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Undergraduate Mathematics

2015 Spring Term

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3 Units

MATHEMATICAL IDEAS

Mathematics 140

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)


4 Units

INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA

Mathematics 141

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)


3 Units

FINITE MATHEMATICS FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (GM)

Mathematics 143

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.


3 Units

MATHEMATICS FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER I (GM)

Mathematics 148

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.


3 Units

MATHEMATICS FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER II

Mathematics 149

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.


5 Units

ELEMENTARY FUNCTIONS (GM)

Mathematics 152

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.


1 Units

THE LOGIC OF CHESS

Mathematics 177

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.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL REASONING AND ANALYSIS (GM)

Mathematics 230

A course on the principles, procedures and concepts surrounding the production, summarization and analysis of data. Emphasis on critical reasoning and interpretation of statistical results. Content includes: probability, sampling, and research design; statistical inference, modeling and computing; practical application culminating in a research project. Unreq: ECON 245, PSYCH 215, SOCIOLGY 295


3 Units

SHORT CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (GM)

Mathematics 243

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.


5 Units

APPLIED CALCULUS SURVEY FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (GM)

Mathematics 250

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.


5 Units

CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I (GM)

Mathematics 253

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.


5 Units

CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II

Mathematics 254

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.


3 Units

CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY III

Mathematics 255

Solid analytic geometry, vectors and vector functions, functions of several variables, multiple integrals and their applications.


3 Units

DISCRETE MATHEMATICS

Mathematics 280

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.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO ANALYSIS

Mathematics 301

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.


3 Units

THEORY OF INTEREST

Mathematics 346

This course will cover the topics of interest theory listed in the Society of Actuaries/Casualty Actuarial Society syllabus for Exam FM/2. Topics include the time value of money, annuities, loans, bonds, general cash flows and portfolios, and immunization schedules.


3 Units

INFINITE PROCESSES FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER

Mathematics 352

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.


5 Units

COLLEGE GEOMETRY

Mathematics 353

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.


3 Units

MATRICES AND LINEAR ALGEBRA

Mathematics 355

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.


3 Units

MATHEMATICAL MODELING & STATISTICS

Mathematics 359

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.


4 Units

BEGINNING ALGEBRA

Mathematics 41

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.


3 Units

MODERN ALGEBRA AND NUMBER THEORY FOR THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER

Mathematics 415

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.


3 Units

THEORY OF NUMBERS

Mathematics 417

A study of the properties of integers, representation of integers in a given base, properties of primes, arithmetic functions, module arithmetic. Diophantine equations and quadratic residues. Consideration is also given to some famous problems in number theory.


3 Units

MATHEMATICS FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS I

Mathematics 421

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.


4 Units

MATHEMATICAL STATISTICS

Mathematics 442

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.


1 Units

ACTUARIAL EXAMINATION PREPARATION

Mathematics 449

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.


3 Units

INTRODUCTION TO ABSTRACT ALGEBRA

Mathematics 452

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.


3 Units

APPLIED MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Mathematics 458

Selected topics in ordinary differential equations: series solutions, stability, transform methods, special functions, numerical methods, vector differential calculus, line and surface integrals.


3 Units

PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

Mathematics 459

Fourier analysis, partial differential equations and boundary value problems, complex variables, and potential theory.


1-3 Units

WORKSHOP

Mathematics 49

Variable credit course offering with a defined topic. Repeatable with a change of topic.


1-5 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY

Mathematics 498

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable. Department Consent required.


1-3 Units

INDEPENDENT STUDY - UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Mathematics 498R

Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable. Department Consent required.

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