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|Alma mater||Oregon State University|
|Institutions||National Institutes of Health, University of Maine|
|Doctoral advisor||Ronald Bernard Guenther|
Farlow earned bachelor's and master's degrees in physics and mathematics at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa respectively. From 1962-1968 he was a Lieutenant Commander in the Public Health Service in the Division of Computer Research and Technology at the National Institutes of Health. He completed his Ph.D. in mathematics at Oregon State University during that time in 1967. His doctoral supervisor was Ronald Bernard Guenther, and his doctoral dissertation was on Existence Theorems for Periodic Solutions of Parabolic Partial Differential Equations.
Although he has written articles for the Copley News Service and Creators Syndicate, he is currently a professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of Maine as well as an Associate Editor at the European Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics.
Farlow is the author of several books in mathematics, including
- Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers (Wiley, 1982; Russian translation, Moscow: Mir, 1985; Dover, 1993)
- Calculus and It's Applications (with Gary M. Haggard, McGraw Hill, 1990)
- Applied Mathematics (with Gary M. Haggard, Random House, 1988; 2nd ed., McGraw Hill, 1994)
- Finite Mathematics and Its Applications (with Gary M. Haggard, Random House, 1988; 2nd ed., McGraw Hill, 1994)
- Introduction to Calculus with Applications (with Gary M. Haggard, McGraw Hill, 1990)
- An Introduction to Differential Equations and Their Applications (McGraw Hill, 1994; Dover, 2006)
- Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (Prentice Hall, 2007)
- Paradoxes in Mathematics (Dover Publications, 2014)
- The Girl Who Ate Equations for Breakfast (Thales House Press, 2016)
- Mathematics" Ain't There an App for That? (Thales House Press, 2016)
- Ten Reasons for Not Naming Your Cat Calculus (Thales House Press, 2016)
- Professor Pickle and the Omicron Affair (Thales House Press, 2016)
- Advanced Mathematics: A Transitional Reference (John Wiley @ Sons, 2019)
He is also the editor of:
- Self-Organizing Methods in Modeling: GMDH Type Algorithms (Marcel Dekker, 1984)
- "Home page". University of Maine Mathematics Department. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
- Stanley Farlow at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
- Reviews of Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers:
- Morgan, K. (1983). "Book review: Partial differential equations for scientists and engineers". International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. Wiley. 19 (4): 625–625. doi:10.1002/nme.1620190413. ISSN 0029-5981.
- Farlow, Stanley J.; Becker, Stephen F. (1985). "Partial Differential Equations for Scientists and Engineers". American Journal of Physics. American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT). 53 (7): 702–702. doi:10.1119/1.14292. ISSN 0002-9505.
- Tweddle, J. Christopher (January 2010), MAA Reviews
- Reviews of Paradoxes in Mathematics: *Advanced Mathematics: A Transitional Reference (John Wiley @ Sons, 2019)