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Mathematics (MATH)

College of Natural Sciences

The minimum required grade for prerequisites is a grade of C (not C-) or better, unless noted otherwise.

MATH 100 Survey of Mathematics (3) Selected topics designed to acquaint nonspecialists with examples of mathematical reasoning. May not be taken for credit after 215 or higher. FS

MATH 111 Math for Elementary Teachers I (3) Understanding, communicating, and representing mathematical ideas, problem solving, reasoning, and using symbolism. Operations and properties of operations with particular attention to sets. Prospective elementary education majors only.

MATH 112 Math for Elementary Teachers II (3) Understanding, communicating, and representing mathematical ideas, problem solving, and argumentation. Counting, introduction to measurement, the standard operations on the natural numbers, equations, and inequalities. Pre: 111. FS

MATH 135 Precalculus I (2) Algebra review, functions with special attention to polynomial, rational exponential and logarithmic functions, composed and inverse functions, techniques of graphing. Credit not allowed for 135 and 140, or 135 and 161. Pre: two years of high school algebra, one year of plane geometry.

MATH 140 Precalculus (3) Functions, with special attention to polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, plane trigonometry, polar coordinates, conic sections. Credit allowed for either 135 or 140. Pre: 135 or 161 or assessment exam. FS

MATH 161 Precalculus and Elements of Calculus for Economics and the Social Sciences (3) Algebra review, functions with special attention to polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions, algebra of functions, techniques of graphing, differentiation and integration of algebraic functions, applications in economics and the social sciences. Credit allowed for either 135 or 161. FS

MATH 190 Introduction to Programming (2) (3 hr) Introduction to numerical algorithms and structured programming using Fortran, Basic, or other appropriate language. Pre: one semester of calculus (203, 215, 241, 242, 243, 244, 251A, 252A, or 253A) (or concurrent), or consent.

MATH 203 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences (3) Basic concepts; differentiation and integration; applications to management, finance, economics, and the social sciences. Pre: 135 or 161 or assessment exam. FS

MATH 215 Applied Calculus I (4) Basic concepts; differentiation, differential equations and integration with applications directed primarily to the life sciences. Pre: 140 or assessment exam. FS

MATH 216 Applied Calculus II (3) Differential calculus for functions in several variables and curves, systems of ordinary differential equations, series approximation of functions, continuous probability, exposure to use of calculus in the literature. Pre: 215 or consent.

MATH 241 Calculus I (4) Basic concepts; differentiation with applications; integration. Pre: 140 or 215 or assessment exam. FS

MATH 242 Calculus II (4) Integration techniques and applications, series and approximations, differential equations. Pre: 241 or 251A or a grade of B or better in 215; or consent.

MATH 243 Calculus III (3) Vector algebra, vector-valued functions, differentiation in several variables, and optimization. Pre: 242 or 252A, or consent.

MATH 244 Calculus IV (3) Multiple integrals; line integrals and Green's Theorem; surface integrals, Stokes's and Gauss's Theorems. Pre: 243 or consent.

MATH 251A Accelerated Calculus I (4) Basic concepts; differentiation with applications; integration. Compared to 241, topics are discussed in greater depth. Pre: assessment and consent, or a grade of A in 140 and consent. FS

MATH 252A Accelerated Calculus II (4) Integration techniques and applications, series and approximations, differential equations, introduction to vectors. Pre: 251A, or a grade of B or better in 241 and consent.

MATH 253A Accelerated Calculus III (4) Vector calculus; maxima and minima in several variables; multiple integrals; line integrals, surface integrals and their applications. Pre: 252A.

MATH 257 History of Mathematics (3) The historical development of mathematical thought. Pre: 216 or 242 or 252A.

MATH 301 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics (3) Symbolic logic, sets and relations, algorithms, trees and other graphs. Additional topics chosen from algebraic systems, networks, automata. Pre: one semester of calculus from mathematics department; or consent. Recommended: one semester programming.

MATH 302 Introduction to Differential Equations I (3) First order ordinary differential equations, constant coefficient linear equations, oscillations, Laplace transform, convolution, Green's function. Pre: 216 or 243 (or concurrent) or 253A (or concurrent), or consent.

MATH 303 Introduction to Differential Equations II (3) Constant coefficient linear systems, variable coefficient ordinary differential equations, series solutions and special functions, Fourier series, partial differential equations. Pre: 302, 311 (or concurrent); or consent.

