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Summer HalfTerm Courses
Mathematics is the language and tool of the sciences,
a cultural phenomenon with a rich historical traditions, and a
model of abstract reasoning. Historically, mathematical methods
and thinking have proved extraordinarily successful in physics,
and engineering. Nowadays, it is used successfully in many new
areas, from computer science to biology and finance. A Mathematics
concentration provides a broad education in various areas of mathematics
in a program flexible enough to accommodate many ranges of interest.
The study of mathematics is an excellent preparation
for many careers; the patterns of careful logical reasoning and
analytical problem solving essential to mathematics are also applicable
in contexts where quantity and measurement play only minor roles.
Thus students of mathematics may go on to excel in medicine, law,
politics, or business as well as any of a vast range of scientific
careers. Special programs are offered for those interested in
teaching mathematics at the elementary or high school level or
in actuarial mathematics, the mathematics of insurance. The other
programs split between those which emphasize mathematics as an
independent discipline and those which favor the application of
mathematical tools to problems in other fields. There is considerable
overlap here, and any of these programs may serve as preparation
for either further study in a variety of academic disciplines,
including mathematics itself, or intellectually challenging careers
in a wide variety of corporate and governmental settings.
Elementary Mathematics Courses. In order
to accommodate diverse backgrounds and interests, several course
options are available to beginning mathematics students. All courses
require three years of high school mathematics; four years are
strongly recommended and more information is given for some individual
courses below. Students with College Board Advanced Placement
credit and anyone planning to enroll in an upperlevel class should
consider one of the Honors sequences and discuss the options with
a mathematics advisor.
Students who need additional preparation for calculus
are tentatively identified by a combination of the math placement
test (given during orientation), college admission test scores
(SAT or ACT), and high school grade point average. Academic advisors
will discuss this placement information with each student and
refer students to a special mathematics advisor when necessary.
Two courses preparatory to the calculus, MATH 105
and 110, are offered. MATH 105 is a course on data analysis, functions
and graphs with an emphasis on problem solving. MATH 110 is a
condensed halfterm version of the same material offered as a
selfstudy course taught through the Math Lab and is only open
to students in MATH 115 who find that they need additional preparation
to successfully complete the course. A maximum total of 4 credits
may be earned in courses numbered 103, 105, and 110. MATH 103
is offered exclusively in the Summer halfterm for students in
the Summer Bridge Program.
MATH 127 and 128 are courses containing selected
topics from geometry and number theory, respectively. They are
intended for students who want exposure to mathematical culture
and thinking through a single course. They are neither prerequisite
nor preparation for any further course. No credit will be received
for the election of MATH 127 or 128 if a student already has credit
for a 200(or higher) level mathematics course.
Each of MATH 115, 185, and 295 is a first course
in calculus and generally credit can be received for only one
course from this list. The Sequence 115116215 is appropriate
for most students who want a complete introduction to calculus.
One of MATH 215, 285, or 395 is prerequisite to most more advanced
courses in Mathematics.
The sequences 156255256, 175176285286, 185186285286,
and 295296395396 are Honors sequences. Students need not be
enrolled in the LS&A Honors Program to enroll in any of these
courses but must have the permission of an Honors advisor. Students
with strong preparation and interest in mathematics are encouraged
to consider these courses.
MATH 185285 covers much of the material of MATH
115215 with more attention to the theory in addition to applications.
Most students who take MATH 185 have taken a high school calculus
course, but it is not required. MATH 175176 assumes a knowledge
of calculus roughly equivalent to MATH 115 and covers a substantial
amount of socalled combinatorial mathematics as well as calculusrelated
topics not usually part of the calculus sequence. MATH 175 and
176 are taught by the discovery method: students are presented
with a great variety of problem and encouraged to experiment in
groups using computers. The sequence MATH 295396 provides a rigorous
introduction to theoretical mathematics. Proofs are stressed over
applications and these courses require a high level of interest
and commitment. Most students electing MATH 295 have completed
a thorough high school calculus. MATH 295396 is excellent preparation
for mathematics at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level.
Students with strong scores on either the AB or
BC version of the College Board Advanced Placement exam may be
granted credit and advanced placement in one of the sequences
described above; a table explaining the possibilities is available
from advisors and the Department. In addition, there is one course
expressly designed and recommended for students with one or two
semesters of AP credit, MATH 156. Math 156 is an Honors course
intended primarily for science and engineering concentrators and
will emphasize both applications and theory. Interested students
should consult a mathematics advisor for more details.
