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

Introduction to College Mathematics

Fall, Spring. Credit, two 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 topics from discrete mathematics. Students attend three hours of lecture and one two-hour special session (laboratory) per week.

Mathematics 109Q

Graph Models and Math Models

(MQR)

When schedule allows. Credit, four hours. Students have the opportunity to confront and solve problems related to graph theory.

Mathematics 110

Pre-Calculus with Calculus

Fall, Spring. Credit, four 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

Calculus I and II

(MQR)

Fall, Spring. Credit, four 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.

Mathematics 112Z

Calculus II

(MQR)

Fall, Spring. Credit, four 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.

Mathematics 117Q

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

(MQR)

Fall, Spring. Credit, four 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.

Mathematics 120Q

Introduction to Pure Mathematics

(MQR)

When schedule allows. Credit, four 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 125Q

Codes and Connections: An Introduction to Number Theory

(MQR)

When schedule allows. Credit, four 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 207Q

Probability and Statistics

(MQR)

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

Mathematics 211

Multivariable Calculus

(MQR)

Fall. Credit, four 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

Differential Equations

(MQR)

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

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

Foundations of Mathematics

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

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 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.