# 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