In rare circumstances and with permission of a Mathematics
advisor, reduced credit may be granted for MATH 185 or 295 after
MATH 115. A list of these and other cases of reduced credit for
courses with overlapping material is available from the Department.
To avoid unexpected reduction in credit, student should always
consult an advisor before switching from one sequence to another.
In all cases a maximum total of 16 credits may be earned for calculus
courses MATH 115 through 396, and no credit can be earned for
a prerequisite to a course taken after the course itself.
Students completing MATH 116 who are principally
interested in the application of mathematics to other fields may
continue either to MATH 215 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus III)
or to MATH 216 (Introduction to Differential Equation  these
two courses may be taken in either order. Students who have greater
interest in theory or who intend to take more advanced courses
in mathematics should continue with MATH 215 followed by the sequence
MATH 217316 (Linear AlgebraDifferential Equations). MATH 217
(or the Honors version, MATH 513) is required for a concentration
in Mathematics; it both serves as a transition to the more theoretical
material of advanced courses and provides the background required
to optimal treatment of differential equations in MATH 316. MATH
216 is not intended for mathematics concentrators.
Special Departmental Policies. All prerequisite
courses must be satisfied with a grade of C or above. Students
with lower grades in prerequisite courses must receive special
permission of the instructor to enroll in subsequent courses.
MATH 103. Intermediate Algebra.
BRIDGE PROGRAM STUDENTS ONLY.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Only open to designated summer halfterm Bridge students. (2). (Excl).
Credits: (2 in the halfterm).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
This course is an indepth review of high school algebra. It covers linear, quadratic, and polynomial functions and their graphs. This course is restricted to students enrolled in the Bridge Program.
MATH 105. Data, Functions, and Graphs.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Students with credit for Math. 103 can elect Math. 105 for only 2 credits. No credit granted to those who have completed any Mathematics course numbered 110 or higher. (4). (MSA). (QR/1).
Credits: (4).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Math 105 serves both as a preparatory course to the calculus sequences and as a terminal course for students who need only this level of mathematics. Students who complete 105 are fully prepared for Math 115. This is a course on analyzing data by means of functions and graphs. The emphasis is on mathematical modeling of realworld applications. The functions used are linear, quadratic, polynomial, logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric. Algebra skills are assessed during the term by periodic testing.
MATH 115. Calculus I.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Four years of high school mathematics. See Elementary Courses above. Credit usually is granted for only one course from among Math. 112, 115, 185, and 295. No credit granted to those who have completed Math. 175. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).
Credits: (4).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
The sequence Math 115116215 is the standard complete introduction to the concepts and methods of calculus. It is taken by the majority of students intending to major in mathematics, science, or engineering as well as students heading for many other fields. The emphasis is on concepts and solving problems rather than theory and proof. All sections are given a uniform midterm and final exam. The course presents the concepts of calculus from three points of view: geometric (graphs); numerical (tables); and algebraic (formulas). Students will develop their reading, writing and questioning skills. Topics include functions and graphs, derivatives and their applications to reallife problems in various fields, and definite integrals. The classroom atmosphere is interactive and cooperative and homework is done in groups. The cost for this course is over $100 since the student will need a text (to be used for 115 and 116) and a graphing calculator (the Texas Instruments TI83 is recommended).
MATH 116. Calculus II.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 115. Credit is granted for only one course from among Math. 116, 119, 156, 176, 186, and 296. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).
Credits: (4).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
See Math 115 for a general description of the sequence Math 115116215.
Topics include the indefinite integral, techniques of integration, introduction to differential equations, infinite series. Math 186 is a somewhat more theoretical course which covers much of the same material, offered only in the Winter term. Math 215 is the natural sequel. A student who has done very well in this course could enter the honors sequence at this point by taking Math 285, offered in the Fall term.
MATH 215. Calculus III.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 116, 119, 156, 176, 186, or 296. Credit can be earned for only one of Math. 215, 255, or 285. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).
Credits: (4).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
The sequence Math 115116215 is the standard complete introduction to the concepts and methods of calculus. It is taken by the majority of students intending to concentrate in mathematics, science, or engineering as well as students heading for many other fields. The emphasis is on concepts and solving problems rather than theory and proof. All sections are given a midterm and final exam.
