Kenneth B. Howell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emeritus, Mathematical Science


301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899
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  • Ph.D. (Math) Indiana University, 1978
  • M.S. (Math) Indiana University, 1975
  • B.S. (Math) and B.S. (Physics) Rose-Hulman Inst. of Technology, 1973


  • Partial differential equations
  • Mathematical physics and modeling
  • Mathematics of elasticity
  • Potential theory
  • Signal processing
  • Optics and limited photon optics
  • Systems performance analysis
  • Generalized functions
  • Fourier analysis

Recent Publications

  • Ordinary Differential Equations: An Introduction to the Fundamentals, Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, 2016.

  • Principles of Fourier Analysis (2nd Ed), Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, 2017.

  • "Fourier Transforms," Chapter 2 in The Transforms and Applications Handbook (editor: A. Poulerikas) C.R.C. Press, 1995 (1st edition) & 2000 (2nd edition).

  • "A New Theory for Fourier Analysis, Part V: Generalized Multiplication and Convolution on the Dual Space", Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 187 (1994), 567-582.

  • "A New Theory for Fourier Analysis, Part I: The Space of Test Functions," Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications, 168 (1992), 342-350.

  • "Thermal Modeling of Blowout Phenomena" (in Two Parts), technical report prepared for the U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command (1989), 60+ pages

  • "The Asymptotic Behavior of Doubly Periodic Strain States," Journal of Elasticity, 16 (1986), 43-61.