MATH 109 Precalculus Algebra Fundamentals Credits: 2
This course is required for students not meeting full placement requirements for MATH 110 (Precalculus Algebra) in order to concurrently enroll in MATH 110. Fundamental topics and skills that are necessary for success in MATH 110 will be developed in close alignment with the material covered in MATH 110 over the course of the semester. Students enrolling In this co-requisite course must remain enrolled in both courses for the semester. Students will not be permitted to withdraw from one of the courses (either MATH 109 and MATH 110) and not the other. Grades are not counted toward GPA. Does not fulfill Arts and Sciences mathematics requirement. Does not count toward graduation.
Prerequisites: ALEKS score of 35 or higher, or ACT mathematics score of 18 or higher.
Co-requisites: MATH 110.
MATH 110 Precalculus Algebra Credits: 3
Functions and graphs. Inverses, compositions, and transformation of functions. Solving equations, systems of equations, and inequalities. Linear, quadratic, polynomial, and rational functions. Exponential and logarithm functions and applications.
Prerequisite: MATH 100 with a grade of B- or higher, ALEKS score of 51 or higher, ACT mathematics score of 22 or higher, or concurrent enrollment in MATH 109.
MATH 110 - MOTR MATH 130: Pre-Calculus Algebra
MATH 115 Statistical Reasoning Credits: 3
This course is intended for majors in less quantitative fields. The focus of the course will be on developing critical thinking abilities and decision making using data in everyday life. Emphasis will be on statistical reasoning underlying the methods of sampling, statistical inference in terms of evaluating the accuracy of an estimate in the context of uncertainty, drawing conclusions from data and studying relationships in data. Students will be trained to perform hands-on-analysis of real data sets using a computer package. No previous computing experience is required.
MATH 116 Mathematics For Liberal Arts Credits: 3
A survey of elementary mathematics covering such topics as: logic, sets, counting methods, introduction to probability theory, introductory statistics, plane and coordinate geometry. The course will emphasize mathematical concepts and does not require the level of computational skill of College Algebra. Topics from the history of mathematics will be presented as well as the influence of mathematics on a variety of disciplines. Recommended preparation: Three units of high school mathematics Algebra I and higher.
MATH 116 - MOTR MATH 120: Mathematical Reasoning & Modeling
MATH 120 Precalculus Credits: 5
Functions and graphs. Inverses, compositions, and transformation of functions. Solving equations and systems of equations, and inequalities. Linear, quadratic, polynomial, and rational functions. Exponential and logarithm functions and applications. Trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, triangles. Credit will be given for either MATH 110 or MATH 120, and for either MATH 120 or MATH 125.
Prerequisite: ALEKS score of 56 or higher, or ACT mathematics score of 24 or higher.
MATH 120 - MOTR MATH 150: Pre-Calculus
MATH 125 Trigonometry Credits: 2
Prerequisites: MATH 110 with a grade of C- or higher, or ALEKS score of 63 or higher.
MATH 130 Mathematics for Teachers: Number Systems Credits: 3
Designed for elementary school teachers. A constructive development of the real number system beginning with the system of whole numbers; concepts from elementary number theory; applications of quantitative systems to problems in discrete mathematics. Recommended preparation: High school algebra and geometry.
MATH 140 Mathematics for Teachers: Elementary Geometry Credits: 3
Designed for elementary school teachers. A development from informal geometric concepts to elements of the Euclidean deductive system; groups of congruence transformations, similarity transformations and symmetries; coordinate systems and vectors. Recommended preparation: High school algebra and geometry.
MATH 202 Analytic Geometry Credits: 3
Coordinate plane, lines, circles, the parabola, the ellipse, the hyperbola, transformation of coordinates, equations of the second degree, curve sketching, polar coordinates and parametric equations, complex numbers, vectors and vector operations, and solid analytic geometry. Recommended preparation: MATH 110.
MATH 204 Mathematics for Teachers: Mathematical Immersion Credits: 3
Adaptable for elementary-, middle-, or secondary-school mathematics teachers. Intensive problem solving experience. Develop confidence and enthusiasm about recognizing mathematics reasoning in oneself and in students. Combat mathematics anxiety and myths. Encourage flexibility in the mathematical knowledge of teacher candidates. Recommended preparation: MATH 120 or MATH 130 or MATH 140 or any MATH course 200 level or above.
