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Undergraduate Mathematics Course Descriptions

MATH 104 Elementary Mathematical Modeling Three Credit Hours
Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra
This course will introduce students to mathematical models of real world problems. Designed for non-technical majors, this course focuses on basic mathematical functions, modeling using those functions, properties of their graphs, and real-world applications. Functions will include linear, quadratic, higher degree polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and logistic. Students will solve problems using algebra and a graphing calculator; they will use matrices for solving systems of linear equations; and they will be required to interpret results in writing. Students may not receive credit for both MATH 104 and MATH 119 in meeting their core curriculum mathematics requirement.

MATH 105 Finite Mathematics Three Credit Hours
Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra
An introduction to finite mathematics with an emphasis on applications and formulation of problems in mathematical language. Topics selected from matrices, linear programming, mathematics of finance, counting methods, probability, and statistics. The course includes work using a computer software package.

MATH 106 Applied Calculus I Three Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra
An introduction to differential and integral calculus of polynomials, exponential, and logarithmic functions with an emphasis on applications to business and the life and social sciences. Students may not receive credit for both MATH 106 and MATH 131.

MATH 107 Applied Calculus II Three Credit Hours
Prerequisite: MATH 106 with a grade of “C” or higher, or MATH 131 with a grade of “C” or higher.
A continuation of the calculus introduced in MATH 106. Topics include techniques of integration, applications of integrals, improper integrals, partial derivatives and applications, and a brief introduction to double integrals.

MATH 119    Precalculus    Four Credit Hours
       The goal of this course is to prepare students majoring in mathematics, sciences, and engineering for the required calculus sequence. Topics include polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their graphs, with emphasis on conceptual understanding and algebraic skills necessary for success in calculus. Students in the majors above will normally start their mathematics track in Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (MATH 131). Students desiring to enhance their mathematics foundation before taking Analytic Geometry and Calculus I can opt to take this course. Students scoring below baseline on the departmental Mathematics Placement Exam must take this course. Students must earn a course grade of C or higher to proceed to Analytic Geometry and Calculus I. A student who passes MATH 119 and subsequently changes to a major that does not require MATH 131 may substitute MATH 119 for MATH 104. Students may not receive credit for both MATH 104 and MATH 119 in meeting their core curriculum mathematics requirement.

MATH121    Introduction to the Practice of Mathematics   Three Credit Hours
Prerequisites: None
This course is restricted to the first year mathematics majors  

This three credit course is required of all mathematics majors during the first year. It is intended provide them with basic skills needed for independent studies and undergraduate research projects in mathematics. Among these skills are effective written and oral mathematical communication and basic facility with modern mathematical software. Instruction in written communication will include the craft of mathematical writing, the use of technology (e.g., LATEX) for creation of mathematical text, and readings of level-appropriate mathematics articles in undergraduate journals.  Attendance at some departmental seminars will be required and models for effective presentations in professional venues will be discussed. An introduction to computational (e.g., MATLAB) and indexing (e.g., MathSciNet) software that will be of use throughout the four-year curriculum will be provided.

MATH 131 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Four Credit Hours
Prerequisite: One of MATH 119 with a grade of “C” or higher, a satisfactory score on the placement exam, or approval of the department head
Limits, derivatives, applications of the derivative, antiderivatives and definite integrals.
Students who complete MATH 131 and change to a major which does not require MATH 132 must complete one additional MATH course in order to satisfy their core curriculum requirement. Students may not receive credit for both MATH 106 and MATH 131.

MATH 132 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II Four Credit Hours
Prerequisite: MATH 131 with a grade of “C” or higher, or HONR 131 with a grade of “C” or higher
Applications of the integral, transcendental functions, techniques of integration, series and sequences of real numbers, Taylor series, and power series.

MATH 206 Introduction to Discrete Structures Three Credit Hours
Prerequisite: One of MATH 131, HONR 131, or MATH 106 with a grade of C or higher.
Set algebra including relations and functions, propositional and predicate logic, combinatorics, graphs, and applications of these to various areas of computer science.

MATH 231 Analytic Geometry and Calculus III Four Credit Hours
Prerequisites: MATH 132 or HONR 132
The analytical geometry of two and three dimensions, the differential and integral calculus of functions of two or more variables, and vector differential calculus.

MATH 234 Applied Engineering Mathematics I Four Credit Hours
Prerequisite: MATH 132
An integrated course in linear algebra and differential equations. Topics include differential equations of the first order and degree, linear differential equations of higher order, systems of differential equations, the Laplace transform, vector spaces, bases, linear transformations, systems of linear equations, algebra of matrices, and determinants.

MATH 240 Linear Algebra Three Credit Hours
Prerequisite: MATH 132 or MATH 107 or HONR 132
Systems of linear equations, algebra of matrices, inverses, determinants, vector spaces with emphasis on Euclidean vector spaces, bases, subspaces, transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and quadratic forms.

