Courses - Spring 2019

MATH003

Students must pay a special math fee.

MATH007

MATH013

MATH015

MATH107

A goal is to convey the power of mathematics as shown by a variety of problems which can be modeled and solved by quantitative means. Also included is an introduction to probability. Topics include data analysis, equations, systems of equations, inequalities, elementary linear programming, Venn diagrams, counting, basic probability, permutations, combinations, tree diagrams, standard normal and normal distributions. The mathematics of finance is covered. The course includes problem solving and decision making in economics, management, and social sciences.

MATH113

Topics include elementary functions including graphs and applications of: polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Systems of equations and applications. Trigonometric functions: angle and radian measure, graphs and applications.

MATH115

Preparation for MATH120, MATH130 or MATH140. Elementary functions and graphs: polynomials, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions. Algebraic techniques preparatory for calculus.

MATH120

Basic ideas of differential and integral calculus, with emphasis on elementary techniques of differentiation and applications.

MATH121

Differential and integral calculus, with emphasis on elementary techniques of integration and applications.

MATH135

Basic discrete mathematics, with emphasis on relevant models and techniques to the life sciences.

MATH136

Continuation of MATH135, including basic ideas of differential integral calculus, with emphasis on elementary techniques and applications to the life sciences.

MATH140

Introduction to calculus, including functions, limits, continuity, derivatives and applications of the derivative, sketching of graphs of functions, definite and indefinite integrals, and calculation of area. The course is especially recommended for science, engineering and mathematics majors.

MATH141

Continuation of MATH140, including techniques of integration, improper integrals, applications of integration (such as volumes, work, arc length, moments), inverse functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, sequences and series.

MATH141H

MATH206

This course is intended to prepare students for subsequent courses requiring computation with MATLAB. Covers basics of MATLAB including simple commands, variables, solving equations, graphing differentiation and integration, matrices and vectors, functions, M-files and fundamentals of programming in the MATLAB environment. When offered in Winter and Summer terms, the course is offered in a format suitable for online distance learning.

MATH212

Reviews and extends topics of arithmetic and number theory related to the elementary school curriculum, particularly number systems and operations with natural numbers, integers, and rationals.

MATH213

Properties of geometric objects in two and three dimensions; parallel lines, curves and polygons; ratio, proportion, similarity; transformational geometry and measurement, constructions, justifications and proofs.

MATH214

Permutations and combinations; probability; collecting and representing data; using statistics to analyze and interpret data.

MATH240

Basic concepts of linear algebra: vector spaces, applications to line and plane geometry, linear equations and matrices, similar matrices, linear transformations, eigenvalues, determinants and quadratic forms.

MATH241

Introduction to multivariable calculus, including vectors and vector-valued functions, partial derivatives and applications of partial derivatives (such as tangent planes and Lagrange multipliers), multiple integrals, volume, surface area, and the classical theorems of Green, Stokes and Gauss.

All sections will use MATLAB.

MATH241H

For general honors students only. MATH 241H will use MATLAB.

MATH246

An introduction to the basic methods of solving ordinary differential equations. Equations of first and second order, linear differential equations, Laplace transforms, numerical methods and the qualitative theory of differential equations.

All sections will use MATLAB.

MATH246H

For general honors students only. MATH 246H will use MATLAB.

MATH274

An overview of aspects in the history of mathematics from its beginning in the concrete problem solving of ancient times through the development of abstraction in the 19th and 20th centuries. The course considers both mathematical ideas and the context in which they developed in various civilizations around the world.

MATH 274 cannot satisfy a CMSC major requirement.

MATH310

To develop the students' ability to construct a rigorous proof of a mathematical claim. Students will also be made aware of mathematical results that are of interest to those wishing to analyze a particular mathematical model. Topics will be drawn from logic, set theory, structure of the number line, elementary topology, metric spaces, functions, sequences and continuity.

MATH341

MATH401

Various applications of linear algebra: theory of finite games, linear programming, matrix methods as applied to finite Markov chains, random walk, incidence matrices, graphs and directed graphs, networks and transportation problems.

MATH402

For students having only limited experience with rigorous mathematical proofs. Parallels MATH403. Students planning graduate work in mathematics should take MATH403. Groups, rings, integral domains and fields, detailed study of several groups; properties of integers and polynomials. Emphasis is on the origin of the mathematical ideas studied and the logical structure of the subject.

MATH403

Integers; groups, rings, integral domains, fields.

MATH404

Algebraic and transcendental elements, Galois theory, constructions with straight-edge and compass, solutions of equations of low degrees, insolubility of the quintic equation, Sylow theorems, fundamental theorem of finite Abelian groups.

MATH406

Integers, divisibility, prime numbers, unique factorization, congruences, quadratic reciprocity, Diophantine equations and arithmetic functions.

MATH410

First semester of a year course. Subjects covered during the year are: sequences and series of numbers, continuity and differentiability of real valued functions of one variable, the Riemann integral, sequences of functions and power series. Functions of several variables including partial derivatives, multiple integrals, line and surface integrals. The implicit function theorem.

