Study of mathematical concepts including counting and cardinality, operations, and algebraic thinking, number and operations (base ten and fractions), with attention to mathematical practices and the historical development of mathematical concepts. Emphasis on mathematical reasoning, including proof. This is not a methods course. Will not count toward the major or minor in mathematics. Prerequisite: ACT score of 22 or SAT score of 1030. Enrollment limited to elementary teacher education majors. Offered each fall.
Study of mathematical concepts including measurement and data, geometry, statistics, probability, with attention to mathematical practices and the historical development of mathematical concepts. Emphasis on mathematical reasoning, including proof. This is not a methods course. Will not count toward the major or minor in mathematics. Prerequisite: MATH 105. Enrollment limited to elementary teaching education majors. Offered each spring.
Topics to be selected from solving systems of linear equations using Gaussian and Gauss-Jordan Elimination, matrix algebra, linear programming, probability, mathematics of finance, statistics, and Markov chains. Will not count toward the major or minor in mathematics. Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and one year of high school geometry. Offered each semester.
Introduction to functional programming and discrete mathematics. Sets, functions, and relations. Basic logic including formal derivations in propositional and predicate logic. Recursion and mathematical induction. Programming material: Data types and structures, list processing, functional and recursive programming. No prerequisite. Will not count towards the major or minor in mathematics. Offered each year.
Additional concepts in discrete mathematics. Recurrence relations, counting, and combinatorics. Discrete probability. Algorithmic graph theory. Programming with advanced data structures. No prerequisite. Will not count towards the major or minor in mathematics. Offered each fall.
An introduction to the mathematics of finance. Topics will include geometric and arithmetic sequences and series, simple interest, compound interest, bank discounts, treasure bills, time diagrams, ordinary annuities, annuities dues, general annuities, retirement annuities, amortization, sinking funds and other selected topics that could include bonds, life insurance, and stocks. Prerequisite: Two years of high school algebra, or the equivalent. Offered each fall.
This course introduces some basic statistical methods used in practice: organization and description of data, probability, probability distributions, the normal distribution, sampling distributions, inferences from large and small samples, comparing two treatments. Focus will be placed on the derivation of these methods from first principles and its generalization in decision making. Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and one year of high school geometry. Offered in alternate years, spring semester.
This course explores discrete mathematical structures and their properties. Emphasis is placed on how these structures can be used to model problems encountered in the world. The theory of graphs will be studied, as well as graph algorithms. Topics may include flows in networks, scheduling problems, properties of social networks, matching theory, and others. Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and one year of high school geometry. Offered as needed.
An introduction to the mathematic modeling of problems that contain a quantity that cannot be measured directly by performing a simple computation. Approximation methods will be designed to produce a sequence of approximations that approaches the true measurement. One objective of the course is to introduce the sequential definition of limit and to strengthen pre-calculus skills. Prerequisites: Two years of high school algebra and one year of high school geometry. Offered as needed.
Careful study of the real number system, sequential limits of functions from R ^{n} to R, definition of the derivative, and derivative rules and applications. Students will learn the basics of proving limits, as well as their use. Prerequisite: Two years of high school mathematics including algebra, trigonometry, and pre-calculus. Offered each semester.
A continuation of Math 176 to include: differential calculus of vector-valued functions, vector fields, differentiation for functions of several variables, and integration for functions of one variable. Prerequisite: MATH 176. Offered each semester.
Writing mathematical proofs. Topics to include naive set theory, indexing sets (including arbitrary indexing), relations, equivalence relations, functions, function inverses and inverse images, composition of functions, induced functions on power sets, finite and infinite sets, countable sets, mathematical induction. Prerequisite: MATH 176 or consent of instructor. Offered each semester.
Explore humanity's first conceptions of space and time by mastering early mathematical discoveries! Through analysis of ancient writings, students learn about number systems, trigonometry, polynomials, absolute value, and other mathematical concepts in their original contexts, from ancient Mediterranean to Newton's England. Will not count toward Math major/minor. Offered occasionally.
Vector spaces, linear mappings, determinants, matrices, eigenvalues, geometric applications. Prerequisite: MATH 176, or consent of the instructor. Offered each semester.
Topics in pure and applied mathematics not covered in other offerings. Math 470 will be proof oriented. May be repeated for different topics. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic. Offered as needed.
A continuation of Math 177 to include: infinite series, integration for functions of several variables and vector fields, Green's and Stokes' Theorems, basic topology of the real number line. Prerequisite: MATH 177. Offered each semester.
Topics to include basic counting techniques (counting principles, binomial identities, inclusion/exclusion, recurrences, and generating functions), an introduction to graph theory, and extremal problems. Prerequisites: MATH 177 and 200. Offered in alternate years, fall semester.
