Mathematics

Mathematics, the science of space and number, is a key discipline in the liberal arts, and upon it depend many of the natural and social sciences. The study of mathematics helps in the development of general analytical thinking skills and problem-solving abilities.

Mathematics 100

MATHEMATICS 100—INTRODUCTION TO COLLEGE MATHEMATICS

Fall, Spring. Credit, three hours. This course is designed for students who need to strengthen their mathematical backgrounds before entering regular college mathematics courses. The course includes a review of algebra and transcendental functions (Trigonometric, logarithmic, and exponential functions).

Mathematics 109

MATHEMATICS 109—GRAPH THEORY AND MATH MODELS (MQR)

When schedules allow. Credit, three hours. Students have the opportunity to confront and solve problems related to graph theory.

Mathematics 110

MATHEMATICS 110—MATH 110 TRANSITION TO CALCULUS (MQR)

Fall, Spring. Credit, three hours. Pre-calculus topics with beginning calculus. For students who need a review of transcendental functions before taking calculus. Not for GER.

Mathematics 111 and 112

MATHEMATICS  111, 112—CALCULUS I AND II (MQR)

Fall, Spring. Credit, three hours each semester. This sequence includes differential and integral calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions of one variable, with applications and infinite series, including power series. Students receiving credit for Math 111 cannot take Math 119, Business Calculus for credit.

Mathematics 117

MATHEMATICS  117—INTRODUCTION TO PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS (MQR)

Fall, Spring. Credit, three hours. Basic concepts in counting, probability, hypothesis testing, linear regression and correlation, ANOVA, plus several nonparametric models. Statistical analysis using both R and Excel will also be addressed. Calculator is required. Has a one-hour lab.

Mathematics 120

MATHEMATICS 120—INTRODUCTION TO PURE MATHEMATICS (MQR)

When schedules allow. Credit, three hours. Proofs and the foundations of mathematical thought, namely, definitions, axioms, and logic. Specific topics include geometry and number theory. Intended for non-mathematics majors.

 

Mathematics 123

MATHEMATICS 123—THE ORIGINS OF MATHEMATICS (MQR)

When schedules allow. Credit, three hours. A survey of mathematical history, with a focus on student discovery of mathematical techniques. Covers ancient Egypt, Babylonia, Greece, and China, as well as more modern developments.

Mathematics 125

MATHEMATICS 125—CODES AND CONNECTIONS: AN INTRODUCTION TO NUMBER THEORY (MQR)

When schedule allows. Credit, three hours. Using secret codes, puzzles, and curious mathematical oddities as motivation, this course explores the elementary concepts behind the theory of numbers and their unexpected connections with other major branches of mathematics. Intended for non-mathematics  majors.

Mathematics 207

MATHEMATICS 207—PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS (MQR)

When schedules allow. Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: Math 112, placement recommendation, or permission of instructor. Development and use of mathematical models from probability and statistics, with applications.

Mathematics 211

MATHEMATICS 211—MULTIVARIABLE CALCULUS (MQR)

Fall. Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: Math 112. Vectors, multivariable functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, vector and scalar fields, Green’s and Stokes’ theorems, and divergence theorem.

Mathematics 212

MATHEMATICS 212—DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS (MQR)

Spring. Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: Math 112. Ordinary differential equations with applications.

Mathematics 221

MATHEMATICS 221—LINEAR ALGEBRA (MQR)

Spring. Credit, four hours. Prerequisite: Math 112 or permission of instructor. Systems of linear equations and matrices, determinants, linear transformations, vector spaces, and eigenvectors.

Mathematics 250

MATHEMATICS 250—FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS (MQR)

Spring. Credit, three hours. Prerequisite: Math 112. An introduction to theoretical mathematics, logic and proof, sets, induction, abstract algebraic structures, and the real number line.

Mathematics 285R

MATHEMATICS  285R—SPECIAL TOPICS IN  MATHEMATICS

TBA. Variable credit. Prerequisite: As specified by the instructor. Course in selected topics in mathematics, the history of mathematics, or the connections between mathematics and scientific inquiry not offered in regular or advanced courses or seminars.

Mathematics 297R

MATHEMATICS 297R—DIRECTED STUDY

Topics and credit to be arranged. This course does not satisfy distribution requirements in natural science and mathematics.

Mathematics 315

MATHEMATICS  315—NUMERICAL  ANALYSIS (MQR)

Spring. Credit, four hours. Prerequisites: Mathematics 221 and Computer Science 170. Solution of linear and nonlinear systems of equations, interpolation, least-squares approximation, numerical integration, and differentiation. Significant components of the course material is based on linear algebra and computation. Has a one-hour lab.