MATH 304 Mathematical Modeling: Deterministic Models (4) Deterministic mathematical modeling emphasizing models and tools used in the biological sciences. Topics include difference equations, qualitative behavior solutions of ODEs and reaction-diffusion equations. A computer lab is included. Pre: 216 or 242 or 252A, or consent.

MATH 305 Mathematical Modeling: Probabilistic Models (4) Probabilistic mathematical modeling emphasizing models and tools used in the biological sciences. Topics include stochastic and Poisson processes, Markov models, estimation, Monte Carlo simulation and Ising models. A computer lab is included. Pre: 216 or 242 or 252A, or consent. Recommended: 304.

MATH 307 Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (3) Introduction to linear algebra, application of eigenvalue techniques to the solution of differential equations. Students may receive credit for only one of 307 or 311. Pre: 243 (or concurrent) or 253A (or concurrent), or consent.

MATH 311 Introduction to Linear Algebra (3) Algebra of matrices, linear equations, real vector spaces and transformations. Emphasis on concepts and abstraction and instruction of careful writing. Students may receive credit for only one of 307 or 311. Pre: 243 (or concurrent) or 253A (or concurrent), or consent.

MATH 321 Introduction to Advanced Mathematics (3) Formal introduction to the concepts of logic, finite and infinite sets, functions, methods of proof and axiomatic systems. Learning mathematical expressions in writing is an integral part of the course. Pre: 243 (or concurrent) or 253A (or concurrent), or consent.

MATH 331 Introduction to Real Analysis (3) A rigorous axiomatic development of one variable calculus. Completeness, topology of the plane, limits, continuity, differentiation, integration. Pre: 242 or 252A, and 321 (or concurrent); or consent.

MATH 351 Foundation of Euclidean Geometry (3) Axiomatic Euclidean geometry and introduction to the axiomatic method. Emphasis on writing instruction. Pre: 243 or 253A, and 321 (or concurrent); or consent.

MATH 352 Non-Euclidean Geometries (3) Hyperbolic, other non-Euclidean geometries. Pre: 351 or consent.

MATH 371 Elementary Probability Theory (3) Sets, discrete sample spaces, problems in combinatorial probability, random variables, mathematical expectations, classical distributions, applications. Pre: 216, 242, or 252A; or consent.

MATH 373 Elementary Statistics (3) Estimation, tests of significance, the concept of power. Pre: 371 or consent.

MATH 402 Partial Differential Equations I (3) Integral surfaces and characteristics of first and second order partial differential equations. Applications to the equations of mathematical physics. Pre: 243 or 253A, or consent. Recommended: 244 and 302.

MATH 403 Partial Differential Equations II (3) Laplace's equation, Fourier transform methods for PDEs, higher dimensional PDEs, spherical harmonics, Laplace series, special functions and applications. Pre: 402 or consent.

MATH 405 Ordinary Differential Equations (3) Systems of linear ordinary differential equations, autonomous systems, and stability theory applications. Optional topics include series solutions, Sturm theory, numerical methods. Pre: 302 and 311, or consent.

MATH 407 Numerical Analysis (3) Numerical solution of equations, interpolation, least-squares approximation, quadrature, eigenvalue problems, numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. (These topics are covered in the year sequence 407–408.) Pre: 307 or 311, and one semester programming; or consent.

MATH 408 Numerical Analysis (3) Continuation of 407. This is the second course of a year sequence and should be taken in the same academic year as 407. Pre: 407 or consent.

MATH 411 Linear Algebra (3) Vector spaces over arbitrary fields, minimal polynomials, invariant subspaces, canonical forms of matrices; unitary and Hermitian matrices, quadratic forms. Pre: a grade of B or better in 311 or consent.

MATH 412 Introduction to Abstract Algebra (3) Introduction to basic algebraic structures. Groups, finite groups, abelian groups, rings, integral domains, fields, factorization, polynomial rings, field extensions, quotient fields. Emphasis on writing instruction. (These topics are covered in the year sequence 412–413.) Pre: 311 or 321 or consent.

MATH 413 Introduction to Abstract Algebra (3) Continuation of 412. This is the second course of a year sequence and should be taken in the same academic year as 412. Emphasis on writing instruction. Pre: 412 or consent.

MATH 414 Operations Research: Discrete Models (3) Techniques of mathematical programming. Topics may include linear programming, integer programming, network analysis, dynamic programming, and game theory. Pre: 307 or 311, or consent.

