2012 Fall Term
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Designed to give students a broad understanding and appreciation of mathematics. Includes topics not usually covered in a traditional algebra course. Topics encompass some algebra, problem solving, counting principles, probability, statistics, and consumer mathematics. This course is designed to meet the University Proficiency Requirement in mathematics for those students who do not wish to take any course which has MATH 141 as a prerequisite. ACT Math subscore 19-23 (SAT 460-550)
Introduction to college algebra. Topics and concepts extend beyond those taught in a beginning algebra course. A proficiency course for those who have not had sufficient preparation in high school to allow them to take MATH 143 or MATH 152. ACT Math subscore 19-23 (SAT 460-550)
FINITE MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (GM)
Mathematical preparation for the understanding of various quantitative methods in modern management and social sciences. Topics included are sets, relations, linear functions, interest, annuities, matrix theory, the solution of linear systems by the graphical, algebraic, Gauss-Jordan, and inverse methods, linear programming by graphical and simplex methods, counting and probability, and decision theory. College of Business and Economics majors must take this course on a conventional grade basis.
MATHEMATICS FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER I (GM)
A study of sets, whole numbers, fractions, integers, decimals and real numbers, basic arithmetic operations and their properties, standard and alternative algorithms and estimations strategies; problem-solving, proportional reasoning and algebraic thinking. Manipulatives and cooperative learning activities are used throughout the course. For elementary education majors.
MATHEMATICS FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER II
Topics in probability and statistics, with emphasis on descriptive techniques. Investigations in geometric figures, measurement, construction, transformations, congruent and similar geometric figures. Problem solving strategies, manipulatives, and cooperative learning activities are emphasized throughout the course. All students will prepare a mathematics based activity and present it at an area elementary school.
ELEMENTARY FUNCTIONS (GM)
Review of algebraic functions, inequalities, mathematical induction, theory of equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, circular functions, trigonometric identities and equations, inverse trigonometric functions, solution of triangles.
THE LOGIC OF CHESS
A study of logic particularly as it is used in the game of chess and, most particularly, in chess strategy and the end game of chess. The rules are taught to those who are not already acquainted with the game.
A pre-calculus course in statistics. Descriptive statistics, probability distributions, prediction, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression. This course does not count towards a mathematics major or minor in either liberal arts or secondary education or towards a mathematics minor in elementary education. This course may not be taken for credit if credit has been or is being earned in any other statistics course.
SHORT CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (GM)
A general survey of the calculus. Topics covered include limits, differentiation, max-min theory, exponential and logarithmic functions, and integration. Business and social science applications are stressed.
APPLIED CALCULUS SURVEY FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (GM)
An applied calculus course covering elementary analytic geometry, limits, differentiation, max-min theory, exponential and logarithmic functions, integration, functions of several variables, and elementary differential equations. Some computer topics may be included.
CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I (GM)
Review of algebraic and trigonometric functions, transcendental functions, limits, study of the derivative, techniques of differentiation, continuity, applications of the derivative, L' Hopital's Rule and indeterminate forms, the Riemann integral, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and substitution rule.
CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II
Techniques of integration, applications of the integral, introduction to differential equations, polar coordinates and conic sections, infinite sequences and series. This course includes a writing component.
CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY III
Solid analytic geometry, vectors and vector functions, functions of several variables, multiple integrals and their applications.
This course will supply a thorough grounding in the mathematical topics which are central to the study of computer science, and which form the basis for many modern applications of mathematics to the social sciences. Topics covered will include sets, logic, Boolean algebra and switching circuits, combinatorics, probability, graphs, trees, recursion, and algorithm analysis. Expressing mathematical ideas and writing proofs will be emphasized.
INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS
The main emphasis of this course is to introduce students to mathematical proofs. Students will learn to read and write proofs in mathematics by writing proofs of theorems about limits, sets of real numbers, and continuous functions. If time permits, other topics may include derivative and integration theorems, theory of open and closed sets, and cardinality of sets.
This course will cover the basics of statistical testing, regression analysis, experimental design, analysis of variance, and the use of computers to analyze statistical problems. This course contains a writing component.
MATRICES AND LINEAR ALGEBRA
Systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants, finite dimensional vector spaces, linear dependence, bases, dimension, linear mappings, orthogonal bases, and eigenvector theory. Applications stressed throughout.
Ordinary differential equations: general theory of linear equations, special methods for nonlinear equations including qualitative analysis and stability, power series and numerical methods, and systems of equations. Additional topics may include transformation methods and boundary value problems. Applications stressed throughout.
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.
A course for students who need a review of basic mathematics or who lack the computational skills required for success in algebra and other University courses. Topics include fractions, decimals, percent, descriptive statistics, English and metric units of measure, and measures of geometric figures. Emphasis is on applications. A brief introduction to algebra is included at the end of the course. This course does count toward the semester credit load and will be computed into the grade point average. It will not be included in the 120 credits required for graduation. It may be taken for a conventional grade or on a satisfactory/no credit basis. Not available to students who have satisfied the University Proficiency requirement in mathematics. ACT Math subscore 14 or below (SAT 340 or below) Arithmetic skills test required.
A course for those who have a sound background in basic arithmetic, but who have not been exposed to algebra, or who need to strengthen their basic algebra skills. Topics include properties of the real numbers, linear and quadratic equations, linear inequalities, exponents, polynomials, rational expressions, the straight line, and systems of linear equations. The course counts towards the semester credit load and will be computed into the grade point average. It will not, however, be included in the credits necessary for graduation. It may be taken for a conventional grade or on a satisfactory/no credit basis. Prereq: MATH 040 or equivalent demonstration of capability. Students cannot receive credit for MATH 041 if they have been waived from the Mathematics Proficiency Requirement. Not available to students who have satisfied the University Proficiency requirement in mathematics.
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, symmetries of polygons and polyhedra, and use of geometry computer software.
Probability spaces, discrete and continuous random variables, mathematical exceptation, discrete and continuous distributions.
INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT ALGEBRA
An introductory survey of abstract algebra and number theory with emphasis on the development and study of the number systems of integers, integers mod n, rationals, reals, and complex numbers. These offer examples of and motivation for the study of the classical algebraic structures of groups, rings integral domains and fields. Applications to algebraic coding theory and crystallography will be developed if time allows.
This course is a continuation of MATH 452 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, finite fields, etc.
Emphasis on numerical algebra. The problems of linear systems, matrix inversion, the complete and special eigenvalue problems, solutions by exact and iterative methods, orthogonalization, gradient methods. Consideration of stability and elementary error analysis. Extensive use of microcomputers and programs using a high level language. This course contains a writing component.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable. Department Consent required.