration, and support in the development of the ideas and presentation of this article.
Prof. Steven G. Krantz, Editor, Notices of the American Mathematical Society, Professor, Washington University of St. Louis
Sandra Frost Breen, Managing Editor, Notices of the American Mathematical Society
Prof. Gil Strang, Department of Mathematics, MIT, Author, WellesleyCambridge Press Books
Prof. Dick Hain, Director, Park City Math Institute, Math Department, Duke University
Prof. Richard Palais, Department of Mathematics, Brandeis and UCI (ret.)
Eleanor Palais, M.S. Mathematics, MPA Kennedy School, Radcliffe Extension and Belmont High (ret.), founding member of AWM (Association for Women in Mathematics).
Andrej Cherkaev and Elena Cherkaeva, Mathematics Department, University of Utah
Lee Zia, DUE Mathematics Program, National Science Foundation
Hugo Rossi, Emina Alibegovic, Mathematics Department, University of Utah
Lauren Burton, Math Teacher, Vista Heights Middle School, Alpine District, Utah
Benny Rushing, Mathematics Department, University of Utah
Daniel Fairbanks and Sam Rushforth, present and past Deans, College of Science and Health, Utah Valley University
Joseph Hwang and David Fearnley, present and past Chairs, Mathematics Department, Utah Valley University, and my other colleagues and students at UVU 
