Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics awards both the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. The undergraduate major programs meet the needs of students who:  (a) are preparing to teach mathematics at the secondary or two-year college level; (b) plan a career in business or industry using mathematics; or (c) plan to continue to study mathematics at the graduate level. Depending on their career goals, students choose one of two emphases: teaching or industrial/academic. Courses for students who want some knowledge of mathematics as part of a liberal education, or who are preparing to teach at the elementary school level, are also available.

 Department of Mathematics

Courses

Remedial algebra content preparatory for MATH 110. Students completing this course will have 3 credit hours added to the minimum degree requirements.

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For non-majors only. A general education foundation studies course designed to provide students with an opportunity to gain an understanding of mathematics and the mathematical processes. Emphasis is not placed on remediation of arithmetic skill deficiencies. Inductive thinking and discovery are emphasized in applications selected from a wide variety of topics.

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No credit for those with credit in MATH 130. Absolute value, inequalities, linear and quadratic equations, complex numbers, binomial formula, equations of lines, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, functions, and the theory of equations.

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Trigonometric functions, reduction formulas, graphs, trigonometric identities and equations, inverse functions, solution of triangles, and complex numbers. F-S

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For students who are not prepared to start the analytic geometry-calculus sequence. In-depth study of the polynomial, rational, exponential, and trigonometric functions and their inverses. F-S

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For the prospective teacher of elementary school mathematics. The structure of the real number system is studied in detail. D

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Composition of, and resolution of forces; equilibrium of force systems; application of general laws of statics, including use of vector algebra, friction and force analysis of simple structures; centroids; moments of inertia.

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Analytic geometry; functions; limits and continuity; differentiation and integration of algebraic, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions; applications of the derivative and integral.

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Techniques and applications of integration; sequences and series; improper integrals; indeterminate forms. F-S

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Vector calculus; functions of several variables; partial derivatives; line integrals; multiple integrals. F-S

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Basic concepts and applications of linear algebra and matrix theory. Vector algebra in two, three and n-dimensional space. S

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Distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, and sampling methods, hypothesis testing, correlation, and regression.

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Provides practical experience in teaching and administration in mathematics and reviews 7-12 grade mathematics content. S

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Provides prospective mathematics teachers with observation and experiences with school-age youth. F-S

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An enrichment course in which several selected topics, not covered or inadequately covered in standard courses, will be presented. D

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The course will focus on mathematical logic and the main proof techniques used in writing mathematical arguments. This will involve reading proofs to gain deep understanding, studying common mathematical logic statements and proof techniques, and to develop and communicate rigorous mathematical proofs. Proofs techniques will include, but not be limited to, direct (deductive) proof; proof by exhaustion; indirect proof (by contradiction, or by contrapositive); mathmatical induction; disproof by counterexample.

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An informal geometry course for teachers at K-8 levels. Topics include properties of two and three dimensional figures and measurement. D

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Non-math majors only. Concepts and methods of calculus. Applications from Economics, Business, Psychology, Geology, Biology, Agriculture. F-S-SU

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Descriptive statistics, basic probability, expected value, the Binomial, Poisson, Uniform, Exponential and Normal probability distributions, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear correlation and regression.

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First order differential equations, linear equations with constant coefficients, and some special higher order equations, with applications. S

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A study of the historical development of modern mathematical ideas and the contributions of major mathematicians. F-A

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Methods and materials for teaching secondary school mathematics. Provides experience in preparing and teaching lessons. F

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Properties of the algebraic systems, including rings, integral domains, fields and groups. F

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Properties of the algebraic systems, including rings, integral domains, fields and groups. F

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A survey of modern geometries and geometric concepts. S

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A survey of modern geometries and geometric concepts. S

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Functions of a single real variable: axioms for a complete ordered field, topology of the real line, Bolzano-Weierstrass and Heine-Borel Theorems, sequences, continuity, differentiation, and Riemann integration. F

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Functions of a single real variable: axioms for a complete ordered field, topology of the real line, Bolzano-Weierstrass and Heine-Borel Theorems, sequences, continuity, differentiation, and Riemann integration. F

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Functions of several real variables: linear transformations, continuity, and differentiabilty, Inverse/Implicit Function Theorems, multiple integrals, and line and surface integrals. D

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Functions of several real variables: linear transformations, continuity, and differentiabilty, Inverse/Implicit Function Theorems, multiple integrals, and line and surface integrals. D

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See PHYS 620 Mathematics for the Physical Sciences for course description.

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See PHYS 620 Mathematics for the Physical Sciences for course description.

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An introduction to mathematical models. Topics include Markov chains, linear programming, game theory, and networks and flows. I

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An introduction to mathematical models. Topics include Markov chains, linear programming, game theory, and networks and flows. I

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Discrete mathematical structures with applications in computer science/software engineering. Topics include semi-groups, groups, trees, graphs, and combinatorics.

