Mathematics (MATH)

Courses

MATH-015 ARITHMETIC AND PRE-ALGEBRA 3.00 Credits

Preparation for MATH 025. Arithmetic with whole numbers, signed numbers, and fractions. Order of operations, variables, simplifying of algebraic expressions. Concrete representations of arithmetic operations and algebraic concepts are emphasized. Particularly appropriate for students who experience anxiety when learning mathematics. Course fee.

MATH-023 BASIC ALGEBRA FOR MATH AS A LIBERAL ART 3.00 Credits

Brief review of integer arithmetic, fraction arithmetic, percent and order of operations. Evaluating formulas. Units and unit analysis. Solving equations in one variable and using equations in one variable to solve application problems. Graphing linear equations, intercepts, slope, writing the equation of a line. Introduction to functions. Average rate of change, introduction to linear and exponential models. Simplifying exponential expressions, scientific notation, introduction to logarithms. Introduction to sets, counting methods, and discrete probability. Pre-requisite: A grade of C or better in Math 015 or satisfactory placement score. Course fee.

MATH-025 BASIC ALGEBRA 3.00 Credits

Brief review of prealgebra. Solving equations and inequalities in one variable; applications. Evaluating formulas; unit analysis. Graphing linear equations, intercepts, slope, writing the equation of a line, introduction to functions. Average rate of change and linear models. Graphing linear inequalities. Systems of linear equations; applications. Exponent rules and scientific notation. Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and factoring of polynomials in one variable. Using the zero product property to solve quadratic equations in one variable. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 015 or satisfactory placement score.

MATH-108 INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA 4.00 Credits

Function emphasis. Full integration of graphing technology and computer algebra system. Systems of linear equations and linear inequalities. Absolute value equations. Polynomials and polynomial functions. Exponential and logarithmic functions. Radical equations and functions. Quadratic equations and functions. Rational equations and functions. Pre-requisite: A Grade of 'C' or better in MATH 025 or satisfactory placement score. Course fee.

MATH-123 MATHEMATICS AS A LIBERAL ART 3.00 Credits

This course introduces students to the form and function of mathematics and its relationship to other studies. Students will examine a topic outside of mathematics, study the formal properties of the mathematics employed, and apply the mathematics to the original and similar areas of potential interest. Sample topics include apportionment, cryptography, finance, operations management, population growth, public opinion surveys, land surveying, and voting methods and strategies. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 023 or MATH 025, or satisfactory placement score. Course fee.

MATH-130 FINITE MATHEMATICS 4.00 Credits

Systems of linear equations and inequalities, elementary matrix algebra, introduction to linear programming, elementary discrete probability and statistics. Emphasis on applications to business, economics and social sciences. Cross-listed with MTHPT 130. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 025 or MTHPT 103 or satisfactory placement score. Course fee.

MATH-147 PRECALCULUS 5.00 Credits

The course emphasizes functions, circular trigonometry and multilevel problem solving as preparation for calculus. Functions are treated as mathematical entities, including domain, range, algebraic operations, composition, inverses, and graphing. Polynomial, logarithmic, exponential, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, radical and rational functions are explored. Algebraic techniques include diversion of polynomials, roots of polynomials, theory of equations and inequalities, complex numbers and DeMoivre's Theorem, the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra and solving systems of linear and nonlinear equations. Trigonometric identities are derived, proved and applied. Polar coordinates, vectors and oblique triangles are introduced and used in a variety of applications. Analytic geometry focuses on circles, parabolas, distance and midpoints. MATH 147 is equivalent to MATH 143 plus MATH 144. Pre-requisite: A Grade of 'C' or better in MATH 108 or satisfactory placement score. Course fee.

MATH-147A PRECALCULUS ALGEBRA 3.00 Credits

Emphasis on the concept of real-valued functions as mathematical entities, including domain, range, algebraic operations, composition, inverses, and graphing. Topics include polynomial functions, division of polynomials, roots of polynomials, theory of equations, complex numbers, fundamental theorem of algebra, rational functions and asymptotes, logarithmic and exponential functions, and translation of axes. Students will engage in multi-step algebraic manipulation of complicated functional expressions. Pre-requisite: A Grade of 'C' or better in MATH 108 or satisfactory placement score. Course fee.