MATH 416 Operations Research: Probabilistic Models (3) Queuing theory, inventory theory, Markov chains, simulation. Pre: 307 or 311, and 371, or consent.

MATH 420 Introduction to the Theory of Numbers (3) Congruences, quadratic residues, arithmetic functions, distribution of primes. Emphasis is on teaching theory and writing, not on computation. Pre: 311 or 321 or consent.

MATH 421 Topology (3) Geometric and combinatorial topology. Surfaces, homology, Euler characteristics, winding numbers. Jordan curve theorem. Pre: 321 or consent.

MATH 431 Advanced Calculus (3) Topology of Rn, continuous functions, Riemann integration, sequences and series, uniform convergence, implicit function theorems, differentials and Jacobians. Emphasis on teaching mathematical writing. (These topics are covered in the year sequence 431–432.) Pre: 311 and 331, or consent.

MATH 432 Advanced Calculus (3) Continuation of 431. This is the second course of a year sequence and should be taken in the same academic year as 431. Emphasis on writing instruction continues. Pre: 431 or consent.

MATH 442 Vector Analysis (3) Vector operations, wedge product, differential forms, and smooth mappings. Theorems of Green, Stokes, and Gauss, both classically and in terms of forms. Applications to electromagnetism and mechanics. Pre: 244 or 253A, and 307 or 311, or consent.

MATH 443 Differential Geometry (3) Properties and fundamental geometric invariants of curves and surfaces in space; applications to the physical sciences. Pre: 244 or 253A, and 311; or consent.

MATH 444 Complex Variable (3) Analytic functions, complex integration, introduction to conformal mapping. Pre: 244 or 253A; recommended 307, 311, 321 or 331; or consent.

MATH 449 Topics in Undergraduate Mathematics (3) Advanced topics from various areas: algebra, number theory, analysis, and geometry. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.

MATH 454 Axiomatic Set Theory (3) Sets, relations, ordinal arithmetic, cardinal arithmetic, axiomatic set theory, axiom of choice and the continuum hypothesis. Pre: 321 or graduate standing in a related field or consent.

MATH 455 Mathematical Logic (3) A system of first order logic. Formal notions of well-formed formula, proof, and derivability. Semantic notions of model, truth, and validity. Completeness theorem. Pre: 454 or consent.

MATH 471 Probability (3) Probability spaces, random variables, distributions, expectations, moment-generating and characteristic functions, limit theorems. Continuous probability emphasized. Pre: 244 (or concurrent) or 253A (or concurrent), or consent.

MATH 472 Statistical Inference (3) Sampling and parameter estimation, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, analysis of variance, sequential analysis, rank order statistics. Pre: 471 or consent.

MATH 475 Combinatorial Mathematics (3) Finite configurations. Topics may include counting methods, generating functions, graph theory, map coloring, block design, network flows, analysis of discrete algorithms. Pre: 311 or consent.

MATH 480 Senior Seminar (2) Seminar for senior mathematics majors, including an introduction to methods of research. Significant portion of class time is dedicated to the instruction and critique of oral presentations. All students must give the equivalent of three presentations. CR/NC only. Pre: one 400-level mathematics course or consent.

MATH 490 Mathematical Biology Seminar (1) Reports on research in mathematical biology, reviews of literature, and research presentation. Required for Certificate in Mathematical Biology. Repeatable one time. Pre: junior standing or higher and consent. (Cross-listed as BIOL 490)

MATH 499 Directed Reading (V) Limited to advanced students who must arrange with an instructor before enrolling. Repeatable up to six credits.

MATH 500 Master's Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master's Plan B or C candidate and consent.

MATH 511 Problem Solving for Teachers (1) Practicing teachers develop and improve their problem-solving skills by working on challenging mathematical tasks. Students improve their mathematics content knowledge by working on problems and learning to design challenge problems for their own classes. Practicing teachers in grades K-12 only. Repeatable unlimited times. CR/NC only.

All 600-courses prerequisites graduate standing or consent.

MATH 602 Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations (3) Classical existence and uniqueness theory for ODEs and PDEs, qualitative properties, classification, boundary value and initial value problems, fundamental solutions, other topics.

MATH 603 Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations (3) Continuation of 602. This is the second course of a year sequence and should be taken in the same academic year as 602.

MATH 611 Modern Algebra (3) Modules, Sylow theorems, Jordan-Holder theorem, unique factorization domains, Galois theory, algebraic closures, transcendence bases. (These topics are covered in the year sequence 611–612.)

