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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.
UNDERSTANDING PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
A pre-calculus course in probability and statistics. Descriptive statistics, classical probability, probability distributions, prediction, parametric and nonparametric hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, and use of some statistical software. This course does not count towards a mathematics major or minor in liberal arts or towards a mathematics major in secondary 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.
INFINITE PROCESSES FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER
This course is primarily for pre-service elementary and middle school teachers. Students will be introduced to the concepts of calculus, which include infinite precesses, limits, and continuity. In addition, dirivatives and integrals, and their relationship to area and change will be covered.
The topics included in this course are foundations of Euclidean geometry, Euclidean transformational geometry, modern synthetic geometry that builds on Euclidean geometry, selected finite geometries, and an introduction to non-Euclidean and projective geometry, including their relationship to Euclidean geometry. Although the course is adapted to the prospective teacher of geometry, it will also meet the needs of those in other majors needing a background in geometry. Standards and guidelines of appropriate national and local bodies will be implemented.
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.
MATHEMATICAL MODELING & STATISTICS
An introduction to mathematical modeling and descriptive statistics. Students will develop the basic skills of formulation, simplification, and analysis of mathematical models for describing and predicting physical phenomena. The basic tools of descriptive statistics will also be introduced; the use of descriptive statistics in formulating and interpreting mathematical models will be emphasized. This course contains a writing component.
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.
MODERN ALGEBRA AND NUMBER THEORY FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER
An introduction to modern algebra with special emphasis on the number systems and algorithms which underlie the mathematics curriculum of the elementary school. Topics from logic, sets, algebraic structures, and number theory.
MATHEMATICS FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS I
The course revisits the high school curriculum from an advanced perspective. The focus is on deepening understanding of concepts, highlighting connections and solving challenging problems. The mathematical content includes number systems, functions, equations, integers, and polynomials. Connections to geometry are emphasized throughout the course.
This course will cover moment generating functions, moments of linear combinations of random variables, conditional expection, functions of random variables, sampling distributions, the theory of estimation, Bayesian estimation, hypothesis testing, nonparametric tests, and linear models.
This course will discuss the actuarial profession and the insurance industry, provide direction to students wishing to take the first few actuarial examinations, thoroughly cover the theory of interest, and introduce the basic concepts of actuarial mathematics.
ACTUARIAL EXAMINATION PREPARATION
Designed for students preparing to take either the first (probability) or second (interest theory) actuarial examination, the course will review the mathematics required for the examination and bring the student through a series of exercises design to give them the required training to pass their examination.
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.
PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
Fourier analysis, partial differential equations and boundary value problems, complex variables, and potential theory.
This course presents a rigorous treatment of the differential and integral calculus of single variable functions, convergence theory of numerical sequences and series, uniform convergence theory of sequences and series of functions, metric spaces, functions of several real variables, and the inverse function theorem. This course contains a writing component.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable. Department Consent required.