Mathematics

 

Courses in Mathematics

MATH-K 300 Statistical Techniques (3 cr)

An introduction to statistics. Nature of statistical data; ordering and manipulation of data; measures of central tendency and dispersion; elementary probability. Concepts of statistical inference decision; estimation and hypotheses testing. Special topics discussed may include regression and correlation, analysis of variance, non-parametric methods. Credit given for only one of the following: MATH K300, MATH K310, PSY K300, PSY K310, ECON E270, SPEA K300. Offered fall and spring semesters.

  • Prerequisite: M123
  • Suggested prerequisite: M118

MATH-M 110 Excursions into Mathematics (3 cr)

A course designed to convey the flavor and spirit of mathematics, stressing reasoning and comprehension rather than technique. Not preparatory to other courses; explores topics in the theory of games, probability, and statistics. This course does not count toward a major in mathematics.

  • Prerequisite: Appropriate placement on skills review, or High School Algebra
  • This course is last offered in Summer 2013. As of Fall 2013, it is replaced by MATH-H111.
  • FX policy is available for the MATH-M110 - MATH-H111 pair.

MATH-B111 Mathematics for Business (3 cr)

With successful completion of this course, the student will have algebraic skills and tools that are used for problem-solving in the business professions and be prepared for MATH-M118 (Finite Mathematics) and ECON-E270 (Statistics). The college algebra topics will include, but not be limited to the following: Solving equations, functions, and inequalities; solving systems of linear equations; graphing of equations and functions; interpreting graphs/tables/charts of equations and functions; performing algebraic operations on polynomial, rational, radical expressions in one/several variables; development of mathematical model from a word problem; application of these algebraic concepts and skills in business applications. Offered every Fall and Spring Semester.

  • Prerequisite:HS Algebra 2 or Skills Review Test.
  • Credit not given for both MATH-B111 and MATH-M123 or MATHN111.

MATH-E111 Mathematics for Elementary Education (3 cr)

Designed for the elementary education student to develop skills in the use of numeration systems, number theory, set theory, logic, networks, systems of equations, and geometry. These skills will be useful in future teaching assignments and for passing the State of Indiana Praxis exam. The purpose of Math-E111 is to provide the students with knowledge of the concepts, theories, and procedures in the mentioned areas. Offered every Fall and Spring semester.

  • Credit given only for one: MATH-E111, MATH-H111, MATH-M110, MATH-T101, MATH-T103.
  • Prerequisite: HS Algebra 2 or Skills Review Test.
  • Open only to Elementary Education Majors

MATH-H111 Mathematics for the Humanities (3 cr)

Designed for the humanities student to provide a variety of topics in mathematics, including, but not limited to: numeration systems; geometry; financial management; statistics; set theory. The course also provides a general, historical perspective of mathematics and development of practical application skills. Emphasis will be placed on mathematical modeling and solving word problems. Offered every Fall and Spring semester.

  • Credit given only for one: MATH-E111, MATH-H111, MATH-M110, MATH-T101, MATH-T103.
  • Prerequisite: HS Algebra 2 or Skills Review Test.
  • As of Fall 2013 this course replaces MATH-M110.
  • May use this course to FX a previously taken MATH-M110.

MATH-N111 Mathematics for Nursing (3 cr)

With successful completion of this course, the student will have algebraic skills and tools that are used for problem-solving in the nursing profession and be prepared for NURS-H355 (Data Analysis) and the nursing math test. The college algebra topics will include, but not be limited to the following: Solving
equations, functions, and inequalities; solving systems of linear equations; graphing of equations and functions; interpreting graphs/tables/charts of equations and functions; solving direct/indirect variation and proportion equations; use of dimensional analysis; development of mathematical model from a word problem; application of these algebraic concepts and skills in nursing applications.Offered every Fall and Spring semester.

