Mathematics (MA)

MA-105 Survey of Mathematics

LASC Categories: QR

Prerequisites: Pass Accuplacer with code 3 or above

Financial management, probability theory, voting methods and other topics selected to improve the quantitative literacy of students.

Fall and Spring and every year. 3 Credits

MA-130 Number and Operations for Teachers

LASC Categories: QR

Prerequisites: Pass Accuplacer with code 5 or above

Develops understanding of the mathematical content of number and operations at the deep level required for successful elementary and middle school teaching.

Fall and Spring and every year. 3 Credits

MA-131 Patterns, Functions and Algebra for Teachers

LASC Categories: QR

Prerequisites: MA-130 Minimum grade C

Develops understanding of the mathematical content of patterns, functions and alegebra at the deep level required for successful elementary and middle school teaching. Credit will not be awarded for MA-180 (formerly MA-110) and MA 131.

Fall and Spring and every year. 3 Credits

MA-132 Geometry, Measurement, Probability and Statistics for Teachers

LASC Categories: QR

Prerequisites: MA-130 with a C or above.

Develops understanding of the mathematical content of geometry, measurement, probability and statistics at the deep level required for successful elementary and middle school teaching.

Fall and Spring and every year. 3 Credits

MA-150 Statistics I

LASC Categories: QR

Prerequisites: Pass Accuplacer with code 4 or above

Descriptive techniques, elementary probability, distribution of the sample mean, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing of the means of one and two samples, linear regression and correlation. Credit will not be awarded for both MA-150 and MA-302.

Fall and Spring and every year. 3 Credits

MA-180 Introduction to Functions

LASC Categories: QR

Prerequisites: Pass accuplacer with a score of 5 or above.

Properties, graphing, and applications of linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions; systems of linear equations.

Fall and Spring and every year. 3 Credits

MA-190 Pre-calculus

LASC Categories: QR

Prerequisites: MA 110 or MA-180 with a grade of at least C- or Accuplacer code 6 or above

Review of exponential and logarithmic functions; trigonometric functions, identities, and equations; systems of linear equations and ineualities; conic sections; and applications.

Every year. 4 Credits

MA-193 Special Topics in Math for First Year Students

LASC Categories: FYS

Introductory level course covering topics of special interest to first year students. Offered only as a First Year Seminar.

3 Credits

MA-200 Calculus I

LASC Categories: QR

Prerequisites: MA 190 with a grade of at least C- or Accuplacer code 7

Limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of functions, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, L'Hôpital's Rule, applications including related rates, optimization, and area. Credit willnot be given for both MA-200 and MA-202.

Fall and Spring and every year. 4 Credits

MA-201 Calculus II

LASC Categories: QR

Prerequisites: MA 200 with a grade of at least C-

Techniques of integration, infinite sequences and series, power series, applications including volume and functional approximation.

Fall and Spring and every year. 4 Credits

MA-202 Business Calculus

LASC Categories: QR

Prerequisites: MA 110 or MA-180 with a grade of at least C- or Accuplacer code 6 or above

Review of functions, limits, derivatives, integration and introduction to multivariate calculus. Business applications of these topics.

Fall and Spring and every year. 4 Credits

MA-240 Theory of Proof

Prerequisites: MA-200 minimum grade C-

Logic and Proof, Set Theory, Math Induction, Relations, Functions, Sequences and Convergence, Limits and Continuity, Congruences, Introductions to Groups.

Fall and Spring and every year. 4 Credits

MA-260 Linear Algebra

Prerequisites: MA 240 with a grade of at least C.

Solutions of simultaneous equations by means of matrices and determinants; vector spaces, linear transformations; also, as time permits, characteristic values, bilinear and quadratic forms.

Every year. 3 Credits

MA-302 Probability and Statistics

Prerequisites: MA 200 with a grade of at least C-

Descriptive statistics, probability theory, combinatorics, correlation, regression and inference techniques. Credit will not be awarded for both MA-150 and MA-302.

Fall and Spring and every year. 3 Credits

MA-303 Mathematical Modeling

Prerequisites: MA 201 with a grade of at least C-

The development analysis and application of continuous and discrete-time models from the physical, financial, and life sciences.