Topics include vector algebra and vector functions; analytic geometry of planes, surfaces, and solids; functions of several variables and partial differentiation; line, surface, and volume integrals and applications; vector fields and integration; Green's Theorem and Stokes' Theorem. There is a weekly computer lab using Maple software. Math 285 is a somewhat more theoretical course which covers the same material, offered only in the Fall term. For students intending to concentrate in mathematics or who have some interest in the theory of mathematics as well as its applications, the appropriate sequel is Math 217. Students who intend to take only one further mathematics course and need differential equations should take Math 216.
MATH 216. Introduction to Differential Equations.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 116, 119, 156, 176, 186, or 296. Not intended for Mathematics concentrators. Credit can be earned for only one of Math. 216, 256, 286, or 316. (4). (MSA). (BS).
Credits: (4).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
For a student who has completed the calculus sequence, there are two sequences which deal with linear algebra and differential equations, Math 216417 (or 419) and Math 217316. The sequence Math 216417 emphasizes problemsolving and applications and is intended for students of engineering and the sciences. Math concentrators and other students who have some interest in the theory of mathematics should elect the sequence Math 217316.
After an introduction to ordinary differential equations, the first half of the course is devoted to topics in linear algebra, including systems of linear algebraic equations, vector spaces, linear dependence, bases, dimension, matrix algebra, determinants, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors. In the second half these tools are applied to the solution of linear systems of ordinary differential equations. Topics include: oscillating systems, the Laplace transform, initial value problems, resonance, phase portraits, and an introduction to numerical methods. There is a weekly computer lab using MATLAB software. This course is not intended for mathematics concentrators, who should elect the sequence 217316. Math 286 covers much of the same material in the honors sequence, offered in the Winter term. The sequence Math 217316 covers all of this material and substantially more at greater depth and with greater emphasis on the theory. Math 404 covers further material on differential equations. Math 217 and 417 cover further material on linear algebra. Math 371 and 471 cover additional material on numerical methods.
MATH 399. Independent Reading.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: (16). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.
Credits: (16).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Designed especially for Honors students.
MATH 417. Matrix Algebra I.
Section 201.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Three courses beyond Math. 110. Credit can be earned for only one of Math. 214, 217, 417, or 419. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled Math. 513. (3). (Excl). (BS).
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Many problems in science, engineering, and mathematics are best formulated in terms of matrices – rectangular arrays of numbers. This course is an introduction to the properties of and operations on matrices with a wide variety of applications. The main emphasis is on concepts and problemsolving, but students are responsible for some of the underlying theory. Diversity rather than depth of applications is stressed. This course is not intended for mathematics concentrators, who should elect Math 217 or 513 (honors).
Topics include matrix operations, echelon form, general solutions of systems of linear equations, vector spaces and subspaces, linear independence and bases, linear transformations, determinants, orthogonality, characteristic polynomials, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and similarity theory. Applications include linear networks, least squares method (regression), discrete Markov processes, linear programming, and differential equations.
Math 419 is an enriched version of Math 417 with a somewhat more theoretical emphasis. Math 217 (despite its lower number) is also a more theoretical course which covers much of the material of 417 at a deeper level. Math 513 is an honors version of this course, which is also taken by some mathematics graduate students. Math 420 is the natural sequel but this course serves as prerequisite to several courses: Math 452, 462, 561, and 571.
MATH 419. Linear Spaces and Matrix Theory.
Section 201.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Four terms of college mathematics beyond Math. 110. Credit can be earned for only one of Math. 214, 217, 417, or 419. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Math. 513. (3). (Excl). (BS).
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Math 419 covers much of the same ground as Math 417 but presents the material in a somewhat more abstract way in terms of vector spaces and linear transformations instead of matrices. There is a mix of proofs, calculations, and applications with the emphasis depending somewhat on the instructor. A previous prooforiented course is helpful but by no means necessary. Basic notions of vector spaces and linear transformations: spanning, linear independence, bases, dimension, and matrix representation of linear transformations; determinants; eigenvalues, eigenvectors, Jordan canonical form, and innerproduct spaces; unitary, selfadjoint, and orthogonal operators and matrices, and applications to differential and difference equations.
Math 417 is less rigorous and theoretical and more oriented to applications. Math 217 is similar to Math 419 but slightly more prooforiented. Math 513 is much more abstract and sophisticated. Math 420 is the natural sequel, but this course serves as prerequisite to several courses: Math 452, 462, 561, and 571.
MATH 425 / STATS 425. Introduction to Probability.
Section 201.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 215, 255, or 285. (3). (Excl). (BS).