  • Prerequisite: HS Algebra 2 or Skills Review Test.
  • Credit not given for both MATH-B111 and MATH-M123 or MATHN111.
  • Open only to Nursing students

 

MATH-L111 Mathematics Laboratory for Business, Social Science, Nursing (2 cr)

A mathematics laboratory course to be taken concurrently with MATH-B111 or MATH-N111. (See course description for MATH-B111 or MATH-N111.) Designed to prepare you for MATH-M118 and statistics. Not distribution satisfying. Offered every semester.

  • Co-requisite: MATH-B111 or MATH-N111.

MATH-X111 Topics in Mathematics for Non-Majprs (1-3 cr)

Designed to provide a variety of topics in mathematics, including, but not limited to: geometry; financial management; statistics; set theory; voting methods;celestial navigation; math of ancient
civilizations . The course also provides a general, historical perspective of mathematics and development of practical application skills. Emphasis will be placed on mathematical modeling and solving word problems. Offered periodically.

  • Prerequisite: HS Algebra 2 or Skills Review Test.
  • May be repeated with different topic.

MATH-M 118 Finite Mathematics (3 cr)

Set theory, linear systems, matrices and determinants, probability, and linear programming. Applications to problems from business and the social sciences. Offered every semester.

  • Prerequisite: Appropriate placement on skills review or M123
MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I (3 cr)

An introduction to calculus primarily for students in business and the social sciences. Credit not given for both M119 and M215. Offered every summer.

  • Prerequisite: Appropriate placement on skills review or M125, Pre-calculus Mathematics.
MATH-M 120 Brief Survey of Calculus II (3 cr)

A continuation of M119 covering topics in elementary differential equations, calculus of functions of several variables, and infinite series. Intended for non-physical science students. Credit not given for both M216 and M120. No regular course offering.

  • Prerequisite: M119
MATH-M 123 College Algebra (4 cr)

Designed to prepare you for M125. Algebraic operations; polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs; conic sections; systems of equations; and inequalities. Offered every semester.

  • Prerequisite: Appropriate placement on skills exam or High School Algebra.
MATH-L 123 College Algebra Laboratory (2 cr)

Designed to prepare you for M125. Laboratory component to be taken concurrently with M123. (See course description above.) Not distribution satisfying. Offered every semester.

  • Corequisite: M123.
MATH-M 125 Pre-Calculus Mathematics (3 cr)

Designed to prepare you for M215. Algebraic operations; polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs; conic sections; systems of equations; and inequalities. Offered every semester.

  • Prerequisite: Appropriate placement on skills exam or M123.
MATH-M 126 Trigonometric Functions (2 cr)

Designed to prepare you for M215. Trigonometric functions; identities. Graphs of trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions. Offered every semester.

  • Prerequisite: M125 or equivalent (may be taken concurrently).
MATH-M 215 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5 cr)

Coordinates, functions, straight lines, limits, continuity, derivatives, definite integral. Credit not given for both M119 and M215, or M120 and M216. Offered every fall, spring and summer.

  • Prerequisite: Appropriate placement on skills review or both M125 and M126.
MATH-M 216 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (5 cr)

Definite integral, applications, circles, conics, techniques of integration, and infinite series. Credit not given for both M119 and M215, or M120 and M216. Offered every spring and summer.

  • This course is a contunuation of MATH-M215.
  • Prerequisite: Appropriate placement on skills review or MATH-M216
MATH-M 295 Readings and Research (1-3 cr)

Supervised problem solving. Offered periodically.

  • Prerequisite: Permission of a member of the mathematics faculty, who will act as supervisor.
MATH-M 301 Applied Linear Algebra (3 cr)

Emphasis on applications: systems of linear equations, vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices, simplex method in linear programming. Computer used for applications. Credit not given for both M301 and M303. Offered periodically.

  • Prerequisite: M216 or consent of instructor.
MATH-M 303 Linear Algebra for Undergraduates (3 cr)

Introduction to theory of real and complex vector spaces. Coordinate systems, linear dependence, and bases. Linear transformations and matrix calculus. Determinants and rank. Credit not given for both M301 and M303. Offered every spring.