Spring only and every year. 3 Credits

MA-304 Data Analysis

Prerequisites: MA-302 CS-135 Minimum grade C-;

Case studies combining applied statistics, mathematical statistics, mathematics, computing, and communications to simulate work experience of a practicing statistician.

Spring only and every year. 4 Credits

MA-309 Topics in Mathematics for Middle and Secondary Teachers

Prerequisites: MA 240 with a grade of C or better. MA 340 is highly recommended.

Students will strengthen and expand their knowledge of the mathematics taught in middle/high school. Specific emphasis will be placed on topics in geometry and trigonometry.

Spring only and every year. 3 Credits

MA-310 Calculus III

Prerequisites: MA 201 with a grade of at least C-

Vectors, parametric equations, polar, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, multivariable functions, properties and applications, partial derivatives, multiple integrals.

Fall only and every year. 4 Credits

MA-320 Ordinary Differential Equations

Prerequisites: MA 310 with a grade of at least C-

Techniques for solving ordinary differential equations, including Laplace transformations and power series solutions.

Spring only and other or on demand. 3 Credits

MA-340 Modern Geometry

Prerequisites: MA 240 with a grade of at least C.

Topics from Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry.

Fall only and every year. 3 Credits

MA-360 Number Theory

Prerequisites: MA 240 with a grade of at least C.

Divisibility properties of integers, prime numbers, the Euclidean algorithm, the unique factorization theorem, congruences, Diophantine equations, number theoretic functions.

Spring only and every year. 3 Credits

MA-380 Probability

Prerequisites: MA 310 with a grade of at least C-

couning, continuous an discrete probability concepts including: consitional probability, independence, expectation and variance of univariate and multivariate distributions. This is the first course in a two-course sequence that prepares students for the first actuarial exam.

Fall only and other or on demand. 3 Credits

MA-381 Probability Theory for Actuarial Science

Prerequisites: MA-380 with a grade of at least C-.

Probabilities, conditional probabilities, moment-generating functions, moments and expectations of specific parametric distributions including Poisson, geometric, hypergeometric, exponential, and normal. This is the second course in a two-course sequence that prepares students for the first actuarial exam.

Spring only and other or on demand. 3 Credits

MA-405 Abstract Algebra

Prerequisites: MA 240 with a grade of at least B- and MA 260 with a grade of at least C-.

Introduction to groups, rings, and fields.

Spring only and every year. 3 Credits

MA-408 Directed Study: Mathematics

Directed study offers students, who because of unusual circumstances may be unable to register for a course when offered, the opportunity to complete an existing course with an established syllabus under the direction and with agreement from a faculty member.

1-6 Credits

MA-410 Real Analysis

Prerequisites: MA 310 and MA-240 with a grade of at least B-

Rigorous treatment of sequences, topology of the real numbers, continuity; also, as time allows, differentiation, integration.

Fall only and every year. 3 Credits

MA-425 Mathematical Statistics

Prerequisites: MA-240 and MA-310 with a minimum grade of B-, and MA-380 with a minimum grade of C-

A rigorous mathematical presentation of statistical inference including: maximum likelihood estimators, sufficiency, consistency, hypothesis tests, likelihood ratio tests and Bayesian inference.

Spring only and every year. 3 Credits

MA-470 Capstone Experience

LASC Categories: CAP, WAC

Prerequisites: Senior standing within the major. EN-102 or EN-250

Students complete an independent mathematics research/problem-solving project, including oral presentations and a final written paper.

Fall only and every year. 3 Credits

MA-497 Selected Topics in Mathematics

Prerequisites or Corequisite: MA-240 and MA-260 (MA-260 may be taken concurrently). Pre-requisite will vary according to content.

Selection of topics of mutual interest to students and faculty.

3 Credits

MA-498 Internship: Mathematics

Working in and for an organization where ones skills can be tested in real-world situations. Students will have an opportunity to gain experience, to increase knowledge in various functional areas, and establish important contacts with an organization. [Consent of instructor.]

3 Credits

MA-499 Independent Study in Mathematics

Offers advanced students an opportunity to examine topics not normally covered in other mathematics courses. Geared to interests of both the student and the instructor.

Fall and Spring and every year. 1-6 Credits