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
This course introduces students to useful and interesting ideas of the mathematical theory of probability and to a number of applications of probability to a variety of fields including genetics, economics, geology, business, and engineering. The theory developed together with other mathematical tools such as combinatorics and calculus are applied to everyday problems. Concepts, calculations, and derivations are emphasized. The course will make essential use of the material of Math 116 and 215. Topics include the basic results and methods of both discrete and continuous probability theory: conditional probability, independent events, random variables, jointly distributed random variables, expectations, variances, and covariances. Different instructors will vary the emphasis. Math 525 is a similar course for students with stronger mathematical background and ability. Stat 426 is a natural sequel for students interested in statistics. Math 523 includes many applications of probability theory.
MATH 450. Advanced Mathematics for Engineers I.
Section 201.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 215, 255, or 285. (4). (Excl). (BS).
Credits: (4).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Although this course is designed principally to develop mathematics for application to problems of science and engineering, it also serves as an important bridge for students between the calculus courses and the more demanding advanced courses. Students are expected to learn to read and write mathematics at a more sophisticated level and to combine several techniques to solve problems. Some proofs are given, and students are responsible for a thorough understanding of definitions and theorems. Students should have a good command of the material from Math 215, and 216 or 316, which is used throughout the course. A background in linear algebra, e.g. Math 217, is highly desirable, as is familiarity with Maple software. Topics include a review of curves and surfaces in implicit, parametric, and explicit forms; differentiability and affine approximations; implicit and inverse function theorems; chain rule for 3space; multiple integrals; scalar and vector fields; line and surface integrals; computations of planetary motion, work, circulation, and flux over surfaces; Gauss' and Stokes' Theorems; and derivation of continuity and heat equation. Some instructors include more material on higher dimensional spaces and an introduction to Fourier series. Math 450 is an alternative to Math 451 as a prerequisite for several more advanced courses. Math 454 and 555 are the natural sequels for students with primary interest in engineering applications.
MATH 471. Introduction to Numerical Methods.
Section 201.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 216, 256, 286, or 316; and 217, 417, or 419; and a working knowledge of one highlevel computer language. (3). (Excl). (BS).
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
This is a survey of the basic numerical methods which are used to solve scientific problems. The emphasis is evenly divided between the analysis of the methods and their practical applications. Some convergence theorems and error bounds are proven. The course also provides an introduction to MATLAB, an interactive program for numerical linear algebra, as well as practice in computer programming. One goal of the course is to show how calculus and linear algebra are used in numerical analysis. Topics may include computer arithmetic, Newton's method for nonlinear equations, polynomial interpolation, numerical integration, systems of linear equations, initial value problems for ordinary differential equations, quadrature, partial pivoting, spline approximations, partial differential equations, Monte Carlo methods, 2point boundary value problems, and the Dirichlet problem for the Laplace equation. Math 371 is a less sophisticated version intended principally for sophomore and junior engineering students; the sequence Math 571572 is mainly taken by graduate students, but should be considered by strong undergraduates. Math 471 is good preparation for Math 571 and 572, although it is not prerequisite to these courses.
MATH 485. Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers and Supervisors.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: One year of high school algebra. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Math. 385. (2). (Excl). (BS). May not be included in a concentration plan in mathematics.
Credits: (3; 2 in the halfterm).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
The history, development, and logical foundations of the real number system and of numeration systems including scales of notation, cardinal numbers, and the cardinal concept; and the logical structure of arithmetic (field axioms) and relations to the algorithms of elementary school instruction. Simple algebra, functions, and graphs. Geometric relationships. For persons teaching in or preparing to teach in the elementary school.
Spring HalfTerm Courses
Mathematics is the language and tool of the sciences,
a cultural phenomenon with a rich historical traditions, and a
model of abstract reasoning. Historically, mathematical methods
and thinking have proved extraordinarily successful in physics,
and engineering. Nowadays, it is used successfully in many new
areas, from computer science to biology and finance. A Mathematics
concentration provides a broad education in various areas of mathematics
in a program flexible enough to accommodate many ranges of interest.
The study of mathematics is an excellent preparation
for many careers; the patterns of careful logical reasoning and
analytical problem solving essential to mathematics are also applicable
in contexts where quantity and measurement play only minor roles.