An introduction to probability; random variables with discrete and continuous distributions, independence and conditional probabilities, distributions and expectations of random variables, moment generating functions, joint distributions. Prerequisite: MATH 177 and 215. Offered each fall.
Transformation of random variables, order statistics, central limit theorem, estimation and hypothesis testing; point estimation, interval estimation, sufficient statistics, most powerful tests, likelihood ratio tests, chi-square tests. Prerequisite: MATH 324. Offered each spring.
Topics may include, but are not limited to, first-order equations, linear higher order equations, systems of differential equations, series solutions, Laplace transforms, and other selected topics. Prerequisite: MATH 177. Offered each spring.
Groups, rings, ideals, integral domains, and fields. Prerequisites: MATH 177, 200, and 215. Offered in alternate years, spring semester.
This course provides a rigorous introduction to the theory of functions of a complex variable, which extends Calculus to the complex domain. Topics covered include complex numbers, analytic functions, integrals, power series, elementary complex functions, mappings by elementary functions, elementary conformal mappings, Cauchy's Integral theorem, the Residue theorem, and harmonic functions. Prerequisites: MATH 200, 215, and 278. Offered in alternate years, spring semester.
A rigorous study of the real number system, functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, integrals, sequences, and series. Prerequisites: MATH 200, 215, and 278. Offered in alternate years, fall semester.
Selected topics in geometry emphasizing the pertinent theorems, proofs, definitions, postulates, and axioms, where applicable. Possible topics include synthetic Euclidean geometry, convexity, metric geometry, projective geometry, synthetic geometry, etc. Prerequisites: MATH 177, 200, and 215. Offered in alternate years, spring semester.
Selected topological topics to include: open sets; closed sets; accumulation points; the interior, exterior, and boundary of a set; compact sets; connected sets; continuous functions; and homeomorphisms. Prerequisites: MATH 177, 200, and 215. Offered in alternate years, fall semester.
This course provides opportunities for junior and senior mathematics majors to apply skills acquired in the classroom to a job-related experience in various professional areas and locations. Will not count toward the major in mathematics. Prerequisite: Consent of the department chair. Offered as needed.
This course demonstrates the applicability of mathematics in the formulation and analysis of mathematical models used to solve real world problems. Students are expected to write the results of the models obtained in technical reports and to give oral presentations. This course is taught with the aid of a computer lab. Prerequisites: MATH 177 and 215 or 340. Offered in alternate years, fall semester.
This course introduces statistical methods used in practice: simple and multiple linear regressions, hypothesis testing and confidence intervals in the linear regression models, autoregressive, and ARIMA models, data analysis and forecasting with time series models. Prerequisite: MATH 325 or one of the following: BIO 209, ECON 227, PSYCH 227 or SOC 227. Offered even-numbered years, fall semester.
Numerical processes and error estimates relating to non-linear equations, linear systems of equations, polynomial interpolation and approximation, spline functions, numerical integration and differentiation, and initial-value problems in ordinary differential equations. Prerequisites: MATH 177 and 215. Offered in alternate years, fall semester.
This course will examine many of the standard constructions for Steiner triple systems - the prototypical combinatorial design. Other structures studied include Latin squares, quasi-groups, graph decompositions, Kirkman triple systems, pairwise balanced designs, group divisible designs, and projective and affine planes. Prerequisite: MATH 200. Offered in alternate years, spring semester.
Advanced topics in pure and applied linear algebra, selected by the instructor of the course. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, linear programming, nonlinear programming, linear complementarity theory, canonical representations of matrices for specific applications, finite dimensional vector spaces, and applications in numerical analysis, mathematical modeling and graph theory. Prerequisites: MATH 177, 200, 215 and consent of the department chair. Offered in alternate years, fall semester.
This course introduces the mathematics necessary to understand public key cryptography. Students will prove results from number theory and analyze algorithms to determine their running times. Topics include modular arithmetic, units and squares modulo integers, Fermat's little theorem, determining primality, and factoring composites. Prerequisite: CS/MATH 135 or MATH 200. Offered in alternate years.
Topics to be covered include spline functions, inner product spaces, Fourier series, Fourier transform, multiresolution analysis, Haar wavelet analysis, Daubechies wavelets, Frances and multiwavelets. Prerequisites: MATH 177 and 215. Offered in alternate years, spring semester.
Individual directed readings on a topic of interest to the student. This course is a preparation for Math 499 (Research/Thesis). The course requires a significant review of the literature that culminates in a committed-reviewed manuscript. Will not count towards the math major or minor in mathematics. Prerequisites: Two courses in mathematics at the 300-level or higher. Requires permission of department Chair and faculty research advisor. Open only to mathematics majors with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher in mathematics. Offered each semester.
Experimental or theoretical examination of a significant problem in a topic of interest to the student that is not normally part of the curriculum. It includes as a requirement the preparation of a significant paper. Prerequisite: Consent of department chair. Offered each semester.