Quentin M. Adams MD, MS, MBA, BS ChE
Name
[Adams MD, MS, MBA, BS ChE, Quentin M.]
 Lecturer
Biography
Although a fulltime, 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 Mathematics , University of Texas at Arlington

 2000 MBA in Finance , TCU 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 1984 to
Aug 1985
Senior Class Vice President


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

Aug 1983 to
Aug 1984
Junior Class President
Memberships

Active Member
 July 1986 to Present American Academy of Neurology
Courses


MATH 2326004
CALCULUS IIIStudents are introduced to the concepts of continuity, differentiation and integration of vectorvalued functions to determine unit tangent and unit normal vectors in the process of modeling objects in three dimensions. Students will be able to parameterize piecewisesmooth 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 nonrectangular 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.

MATH 2425400
CALCULUS IIApplications 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



MATH 2326006
CALCULUS IIIThis 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.

MATH 2326005
Calculus IIIAn introductory course on vectors and vectorvalued 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.



MATH 2425401
CALCULUS IIApplications 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.

MATH 2425400
CALCULUS IIApplications 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



MATH 2425400
CALCULUS IIAt 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 3space; computation of the dot and cross products of vectors; write equations of lines, planes and quadric surfaces in 3space; 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 2425400
CALCULUS IIPlease refer to course syllabus.



MATH 2326004
Calculus IIIVector functions, motion in the plane and space, functions of two or more variables and their partial derivatives, applications of partial derivatives, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integration, Jacobian (change of variables), vector fields, divergence and curl, line integrals, conservative vector fields, Green's Theorem, surface integrals, Divergence Theorem and Stokes' Theorem.

Other Teaching Activities

2015
 MATH 2425400

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 3space; computation of the dot and cross products of vectors; write equations of lines, planes and quadric surfaces in 3space; 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 2425400

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 3space; computation of the dot and cross products of vectors; write equations of lines, planes and quadric surfaces in 3space; 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 2425400