Courses - Fall 2019

MATH003

There is a special fee for this class in addition to the regular tuition charge.

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.

MATH140H

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. MATH241H 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. MATH241H 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.

MATH299C

MATH299E

Combinatorics is the study of counting. Despite its deceptively simple name, it is one of the most active areas of research in modern mathematics. We discuss some of the basic ideas behind combinatorics, and their unexpected applications. The proofs we discuss are so elegant that Paul Erdos once said they are from The Book God s book of the most elegant proof of each theorem. This is a Student Taught Initiated Courseand will be led by students, not faculty.

MATH299T

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.

MATH314

Credits:
3

Grad Meth:
Reg, P-F, Aud

Analysis of bivariate data, probability and randomness, law of large numbers, central limit theorem, probabilities for independent and dependent events, counting techniques, random variables and probability distributions, expected values, sampling distributions, and confidence intervals.

MATH315

Algebraic concepts and techniques developed in the middle grades, with their larger mathematical context. Equations, inequalities and functions (linear, polynomial, exponential, logarithmic), with multiple representations of relationships. Common misconceptions of beginning algebra students.

MATH340

Credits:
4

Grad Meth:
Reg, P-F, Aud

First semester of the MATH340-341 sequence which gives a unified and enriched treatment of multivariable calculus, linear algebra and ordinary differential equations, with supplementary material from subjects such as differential geometry, Fourier series and calculus of variations. Students completing MATH340-341 will have covered the material of MATH240, MATH241, and MATH246, and may not also receive credit for MATH240, MATH241 or MATH246.

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.

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.

MATH424

Introduction to the mathematical models used in finance and economics with emphasis on pricing derivative instruments. Designed for students in mathematics, computer science, engineering, finance and physics. Financial markets and instruments; elements from basic probability theory; interest rates and present value analysis; normal distribution of stock returns; option pricing; arbitrage pricing theory; the multiperiod binomial model; the Black-Scholes option pricing formula; proof of the Black-Scholes option pricing formula and applications; trading and hedging of options; Delta hedging; utility functions and portfolio theory; elementary stochastic calculus; Ito's Lemma; the Black-Scholes equation and its conversion to the heat equation.

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.

MATH431

Topics from projective geometry and transformation geometry, emphasizing the two-dimensional representation of three-dimensional objects and objects moving about in the plane and space. The emphasis will be on formulas and algorithms of immediate use in computer graphics.

MATH432

Metric spaces, topological spaces, connectedness, compactness (including Heine-Borel and Bolzano-Weierstrass theorems), Cantor sets, continuous maps and homeomorphisms, fundamental group (homotopy, covering spaces, the fundamental theorem of algebra, Brouwer fixed point theorem), surfaces (e.g., Euler characteristic, the index of a vector field, hairy sphere theorem), elements of combinatorial topology (graphs and trees, planarity, coloring problems).

MATH436

Curves in the plane and Euclidean space, moving frames, surfaces in Euclidean space, orientability of surfaces; Gaussian and mean curvatures; surfaces of revolution, ruled surfaces, minimal surfaces, special curves on surfaces, "Theorema Egregium"; the intrinsic geometry of surfaces.

MATH445

MATH452

An introduction to mathematical dynamics and chaos. Orbits, bifurcations, Cantor sets and horseshoes, symbolic dynamics, fractal dimension, notions of stability, flows and chaos. Includes motivation and historical perspectives, as well as examples of fundamental maps studied in dynamics and applications of dynamics.

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.

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.

MATH600

Groups with operators, homomorphism and isomorphism theorems, normal series, Sylow theorems, free groups, Abelian groups, rings, integral domains, fields, modules. Topics may include HOM (A,B), Tensor products, exterior algebra.

Offered fall only.

MATH630

Lebesgue measure and the Lebesgue integral on R, differentiation of functions of bounded variation, absolute continuity and fundamental theorem of calculus, Lp spaces on R, Riesz-Fischer theorem, bounded linear functionals on Lp, measure and outer measure, Fubini's theorem.

MATH634

L1 theory: Fejer theorem, inversion theorem, ideal structure, Tauberian theorem. L2 theory: Plancherel-Parseval theorems, Paley-Wiener theorem. Lp theory: Hausdorff-Young theorem. Distribution theory: Bochner's theorem, Wiener continuous measures theorem, Malliavin theorem, Schwartz theory, almost periodic functions.

MATH642

Foundations of topological dynamics, homeomorphisms, flows, periodic and recurrent points, transitivity and minimality, symbolic dynamics. Elements of ergodic theory, invariant measures and sets, ergodicity, ergodic theorems, mixing, spectral theory, flows and sections. Applications of dynamical systems to number theory, the Weyl theorem, the distribution of values of polynomials, Vander Waerden's theorem on arithmetic progressions.

MATH673

Analysis of boundary value problems for Laplace's equation, initial value problems for the heat and wave equations. Fundamental solutions, maximum principles, energy methods. First order nonlinear PDE, conservation laws. Characteristics, shock formation, weak solutions. Distributions, Fourier transform.

Offered fall only.

MATH695

A course intended for first year teaching assistants. Topics include: everyday mechanics of teaching; teaching methods and styles; technology; course enrichment, diversity in the classroom; sexual harassment; teacher-student interactions; presentations by students.

MATH730

Survey of basic point set topology, fundamental group, covering spaces, Van Kampen's theorem, simplicial complexes, simplicial homology, Euler characteristics and classification of surfaces.

MATH742

Calculus of Variations, Bochner technique, Morse theory, weak solutions and elliptic regularity, maximum principle for elliptic and parabolic equations, Green's function of the Laplacian, isoperimetric and Sobolev inequalities, continuity method, curvature and comparison results, harmonic maps, curvature prescription problems.

MATH744