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Quentin M. Adams MD, MS, MBA, BS ChE

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[Adams MD, MS, MBA, BS ChE, Quentin M.]
  • Lecturer

Biography

Although a full-time, solo practice Neurologist with an office in Colleyville, I truly enjoy teaching in the mathematics department at UT Arlington!  I worked for a few years as a Chemical Engineer for Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas.  I wasn't crazy about the slow pace of a career in engineering within a large corporation, and saw an opportunity to apply my understanding of chemical engineering concepts to medicine...and off to medical school I went.  Then an internship in Internal Medicine, followed by three years of residency training in Neurology at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.  I opened my medical practice in July 1989, and have been involved in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders since then.  Medical school does not prepare you for running a business, so I figured an MBA would be worthwhile, and finished the MBA at TCU in 2000.  I have always been involved in teaching, in several settings over the years, including undergraduate years at UT Austin in engineering, during medical school and residency training and while at TCU.  I began to look into teaching mathematics at a university level, and was surprised to find that I could not teach undergraduate engineering related math courses without a master's degree or a minimum of 18 hours of graduate mathematics.  So...back to school, and in April 2011, I presented my Master's project to complete the MS degree in Applied Mathematics at UT Arlington.  It has been a pleasure to teach and interact with students as they prepare for their next step. 

Professional Preparation

    • 2011 MS in Applied MathematicsUniversity of Texas at Arlington
    • 2000 MBA in FinanceTCU Research Fund, Texas Christian University
    • 1985 Medical Doctor The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
    • 1978 BS with Honors, in Chemical Engineering (Chemistry),  The University of Texas at Austin

Appointments

    • Aug 1984 to Aug 1985 Senior Class Vice President
      Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
    • Aug 1983 to Aug 1984 Junior Class President
      Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Memberships

  • Active Member
    • July 1986 to Present American Academy of Neurology

Courses

      • MATH 2326-004 CALCULUS III

        Students are introduced to the concepts of continuity, differentiation and integration of vector-valued functions to determine unit tangent and unit normal vectors in the process of modeling objects in three dimensions.  Students will be able to parameterize piecewise-smooth curves using arc length, and compute the curvature of a space curve.  Students will become familiar with computation and sketching of level curves and level surfaces for functions of several variables and sketch the graphs of functions of two variables.  We will also analyze limits, determine continuity and compute partial derivatives of multivariate functions.  Students will be able to compute and use tangent planes, directional derivatives, gradients and use the second partials test and Lagrange multipliers method to approximate and solve optimization problems.  Students will make use of multiple integration techniques and will compute iterated integrals over rectangular and non-rectangular regions and in other coordinate systems.  Students will become familiar with the application of multiple integration to a variety of problems involving area, volume, surface area, center of mass, moments of inertia, etc..  Finally, students will be able to compute line integrals and surface integrals by applying the Fundamental Theorem for Line Integrals, Green's Theorem, Stokes' Theorem and the Divergence Theorem.  Applying these integrals to solve applications such as mass and work problems is also expected.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MATH 2425-400 CALCULUS II

        Applications of integration, techniques of integration, improper integrals, parametric equations, polar coordinates, sequences, series, Taylor and Maclaurin series, Taylor polynomials, approximation of functions, arc length, surface area and volume of revolution computations

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MATH 2326-006 CALCULUS III

        This is an introductory course on vector functions in two or three dimensions, functions of two or more variables, their partial derivatives and extrema, the chain rules, directional derivatives, multiple integration, line integrals, surface integrals, volume integrals, Greens theorem, Stokes theorem and the Divergence Theorem.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MATH 2326-005 Calculus III

        An introductory course on vectors and vector-valued functions in two or three dimensions, functions of two or more variables, their partial derivatives and extrema, the chain rules, directional derivatives, tangent planes, multiple integration, line and surface integrals, Greens Theorem, Stokes Theorem and the Divergence Theorem.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MATH 2425-401 CALCULUS II

        Applications of integration (area and volume), techniques of integration, improper integrals, parametric equations, polar coordinates, sequences, series, Taylor polynomials, arc length, surface area and volume calculations.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MATH 2425-400 CALCULUS II

        Applications of integration, techniques of integration, improper integrals, parametric equations, polar coordinates, sequences, series, Taylor and Maclaurin series, Taylor polynomials, approximation of functions, arc length, surface area and volume of revolution computations

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • MATH 2425-400 CALCULUS II

        At the completion of this course, students will be familiar with computation of area between two curves, in both rectangular and polar coordinates; volumes and surface areas of solids of revolution, in both rectangular and polar coordinates; computation of arc length of both polar and rectangular curves; computation of the value of integrals by the methods of integration by parts, trigonometric substitutions and partial fractions; computation of improper integrals; computation of limits of sequences and series; determination of radius of convergence of power series; differentiation and integration of power series; representation of a known function as a Taylor series; approximation of a known function with a Taylor polynomial and determination of the error involved; computation of the standard representation of a vector in 3-space; computation of the dot and cross products of vectors; write equations of lines, planes and quadric surfaces in 3-space; justification and explanation of steps in problem solving, in particular, students should be able to construct correct and detailed mathematical arguments to justify their claimed solutions to problems

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours

Other Teaching Activities

  • 2015
    • MATH 2425-400
      • Jan 2015 Calculus II

        At the completion of this course, students will be familiar with computation of area between two curves, in both rectangular and polar coordinates; volumes and surface areas of solids of revolution, in both rectangular and polar coordinates; computation of arc length of both polar and rectangular curves; computation of the value of integrals by the methods of integration by parts, trigonometric substitutions and partial fractions; computation of improper integrals; computation of limits of sequences and series; determination of radius of convergence of power series; differentiation and integration of power series; representation of a known function as a Taylor series; approximation of a known function with a Taylor polynomial and determination of the error involved; computation of the standard representation of a vector in 3-space; computation of the dot and cross products of vectors; write equations of lines, planes and quadric surfaces in 3-space; justification and explanation of steps in problem solving, in particular, students should be able to construct correct and detailed mathematical arguments to justify their claimed solutions to problems.

    • MATH 2425-400
      • July 2015 CALCULUS II

        At the completion of this course, students will be familiar with computation of area between two curves, in both rectangular and polar coordinates; volumes and surface areas of solids of revolution, in both rectangular and polar coordinates; computation of arc length of both polar and rectangular curves; computation of the value of integrals by the methods of integration by parts, trigonometric substitutions and partial fractions; computation of improper integrals; computation of limits of sequences and series; determination of radius of convergence of power series; differentiation and integration of power series; representation of a known function as a Taylor series; approximation of a known function with a Taylor polynomial and determination of the error involved; computation of the standard representation of a vector in 3-space; computation of the dot and cross products of vectors; write equations of lines, planes and quadric surfaces in 3-space; justification and explanation of steps in problem solving, in particular, students should be able to construct correct and detailed mathematical arguments to justify their claimed solutions to problems