MATH 303 Modern Algebra I and
MATH 304 Modern Algebra II Three Credit Hours Each Semester
Prerequisites: MATH 206 and MATH 240.
A two-semester sequence in the algebraic structures which lie at the foundations of many areas of modern mathematics. Topics chosen from theory of groups, rings, integral domains, and fields, coding theory, Galois theory, modules, and Euclidean constructions.

MATH 305 Modern Geometry Three Credit Hours
Prerequisite: MATH 132, MATH 107, or HONR 132
Special topics from axiomatic geometries. Topics include Euclidean geometry, projective geometry, non-Euclidean geometry, and metric projective geometry.

MATH 335 Applied Engineering Mathematics II Three Credit Hours
Prerequisite: MATH 231 and MATH 234
Advanced topics in differential equations and multi-dimensional calculus. Topics include power series solutions of differential equations, line and surface integrals, Fourier series, vector integral calculus, special functions, and an introduction to partial differential equations.

MATH 343 Applied Numerical Methods I Three Credit Hours
Prerequisites: MATH 240 or MATH 234 and a knowledge of a programming language
An introduction to numerical methods. Topics include floating-point computation, finding zeros of functions, direct methods for solving systems of linear equations, interpolation, and numerical differentiation and integration.

MATH 344 Applied Numerical Methods II Three Credit Hours
Prerequisite: MATH 343 and MATH 234
A further study of numerical methods. Topics include approximation, numerical solutions of ordinary differential equations, iterative methods for solving systems of linear equations, eigenvalue problems, and error analysis.

MATH 381 Deterministic Methods of Operations Research Three Credit Hours
Prerequisites: Two semesters of calculus and one of MATH 240 or MATH 234
The theory and applications of deterministic models of operations research. Topics include linear programming and the simplex algorithm, transportation and assignment problems, game theory, graphs and network flows, dynamic programming, and sensitivity analysis.

MATH 382 Probabilistic Methods of Operations Research Three Credit Hours
Prerequisites: Two semesters of calculus and one semester of statistics
The theory and applications of probabilistic models of operations research. Topics include queuing models, birth and death processes, finite-state markov chains, inventory theory, forecasting, simulation, decision analysis, and reliability.

MATH 403 Introduction to Analysis I and
MATH 404 Introduction to Analysis II Three Credit Hours Each Semester
Prerequisites: MATH 231
A two-semester sequence in real analysis. Topics include sets, functions, properties of the ordered field of real numbers, topology of the reals, sequences and series, continuity, differentiation, integration, and sequences and series of functions.

MATH 405 Mathematical Statistics Three Credit Hours
Prerequisites: MATH 132 and STAT 361
Axioms of probability, combinatorial probability, random variables, distribution functions, law of large numbers, central limit theorem, estimation, maximum likelihood methods, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, and non-parametric methods.

MATH 411 Number Theory Three Credit Hours
Prerequisite: MATH 132, MATH 107, or HONR 132
The Euclidean algorithm, prime and composite integers, elementary Diophantine equations, Pythagorean triples, Euler's phi-functions, congruences, Euler-Fermat theorems, exponents and primitive roots, and quadratic residues.

MATH 412 History of Mathematics Three Credit Hours
Prerequisite: MATH 132, MATH 107, or HONR 132
A survey of the concepts and methods of mathematics from the time of the ancients to the present. The course includes a research paper on some major mathematician or body of mathematics.

MATH 422 Complex Variables Three Credit Hours
Prerequisite: MATH 231
Topics from complex function theory: complex differentiation and integration, Cauchy theorem, complex series and uniform convergence, harmonic functions.

MATH 451 Graph Theory Three Credit Hours
Prerequisite: MATH 206
A formal introduction to the theory and applications of graphs. Topics include connectivity, trees, Eulerian graphs, Hamiltonian graphs, planarity, graph colorings, matchings, and domination.

MATH 470 Mathematical Models and Applications Three Credit Hours
Prerequisite: MATH 234
An introduction to the theory and practice of building and analyzing mathematical models for real world situations encountered in the social, biological, and environmental sciences.

MATH 480 Readings in Mathematics Three Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Directed reading on assigned topics in mathematics. The course includes weekly conferences with the instructor and a formal paper. Since the content of the course may change, a student may repeat the course for credit with the consent of the department head.

MATH 490 Topics in Mathematics Three Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor
Selected topics in mathematics. The offering of this course will depend upon the interest of the students, the availability of an instructor, and approval of the department head. Since the content of the course may change, a student may repeat the course for credit with the consent of the department head.

MATH 495 Senior Seminar in Mathematics Three Credit Hours
Open only to senior mathematics majors.
This is a "capstone" course that will cover various topics from the undergraduate mathematics curriculum. Each student will have a substantial term project, and will write a paper and make an oral presentation to departmental faculty about that topic.

MATH 499 Senior Research Project Three Credit Hours
Prerequisite: Approval of department head
Open only to senior mathematics majors with a MATH GPA of at least 2.500.
A research project with a required formal paper. Recommended for students planning graduate work. Approval for enrollment based on the acceptance of a written proposal by the instructor and approval of the department head.