2012 Fall Term
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This course will cover the basics of statistical testing, regression analysis, experimental design, analysis of variance, the use of computers to analyze statistical problems.
MATRICES AND LINEAR ALGEBRA
Systems of linear equations, vector spaces, linear dependence, bases, dimension, linear mappings, matrices, determinants, quadratic forms, orthogonal reduction to diagonal form, eigenvalues, geometric applications.
PROBLEM SOLVING FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER
This course is primarily for pre-service elementary and middle school teachers. Students will learn a variety of problem solving strategies applicable in elementary and middle school. The applications will cover many different areas of mathematics.
DEVELOPMENT OF MATHEMATICS
A study of the development of mathematical notation and ideas from prehistoric times to the present. Periods and topics will be chosen corresponding to the backgrounds and interests of the students.
GEOMETRY FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER
A study of the intuitive, informal geometry of sets of points in space. Topics include elementary constructions, coordinates and graphs, tessellations, transformations, problem solving, and symmetries of polygons and polyhedra and use of geometry computer software.
Probability spaces, discrete and continuous random variables, mathematical expectation, discrete and continuous distributions.
This course is a continuation of MATH 452/652 with emphasis on ring and field theory. Topics include a review of group theory, polynomial rings, divisibility in integral domains, vector spaces, extension fields, algebraic extension fields, etc.
In addition to allowing students to carry on independent studies in a wide variety of graduate level topics, students may take many of the department¿s upper level undergraduate courses supplemented with graduate components. These courses include advanced calculus, complex variables, differential equations, abstract algebra, number theory, probability, statistics, and more.