  • Prerequisite: M216 or consent of instructor.
MATH-M 311 Calculus III (3 cr)

Elementary geometry of 2, 3, and n-space, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, minimum and maximum problems, and multiple integration. Offered every fall and summer.

  • Prerequisite: M216 or consent of instructor.
MATH-M 312 Calculus IV (3 cr)

Differential calculus of vector-valued functions, transformation of coordinates, change of variables in multiple integrals. Vector integral calculus: line integrals, Green’s theorem, surface integrals, Stokes’s theorem. Applications. Offered periodically.

  • Prerequisite: M311
MATH-M 313 Elementary Differential Equations with Applications (3 cr)

Ordinary differential equations of first order and linear equations of higher order with applications, series solutions, operational methods, Laplace transforms, and numerical techniques. Offered every summer.

  • Prerequisite: M216 or consent of instructor.
MATH-M 366 Elements of Statistical Inference (3 cr)

Sampling distributions (chi-square, T and F distributions), order statistical decisions and inference. Hypothesis-testing concepts, Neyman-Pearson lemma, likelihood ratio tests, power of tests. Point estimation, method of moments, maximum likelihood, Cramer-Rao bound, properties of estimators. Regression, correlation, analysis of variance, non-parametric methods. Offered fall of even years.

  • Prerequisite: M360 or consent of instructor.
MATH-M 371 Elementary Computational Methods (3 cr)

Interpolation and approximation of functions, solution of equations, numerical integration, and differentiation. Errors, convergence, and stability of the procedures. You will write and use programs applying numerical methods. Offered fall of odd years.

  • Prerequisite: M216 and CSCI C301 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
MATH-M 380 History of Mathematics (3 cr)

Brief study of the development of algebra and trigonometry; practical, demonstrative, and analytic geometry; calculus, famous problems, calculating devices; famous mathematicians in these fields and chronological outlines in comparison with outlines in the sciences, history, philosophy, and astronomy. Offered every fall.

  • Prerequisite: M215 or consent of instructor.
MATH-M 393 Bridge to Abstract Mathematics (3 cr)

Preparation for 400 level math courses. Teaches structures and strategies of proofs in a variety of mathematical settings: logic, sets, combinatorics, relations and functions and abstract algebra. Offered every spring.

  • Prerequisite: Math M216 or consent of instructor.
MATH-M 403 Introduction to Modern Algebra I (3 cr)

Study of groups, rings, fields (usually including Galois theory), with applications to linear transformations. Offered spring of even years.

  • Prerequisite: M301 or M303, M393 or consent of instructor.
MATH-M 404 Introduction to Modern Algebra II (3 cr)

Study of groups, rings, fields (usually including Galois theory), with applications to linear transformations. Offered periodically.

  • Prerequisite: M301 or M303, M391 or consent of instructor.
MATH-M 405 Number Theory (3 cr)

Numbers and their representation, divisibility and factorization, primes and their distribution, number theoretic functions, congruencies, primitive roots, diophantine equations, quadratic residues, and sums of squares. Offered periodically, typically every summer.

  • Prerequisite: M216 or consent of instructor.
MATH-M 406 Topics in Mathematics (3 cr)

Selected topics in various areas of mathematics which are not covered by the standard courses. May be repeated for credit. Offered periodically.

MATH-M 413 Introduction to Analysis I (3cr)

Modern theory of real number system, limits, functions, sequences, special topics. Offered fall of odd years.

  • Additional topics include topology of the reals and cardinality.
  • Prerequisite: M301 or M303, and M311, or consent of instructor.
MATH-M 414 Introduction to Analysis II (3cr)

Series, Riemann-Stieltjes integral, and special topics. Offered periodically.

