**Teaching**

Some teachers might
fear the worst, but I expect the very best from my
students!

* Here is my advice to all my
students: (a learning portfolio good even for your
next life)*

* 1. ***be
honest** (don't ever think of cheating or
lying!)

2. **be brave** (get up if you fall down!)

3. **be smart** (think outside the box, but
don't outsmart yourself!)

**(in that order!) **

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I
have decided to retire on June 30th 2015, mainly
because of the heavy teaching load. I
was scheduled to teach the following **six**
**undergraduate** courses* in 2015/16,
*none
of them related to** **Geometry,
my area of expertise,
most of them not even
for Mathematics
students, and two
of which I have never
taught befor*e.**
Perhaps only seasoned polymath
instructors with "proven blended
experiential teaching skills" are
given such an interesting variety of 5
or more undergraduate courses to teach
per year** but I
don't feel like I am up to that kind
of challenge any more! *** **

**STATS
2D03: ****Introduction
to Probability,
June to August 2015**

**MATH
2L03: ****Basic
Math for students in Business and Social
Sciences, September
to December 2015**

**MATH
3D03: ****Mathematical
Physics II, January
to April 2016**

**MATH 3Z03:
**Inquiry:
History of Mathematics, **January to
April 2016**

MATH 1K03: High School Math for students in
Humanities and Social Sciences, May
to June 2016

STATS 2D03:
**Introduction
to Probability,
June to
August 2016**
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*My
last sabbatical was in 2005/06 almost a ***decade**
ago, and the last time I taught a graduate
course in my area of expertise was in 2010/11,
five years ago.

I
taught the following **undergraduate**
courses** **in** **2014/15

* *

**MATH 3D03:
****Mathematical
Physics II, Term 2 ***(35
stud**en**ts**)*

**MATH 3Z03:
**Inquiry:
History of Mathematics, Term 2 *(20
students)*

**MATH
4B03: ****Calculus on
Manifolds, Term1 ***(9
students)*

** **

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** **

I taught the
following **six** **undergraduate** courses (**3
of which I've never taught before**) in 2013/14:

** ****MATH 3D03**:
Mathematical Physics II, Term
2 **(***80 students*)

STATS
3U03: Stochastic Processes, Term
2 **(***20 students*)

ARTS&SCI
2R03 Applied Statistical Inference,
Term 2 *(circa 60 students)*

ISCI 4A12:
Integrated Science IV, Terms 1 and 2 (*2
students*)

**MATH
3C03: Mathematical Physics
I, Term 1 (***85
students*)

MATH
3GP3: Geometric Ideas in Physics, Term 1 **(***7 students*)

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Since the University
administration denied me my Research Leave
(sabbatical), **I happily (and willingly ;) taught the
following courses in 2012/13:**

** MATH
3D03: Mathematical Physics
II, Term 2****
**(70 students)

**MATH
799: Graduate
Reading Course, Term 2 (1 student)**

**MATH 3C03:
Mathematical Physics I,
Term 1 (90 students)**

**STATS
2D03: Introduction to Probability,
Term 1 (130 students)**

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**I taught the
following five courses in 2011/12**

MATH 3D03: Mathematical Physics
II, Term 2** (75
students)**

MATH 3GP3: Geometric
Ideas in Physics, Term 2 (9 students)

**STATS 2D03:
Introduction to Probability, Term 1
(110 students)**

**MATH 3C03:
Mathematical Physics I,
Term 1 (80 students)**

SCIENCE 3EP3 Applied
Science Placement, Term 1 and 2 (1 student)

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**I taught the
following four courses in 2010/11**

**MATH
762: Introduction to Riemannian
Geometry (graduate course, 4 students), Term
2 **

**STATS 2D03:
Introduction to Probability, Term 1
(112 students)**

**MATH 4B03/6B03
Calculus on Manifolds, Term1 (6
students)**

**PHYSICS 4L03
Literature Review, Term 1 and 2 (1
student)
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I taught the
following four courses in 2009/10

MATH 3GP3 :
Geometric Ideas in Physics, Term 2 (14 students)

MATH 764 :
Topics in Differential Geometry and
Global Analysis, Term 2

MATH
2X03: Advanced Calculus I, Term 1
(95 students)

MATH 4B03 :
Calculus on Manifolds, Term 1 (15 students)
_________________________________________________________________________________

I taught the
following courses in 2008/09

MATH 762 :
Riemannian Geometry (Introductory
graduate course), Term 2

MATH
2A03: Calculus III, Term 1 ( 85
students)

MATH 3B03 :
Geometry, Term 1 (16 students)

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I taught the
following courses in 2007/08

MATH 3GP3: Geometric Ideas in Physics, Term 2 ( 18
students)

MATH 2A03: Calculus III, Term 1 ( 110 students
)

MATH 3Z03: Inquiry: History of Mathematics, Term1
( 25 students)

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I taught the following courses in
2006/07..

MATH 3G03: Problem Solving, Term 2 (20
students)

MATH 762: Riemannian Geometry, Term
2 (6
students)

MATH 3Z03: Inquiry: History of Mathematics, Term
1 ( 2 sections, 50 students )

_______________________________________________________________________

I was on research
leave during Term 2, 2005/06. ________________________________________________________________________________________

I taught the following courses during Term 1
of 2005/06..

