CoursesMost recent academic years first.2011Spring2007Spring2006Fall2005FallSpring200304SpringFall200203FallSpring
20012002 was my sabbatical year!
Spring 2001Mathematics 309  Topics in GeometryThe main page for Mathematics 103  Calculus for the Life Sciences Material special for my section of Mathematics 103 The current lab in Mathematics 103 Fall 2000Mathematics 220The main page for Mathematics 102  Calculus for the Life Sciences
Spring 2000Mathematics 266 Vector calculus for Electrical Engineers The main page for Mathematics 103  Calculus for the Life Sciences Material special for section #203 of Mathematics 103 Fall 1999Mathematics 308 Euclidean geometry The main page for Mathematics 102  Calculus for the Life Sciences Material special for section #103 of Mathematics 102
Spring 1999Mathematics 152 Linear algebra for engineers Mathematics 266 Vector calculus and complex analysis for electrical engineers Mathematics 431 Special topics in geometry Fall 1998Mathematics 308 Euclidean geometry Mathematics 256 Differential equations for engineers Mathematics 100 and Mathematics 101 First year calculus (as taught by David Austin, Leah Keshet, and Denis Sjerve)
Spring 1998Mathematics 309 Topics in geometry Fall 1997Mathematics 308 Euclidean geometry Mathematics 256 Differential equations for engineers
Spring 1997Mathematics 152 Linear algebra for engineers Mathematics 309 Topics in geometry Fall 1996Mathematics 308 Euclidean geometry Mathematics 256 Differential equations for engineers
Spring 1996Mathematics 255 Ordinary differential equations Mathematics 257 Partial differential equations Mathematics 308 Euclidean geometry Fall 1995Mathematics 307 Applied linear algebra
The programming language PostScriptPostScript is an interpreted language originally intended for use in printers. It can be used for many tasks involving complicated graphics, and even for a wide range of general programming purposes. It is not suitable for serious programming endeavours, since it is somewhat slow and it can handle only a very limited range of integers and real numbers, but I believe it is undervalued as an educational tool. I use PostScript in a number of my courses for various purposes: (1) Mathematics 308, to show how geometry can be used to draw sophisticated mathematical pictures; (2) Mathematics 307, as the base for a convenient linear algebra calculator. I have just begun to construct animated sequences of physical systems, which might serve as prototypes for final versions to be done in Java. There exist free versions of PostScript interpreters for UNIX, MSDOS, and Macs. They can all be found at the GhostScript home page
Remarks on student talks in undergraduate classesFree advice (worth every penny you pay for it) for students and colleagues.