MATH416

Introduces students to the mathematical concepts arising in signal analysis from the applied harmonic analysis point of view. Topics include applied linear algebra, Fourier series, discrete Fourier transform, Fourier transform, Shannon Sampling Theorem, wavelet bases, multiresolution analysis, and discrete wavelet transform.

MATH420

The course will develop skills in data-driven mathematical modeling through individual and group projects. Emphasis will be placed on both analytical and computational methods, and on effective oral and written presentation of results.

MATH430

Hilbert's axioms for Euclidean geometry. Neutral geometry: the consistency of the hyperbolic parallel postulate and the inconsistency of the elliptic parallel postulate with neutral geometry. Models of hyperbolic geometry. Existence and properties of isometries.

MATH437

Introduction to differential forms and their applications, and unites the fundamental theorems of multivariable calculus in a general Stokes Theorem that is valid in great generality. It develops this theory and technique to perform calculations in analysis and geometry. Topics include an introduction to topological spaces, the Gauss-Bonnet Theorem, Gauss's formula for the linking number, and the Cauchy Integral Theorem. Applications include Maxwell's equations of electromagnetism, connections and gauge theory, and symplectic geometry and Hamiltonian dynamics.

MATH446

Development of a system of axiomatic set theory, choice principles, induction principles, ordinal arithmetic including discussion of cancellation laws, divisibility, canonical expansions, cardinal arithmetic including connections with the axiom of choice, Hartog's theorem, Konig's theorem, properties of regular, singular and inaccessible cardinals.

MATH456

The theory, application, and implementation of mathematical techniques used to secure modern communications. Topics include symmetric and public-key encryption, message integrity, hash functions, block-cipher design and analysis, number theory, and digital signatures.

MATH461

Basic concepts of linear algebra. This course is similar to MATH 240, but with more extensive coverage of the topics needed in applied linear algebra: change of basis, complex eigenvalues, diagonalization, the Jordan canonical form.

MATH462

Linear spaces and operators, orthogonality, Sturm-Liouville problems and eigenfunction expansions for ordinary differential equations. Introduction to partial differential equations, including the heat equation, wave equation and Laplace's equation. Boundary value problems, initial value problems and initial-boundary value problems.

MATH463

The algebra of complex numbers, analytic functions, mapping properties of the elementary functions. Cauchy integral formula. Theory of residues and application to evaluation of integrals. Conformal mapping.

MATH464

Fourier transform, Fourier series, discrete fast Fourier transform (DFT and FFT). Laplace transform. Poisson summations, and sampling. Optional Topics: Distributions and operational calculus, PDEs, Wavelet transform, Radon transform and applications such as Imaging, Speech Processing, PDEs of Mathematical Physics, Communications, Inverse Problems.

MATH470

An advanced perspective on some of the core mathematics underlying high school mathematics courses. Topics include number systems, functions of one variable, equations, inequalities, trigonometric functions, curve fitting, and polynomials. The course includes an analysis of alternate approaches to mathematical ideas and problems, and makes connections between ideas that may have been studied separately in different high school and college courses.

MATH475

General enumeration methods, difference equations, generating functions. Elements of graph theory, matrix representations of graphs, applications of graph theory to transport networks, matching theory and graphical algorithms.

MATH607

Topics in contemporary algebraic geometry chosen from among: theory of algebraic curves and surfaces, elliptic curves, Abelian varieties, theory of schemes, theory of zeta functions, formal cohomology, algebraic groups, reduction theory.

MATH631

Abstract measure and integration theory, metric spaces, Baire category theorem and uniform boundedness principle, Radon-Nikodym theorem, Riesz Representation theorem, Lebesgue decomposition, Banach and Hilbert Spaces, Banach-Steinhaus theorem, topological spaces, Arzela-Ascoli and Stone-Weierstrass theorems, compact sets and Tychonoff's theorem.

Offered Spring only.

MATH643

Entropy theory, variational principle for the entropy, expansiveness, measures with maximal entropy. Smooth systems on manifolds, diffeomorphisms and flows, periodic points, stable and unstable manifolds, homoclinic points, transversality, the Krupka-Smale theorem, Morse-Smale systems. Hyperbolicity, Anosov systems, distributions and foliations, strange attractors, Bowen's measure.

MATH660

Linear transformations, analytic functions, conformal mappings, Cauchy's theorem and applications, power series, partial fractions and factorization, elementary Riemann surfaces, Riemann's mapping theorem.

MATH674

Boundary value problems for elliptic partial differential equations via operator-theoretic methods. Hilbert spaces of functions. Duality, weak convergence. Sobolev spaces. Spectral theory of compact operators. Eigenfunction expansions.

Offered Spring only.

MATH734

Singular homology and cohomology, cup products, Poincare duality, Eilenberg-Steenrod axioms, Whitehead and Hurewicz theorems, universal coefficient theorem, cellular homology.

MATH740

Manifolds, tangent vectors and differential forms, Riemannian metrics, connections, curvature, structure equations, geodesics, calculus of variations.