MATH 205 Discrete Mathematics Credits: 3
Logic, sets, and functions. Algorithms, especially integer algorithms. Methods of proof, especially induction and recursion, counting principles, and discrete probability. Relations and partial ordering with applications. Graphs, circuits, and paths.
MATH 206 Brief Calculus And Matrix Algebra Credits: 3
Brief review of selected topics in algebra. Introduction to matrix algebra. Introduction to differential calculus and optimization. Applications to problems in business.
Prerequisites: MATH 110 (C- or higher), or ALEKS assessment score of 63% or higher.
MATH 210 Calculus I Credits: 4
Functions and graphs, rational, trigonometric, exponential functions, composite and inverse functions, limits and continuity, differentiation and its applications, integration and its applications.
MATH 214 Mathematics for Teachers: Algebra Credits: 3
Designed for middle school mathematics teachers. Algebraic reasoning, patterns and inductive reasoning, arithmetic and algebra of integers, algebraic systems, algebraic modeling in geometry, axiomatic mathematics. Recommended preparation: MATH 110, MATH 130, MATH 140 (or MATH 224).
MATH 216 Calculus for Biological Sciences Credits: 4
Introductory calculus designed for students in health and biological sciences. Topics include functions, limits and continuity, trigonometric functions, differentiation and its applications, integration, mathematical modeling, and discrete dynamical systems. Group projects are an integral part of this course. Credit will not be given for both MATH 216 and MATH 210.
MATH 220 Calculus II Credits: 4
Techniques of integration, applications of the definite integral, improper integrals, sequences and series, power series. Taylor series and convergence, analytic geometry in calculus. Recommended preparation: MATH 210 or MATH 216.
MATH 224 Mathematics for Teachers: Geometry Credits: 3
Designed for middle school mathematics teachers to connect middle school and college mathematics. Geometric reasoning, Euclidean geometry, congruence, area and volume, similarity, rigid motions and symmetry, vectors and transformations, some other geometries. Recommended Preparation: MATH 140.
MATH 226 Biomath II: Statistics and Modeling Credits: 3
Calculus-based statistics and modeling designed for students in the biological sciences or mathematics majors interested in the application of mathematics to these sciences. Topics include introductory ordinary differential equations, continuous dynamical systems, stochastic modeling, elementary probability, random variables, binomial distributions, Poisson distributions, normal distributions, point estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, and regression. Credit will be given for either MATH 226 or STAT 235 (or STAT 236). Recommended preparation: MATH 210 or MATH 216.
MATH 250 Calculus III Credits: 4
Vectors, solid analytic geometry, vector functions and multiple variable functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals with applications.
MATH 266 Accelerated Calculus I Credits: 4
An accelerated first course in calculus focusing on application of differential calculus and basic vector and matrix calculations. Enrollment in this course requires permission from the School of Computing and Engineering.
Prerequisites: Departmental consent.
MATH 268 Accelerated Calculus II Credits: 3
An accelerated second course in calculus focusing on application of integral calculus, analytic geometry, and vector analysis.
Prerequisites: MATH 266; School of Computing & Engineering Student.
MATH 300 Linear Algebra I Credits: 3
Linear equations, matrix algebra, real vector spaces, linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, orthogonality, and applications.
MATH 301 On Solid Ground: Sets and Proof Credits: 3
This course is a transition from procedural mathematics, such as calculus, to advanced mathematics where proofs are the professional language of discourse. It covers basic set theory and logic, relations and functions, and how to analyze, construct, and write clearly reasoned, well-structured elementary proofs using universal techniques. This course satisfies a state requirement for teacher certification.
Prerequisites: MATH 220.
MATH 345 Ordinary Differential Equations Credits: 4
First order equations, linear second order differential equations, Taylor series and power series solutions, Laplace transforms, elementary systems of differential equations, numerical methods, and Fourier series and boundary value problems. Recommended preparation: MATH 250.
MATH 402 Advanced Analysis I Credits: 3
Numerical sequences and completeness of the real numbers, numerical series, continuity and differentiation of real-valued functions of a real variable, integration and the fundamental theorem of calculus.
MATH 406 Partial Differential Equations Credits: 3
Separation of variables, boundary value problems, Fourier series and integrals, wave equation, heat equation, potential equation, problems in several dimensions, and Bessel's differential equation.
