List Of Courses I Teach
List Of Courses (What) I Have Taught (When)
Fall 1994 
Fall 1995 
Fall 1996 
Fall 1997 
Math 370 
Math 496 
Math 310 
CSP 2 


Math 110 

Spring 1995 
Spring 1996 
Spring 1997 
Spring 1998 
Math 124 
Math 120 
Math 370 
Math 312 

Math 312 
Math 120 
Math 120 
Fall 1994
Analysis of methods for approximating solutions to algebraic and differential equations by computer.
Error estimation and stability are themes throughout. Topics include iterative methods for linear and
nonlinear systems, condition numbers and Gaussian elimination, function interpolation and
approximation, explicit and implicit methods for initial value problems.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 220: Multivariate Calculus
Credit: 4 units
Fall 1995
Application of mathematical techniques found in probability and statistics,
numerical analysis, differential equations, linear algebra and optimization
to solve problems drawn from the life sciences, physical sciences and social sci
ences. Familiarity with a computing language is recommended but not required.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 220 (Multivariate Calculus)
Credit: 4 units
Spring 1996
CALCULUS 2: SCIENTIFIC MODELING AND INTEGRAL CALCULUS. This course
continues the study of the calculus through scientific modeling. While Calculus I is concerned with
local changes in a function, Calculus 2 focuses on accumulated changes. Models solved by
accumulation functions lead to the definition of the integral and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
Additional topics include numerical and analytic techniques of integration, trigonometric functions
and dynamical systems modeling periodic or quasiperiodic phenomena, local approximation of
functions by Taylor polynomials and Taylor series, and approximation of periodic functions on an
interval by trigonometric polynomials and Fourier series.
Prerequisites: Mathematics 109 or 110
Credit: 4 units
The differential and integral calculus of complexvalued functions of a complex variable,
emphasizing geometry and applications. The complex number system, analytic functions and the
CauchyRiemann equations, elementary functions and conformal mappings, contour integration,
Taylor and Laurent series, function theory. Applications to physics, harmonic and real analysis.
Prerequisites: Mathematics 220: Multivariate Calculus
Credit: 4 units
Fall 1996
A beginning course in advanced calculus and real analysis. Properties of the real number system,
sequences and series of real numbers, the HeineBorel and BolzanoWeierstrass Theorems,
continuity and uniform continuity, sequences and series of functions, differentiation and Riemann
integration.
Prerequisites: Mathematics 140: Discrete Math and Mathematics 220: Multivariable Calculus
Credit: 4 units
Spring 1997
Analysis of methods for approximating solutions to algebraic and differential equations by computer.
Error estimation and stability are themes throughout. Topics include iterative methods for linear and
nonlinear systems, condition numbers and Gaussian elimination, function interpolation and
approximation, explicit and implicit methods for initial value problems.
Prerequisites: Mathematics 220: Multivariate Calculus
Credit: 4 units
Fall 1997
In this course, we explore
legal, cultural, and theoretical issues and contexts that affect how
different people and communities conceptualize justice in the United States.
We begin the course by considering readings that challenge the idea that the
meaning of "justice" impacts all of us equally.
In this section, we also examine collective "justice statements," including
the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights, the Declaration of Sentiments,
the TenPoint Program of the Black Panther Party, the U.S. Bill of Rights
and Declaration of Independence, the French Declaration of the Rights of Man,
and the Platform of the 1993 March on Washington.
We then move on to a section
that examines the racialized, gendered, and classbased struggle over the
meaning of rights, nation, and freedom during the postReconstruction Era.
Charles Chesnutt's The Marrow of Tradition and D.W. Griffith's Birth
of a Nation are our texts for this section.
Questions of (national) inheritance
and legal, contractual and cultural
relationships provide the bridge to the third section of the course.
Here we revisit notions of 'equal protection under the law' and privacy
that stem from interpretations of the Fourteenth Amendment.
We use Supreme Court cases such as Bowers v Hardwick, Loving v Virginia, and Hawaii's Baehr v Lewin to examine the legal policing of
private spheres in the areas of marriage, race, gender and sexuality.
Credit: 8 units
Spring 1998
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Spring 2000
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Fall 2006
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Spring 2007
Math 214: Linear Systems
Math 300: Junior Colloquium
Math 201: Mathematics, Education
& Access To Power
Fall 2007
Math 110: Basic Calculus 1
Math 400: Senior Colloquium
Last Updated
August 24, 2010
by Ron Buckmire