Thus students of mathematics may go on to excel in medicine, law,
politics, or business as well as any of a vast range of scientific
careers. Special programs are offered for those interested in
teaching mathematics at the elementary or high school level or
in actuarial mathematics, the mathematics of insurance. The other
programs split between those which emphasize mathematics as an
independent discipline and those which favor the application of
mathematical tools to problems in other fields. There is considerable
overlap here, and any of these programs may serve as preparation
for either further study in a variety of academic disciplines,
including mathematics itself, or intellectually challenging careers
in a wide variety of corporate and governmental settings.
Elementary Mathematics Courses. In order
to accommodate diverse backgrounds and interests, several course
options are available to beginning mathematics students. All courses
require three years of high school mathematics; four years are
strongly recommended and more information is given for some individual
courses below. Students with College Board Advanced Placement
credit and anyone planning to enroll in an upperlevel class should
consider one of the Honors sequences and discuss the options with
a mathematics advisor.
Students who need additional preparation for calculus
are tentatively identified by a combination of the math placement
test (given during orientation), college admission test scores
(SAT or ACT), and high school grade point average. Academic advisors
will discuss this placement information with each student and
refer students to a special mathematics advisor when necessary.
Two courses preparatory to the calculus, MATH 105
and 110, are offered. MATH 105 is a course on data analysis, functions
and graphs with an emphasis on problem solving. MATH 110 is a
condensed halfterm version of the same material offered as a
selfstudy course taught through the Math Lab and is only open
to students in MATH 115 who find that they need additional preparation
to successfully complete the course. A maximum total of 4 credits
may be earned in courses numbered 103, 105, and 110. MATH 103
is offered exclusively in the Summer halfterm for students in
the Summer Bridge Program.
MATH 127 and 128 are courses containing selected
topics from geometry and number theory, respectively. They are
intended for students who want exposure to mathematical culture
and thinking through a single course. They are neither prerequisite
nor preparation for any further course. No credit will be received
for the election of MATH 127 or 128 if a student already has credit
for a 200(or higher) level mathematics course.
Each of MATH 115, 185, and 295 is a first course
in calculus and generally credit can be received for only one
course from this list. The Sequence 115116215 is appropriate
for most students who want a complete introduction to calculus.
One of MATH 215, 285, or 395 is prerequisite to most more advanced
courses in Mathematics.
The sequences 156255256, 175176285286, 185186285286,
and 295296395396 are Honors sequences. Students need not be
enrolled in the LS&A Honors Program to enroll in any of these
courses but must have the permission of an Honors advisor. Students
with strong preparation and interest in mathematics are encouraged
to consider these courses.
MATH 185285 covers much of the material of MATH
115215 with more attention to the theory in addition to applications.
Most students who take MATH 185 have taken a high school calculus
course, but it is not required. MATH 175176 assumes a knowledge
of calculus roughly equivalent to MATH 115 and covers a substantial
amount of socalled combinatorial mathematics as well as calculusrelated
topics not usually part of the calculus sequence. MATH 175 and
176 are taught by the discovery method: students are presented
with a great variety of problem and encouraged to experiment in
groups using computers. The sequence MATH 295396 provides a rigorous
introduction to theoretical mathematics. Proofs are stressed over
applications and these courses require a high level of interest
and commitment. Most students electing MATH 295 have completed
a thorough high school calculus. MATH 295396 is excellent preparation
for mathematics at the advanced undergraduate and graduate level.
Students with strong scores on either the AB or
BC version of the College Board Advanced Placement exam may be
granted credit and advanced placement in one of the sequences
described above; a table explaining the possibilities is available
from advisors and the Department. In addition, there is one course
expressly designed and recommended for students with one or two
semesters of AP credit, MATH 156. Math 156 is an Honors course
intended primarily for science and engineering concentrators and
will emphasize both applications and theory. Interested students
should consult a mathematics advisor for more details.
In rare circumstances and with permission of a Mathematics
advisor, reduced credit may be granted for MATH 185 or 295 after
MATH 115. A list of these and other cases of reduced credit for
courses with overlapping material is available from the Department.
To avoid unexpected reduction in credit, student should always
consult an advisor before switching from one sequence to another.
In all cases a maximum total of 16 credits may be earned for calculus
courses MATH 115 through 396, and no credit can be earned for
a prerequisite to a course taken after the course itself.
