Teaching

Derek Wise

This page is a record of some of my past teaching activities. Before coming to the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Fall 2010, I was a Visiting Research Assistant Professor at UC Davis. And before that, I was a graduate student at UC Riverside, where I was a Teaching Assistant for 4 years, as well as the primary instructor for a few courses. Earlier still, I was an undergrad physics and astronomy lab instructor at Abilene Christian University. Courses I taught are listed below.

Courses Taught

Courses at UC Davis:

Short Calculus I (UCD MAT-16a)
Ordinary Differential Equations (UCD MAT-22b)
Partial Differential Equations I (UCD MAT-118a)
Partial Differential Equations II (UCD MAT-118b)
Differential Geometry (UCD MAT-116)
Topology (UCD MAT-147)
Gauge Theory and Gravity (UCD MAT-280)

Courses at UC Riverside:

Calculus of Several Variables (UCR Math 10A, Summer 2004)
Ordinary Differential Equations (UCR Math 46, Summer 2005)
Topology Qualifier Seminar (Summer 2006). (for graduate students preparing to take the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam in Topology. Covered general topology, homotopy theory, and differential topology, and emphasized unifying themes using category theory.)
Complex Analysis Qualifier Seminar (Fall 2007). (for graduate students preparing to take the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam in Complex Analysis.)

Courses Tutored/Assisted

At the University of Erlangen, I have tutored the following courses:

Quantum Field Theory I
Quantum Field Theory II
General Relativity I
General Relativity I
Loop Quantum Gravity

Much of the time I was a Ph.D. student, I was also a teaching assistant. I assisted with these classes:

College Algebra
Calculus
Multivariable Calculus
Linear Algebra
Abstract Algebra
Differential Equations
History of Mathematics
Geometry
Differential Geometry
Topology

Earlier, as an undergrad at ACU, I was a teaching assistant or lab instructor for the following courses:

General Physics
Astronomy
Optics