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Discrete mathematical structures with applications in computer science/software engineering. Topics include semi-groups, groups, trees, graphs, and combinatorics.

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Probability concepts and their application in statistics. Random variables, joint distributions, generating functions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, least-squares, correlation. I

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Probability concepts and their application in statistics. Random variables, joint distributions, generating functions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis tests, least-squares, correlation. I

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Partial differentiation, solution of partial differential equations. Use of fourier series in the solution of partial differential equations. Applications to problems of physics. I

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Partial differentiation, solution of partial differential equations. Use of fourier series in the solution of partial differential equations. Applications to problems of physics. I

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Applications of mathematics to selected problems from areas outside mathematics, primarily from the natural sciences. D

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Applications of mathematics to selected problems from areas outside mathematics, primarily from the natural sciences. D

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The algebra and geometry of vectors, the calculus of vectors with applications. An introduction to tensors as time permits. D

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The algebra and geometry of vectors, the calculus of vectors with applications. An introduction to tensors as time permits. D

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Numerical techniques for solving non-linear equations, systems of linear equations, and ordinary differential equations. Fixed-point iteration, interpolation, Romberg integration and predicotr-corrector methods. F

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Numerical techniques for solving non-linear equations, systems of linear equations, and ordinary differential equations. Fixed-point iteration, interpolation, Romberg integration and predicotr-corrector methods. F

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Basic set theory and cardinal and ordinal numbers and their arithmetic. Basic concepts of topology, in the context of metric spaces. Recommended for teachers. D

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Basic set theory and cardinal and ordinal numbers and their arithmetic. Basic concepts of topology, in the context of metric spaces. Recommended for teachers. D

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A study of theorems about integers. Topics include theorems on divisibility, theory of congruences, Diophantine equations and quadratic reciprocity. Recommended for teachers. I

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A study of theorems about integers. Topics include theorems on divisibility, theory of congruences, Diophantine equations and quadratic reciprocity. Recommended for teachers. I

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Miscellaneous problems from or an investigation of some phase of undergraduate mathematics possibly not treated in a regular course.

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Miscellaneous problems from or an investigation of some phase of undergraduate mathematics possibly not treated in a regular course.

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Students prepare a paper on a mathematics or mathematics education topic and give an oral presentation to the seminar group.

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Students prepare a paper on a mathematics or mathematics education topic and give an oral presentation to the seminar group.

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Content varies, but may be a study of supplementary topics to be used as enrichment in the teaching of mathematics in the elementary and secondary school. I

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Content varies, but may be a study of supplementary topics to be used as enrichment in the teaching of mathematics in the elementary and secondary school. I

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Minimal BASIC, uses of computers in education and software development and evaluation.

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Minimal BASIC, uses of computers in education and software development and evaluation.

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Emphasis on problem-solving strategies and historical development of various areas of mathematics. Designed for mathematics teachers.

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Theory of groups including normal sub-groups, quotient groups and the Sylow theorems. Rings and integral domains; ideals; residue class rings; euclidean rings. I

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Linear spaces and fields, including the real and complex fields, extension fields, and the elements of galois theory. I

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Development of basic topological concepts such as continuity, metrizability, connectedness, compactness and various separation properties. I

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Algebraic and geometric representation of complex numbers, power series, analytic functions, differentiation and integration, transformations. I

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A study of the classical theory of functions of a real variable, measure and integration, point set topology and normed linear spaces. I

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A study of probability based on measure theory. Random variables, characteristic functions, law of large numbers and the Central Limit Theorem. I

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Techniques of teaching mathematics for the teacher-in-service. Topics include research results applied to learning strategies and curriculum design. I

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Directed readings and written reports on recent literature in mathematics education. F-S-SU

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Students prepare a research paper on an approved topic in mathematics or mathematics education and give an oral presentation to the seminar group. F-S-SU

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Topics of currrent interest and value for practicing teachers. D

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Issues and trends in the teaching of geometry; content areas in geometry; roles of axiomatics and problem solving in geometry.

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Issues and trends in the teaching of algebra; balance between rigor and manipulation in algebra; content areas in algebra; enrichment and problem solving in algebra.

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Deals with content choices for advanced mathematics courses and methods of teaching advanced mathematics students.

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Content includes the role of problem solving in the school curriculum and methods of teaching problem solving.

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The non-college bound mathematics curriculum and methods of teaching non-college bound students.

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Content varies, but may be a study of supplementary topics to be used as enrichment in the teaching of mathematics in the elementary and secondary school.

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Minimal BASIC, uses of computers in education and software development and evaluation.

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Last updated: 09/09/2019