Students completing MATH 116 who are principally
interested in the application of mathematics to other fields may
continue either to MATH 215 (Analytic Geometry and Calculus III)
or to MATH 216 (Introduction to Differential Equation  these
two courses may be taken in either order. Students who have greater
interest in theory or who intend to take more advanced courses
in mathematics should continue with MATH 215 followed by the sequence
MATH 217316 (Linear AlgebraDifferential Equations). MATH 217
(or the Honors version, MATH 513) is required for a concentration
in Mathematics; it both serves as a transition to the more theoretical
material of advanced courses and provides the background required
to optimal treatment of differential equations in MATH 316. MATH
216 is not intended for mathematics concentrators.
Special Departmental Policies. All prerequisite
courses must be satisfied with a grade of C or above. Students
with lower grades in prerequisite courses must receive special
permission of the instructor to enroll in subsequent courses.
MATH 115. Calculus I.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Four years of high school mathematics. See Elementary Courses above. Credit usually is granted for only one course from among Math. 112, 115, 185, and 295. No credit granted to those who have completed Math. 175. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).
Credits: (4).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
The sequence Math 115116215 is the standard complete introduction to the concepts and methods of calculus. It is taken by the majority of students intending to major in mathematics, science, or engineering as well as students heading for many other fields. The emphasis is on concepts and solving problems rather than theory and proof. All sections are given a uniform midterm and final exam. The course presents the concepts of calculus from three points of view: geometric (graphs); numerical (tables); and algebraic (formulas). Students will develop their reading, writing and questioning skills. Topics include functions and graphs, derivatives and their applications to reallife problems in various fields, and definite integrals. The classroom atmosphere is interactive and cooperative and homework is done in groups. The cost for this course is over $100 since the student will need a text (to be used for 115 and 116) and a graphing calculator (the Texas Instruments TI83 is recommended).
Text: Calculus, 3rd Edition, HughesHallet/Gleason, Wiley Publishing.
TI83 Graphing Calculator, Texas Instruments.
Student Solutions Manual, HughesHallet/Gleason, Wiley Publishing.
MATH 115. Calculus I.
Section 101.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Four years of high school mathematics. See Elementary Courses above. Credit usually is granted for only one course from among Math. 112, 115, 185, and 295. No credit granted to those who have completed Math. 175. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).
Credits: (4).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
The sequence Math 115116215 is the standard complete introduction to the concepts and methods of calculus. It is taken by the majority of students intending to major in mathematics, science, or engineering as well as students heading for many other fields. The emphasis is on concepts and solving problems rather than theory and proof. All sections are given a uniform midterm and final exam. The course presents the concepts of calculus from three points of view: geometric (graphs); numerical (tables); and algebraic (formulas). Students will develop their reading, writing and questioning skills. Topics include functions and graphs, derivatives and their applications to reallife problems in various fields, and definite integrals. The classroom atmosphere is interactive and cooperative and homework is done in groups. The cost for this course is over $100 since the student will need a text (to be used for 115 and 116) and a graphing calculator (the Texas Instruments TI83 is recommended).
Text: Calculus, 3rd Edition, HughesHallet/Gleason, Wiley Publishing.
TI83 Graphing Calculator, Texas Instruments.
Student Solutions Manual, HughesHallet/Gleason, Wiley Publishing.
MATH 116. Calculus II.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 115. Credit is granted for only one course from among Math. 116, 119, 156, 176, 186, and 296. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).
Credits: (4).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
See Math 115 for a general description of the sequence Math 115116215.
Topics include the indefinite integral, techniques of integration, introduction to differential equations, infinite series. Math 186 is a somewhat more theoretical course which covers much of the same material, offered only in the Winter term. Math 215 is the natural sequel. A student who has done very well in this course could enter the honors sequence at this point by taking Math 285, offered in the Fall term.
Text: Calculus, 3rd Edition, HughesHallet/Gleason, Wiley Publishing.
TI83 Graphing Calculator, Texas Instruments.
Student Solutions Manual, HughesHallet/Gleason, Wiley Publishing.
MATH 215. Calculus III.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 116, 119, 156, 176, 186, or 296. Credit can be earned for only one of Math. 215, 255, or 285. (4). (MSA). (BS). (QR/1).
Credits: (4).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
The sequence Math 115116215 is the standard complete introduction to the concepts and methods of calculus. It is taken by the majority of students intending to concentrate in mathematics, science, or engineering as well as students heading for many other fields. The emphasis is on concepts and solving problems rather than theory and proof. All sections are given a midterm and final exam.
