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About me - or rather my profession

I am a senior high school mathematics teacher, and have been working in
this profession since 1979. At present I hold a post as lecturer at Porthälla
Gymnasium in Partille, Sweden (just outside Gothenburg). My academic background
consists of university studies in mathematics, physics and philosophy,
and a PhD in theoretical physics. Besides my research studies, in the 70-ties
I also conducted university courses at different levels, mainly in relativity
theory, quantum mechanics and applied mathematics.
One of my most striking experiences as a senior high school teacher
is the great interest and and ability to understand mathematics of many
students of ages 16-19. I have a firm belief that many areas of mathematics,
that are normally studied at university level, can be grasped also at high
school level if they are given a suitable presentation. Just to mention
*one* example, in the academic year 1982/83 I tought an optional course
in complex analysis. In just 15 hours this enabled the participants to
determine integrals by residue calculus!

*One* purpose of my *math
page* is to present a number of comparatively advanced topics in
a way that makes them accesible at senior high school level or slightly
above. This may also be of interest to mathematics teachers.

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*© Copyright Bengt Månsson 1997, bengtmn@algonet.se.
Last updated November 30, 1997.*