Mathematics
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MA098Mathematics3
Fundamentals of MathematicsOffers a review of basic mathematical operations concentrating on fractions, decimals and percents. Emphasizes pre-algebra topics such as variable expressions, introduction to equations, and translating sentences into equations and covers application of these principles. This course does not count toward graduation credits. Offered fall and spring.
MA099 Mathematics3
Math for CollegeA conceptual approach to the math assumed as a prerequisite for college math and science courses. Stresses mastery of basic algebra skills with stress on equation solving, fractions, and application problems.  This course does not count toward graduation credits. Offered fall and spring.
MA101Mathematics3
Math ExplorationsIntroduces the structure and scope of mathematics. Discusses a variety of topics in mathematics to acquaint the student with what a mathematician is and does and exposes the student to different branches and tools of mathematics. Prerequisite: MA099 or equivalent. Offered annually.
MA109 Mathematics3
Finite MathematicsA problem-solving and mathematical literacy course that helps students understand the power and usefulness of mathematics in various settings. Topics usually include functions, linear equations, linear systems, linear programming, sets, elementary probability, statistics, and financial mathematics. Prerequisite: MA099 or equivalent. Offered fall and spring.
MA111Mathematics3
College AlgebraStudies basic college algebra, including solving equations and inequalities, solving systems of equations and inequalities, and working with linear, quadratic, and polynomial functions. Prerequisite: MA099 or two years of high school college preparatory mathematics. Offered fall.
MA118Mathematics3
Introduction to StatisticsAn introduction to the basic methods of statistical inference, with applications to a variety of disciplines. Topics studied will include hypothesis testing (z and t tests), confidence intervals, regression and correlation, and chisquare tests of independence. Note: Not for credit if credit is received for a higher level statistics course. Prerequisite: MA109 or MA111 or equivalent. Offered annually.
MA122 Mathematics3
TrigonometryStudies the trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, including the application of trigonometry to triangles, and the application of algebra to trigonometry, such as solving equations and verifying identities. Also includes a beginning look at vectors and polar coordinates. Prerequisite: MA111 or equivalent. Offered spring.
MA151 Mathematics4
Calculus IStudies calculus of one variable covering limits, differential calculus, integral calculus, applications, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.  Prerequisite: MA122 or three years of college preparatory mathematics including trigonometry. Offered fall.
MA152 Mathematics4
Calculus IISecond course in calculus of one variable; transcendental functions, techniques of integration, improper integrals, polar coordinates, infinite series, and Taylor series.  Prerequisite: MA151. Offered spring.
MA171 Mathematics3
Introduction to Discrete MathematicsCovers propositional and predicate calculus, techniques of proof (including direct, indirect and inductive), sets, functions, combinatorics, relations, recurrence equations, graphs and trees. Prerequisites: MA122 or equivalent and either sophomore standing or permission of the instructor. Offered fall.
MA199/299/399/499 Mathematicsvaries
Topics in MathStudy of a topic in mathematics of mutual interest to students and instructor. Topics in the recent past have included discrete dynamical systems, cryptography, real variables, numerical methods and optimization. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Offered varying years.
MA201 Mathematics4
Linear AlgebraExamines sets, systems of linear equations, matrices, vector spaces, subspaces, linear operators and their representations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and inner product spaces. Prerequisite: MA152 or MA171. Offered spring.
MA211Mathematics3
Calculus IIICovers cylindrical and spherical coordinate systems, vectors in Euclidean space, multidimensional functions, partial differentiation, multiple integration, and line integrals. Prerequisite: MA152. Offered fall.
MA212Mathematics3
Differential EquationsCovers techniques and theory of ordinary differential equations, first order techniques, linear differential equations, series solutions, systems of differential equations, and Laplace Transforms. Prerequisite: MA211, MA201 or permission of the department. Offered spring.
MA252 Mathematics3
Probability and StatisticsA calculus-based introduction to probability and statistics. Topics studied will include basic probability, random variables, probability distribution and density functions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, regression and correlation, and chi-square tests of independence. Students will study both the application and the underlying mathematical structure for these topics. Prerequisite: MA152. Offered alternate years.
MA281 Mathematics3
Topics in GeometryIncludes topics from among classic plane geometry, non- Euclidean geometry, transformation geometry, and projective geometry. Applies linear perspective in art, symmetries of wallpaper design, cartography, and others of student interest. The format is participatory, with a final paper or project expected. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. Offered varying years.
MA331 Mathematics4
Topics in Modern AlgebraIntroduces algebraic systems, number theory,isomorphism, homomorphism, groups and rings. Note: Not for credit if credit is received for MA421. Prerequisite: MA201 or permission of the instructor. Offered alternate years.
MA411 Mathematics3
Real AnalysisProvides the theoretical underpinnings of calculus and the advanced study of functions. Emphasis is on the precise definitions and rigorous proof. Topics may include the real numbers and completeness, continuity and differentiability, the Riemann integral, the fundamental theorem of calculus, inverse function and implicit function theorems, and limits and convergence. Prerequisite: MA171 and MA211.
MA421 Mathematics4
Modern Algebra IIntroduces algebraic systems, number systems, number theory, isomorphism, homomorphism, groups, and rings. A final project is to be completed and presented. Note: Not for credit if credit is received for MA331. Prerequisites: MA201 and permission of the instructor. Offered alternate years.
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