Topics include vector algebra and vector functions; analytic geometry of planes, surfaces, and solids; functions of several variables and partial differentiation; line, surface, and volume integrals and applications; vector fields and integration; Green's Theorem and Stokes' Theorem. There is a weekly computer lab using Maple software. Math 285 is a somewhat more theoretical course which covers the same material, offered only in the Fall term. For students intending to concentrate in mathematics or who have some interest in the theory of mathematics as well as its applications, the appropriate sequel is Math 217. Students who intend to take only one further mathematics course and need differential equations should take Math 216.
MATH 216. Introduction to Differential Equations.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 116, 119, 156, 176, 186, or 296. Not intended for Mathematics concentrators. Credit can be earned for only one of Math. 216, 256, 286, or 316. (4). (MSA). (BS).
Credits: (4).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
For a student who has completed the calculus sequence, there are two sequences which deal with linear algebra and differential equations, Math 216417 (or 419) and Math 217316. The sequence Math 216417 emphasizes problemsolving and applications and is intended for students of engineering and the sciences. Math concentrators and other students who have some interest in the theory of mathematics should elect the sequence Math 217316.
After an introduction to ordinary differential equations, the first half of the course is devoted to topics in linear algebra, including systems of linear algebraic equations, vector spaces, linear dependence, bases, dimension, matrix algebra, determinants, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors. In the second half these tools are applied to the solution of linear systems of ordinary differential equations. Topics include: oscillating systems, the Laplace transform, initial value problems, resonance, phase portraits, and an introduction to numerical methods. There is a weekly computer lab using MATLAB software. This course is not intended for mathematics concentrators, who should elect the sequence 217316. Math 286 covers much of the same material in the honors sequence, offered in the Winter term. The sequence Math 217316 covers all of this material and substantially more at greater depth and with greater emphasis on the theory. Math 404 covers further material on differential equations. Math 217 and 417 cover further material on linear algebra. Math 371 and 471 cover additional material on numerical methods.
MATH 333. Directed Tutoring.
Instructor(s):
Eugene F Krause
Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 385 and enrollment in the Elementary Program in the School of Education. (13). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for a total of three credits.
Credits: (13).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
An experiential mathematics course for exceptional upperlevel students in the elementary teacher certification program. Students tutor needy beginners enrolled in the introductory courses (Math 385 and Math 489) required of all elementary teachers.
MATH 385. Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers.
Section 101.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: One year each of high school algebra and geometry. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Math. 485. (3). (Excl).
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
This course, together with its sequel Math 489, provides a coherent overview of the mathematics underlying the elementary and middle school curriculum. It is required of all students intending to earn an elementary teaching certificate and is taken almost exclusively by such students. Concepts are heavily emphasized with some attention given to calculation and proof. The course is conducted using a discussion format. Class participation is expected and constitutes a significant part of the course grade. Enrollment is limited to 30 students per section. Although only two years of high school mathematics are required, a more complete background including precalculus or calculus is desirable. Topics covered include problem solving, sets and functions, numeration systems, whole numbers (including some number theory) and integers. Each number system is examined in terms of its algorithms, its applications, and its mathematical structure. There is no alternative course. Math 489 is the required sequel.
MATH 399. Independent Reading.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: (16). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.
Credits: (16).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Designed especially for Honors students.
MATH 417. Matrix Algebra I.
Section 101.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Three courses beyond Math. 110. Credit can be earned for only one of Math. 214, 217, 417, or 419. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled Math. 513. (3). (Excl). (BS).
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Many problems in science, engineering, and mathematics are best formulated in terms of matrices – rectangular arrays of numbers. This course is an introduction to the properties of and operations on matrices with a wide variety of applications. The main emphasis is on concepts and problemsolving, but students are responsible for some of the underlying theory. Diversity rather than depth of applications is stressed. This course is not intended for mathematics concentrators, who should elect Math 217 or 513 (honors).
Topics include matrix operations, echelon form, general solutions of systems of linear equations, vector spaces and subspaces, linear independence and bases, linear transformations, determinants, orthogonality, characteristic polynomials, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and similarity theory. Applications include linear networks, least squares method (regression), discrete Markov processes, linear programming, and differential equations.
Math 419 is an enriched version of Math 417 with a somewhat more theoretical emphasis. Math 217 (despite its lower number) is also a more theoretical course which covers much of the material of 417 at a deeper level. Math 513 is an honors version of this course, which is also taken by some mathematics graduate students. Math 420 is the natural sequel but this course serves as prerequisite to several courses: Math 452, 462, 561, and 571.
MATH 425 / STATS 425. Introduction to Probability.
Section 101.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 215, 255, or 285. (3). (Excl). (BS).