MATH 612 Modern Algebra (3) Continuation of 611. This is the second course of a year sequence and should be taken in the same academic year as 611.

MATH 613 Group Theory (3) Sylow theorems, solvable groups, nilpotent groups, extension theory, representation theory, additional topics. .

MATH 615 Ring Theory (3) Ideal theory in Noetherian rings, localization, Dedekind domains, the Jacobson radical, the Wedderburn-Artin theorem, additional topics.

MATH 618 Lattice Theory (3) Introduction with applications to general algebra. Partially ordered sets, decomposition theory, representations of lattices, varieties and free lattices, coordinatization of modular lattices.

MATH 619 Universal Algebra (3) Introduction to basic techniques, including subalgebras, congruences, automorphisms and endomorphisms, varieties of algebras, Mal'cev conditions.

MATH 621 Topology (3) Properties of topological spaces; separation axioms, compactness, connectedness; metrizability; convergence and continuity. Additional topics from general and algebraic topology. (These topics are covered in the year sequence 621–622.)

MATH 622 Topology (3) Continuation of 621. This is the second course of a year sequence and should be taken in the same academic year as 621.

MATH 625 Differentiable Manifolds I (3) Differentiable structures on manifolds, tensor fields, Frobenius theorem, exterior algebra, integration of forms, Poincare Lemma, Stoke's theorem.

MATH 631 Theory of Functions of a Real Variable (3) Lebesgue measure and integral, convergence of integrals, functions of bounded variation, Lebesgue-Stieltjes integral and more general theory of measure and integration. (These topics are covered in the year sequence 631–632.)

MATH 632 Theory of Functions of a Real Variable (3) Continuation of 631. This is the second course of a year sequence and should be taken in the same academic year as 631.

MATH 637 Calculus of Variations (3) Simple variational problems, first and second variation formulas. Euler-Lagrange equation, direct methods, optimal control.

MATH 644 Analytic Function Theory (3) Conformal mapping, residue theory, series and product developments, analytic continuation, special functions. (These topics are covered in the year sequence 644–645.)

MATH 645 Analytic Function Theory (3) Continuation of 644. This is the second course of a year sequence and should be taken in the same academic year as 644.

MATH 649 (Alpha) Topics in Mathematics (3) (B) logic; (D) analysis; (E) commutative rings; (F) function theory; (G) geometric topology; (H) operator theory; ((I) probability; (J) algebra; (K) special; (M) lattice theory and universal algebra; (N) noncommutative rings; (O) transformation groups; (P) partial differential equations; (Q) potential theory; (R) algebraic topology; (S) functional analysis; (T) number theory and combinatorics; (U) differentiable manifolds II. Repeatable up to nine credits for (U); unlimited times for the other alphas.

MATH 655 Set Theory (3) Axiomatic development, ordinal and cardinal numbers, recursion theorems, axiom of choice, continuum hypothesis, consistency and independence results.

MATH 657 Recursive Functions and Complexity (3) Recursive, r.e., Ptime, and Logspace classes. Nondeterminism, parallelism, alternation, and Boolean circuits. Reducibility and completeness.

MATH 671 Advanced Probability (3) Independence and conditioning, martingales, ergodic theory, Markov chains, central limit theorem. A-F only. Pre: 631 (with a minimum grade of B) or consent. (Alt. years)

MATH 672 Stochastic Processes (3) Stationary, Gaussian, and Markov processes. A-F only. Pre: 671 (with a minimum grade of B) or consent. (Alt. years)

MATH 681 Graph Theory (3) Connected graphs and digraphs. Graph embeddings. Connectivity and networks. Factors and factorizations. Coverings. Coloring. Applications.

MATH 695 Directed Reading and Research for Plan B Masters Students (V) Maximum of 3 credit hours. Repeatable two times. Graduate standing in MATH. A-F only.

MATH 699 Directed Reading and Research (V) Maximum of 3 credit hours. Repeatable unlimited times.

MATH 700 Thesis Research (V) Research for master's thesis. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: consent.

MATH 799 Apprenticeship in Teaching (V) An experience-based introduction to college-level teaching; students serve as student teachers to professors; responsibilities include supervised teaching and participation in planning and evaluation. Open to graduate students in mathematics only. Repeatable up to six credits. CR/NC only. Pre: graduate standing in mathematics and consent.

MATH 800 Dissertation Research (V) Research for doctoral dissertation. Repeatable unlimited times.