William Haloupek

Biography

William Haloupek
Mathematician -- PhD 1992
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Astronomy is my hobby. Kind of an obsession at times! Not so much about where to point my telescope, but more learning about exotic places.

I started out in Topology and Analysis at Texas Tech, then went to Wisconsin and switched to Applied Math. Started working on a PhD thesis in General Relativity, then changed to Dynamical Systems, and ended up with a PhD in Differentiability Theory. Studied a lot of Classical Physics.

I also worked as a radar engineer in the missile defense industry for 10 years. This gave me an appreciation of the "real world."

Other hobbies: genealogy, coin collecting, science fiction, philosophy, hiking.

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Books

Stars of the Neighborhood
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,120. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
As you get to know your stellar neighborhood, you will find some bizarre and fascinating stars, planets and other strange things. Each one has its own personality, and we are starting to learn more about them, individually. This short ebook describes the nearby stars, and a few other objects, which will be among the first things we encounter, when we start to explore interstellar space
Dunsel
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a dystopian short story about a future in which machines do all the work.
Calculations for Science Fiction Writers/Circular Orbits
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
Circular orbits are the simplest kind, and some quick and easy calculations will make your science fiction stories involving planets and satellites a lot more credible. Circular motion, in general, can be described without calculus and vectors. All you need is a calculator. (Exponents don't come out right in the online version.)
Calculations for Science Fiction Writers/Space Travel with Constant Acceleration – The Nonrelativistic Case
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
This article explains basic calculations related to constant acceleration. It should be of interest to science fiction writers who want to make their stories realistic, and to anyone interested in space travel, real or fictional. The number of scary looking equations is kept to a necessary minimum. I just give you the equations you need, with no calculus or vectors required. (online version bad)
Fast Things in the Solar System
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,110. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Space Science
Some amazingly fast and surprisingly slow things move on Earth and in the rest of the solar system. We begin with some Earthly examples, including World speed records of various kinds, and progress toward faster things, moving among the planets.
Faith and Reason and Faith in Reason
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,410. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Atheism/Agnosticism
This book explores the philosophical aspects of religious faith and reason. To me, doubt seems more reasonable than certainty. Open-mindedness seems more reasonable than fixed belief. Doubt and open-mindedness are often mistaken for confusion, though. Also, like certainty and faith, they can be taken to extremes. Version 2.0 Without the restrictions of faith, the mind has
Control Zombies Suck Brains from Living Skulls
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(zombie spoof, comedy) It would all be over soon, as I was the last of my kind. The only hope for humanity was that zombie scientists would someday clone humans and raise them as livestock.
Principles of Galactic Warfare
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,830. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Military
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a manual written by a military strategist in the far future, when warfare is conducted on a galactic scale. Important principles are illustrated by parables, taken from our storied future past. My best seller! Version 2.
Bounded in a Nutshell
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
This is a short story, in the science fiction/horror genre. It is told in the first person. The narrator is in a kind of prison for the criminally insane. He is highly intelligent, but an extreme sociopath.
Scientists and Intellectuals in Entertainment
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2011. Category: Essay » Sociology
Scientists and intellectuals are often poorly portrayed by the entertainment industry. An easy choice for an evil antagonist is a mad scientist. An equally easy choice for a ridiculous fool is a scientist without common sense. These stereotypes are reinforced again and again in movies, television and literature. It’s amazing when any child grows up wanting to be a scientist, in our culture.
Far-called
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,220. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
As many cool ideas per page as possible. Indiana Jones on Mars! This book is half science and half fiction. It describes what life might be like in the 35th Century.

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