MATH-147B PRECALCULUS TRIGONOMETRY 2.00 Credits

This course introduces right-triangle and circular function approaches to trigonometry. Topics include plane trigonometry, trigonometric identities, graphs of trigonometric functions, amplitude, frequency, phase shift, inverse trigonometric functions and their graphs, polar coordinates, and polar representation of complex numbers. Co-requisite: MATH 143.

MATH-157 FOUNDATIONS OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS 3.00 Credits

An overview of the mathematics taught in grades K-8. Topics from set theory, logic, number theory, and functions. Stresses skills and cognitive understanding. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 108 or MATH 137 or satisfactory placement score.

MATH-170 CALCULUS I 4.00 Credits

Definitions of limit, derivative, antiderivative, definite integral. Computation of the derivative, including logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions. Applications of the derivative, optimization, mean value theorem. The fundamental theorem of calculus, brief introduction to applications of the integral and to computation of antiderivatives. Intended for students in engineering, mathematics, and the sciences. Pre-requisites: A Grade of "C" or better in MATH 143 and MATH 144, or satisfactory placement score.

MATH-175 CALCULUS II 4.00 Credits

Applications of the integral, symbolic and numerical techniques of integration, inverse transcendental functions. Sequences and series, with an emphasis on power series and approximation. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 170.

MATH-186 DISCRETE MATHEMATICS 3.00 Credits

Topics such as sets, functions, algorithms, logic, Boolean algebra are included. This course consists of numerous topics which are particularly valuable to students pursuing a computer science minor. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 108 or satisfactory placement score.

MATH-190 DIRECTED STUDY IN MATH 1.00-12.00 Credits

MATH-192 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS 1.00-12.00 Credits

MATH-240 INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR ALGEBRA 2.00 Credits

The introduction to linear algebra course covers systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, matrices vector spaces, linear independence, basis, dimension, determinants, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors. Pre-requisite: Math 170.

MATH-253 STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES 3.00 Credits

Introduction to statistical methods for scientists including design of statistical studies, basic sampling methods, descriptive statistics, probability and sampling distributions, inference regression, and analysis of variance. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in Math 108 or satisfactory placement score.

MATH-257 FOUNDATION OF ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS II 3.00 Credits

Continuation of MATH 157. Emphasis on conceptual understanding, and communication of mathematical principles. Content emphasis on probability, statistics, geometry, and algebraic structures. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 157.

MATH-275 CALCULUS III 4.00 Credits

Vector algebra and geometry, functions of several variables, partial and directional derivatives, gradient, chain rule, optimization, multiple and iterated integrals. Parametric curves and surfaces in 3-space, vector fields, divergence and curl, line and surface integrals. Green's, Stoke's and divergence theorems. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 175.

MATH-285 EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY 3.00 Credits

This course is designed to prepare teachers of middle and high school geometry. The course emphasizes classic geometric proof and application of geometric theorems. Topics include parallel lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, and polygons. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 143, MATH 157, or MATH 186, or satisfactory placement score.

MATH-290 DIRECTED STUDY IN MATHEMATICS 1.00-3.00 Credits

Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 170 or permission of the division.

MATH-291 WORKSHOP IN MATHEMATICS 1.00-3.00 Credits

MATH-292 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS 1.00-3.00 Credits

MATH-295 PRACTICUM IN MATHEMATICS 1.00-2.00 Credits

Tutoring in the mathematics laboratory or functioning as a teacher's aide in a lower division mathematics course. Pre-requisite: Approval of the division chair. May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

MATH-299 RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP 1.00-12.00 Credits

MATH-300 INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL REASONING 3.00 Credits

Introductory topics in mathematics- logic, set theory, properties of the real line- number theory, induction, mappings, rigorous treatment of limits of sequences. Emphasis is on the concept of theorem and proof. Pre-requisite: A Grade of "C" or better in MATH 175.

