# Course Descriptions

**Please note:** The course descriptions displayed here are current as of Thursday, May 28, 2015, but the official Course Catalog should be used for all official planning.

#### MATH 107

Elementary Statistics

For students in all disciplines. Provides the background needed to evaluate statistical arguments found in newspapers, magazines, reports, and journals and the logic and techniques necessary to perform responsible elementary statistical analysis. Topics include basic data analysis, one-variable regression, experimental and sampling design, random variables, sampling distributions, and inference (confidence intervals and significance testing). Students who have completed a calculus course should elect Mathematics 207 rather than Mathematics 107. This course may not be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Only one of MATH 107, 117, or 207 may be taken for credit #### MATH 117

Elementary Statistics

For students in all disciplines. Provides background needed to evaluate statistical arguments found in newspapers, reports, and journals and the logic and techniques necessary to perform responsible elementary statistical analysis. Topics include basic data analysis, one-variable regression, experimental and sampling design, random variables, sampling distributions, and inference (confidence intervals and significance testing). Computer lab component is used to investigate real data using statistical software. Students who have completed a calculus course should elect Mathematics 207 rather than Mathematics 107 or 117. This course may not be taken on a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory basis.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Only one of MATH 107, 117, or 207 may be taken for credit. #### MATH 120

Applied Calculus I

A course in the applications of mathematics to a wide variety of areas, stressing economics and the biological sciences. Topics may include recursive sequences and their equilibria, the derivative of a function, optimization, fitting abstract models to observed data. Emphasis placed on algebraic and numerical techniques and on understanding the role of mathematical thinking. Mathematics 120 and 130 do not prepare students for more advanced courses in mathematics.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Three years of high school mathematics; #### MATH 130

Applied Calculus II

A continuation of math 120. Topics may include the indefinite and definite integral, elementary linear algebra including matrix arithmetic and solving linear equations, vectors, partial derivatives, Lagrange multipliers. Both algebraic and numerical computations.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MATH 120 or the equivalent #### MATH 140

Calculus I

Functions, limits, derivatives, the Mean Value Theorem, definition and properties of integrals, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, and applications to related rates, curve sketching, and optimization problems. Placement exam not required.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Four years of high school mathematics #### MATH 150

Calculus II

Applications of integration, exponential and logarithmic functions, techniques of integration, infinite sequences and series, and Taylor series.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Advanced placement, MATH 140, or MATH 120 and consent of instructor #### MATH 160

Calculus III

Functions of two or more variables, partial derivatives, chain rules, optimization, vectors, derivatives of vector-valued functions, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals, line integrals, and Green’s Theorem.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MATH 150 or advanced placement #### MATH 191

Directed Study in Mathematics

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.
Units: 1 TO 98.
Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required. #### MATH 207

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

A survey of statistical methods including their mathematical foundation and their implementations on a computer. Topics include descriptive statistics and graphs, simple linear regression, random variables and their distributions, conditional probability, independence, sampling distributions, the Central Limit Theorem, and parametric and nonparametric tests of hypotheses. Computer lab component is used to investigate real data using statistical software.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MATH 120 or 140. Only one of MATH 207, 107, or 117 may be taken for credit #### MATH 210

Differential Equations with Linear Algebra

A study of differential equations and related techniques in linear algebra. Topics include first-order equations and their applications, existence and uniqueness of solutions, second-order linear equations and their applications, series solutions, systems of first-order equations, vector spaces and dimension, linear transformations, and eigenvalues.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MATH 160, or MATH 150 and consent of instructor #### MATH 217

Applied Statistical Methods

A second course in statistics that covers analyses needed to solve more complicated data-driven problems. Time permitting, topics include multiple regression, analysis of variance, categorical data analysis, nonparametric tests, bootstrap methods, and permutation tests. Class meetings are a mixture of lecture, discussion, and use of statistical software to investigate real data.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: AP examination credit in statistics, MATH 107, MATH 117, or MATH 207 #### MATH 220

Applied Combinatorics

An introduction to logic, proofs by mathematical induction, and elementary combinatorics. Additional topics include recurrence relations, generating functions, and the principle of inclusion-exclusion.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: MATH 150 #### MATH 223

Quantitative Decision-Making

The students will learn how to develop formal, quantitative approaches to structuring difficult problems, particularly those problems involving probabilistic factors. We will develop and practice the steps of defining a problem, gathering data, formulating a model, performing numerical calculations, evaluating numerical information, refining the model, analyzing the model's alternatives, and communicating the results.
Units: 6.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Also listed as Economics 223