  • Additional topics include differentiability.
  • Continuation of MATH-M413
  • Prerequisite: MATH-M413, or consent of instructor.
MATH-M 415 Elementary Complex Variables (3)

Algebra and geometry of complex numbers, elementary functions of a complex variable, power series, integrations, calculus of residues, conformal mapping. Application to physics. Offered periodically.

  • Prerequisite: Math-M311 or Consent of Instructor
MATH-M 421 Introduction to Topology I (3 cr)

Introduction to point set topology with emphasis on metric spaces. Continuity, Cartesian products, connectedness, compactness, completeness. Offered periodically.

  • Prerequisite: M303 and M311
MATH-M 422 Introduction to Topology II (3 cr)

Elements of homotopy theory, fundamental group and covering spaces, elementary homology theory, applications to simplicial complexes and manifolds.

  • Continuation of MATH-M421
  • Prerequisite: MATH-M421
MATH-M 447 Mathematical Models and Applications I (3 cr)

Formation and study of mathematical models used in the biological, social, and management sciences. Mathematical topics include games, graphs, Markov and Poisson processes, mathematical programming, queues, and equations of growth. Offered fall of even years.

  • Prerequisites: M301 or M303, M311, and a course in probability or consent of instructor.
MATH-M 448 Mathematical Models and Applications II (3 cr)

Formation and study of mathematical models used in the biological, social, and management sciences. Mathematical topics include games, graphs, Markov and Poisson processes, mathematical programming, queues, and equations of growth. No regular offerings.

  • Continuation of MATH-M447.
  • Prerequisite: MATH-M447

MATH-M 463 Introduction to Probability Theory I (3 cr)

The meaning of probability. Random experiments, conditional probability, independence. Random variables, expected values and standard deviations, moment generating functions, Important discrete and continuous distributions. Poisson processes. Multivariate distributions, basic limit laws such as
the central limit theorem. No regular offerings.

  • Prerequisities: MATH-M303 and MATH-M311 or the consent of the instructor.

MATH-M 466 Introduction to Mathematical Statistics (3 cr)

Rigorous mathematical treatment of problems in sampling and statistical inference. Possible topics include sufficient statistics, exponential distributions, monotone likelihood ratio, most powerful tests, minimum variance estimates, shortest confidence intervals, linear models, maximum likelihood,
simultaneous equations, the relationship of theory to practice. No regular offerings.

  • Prerequisite: MATH-M463 or consent of the instructor.

MATH-M499 Senior Seminar (2cr)

Students integrate their study of mathematics and explore the connections within fields of mathematics and other disciplines. Students usually create a portfolio that showcases their understanding of the areas of study within mathematics and their applications outside of mathematics. Alternatives may include internships or other projects, as approved by advisor. Offered every spring.

  • Prerequisite: Senior standing as a Mathematics Major.

Mathematics for Educators

MATH-T 101 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (3 cr)

Elements of set theory. Operations on counting numbers, integers, rational numbers, and real numbers. Open only to elementary education majors. Not distribution satisfying.

  • Prerequisite: Advanced algebra or equivalent, as determined by placement exam scores.
  • The sequence MATH-T101-T102-T103 has been replaced by EDUC-E102 and MATH-E111. Please see advisor in education for details.
MATH-T 102 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II (3 cr)

Sets, operations, and functions. Prime numbers and elementary number theory. Elementary combinatorics, probability, and statistics. Only open to elementary education majors. Not distribution satisfying.

  • Prerequisite: T101
  • The sequence MATH-T101-T102-T103 has been replaced by EDUC-E102 and MATH-E111. Please see advisor in education for details.
MATH-T 103 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III (3 cr)

Descriptions and properties of basic geometric figures. Rigid motions. Axiomatics. Measurement, analytic geometry, and graphs of functions. Discussion of modern mathematics. Open only to elementary education majors. Not distribution satisfying.

  • Prerequisite: T101
  • The sequence MATH-T101-T102-T103 has been replaced by EDUC-E102 and MATH-E111. Please see advisor in education for details.
MATH-T 321 Intuitive Topology (3 cr)

Intuitive description of topology, including networks and maps, topological equivalence, classification of surfaces, spheres with handles, Jordan curve theorem, transformations, and fixed-point theorems. Offered summer of even years.

