Free Mathematics Tutorials,
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Dr Abdelkader Dendane, PH.D applied Mathematics, B.Sc Electronics

Lecturer in Mathematics, United Arab Emirates University, UGRU.

PO 17172-Al Ain - U.A.E

Tel : UAE+7626117

Professional Experience

Over the last 26 years, I have been involved with the subject of mathematics as a modeler, lecturer and facilitator. I have been involved in several projects where mathematics was applied to solve problems in physics and engineering in particular electronics.

I am currently involved in teaching pre calculus courses at UGRU (UAE university). These are foundation courses that the students take before entering their faculties for specialization.

For the last 18 months, I have been involved in problem based learning.

Teaching (1986-present): Pre calculus, calculus, applied mathematics, Eletromagnetic wave theory, communication systems.

Research (1980-1995): Numerical methods/computing applied to problems in Engineering and physics.

Curriculum development (1996-present): I am continuously involved in curriculum development in our unit at UGRU.

Educational Software (2002-present): For the last few years, I have been developing software that helps students better understand mathematical concepts and objects. The main idea is to make this software easy to use yet powerful enough to help students explore topics in mathematics. Learning mathematical concepts and objects by exploring, leads to a deeper understanding of these objects which in turn leads to better problem solving and applications. Some of my students have used some of the applets in this site and found them very educative.

Positions held
Lecturer in Mathematics - UAE University - UGRU (UAE) August 1995 to date.

Lecturer in Mathematics - Chesterfield High College Liverpool - (UK) Sept. 1994 - June 1995.

Lecturer in Mathematics and Electromagnetic theory - Glasgow University ( UK) Sept. 1993 - August 1994.

Research Assistant - Mathematical modeling of antenna systems - Glasgow University ( UK) - Sept. 1990 - August 1993.

Lecturer - Mathematics, Communications Engineering - University of Science (Oran - Algeria) - Sept. 1986 - Sept 1990.

Research Assistant - Mathematical modeling of antenna systems - Glasgow University ( UK) - April 1985 - April 1986.

Research assistant - Mathematical modeling of waveguides - University of Nottingham (UK) - April 1984 - April 1985.

Certified java programmer (java 2) - Sun Microsystems - April 2001.

PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education) - University of Liverpool (UK) - 1995.
Teaching mathematics with IT.

Ph.D. in applied mathematics and computing - University of Nottingham (UK) - 1980-1984.
Numerical modeling of wave propagation in the atmosphere.

B.Sc in Electronics and applied mathematics - University of Oran - Algeria - 1974-79.

1- 'Scattered Field Analysis of a Focused Reflector Using the Gabor Series'

IEE Proc. Microw. Antennas., Vol. 141, Number 3, June 1994, Page 216.

2- 'Gabor representation of scattered fields by dual reflector systems.' IEE, 8-th International conference 'Antennas and propagation 'U-K, Herriot-Watt university, 30 March 1993.

3- 'intrinsic Mode Theory of Corrugated Horns' IEE Proc. Vol. 136, Pt H, Numb. 3, June 1989, Page 250.

4- 'Beam propagation From tapered Waveguides' IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. Vol. QE-22, Numb. 9, Sept. 1986, Page 1551.

5- 'Intrinsic Mode Theory of Tapered Optical Waveguide' IEE Proc. Vol. 132, pt J, Numb.6, Dec. 1985, Page 314.


1 - A Dendane, "Exploring topics in mathematics using computer software", the second annual conference for middle east teachers of science, mathematics and computing. METSMaC , march 2006, abu dhabi, UAE.

2 - A Dendane, "Problem Based Learning at UGRU", The 7th Annual Research Conference at UAE University , 22 to 24 April 2006, Al Ain, UAE.

3 - A Dendane, "Group Work and Problem Based Learning", the third annual conference for middle east teachers of science, mathematics and computing. METSMaC , 17 to 19 march 2007, abu dhabi, UAE.

4 - A. Dendane, “Infusing Thinking Skills in Mathematics Lessons", 8 th annual research conference, UAE University. April 24 th 2007, Al Ain 2007.