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
This course introduces students to useful and interesting ideas of the mathematical theory of probability and to a number of applications of probability to a variety of fields including genetics, economics, geology, business, and engineering. The theory developed together with other mathematical tools such as combinatorics and calculus are applied to everyday problems. Concepts, calculations, and derivations are emphasized. The course will make essential use of the material of Math 116 and 215. Topics include the basic results and methods of both discrete and continuous probability theory: conditional probability, independent events, random variables, jointly distributed random variables, expectations, variances, and covariances. Different instructors will vary the emphasis. Math 525 is a similar course for students with stronger mathematical background and ability. Stat 426 is a natural sequel for students interested in statistics. Math 523 includes many applications of probability theory.
MATH 425 / STATS 425. Introduction to Probability.
Section 102.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 215, 255, or 285. (3). (Excl). (BS).
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
This course introduces students to useful and interesting ideas of the mathematical theory of probability and to a number of applications of probability to a variety of fields including genetics, economics, geology, business, and engineering. The theory developed together with other mathematical tools such as combinatorics and calculus are applied to everyday problems. Concepts, calculations, and derivations are emphasized. The course will make essential use of the material of Math 116 and 215. Topics include the basic results and methods of both discrete and continuous probability theory: conditional probability, independent events, random variables, jointly distributed random variables, expectations, variances, and covariances. Different instructors will vary the emphasis. Math 525 is a similar course for students with stronger mathematical background and ability. Stat 426 is a natural sequel for students interested in statistics. Math 523 includes many applications of probability theory.
MATH 451. Advanced Calculus I.
Section 101.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 215 and one course beyond Math. 215; or Math. 255 or 285. Intended for concentrators; other students should elect Math. 450. (3). (Excl). (BS).
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Background and Goals. This course has two complementary goals: (1) a rigorous development of the fundamental ideas of calculus, and (2) a further development of the student's ability to deal with abstract mathematics and mathematical proofs. The key words here are "rigor" and "proof"; almost all of the material of the course consists in understanding and constructing definitions, theorems (propositions, lemmas, etc.), and proofs. This is considered one of the more difficult among the undergraduate mathematics courses, and students should be prepared to make a strong commitment to the course. In particular, it is strongly recommended that some course which requires proofs (such as Math 412) be taken before Math 451.
Content. Topics covered include: logic and techniques of proofs; sets, functions, and relations; cardinality; the real number system and its topology; infinite sequences, limits, and continuity; differentiation; integration; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; infinite series; and sequences and series of functions.
MATH 454. Boundary Value Problems for Partial Differential Equations.
Section 101.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 216, 256, 286, or 316. Students with credit for Math. 354 can elect Math. 454 for one credit. (3). (Excl). (BS).
Credits: (3).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
This course is devoted to the use of Fourier series and other orthogonal expansions in the solution of boundaryvalue problems for secondorder linear partial differential equations. Emphasis is on concepts and calculation. The official prerequisite is ample preparation. Classical representation and convergence theorems for Fourier series; method of separation of variables for the solution of the onedimensional heat and wave equation; the heat and wave equations in higher dimensions; spherical and cylindrical Bessel functions; Legendre polynomials; methods for evaluating asymptotic integrals (Laplace's method, steepest descent); Fourier and Laplace transforms; applications to linear inputoutput systems; analysis of data smoothing and filtering; signal processing; timeseries analysis; and spectral analysis. Both Math 455 and 554 cover many of the same topics but are very seldom offered. Math 454 is prerequisite to Math 571 and 572, although it is not a formal prerequisite, it is good background for Math 556.
MATH 561 / IOE 510 / SMS 518. Linear Programming I.
Section 101.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: Math. 217, 417, or 419. (3). (Excl). (BS). CAEN lab access fee required for nonEngineering students.
Credits: (3).
Lab Fee: CAEN lab access fee required for nonEngineering students.
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Formulation of problems from the private and public sectors using the mathematical model of linear programming. Development of the simplex algorithm: duality theory and economic interpretations. Postoptimality (sensitivity) analysis: applications and interpretations. Introduction to transportation and assignment problems: special purpose algorithms and advanced computational techniques. Students have opportunities to formulate and solve models developed from more complex case studies and use various computer programs.
Spring/Summer Term Courses
MATH 399. Independent Reading.
Instructor(s):
Prerequisites & Distribution: (16). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.
Credits: (16).
Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.
Designed especially for Honors students.
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