MATH-313 NUMBER THEORY 3.00 Credits

Modular arithmetic, Pythagorean triples, prime numbers, quadratic reciprocity, Diophantine approximation, elliptic curves, and public key encryption systems. Pre-requisite: Math 175.

MATH-320 PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS 3.00 Credits

Sample spaces, random variables, central limit theorems, stochastic processes, estimation and testing of hypotheses. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 175.

MATH-340 LINEAR ALGEBRA 3.00 Credits

Systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, matrices vector spaces, linear independence, basis, dimension, inner products, orthogonal projections, orthonormal bases. Determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Positive definite matrices. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 175.

MATH-345 ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS 3.00 Credits

Separation of variables, variations of parameters- methods of characteristic roots, undetermined coefficients- systems of differential equations. Laplace transform, and power series. Pre-requisite: A Grade of "C" or better in MATH 175.

MATH-386 POSTULATION GEOMETRY 3.00 Credits

Postulates of Euclid and Hilbert, nonEuclidian geometry and projective geometry. Understanding of high school geometry is emphasized. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 170.

MATH-390 DIRECTED STUDY IN MATHEMATICS 1.00-3.00 Credits

MATH-391 WORKSHOP IN MATHEMATICS 1.00-3.00 Credits

MATH-392 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS 1.00-3.00 Credits

MATH-395 PRACTICUM IN MATHEMATICS 1.00-2.00 Credits

MATH-399 RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP 1.00-12.00 Credits

MATH-450 COMPLEX ANALYSIS 3.00 Credits

Complex numbers and functions, complex derivatives and integrals, residue theory, conformal mappings and uniform convergence. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 300.

MATH-460 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA I 3.00 Credits

Groups, subgroups, permutation groups, homomorphism and quotient groups. Rings, subrings, ideals and quotient rings. Polynomials, integral domains and fields of quotients. Introduction to Galois Theory. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 300.

MATH-461 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA II 3.00 Credits

Rings, subrings, ideals and quotient rings. Polynomials, integral domains and fields of quotients. Field extensions and splitting fields. Fundamental Theorem of Galois Theory. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 460.

MATH-470 GENERAL TOPOLOGY 3.00 Credits

An introduction to the fundamental concepts of general topology including set theory, metrics, neighborhoods, bases, subspaces, mappings, continuity, separation axioms, compactness and connectedness. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 300.

MATH-480 REAL ANALYSIS I 3.00 Credits

Axioms for the real numbers. Limits of sequences, limits of functions, continuity, compactness, the derivative and the Riemann integral. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 300.

MATH-481 REAL ANALYSIS II 3.00 Credits

Riemann-Stieltjes integration. Functions of bounded variation. Differentiation and Integration in n-space. Lebesgue integration. Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 481.

MATH-490 DIRECTED STUDY IN MATHEMATICS 1.00-3.00 Credits

Pre-requisite: A grade of 'C' or better in MATH 170 or permission of the division.

MATH-491 WORKSHOP IN MATHEMATICS 1.00-3.00 Credits

MATH-492 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS 1.00-3.00 Credits

MATH-495 PRACTICUM IN MATHEMATICS 1.00-2.00 Credits

Tutoring in the mathematics laboratory or functioning as a teacher's aide in a lower division mathematics course. Pre-requisite: Approval of the division chair. May be repeated for a total of 4 credits.

MATH-499 RESEARCH PROJECT AND SEMINAR IN MATH 1.00-3.00 Credits

Students will conduct and communicate the results of a research project in the Natural Sciences Division. Topics may include the historical, philosophical, cultural and environmental aspects, and the processes of natural science. Requirements of students include satisfactory oral presentation and defense of their research and submission of a written report approved by their advisor to the Natural Sciences Division. Prerequisite: NS 398.