MATH 407 Introduction to Complex Variables Credits: 3
Complex numbers, complex differentiation, elementary functions, contour integration and the Cauchy integral formula, Taylor series and Laurent series, residue calculus and its applications, and special functions.
MATH 410 Modern Algebra Credits: 3
Groups, rings, integral domains, fields and polynomial rings.
MATH 412 Advanced Analysis II Credits: 3
Topics in advanced analysis such as sequences and series of functions, power series and elementary functions, Fourier series, metric spaces, analysis in Euclidean spaces, or advanced integration.
Prerequisites: MATH 402.
MATH 414 Mathematics for Secondary Teachers: Algebra and Analysis Credits: 3
Designed for secondary-school teachers. Examine high school mathematics from a higher point of view. Real and complex numbers, functions, algebraic structures of equations, integers and polynomials, number system structures; analyses of alternate approaches, extensions, and applications of mathematical ideas, discussion of historical contexts and connections between ideas that may have been studied separately in different courses, relationships of ideas studied in secondary-school to those students may encounter in later study. When taken for graduate credit as MATH 5514, an extra project is required. Recommended preparation: MATH 300 and MATH 301.
MATH 420 Linear Algebra II Credits: 3
The topics of MATH 300 are expanded and presented in the context of vector spaces over a field, with rigorous justification. Vector spaces and linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, inner product spaces and orthogonality.
MATH 424 Mathematics for Secondary Teachers: Geometry Credits: 3
Designed for secondary-school teachers. Examine high school mathematics from a higher point of view. Congruence, distance and similarity, trigonometry, area and volume, axiomatics and Euclidean geometry; analyses of alternate approaches, extensions, and applications of mathematical ideas, discussion of historical contexts and connections between ideas that may have been studied separately in different courses, relationships of ideas studied in secondary-school to those students may encounter in later study. When taken for graduate credit as MATH 5524, an extra project is required. Recommended preparation: MATH 300 and MATH 301.
MATH 430 Numerical Analysis I Credits: 3
Error analysis, solutions of equations of one variable, interpolation and polynomial approximation, numerical integration and differentiation, numerical solutions of initial-value problems. Recommended preparation: MATH 250 or E&C-ENGR 241 or MEC-ENGR 272.
MATH 434 Introduction to Scientific Computing Credits: 3
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to numerical methods used in scientific computing. It focuses on solving math models arising from other fields such as physics, engineering, biology, and economics. The topics include mathematical foundations, numerical linear algebra, finite difference method, finite volume method, finite element method, and parallel computing. Recommended preparation: MATH 300.
MATH 440 Numerical Analysis II Credits: 3
Direct and iterative methods for solving linear systems, introduction to approximation theory, approximating eigenvalues and eigenvectors, solution of systems of nonlinear equations. Recommended preparation: MATH 300 and MATH 430.
MATH 444 Modern Geometries Credits: 3
Modern axiomatic development of Euclidean geometry and neutral geometry, followed by examination of non-Euclidean geometries; geometric transformations, and other geometries as time permits. Satisfies a state requirement for teacher certification. Recommended preparation: MATH 300 and MATH 301.
MATH 464WI History Of Mathematics Credits: 3
Topics in the History of Mathematics from Babylonian times through the invention and consolidation of Calculus, with some modern subjects as time permits. The course will emphasize proofs, ideas, and arguments as given in original sources (in translation) from around the world and throughout history. In this writing intensive course, one or two term papers, in addition to several short essays and historical proof explications are required. A field trip will be taken to the Linda Hall Library Rare Book Room. This course is of special interest to secondary mathematics teachers as well as mathematics majors. Recommended preparation: MATH 301.
MATH 469 Mathematical Modeling Credits: 3
This course introduces analytical and numerical techniques for modeling and analysis of real-world problems in areas such as economics, engineering, biology and physics. It is designed for students with basic knowledge of linear algebra and differential equations. Interdisciplinary modeling projects are the integral part of this course. Recommended preparation: MATH 300 and MATH 345.
MATH 490 Special Topics Credits: 1-3
Selected topics in various fields of mathematics. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies.
MATH 496 Internship/Practical Training in Mathematics or Statistics Credits: 1-3
This course provides an internship or other practical training arrangement using mathematics or statistics in an industrial, academic or other professional setting. Department approval of internship experience or practical experience required. Repeatable with up to a combined 3 credits toward the major. Recommended preparation: MATH 250.