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Mathematics Major

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  • Mathematics Major
  • 46 Units
  • ITP 104: Fundamentals of Programming
  • 3

This course covers the basic principles of computer programming and the procedures involved in coding, program development, algorithms design, development and control. The class addresses basic programming language syntax and constructs, commands and utilities used for writing quality computer programs using the C# programming language. The course also introduces the basic concepts of assembly and high-level programming languages. Students in the class will be able to write elementary programs that will run on Intel based microcomputers.

  • MTH 271: Calculus 1
  • 5

This course will study differential and integral calculus with applications including an emphasis on using calculus to solve problems. Lab time is included in the schedule. A graphing calculator is expected.  Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry (or equivalent)

  • MTH 272: Calculus II
  • 4

A continuation of MTH 271, this course will include a study of integral calculus with and emphasis on the definite integral, transcendental, parametric, and polar-functions along with their derivatives and integrals, series, and sequences, and an introduction to differential equations. A graphing calculator is expected along with the ability to use appropriate computer software. Lab time is included in the schedule. Prerequisite: MTH 271 (C or higher) or acceptable AP examination credit

  • MTH 313: Mathematical Notation and Proof
  • 3

This course will introduce standard mathematical notation, methods, truth tables, and principles of symbolic logic for use in determining the validity of arguments, dealing with proper notation and structure in mathematical proofs including direct and indirect proofs, mathematical induction, and construction of counter-examples. Application will be made to a field of mathematics such as set theory, algebra, or geometry.

  • MTH 371: Linear Algebra
  • 3

This course will study properties of matrix arithmetic, systems of linear equations, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, diagonalization, inner products, and applications of these topics. Prerequisite: MTH 272 or appropriate advanced placement examination grade.

  • MTH 373: Calculus 3
  • 4

As a continuation of MTH 272, this course will include the study of vector calculus, three-dimensional calculus, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, differential calculus, and other selected topics in vector calculus. Prerequisite: MTH 272 or appropriate advanced placement (AP) examination grade.

  • MTH 384: Ordinary Differential Equations
  • 3

This course will cover the classification of differential equations along with first order equations, exact differentials, integrating factors, higher order differential equations, method of undetermined coefficients, variation of parameters, operator methods, solution by infinite series, and Laplace transformations. Prerequisite: MTH 373or consent of instructor. Offered alternate years.

  • MTH 387: Probability and Statistics I
  • 3

This course will look at the probability and combinatorics; discrete and continuous random variables; the normal, gamma, Chi-square, Poisson, and binomial distributions with applications. Offered alternate years.

  • MTH 473: Modern Algebra I
  • 3

This course will study the properties and operations within groups, rings, integral domains, fields, normal subgroups, quotient groups, homomorphisms, and isomorphisms. Prerequisite: MTH 373. Offered alternate years.

  • MTH 489: Real Analysis
  • 3

This course will introduce the topics of real analysis by studying the topology of Rn, continuity, differentiability, integration, and how these topics are related. Included will be proofs of the Heine-Borel and Bolzano-Weierstrass theorems, the intermediate value and mean value theorem, as well as the fundamental theorem of calculus. Prerequisites: MTH 295 and MTH 373. Offered alternate years.

  • MTH 495: Topics in Mathematics - Review
  • 1.5

As the first of two (2) capstone courses for all mathematics majors, students will meet as a group once per week to review competencies in the major, take group-wide assessments, and complete a preliminary research abstract on a topic of their choice as they work with a faculty mentor followed by a short presentation to their peers and faculty regarding their preliminary findings for reaction and feedback. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

  • MTH 496: Topics in Mathematics - Final
  • 1.5

As the second of two (2) capstone courses for all mathematics majors, students, working with a faculty mentor, will complete their research from MTH 495 on a written project and present their findings to a committee of peers and faculty. Inclusion of the research project in the President's Academic Showcase for Undergraduate Research is encouraged. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

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  • MTH 379: Numerical Analysis (and Algorithms)
  • 3

This course serves as an introduction to the basic algorithms of numerical analysis. Topics may include numerical solutions of algebraic equations, interpolation and approximation methods, approximate numerical solutions to systems of linear and non-linear equations, and numerical differentiation and integration. Prerequisites: ITP 104, MTH 272. Offered alternate years.

  • MTH 380: Modern Geometry
  • 3

This course will provide a general study of deductive systems of geometry including Euclidean, projective, finite, and other non-Euclidean geometries. Offered alternate years.

  • MTH 388: Probability and Statistics II
  • 3

A continuation of MTH 387, this course will cover various multivariate probability distributions, bias and unbiased estimators, Least Square estimation, ANOVA , Block Designs, and a revisit of hypothesis testing and a study of nonparametric statistics. Prerequisite: MTH 387. Offered alternate years.

  • MTH 474: Modern Algebra II
  • 3

This course is a continuation of the study of the properties and operations within rings, integral domains, fields, quotient rings, groups, subgroups, homomorphisms and isomorphisms. Prerequisite: MTH 473 or consent of instructor. Offered alternate years.


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