## Course Descriptions

**MAT 130: College Algebra**

Goal: To study, with emphasis on the function concept, the essentials of
algebra.

Content: General properties of graphs and functions; properties, graphs, and
applications of polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions.

**Taught:** Fall, Spring.

**Prerequisite:** Two years of high school algebra and one year of
high school geometry or the equivalent.

**Credit:** 3 hours.

**MAT 140: Precalculus Mathematics**

*Goal:* To study, with emphasis on the function concept, the essentials
of trigonometry and analytical geometry.

Content: Properties, graphs, and applications of trigonometric and inverse
trigonometric functions; trigonometric identities and equations; systems of
equations; conic sections; introduction to vectors, matrices, and complex
numbers.

**Taught:** Fall, Spring.

**Prerequisites:** Two years of high school algebra and one year of
high school geometry or the equivalent and sufficiently high score on the
mathematics placement exam, or permission of the instructor, or MAT 130.

**Gen. Ed. Category:** Developing; Quantitative Reasoning Competency;
(SM)

**Credit: **3 hours.

**MAT 150: Modeling with Algebra**

*Goal:* To study selected topics from college algebra and their
applications

*Content:* Topics include the graphs and properties of linear,
power, exponential, logarithmic, and polynomial functions. Applications of these
functions will employ real-life data, incorporate numerical, symbolic, and
geometric methods of analysis, and fit curves to the data by using least-squares
criteria.

**Taught:** Fall

**Prerequisite:** MAT 130 or equivalent.

**Gen. Ed. Category:** Developing; Quantitative Reasoning Competency;
(SM)

**Credit:** 3 hours.

**MAT 192: Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning**

*Goal: *To learn how to analyze and solve problems encountered in
various areas of mathematics, in real life, and in other areas of study.

**Content:** Topics covered include problem solving, patterns in
mathematics, deductive reasoning, logic, analyzing arguments, set theory, the
real number system, number theory, numeration systems, polygons,
transformations, tessellations, graphical descriptions of data, and counting
methods.

**Taught:** Fall, Spring

**Prerequisite:** None.

**Gen. Ed. Category:** Developing; Quantitative Reasoning Competency;
(SM)

**Credit:** 3 hours.

**MAT 205: Calculus I**

**Goal:** To study the concepts of differential calculus and to begin
the study of integral calculus.

**Content:** Properties and graphs of algebraic and transcendental
functions, limits, continuity, the derivative, and some of its applications, and
the definite integral.

**Taught: **Fall, Spring.

**Prerequisites:** MAT 140 or equivalent, or two years of high school
algebra, one year of high school geometry, and at least a semester of
trigonometry.

**Gen. Ed. Category:** Developing; Quantitative Reasoning Competency;
(SM)

**Credit:** 3 hours.

**MAT 206 : Calculus II**

**Goal:** To study the concepts of integral calculus.

**Content:** The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, techniques of
integration, applications of the definite integral, improper integrals,
sequences and series, Taylor polynomials and power series.

**Taught:** Fall, Spring.

**Prerequisites:** MAT 205 or equivalent.

**Gen. Ed. Category: **Quantitative reasoning.

**Credit:** 3 hours.

**MAT 207: Calculus III**

**Goal:** To expand the study of differential and integral calculus to
an intermediate level.

**Content: **Indeterminate forms, improper integrals, sequences and
infinite series, Taylor polynomials and power series, conics, polar
co-ordinates, and an introduction to numerical methods and approximations.

**Taught:** Fall.

**Prerequisites:** MAT 206 or equivalent.

**Credit:** 3 hours.

**MAT 208: Calculus IV**

**Goal:** To study the extension of the concepts of calculus to
functions of several variables.

**Content:** Properties of functions of several variables,
differentiation and integration in Rn vectors, parametric equations.

**Taught:** Spring.

**Prerequisites: **MAT 206 or equivalent.

**Credit: **3 hours.

**MAT 300: Ordinary Differential Equations**

**Goal:** To explore methods of solving ordinary differential
equations. To expand upon the techniques learned in the calculus sequence.

**Content:** A study of first and second order differential equations
and of higher order linear differential equations, including power series
methods, Laplace transform, and a brief introduction to numerical techniques.

**Taught:** Spring.

**Prerequisites:** MAT 205 and 206; 207 as a co- or prerequisite.

**Credit:** 3 hours

**MAT 311: Abstract Algebra I**

**Goal: **To study the algebraic properties of groups and rings by
means of a rigorous axiomatic approach, focusing on the use of logic and on
various methods of proof.

**Content:** A study of groups, subgroups, rings, ideals, domains,
unique factorization domains, and ideal domains.

**Taught:** Fall. Alternate years.

**Prerequisite:** MAT 210.

**Credit: **3 hours.

**MAT 312: Abstract Algebra II**

**Goal:** To continue the study of algebraic properties of rings and
fields. To expand understanding and use of various methods of proof. To prepare
students for graduate level mathematics.

**Content: **A study of fields, modules, and Galois theory.

**Taught:** Spring. Alternate years.

**Prerequisite:** MAT 311.

**Credit:** 3 hours.

**MAT 401: Real Analysis I**

**Goal:** To examine more intensively topics presented in the calculus
sequence, focusing on the roles of rigorous proof and logic.

**Content:** A study of the algebraic and topological properties of
the ordered field of real numbers, sets, functions, limits, continuity,
differentiation, and integration.

**Taught:** Fall. Alternate years.

**Prerequisite:** MAT 205–208.

**Credit:** 3 hours

**MAT 402: Real Analysis II**

**Goal:** To extend the concepts and techniques presented in MAT 401.
To extend the calculus sequence to functions of several variables. To prepare
students for graduate level mathematics.

**Content:** A study of the analytical properties of functions of
several real variables, including differentiation, the inverse function theorem,
integration, simplexes, and chains.

**Taught:** Spring. Alternate years.

**Prerequisites:** MAT 210 and 401.

**Credit:** 3 hours.

**MAT 405: Mathematical Modeling**

**Goal:** To provide an opportunity for students to make connections
between mathematics and other disciplines. To enable each student to analyze and
adopt a particular model and to present her results in a public forum.

**Content:** An introduction to mathematical modeling and computer
simulation of real-world phenomena, with special attention paid to the initial
formulation of the model, the computer implementation of the model, and the
interpretation of the mathematical or numerical results. The topics covered will
include optimization models, dynamic models, and probability models while
real-world phenomena will be drawn from such disciplines as biology, economics,
chemistry, physics, political science, psychology, and sociology.

**Taught:** Spring. Alternate years.

**Prerequisites:** MAT 205–208, MAT 210, MAT 300, PHY 121, or
permission of the instructor.

**Credit:** 3 hours.

**MAT 419: Probability and Statistics**

**Goal:** To study basic mathematical theory, methods, and techniques
in probability and statistics, and to examine applications.

**Content: **A calculus-based treatment of discrete and continuous
probability distributions and their applications, including the binomial,
hypergeometric, Poisson, uniform, geometric, and normal distributions.
Hypothesis testing and chi-square tests.

**Taught:** Fall. Alternate years.

**Prerequisite:** MAT 206.

**Credit:** 3 hours.

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