  • Prerequisite: M216 or consent of instructor.
MATH-T 336 Topics in Euclidean Geometry (3 cr)

Axiom systems for the plane; the parallel postulate and non-Euclidean geometry; classical theorem. Geometric transformation theory; vectors and analytic geometry; convexity; theory of area and volume. Offered summer of odd years.

  • Prerequisite: M216 or consent of instructor.

MATH-J497 Internship in Teaching Collegiate Mathematics (1-3 cr)

Designed to provide an opportunity for students to teach basic algebra and observe with discussion instructional techniques at the collegiate level in preparation for further career development in teaching at a post-secondary level.

  • Prerequisite: Senior standing in Mathematics degree or Math Education degree; Consent of 2 math faculty; Minimum GPA 3.0.
  • Additional requirement: Teaching of a college level mathematics class

Graduate Courses

There are currently no scheduled offerings for the courses listed below.

MATH-M501 Survey of Algebra (3 cr)

A continuation for the undergraduate sequence of Modern Algebra.
Groups: Jordan-Holder theorem, Sylow theorems, Free Groups.
Rings: Ideals and Factor Rings.
Fields: Algebraic closure; separable and inseparable algebraic extensions; Galois theory; finite fields, insolvability of the quintic.

  • Prerequisite: MATH-M403 and M404

MATH-M511 Real Variables 1 (3 cr)

Sets and functions, cardinal and ordinal numbers, set functions, kinds of measures, integration, absolute continuity, convergence theorems, differentiation and integration.

  • Prerequisite: MATH-M413 and M414

MATH-M512 Real Variables 2 (3 cr)

Normed linear spaces, function spaces,linear functionals, Banach spaces, Hilbert spaces, Fourier transforms, Schwartz class.

  • Continuation of MATH-M511
  • Prerequisite: MATH-M511

MATH-M521 Toplology 1 (3 cr)

Point-set topology including connectedness, compactness, separation properties, products, quotients, metrization, function spaces.

  • Prerequisite: MATH-M421

MATH-M522 Topology 2 (3 cr)

Elementary homotopy theory including fundamental group and covering spaces. Introduction to homology theory with applications such as the Brouwer Fixed Point theorem.

  • Continuation of MATH-M521
  • Prerequisite: MATH-M521

MATH-M563 Theory of Probability I (3 cr)

Basic concepts of measure theory and integration, axiomatic foundations of probability theory, distribution functions and characteristic functions, infinitely divisible laws and the central limit problem.

  • Prerequisite: MATH-M413 and M463

MATH-M563 Theory of Probability II (3 cr)

Modes of convergence of sequences of random variables, ergodic theorems, Markov chains, and stochastic processes.

  • Prerequisite: MATH-M563

MATH-M571 Analysis of Numerical Methods I (3 cr)

Solution of systems of linear equations, elimination and iterative methods, error analyses, eigenvalue problems.

  • Prerequisite: MATH-M413-M414 and M447-M448

MATH-M572 Analysis of Numerical Methods II (3 cr)

Numerical methods for integral equations and ordinary differential equations; finite difference, finite element, and Galerkin methods for partial differential equations; stability of methods.

  • Prerequisite: MATH-M413-M414 and M447-M448

MATH-T590 Seminar for Mathematics Teachers (3 cr)

A seminar course for students in the M.A.T. program. Emphasis on the interrelationship among mathematical topics, curriculum reform, professional growth, and classroom practice. Specific topic selected jointly with the instructor.

  • Open only to M.A.T. students.

MATH-J597 Internship in Teaching Collegiate Mathematics (1-3 cr)

Designed to provide an opportunity for students to teach 100 and 200 level undergraduate math courses and observe with discussion instructional techniques at the collegiate level in preparation for further career development in teaching at a post-secondary level.