MATH 3Z03 : Inquiry: History of Mathematics , Term
1 (26 students)

MATH 4B03: Calculus on Manifolds (Differential
Geometry) , Term 1 (15 students)

MATH 4W03: Topics in Mathematics (reading course),
Term 1

I taught the following courses during
the academic year 2004/05.

MATH 2AB3: Introduction to Real Analysis, Term 2
(Co-ordinator of 2 sections, 92 students)

MATH 3Z03 : History of Mathematics, Term 2
(Co-ordinator of 2 sections, 45 students)

MATH 795 : Graduate Student Seminar, Terms 1 & 2

MATH 4W03: Topics in Mathematics (reading course),
Terms 1 & 2

MATH 3Z03 : Inquiry: History of Mathematics, Term
1 (25 students)

I taught the following courses during
the academic year 2003/04 :

MATH 2AB3 : Introduction to Real
Analysis, Term 2 (circa 130 students)

MATH 3Z03 : History of Mathematics, Term 2
(Co-ordinator of 2 sections, 50 students)

MATH 4W03: Topics in Mathematics (reading course),
Term 2

MATH 2A03 : Calculus III, Term 1
(Co-ordinator of 3 sections, circa 280 students
altogether)

I taught the following courses in
2002/03:

MATH 3Z03 : Inquiry: History of
Mathematics, Term 2 (49 students)

MATH 1A03: Calculus I , Term 1
(circa 320 students, first section)

MATH 1A03: Calculus I , Term 1 (circa 320 students,
second section)

MATH 2U03: Teaching Mathematics , Term 1 (for
undergraduate math T.A's ) (14 students)

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I
was on research leave during the academic year of
2001/02.

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I taught the following courses in
2000/01:

MATH 3B03 : Geometry Term 1

MATH 1B03: Linear Algebra I , Term 1 (coordinator for
3 sections)

I taught the following courses in
1999/2000:

MATH 3B03: Geometry, Term 1

MATH 2AB3: Introduction to Real Analysis, Term 2

MATH 3J04: Mathematics & Statistics (mostly
for Civil Engineering students)

MATH 1N03: Calculus I (for Engineering students,
Term 1 (coordinator for 4 sections, circa 700
students)

I taught the following courses
in 1998/1999:

MATH 722 : Complex Analysis
(introductory graduate course)

MATH 3B03 : Geometry Term 2

MATH 1AA3: Calculus I (special
section)

I taught the following courses
in 1997/1998:

MATH 4BB3/ 762: Differential Geometry I
(cross-listed as a graduate course) , Term 2

MATH 2AA3 : Vector Calculus II , Term 2

MATH 4B03/ 761: Calculus on Manifolds
(cross-listed as a graduate course) , Term 1

I taught the following courses
in 1996/1997:

MATH MATH 3B03 : Geometry, Term 2

MATH 2A03: Calculus I , Term 1 (first section)

MATH 2A03: Calculus I , Term 1 (second
section)

I taught the following courses
in 1995/1996:

MATH 762: Differential Geometry (a graduate
course) , Term 2

MATH 2A06 : Vector Calculus , Term 1 and Term 2

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I was on research leave
during the academic year of 1994/1995

I got a teaching break of one semester,
because I turned down a C4-position in Germany
with a higher salary and a better pension plan
to stay at McMaster and that was all McMaster
was able to come up with in return. The Dean
said McMaster doesn't have the money to match
the German salary but different people get
different treatment apparently!

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I taught the following courses
in 1993/1994:

MATH 762: Differential Geometry (graduate
course) , Term 2

MATH 1AA6: Calculus (a special course for advanced
students), Term 1 and Term 2

MATH 3B03 : Geometry, Term 1

I taught the following courses
in 1992/1993:

MATH 2A06 : Vector Calculus , Term 1 and Term 2

MATH 1AA6: Calculus (a special course for advanced
students), Term 1 and Term 2

I taught the following courses in
1991/1992:

MATH 3FF3 : Introduction to P.D.E's , Term 2

MATH 1AA6: Calculus (a special course for advanced
students), Term 1 and Term 2

I taught the following courses in
1990/1991:

MATH 2A6 : Vector Calculus , Term 1 and Term 2

MATH 4B6: Calculus on manifolds and Differential
Geometry, Term 1 and Term 2

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I was on research leave during
Term 2, 1989/90.

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I taught the following courses in
Term 1 of 1989/1990:

MATH 1L03: Probability and Linear Algebra (for
students in Business and Social Science), Term 1

MATH 1B03 : Linear Algebra I, Term 1

I taught the following courses in
1988/1989:

MATH 762: Differential Geometry and Morse
Theory (graduate course) , Term 2

MATH 761: Calculus on Manifolds and Differential
Topology, Term 1

MATH 1B3 : Linear Algebra I, Term 1

I taught the following courses in
1987/1988:

MATH 1A6 : Calculus , Term 1 and Term 2

MATH 4B6: Calculus on Manifolds , Term 1 and Term
2

I taught the following courses in
1986/1987:

MATH 1A6 : Calculus , Term 1 and Term 2

MATH 4B6: Calculus on Manifolds , Term 1 and Term 2

I taught the following courses in
1985/1986:

MATH 1H5 : Mathematics for Engineering students ,
Term 2

MATH 2O3: Ordinary Differential
Equations,Term 2