MATH 105 Mathematical Concepts for Elementary Teachers I
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.
MATH 106 Mathematical Concepts for Elementary Teachers II (FR)
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.
MATH 110 Finite Mathematics (FR)
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.
Math Immersion I
This course serves as an introduction to the culture of the math program at IWU.
Requirements of this course are accruing at least 5 math immersion points throughout
the year, creating a math portfolio that will be maintained throughout each student's
time at IWU, and meeting once per semester with the math faculty advising group. Credit/No Credit only. To be taken spring of the first year.
Applications of Sets, Logic, and Recursion (FR) (Cross-listed with CS 135)
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.
MATH 136 Computational Discrete Mathematics (Cross-listed with CS 136)
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.
MATH 140 Mathematical Modeling: Finance (FR)
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.
MATH 141 Mathematical Modeling: Statistics (FR)
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.
MATH 143 Mathematical Modeling:Discrete Structures (FR)
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.
MATH 145 Mathematical Modeling: Measurement and Approximation (FR)
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.
MATH 176 Calculus I (FR)
This is the first course in a three course sequence on differential and integral calculus.
Topics covered include limits and continuity, differential calculus of functions of
one variable, and introduction to integration. Prerequisites: Two years of high school
mathematics including algebra, trigonometry, and pre-calculus. Offered each semester.
MATH 177 Calculus II
Further topics in one variable calculus, applications of the definite integral, techniques
of integration, a thorough study of sequences, series, and polar coordinates. Prerequisite:
MATH 176 or placement by advisement from the Department of Mathematics. Offered each semester.
MATH 178 Calculus Lab with Mathematica (0.25 units)
Lab explorations of the theory and applications of differential and integral calculus
encountered in Calculus I and II, including applications of the derivative and integeral,
transcendental functions, and techniques of integration. Offered each semester. Required
for math majors. To be completed by the end of the first year. No prerequisite. 0.25
MATH 200 Techniques of Mathematical Proof (FR, W)
The course is about thinking precisely and communicating ideas effectively using mathematical
notation, terminology, and style. It introduces students to logic and deductive reasoning,
and develops their abilities to comprehend and write mathematical proofs, work with
definitions, theorems, and conjectures, as well as discover and prove theorems. The
mathematical content is selected to cover a broad range of proof techniques and examples
are chosen to provide a real-world context for formal reasoning. Offered each semester.
MATH 215 Linear Algebra (FR)
Vector spaces, linear mappings, determinants, matrices, eigenvalues, geometric applications.
Offered each semester.
MATH 220 (0.25 units) Math Immersion II
A continuation of Math 120. Requirements include accruing at least 5 math immersion
points throughout the year, maintaining the portfolio including completion of a 2-year
plan, and meeting with the advising group once per semester. A sophomore project
must be approved by the project advisor and completed by the end of the sophomore
year. To be taken spring of the sophomore year. Prerequisite: Math 120.
MATH 270/370/470 Topics in Mathematics
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.
MATH 278 Calculus III
This is a course in multivariate calculus. Topics include vectors and geometry in
3-D space, the derivative of a function of several variables, partial derivatives,
gradients, line integrals and multi-variable integrals, vector-valued functions, and
Greens' and Stokes' theorems. Other topics as time permits: vector fields and basic
topology of the real number line. Prerequisite: MATH 177 or placement by advisement
from the Department of Mathematics. Offered each semester.
MATH 310 Combinatorics and Graph Theory
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 200. Offered in alternate years, fall semester.
MATH 320 (0.25 units) Math Immersion III
A continuation of Math 220. Requirements include accuring at least 5 math immersion
points throughout the year, maintaining the portfolio, and meeting with the advising
group once per semester. A declaration for the capstone experience must be submitted
and approved by the project advisor by the end of the junior year. To be taken spring
of the junior year. Prerequisite: Math 220.
MATH 324 Probability
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.
Offered each fall.
MATH 325 Mathematical Statistics
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.
MATH 340 Differential Equations
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.
MATH 360 Modern Algebra
Groups, rings, ideals, integral domains, and fields. Prerequisites: MATH 177, 200,
or 215. Offered in alternate years, spring semester.
MATH 362 Introduction to Complex Analysis
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 or 215,
and 278. Offered in alternate years, spring semester.
MATH 364 Introduction to Real Analysis
A rigorous study of the real number system, functions, limits, continuity, derivatives,
integrals, sequences, and series. Prerequisites: MATH 200 or 215, and 278. Offered in alternate years, fall semester.
MATH 367 Geometry and Topology
Geometry and topology are introduced in a unified way, beginning with Euclidean and
non-Euclidean geometries, including spherical, hyperbolic, and affine geometries.
Elements of group theory are introduced to treat geometric symmetries, leading to
the unification of geometry and group theory. Basic topological concepts are introduced
and combined with group theory to yield the geometry of transformation groups. Prerequisites:
MATH 177 and 215. Offered in alternate years.
MATH 397 Internship
This course provides opportunities for junior and senior mathematics major to apply
skills acquired in the classroom to a job-related experience in various professional
areas and locations. Requires permission of department chair.
MATH 400 Mathematical Modeling
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.
MATH 403 Computational Data Analysis
This course introduces regression and time series methods, which are statistical modeling
techniques commonly used in practice for the purpose of data analysis. It also includes
some selected topics in statistical computations: generation of random numbers, statistical
computing, statistical graphics and Monte Carlo simulation techniques. The course
introduces and uses the R statistical programming language. Prerequisite: MATH 325
or one of the following: BIO 209, ECON 227, PSYCH 227 or SOC 227. Offered even-numbered years, fall semester.
MATH 407 Numerical Analysis
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. Offered in alternate years, fall semester.
MATH 412 Combinatorial Designs
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.
MATH 420 (0.25 units) Math Immersion IV
A continuation of Math 320. Requirements include accruing at least 5 math immersion
points throughout the year, finalizing the portfolio including a reflection on the
capstone experience, and meeting with the advising group once per semester. To be
taken spring of the senior year. Prerequisite: Math 320.
MATH 430 Topics in Linear Algebra
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.
MATH 451 Wavelet Analysis
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. Offered in alternate years, spring semester.
MATH 495 Independent Study (0.5, 0.75, or 1 unit)
Individual independent study of a topic of interest to the student, requiring a significant
review of the literature and culminating in a committee-reviewed manuscript. This
course may serve as preparation for Math 499 (Research Thesis). Prerequisites: two
courses in mathematics at the 300-level or higher. Requires permission of department
chair. Offered each semester.
MATH 499 Research/Thesis
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.