In mathematics, my teaching method is to go beyond the mathematical symbolism and have the student first understand the underlying concepts. For example, calculus is really a quantification of the laws of change, as described by Heraclitus, Hegel, and others. The structure of the class would depend on the specific needs of the students but, in general, I would try to have the student first grasp the nature of the problem at hand, the various methods by which it might be solved, and how the mathematicians used symbols and logic to develop general solutions. After all, mathematics were developed to address very practical problems, from Egyptian fractions to modern complexity theory.
I am a retired neurosurgeon with a passion for applied mathematics, especially mathematical physics and financial trading (stocks, options and futures). I am currently working on a Certificate in Applied Mathematics. My project applies the concepts of missing information (Shannon's Entropy) and Bernoulli's Principle of Insufficient Reason (both used in modern Thermodynamics) to an analysis of the financial markets.
In my previous work in neurosurgery, I have taught this specialty to neurosurgical residents, conducted research on various neurosurgical issues, and given presentations at national and international meetings.
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MICHAEL A. AMARAL, MD, FAANS(L) United States of America
Languages: English, French
Lycée Eugène Delacroix (Drancy, France)
Degree: “Baccalaureat” Experimental Sciences, 1967
Boston University, 1967-1969
Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Biology, 1969
University of Brussels (ULB) School of Medicine (Belgium) 1969-1976
Degree: Medical Doctor
Honor: Cum Laude
General Surgery, University of Chicago
July 1980 - June 1981
Neurological Surgery, University of Chicago July 1981 - June 1986
MATHEMATICS COURSES AND RELATED COURSES:
Basic general mathematics
Basic General Statistics
Introduction to Formal Logic
2/ UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT URBANA-CHAMPAIGN (NETMATH PROGRAM): Calculus I
Capstone course for Certificate in Applied Mathematics (current)
American Board of Neurological Surgery November 1990 Certificate in Applied Mathematics Pending
American Association of Neurological Surgeons, lifetime member.
Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (FAANS(L)).
1/ Instructor of Neurosurgery, University of Minnesota, July 1986 – July 1991.
2/ Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine Midwestern University, July 2002 – June 2003.
ORAL PRESENTATIONS (NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS):
1/ “Treatment of the Piriformis Syndrome by Distal Piriformis Section as assessed by FAIR EMG” (presentation), Joint Section AANS/CNS, Spine & Peripheral Nerves, Orlando, FL, February 2008
2/ “Incidence of the Piriformis Syndrome in Patients with Sacroiliac Dysfunction”, World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain, Barcelona, Spain, November 2007
3/ “Assymetric Ligamentous Laxity of the Sacroiliac Joint as Measured with Doppler Imaging of Vibration”. World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain. Melbourne, Australia, November 2004
4/ “How Well Does Lumbar Fusion Preserve Physiological Lordosis?”
Joint Section AANS/CNS, Spine & Peripheral Nerves, Phoenix, AZ, February 2001
POSTER SESSIONS (NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS):
1/ “Treatment of the Piriformis Syndrome by Distal Piriformis Section as assessed by FAIR EMG” (poster), Joint Section AANS/CNS, Spine & Peripheral Nerves, Orlando, FL, February 2008
2/ “Incidence of the Piriformis Syndrome in Patients with Sacroiliac Dysfunction”
Joint Section AANS/CNS Spine & Peripheral Nerves Section of the AANS, Orlando, FL, March, 2006
3/ “Surgical Treatment of Sacroiliac Dysfunction”. World Congress on Low Back and Pelvic Pain. Melbourne, Australia, November 2004
Evolution of Lumbar Disc Disease in Non-Operative Patients, Ramsey research Foundation, granted May 1989
Prevention of Neurological Blast Injuries with Magnetic Field Pulses. DARPA White Paper, April 2011.
The Significance of the Proper Frame of the Photon for the Epistemology of Quantum Mechanics. Physics Essays. Volume 20, Number 1, Page 67, March 2007
Use of tensors in General Relativity
Logic and Critical Thinking.
Futures and options trading.
Analysis of markets/macroeconomics.
Private Pilot License (1999), inactive. Instrument and complex airplane rated.
Back belt, first degree. Wado-Ryu karate.
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