Peter Sinclair, B.Math. (Waterloo), M.Sc., PhD (McMaster)
Visiting assistant professor
Phone: (709) 639-6529
I joined Grenfell Campus in 2018 after completing my Ph.D. at McMaster University. At Grenfell, my primary focus is as an instructor; in the 2018-19 academic year, I am teaching Math 1000 and 1001 (Calculus I and II).
In my research, I study the relationship between model theory (a sub-discipline of mathematical logic) and algebra. I am particularly interested in valued fields, which are structures with abstracted notions of addition, multiplication, and distance. I am also interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning, and am involved in research considering effective feedback and communication between students and instructors.
Research interests and expertise
- Relationships between model theory and algebra
- Model theory of valued fields
- Effective feedback and communication between students and instructors
Taylor, R. L., Knorr, K., Ogrodnik, M., and Sinclair, P. (in preparation) Seven principles for good practice in consultative midterm student feedback: Adopting the principles for educational development.
Sinclair, P. (in preparation) Calculating the dp-rank of henselian valued fields.
Sinclair, P. (in preparation) Immediately algebraically closed fields.
Sinclair, P. (2016) Computable axiomatizability of elementary classes, Mathematical Logic Quarterly, 62(1-2), 46-51.