University of Vermont

Department of Mathematics & Statistics


Term: Fall 2013

Subject: Mathematics

MATH 001 - Elementary College Algebra

Fundamental operations and study of high school topics: fractions; exponents; radicals; linear and quadratic equations; proportion; progressions; binomial theorem. No University credit given for this course. Prerequisite: One year of high school algebra.

MATH 009 - College Algebra

Sets, relations, functions with particular attention to properties of algebraic, exponential, logarithmic functions, their graphs and applications in preparation for MATH 019. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for any mathematics course numbered MATH 019 or above. Pre/co-requisites: Two years of secondary school algebra; one year of secondary school geometry.

MATH 010 - Pre-Calculus Mathematics

Skills in working with numerical, algebraic, and trigonometric expressions are developed in preparation for MATH 021. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for any mathematics course numbered MATH 019 or above. Prerequisite: Two years of secondary school algebra; one year of secondary school geometry.

MATH 015 - Elementary School Math

Operations with real numbers: decimals, fractions, percents, integers. Set operations, Venn diagrams, algebra, and problem solving provide background for future instruction in elementary/middle school mathematics. Prerequisite: Three years of secondary school math.

MATH 017 - Applications of Finite Math

Introduction to mathematics of finite systems with applications, such as probability, statistics, graph theory, fair division and apportionment problems, voting systems. Prerequisites: Two years of secondary school algebra or MATH 009 or MATH 010.

MATH 018 - Basic Mathematics

Data, statistics, modeling, algebra, word problems, calculus. Students who do well in the algebra section may continue with MATH 019 or MATH 021. Prerequisite: three years of high school math. No credit for CEMS students.

MATH 019 - Fundamentals of Calculus I

Introduction to limits and differential calculus with a wide variety of applications. Students interested in intensive use of mathematics should take MATH 021. Credit not given for more than one of the courses MATH 019, MATH 021 unless followed by MATH 022. See MATH 023. Prerequisite: MATH 009 or MATH 010, or sufficiently strong background in secondary school algebra and geometry.

MATH 020 - Fundamentals of Calculus II

Introduction to integral calculus with a wide variety of applications. A student who completes MATH 020 may be admitted to MATH 022; however, MATH 019, MATH 023 is preferable to MATH 019, MATH 021, MATH 022 or MATH 019, MATH 020, MATH 022. Prerequisite: MATH 019.

MATH 021 - Calculus I

Introduction to calculus of functions of one variable including: limits, continuity, techniques and applications of differentiation and integration. Prerequisites: MATH 010, or strong background in secondary school algebra and trigonometry. Credit not given for more than one course in the pair MATH 019, MATH 021 unless followed by MATH 022.

MATH 022 - Calculus II

Techniques and applications of integration. Polar coordinates, Taylor polynomials, sequences and series, power series. Prerequisite: MATH 021. Credit will not be given for both MATH 022 and MATH 023.

MATH 052 - Fundamentals of Mathematics

Emphasizing proofs, fundamental mathematical concepts and techniques are investigated within the context of number theory and other topics. Co-requisite: MATH 021. Credit not given for both MATH 052 and MATH 054.

MATH 095 - Special Topics

Introductory courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

MATH 121 - Calculus III

Vectors, vector-valued functions. Calculus of functions of several variables: partial derivatives, gradient, divergence, curl, multiple integrals, line integrals, Stokes' and Green's theorems. Prerequisite: MATH 022.

MATH 124 - Linear Algebra

Matrices, linear dependence, vector spaces, linear transformations, characteristic equations and applications. Prerequisite: MATH 022 or Instructor permission. Co-requisite: MATH 121 recommended but not required. .

MATH 141 - Real Analysis in One Variable

Principles of analysis in one variable. Heine-Borel and Bolzano-Weierstrass theorems; rigorous development of differential and integral calculus; infinite sequences and series of functions. May not be taken concurrently with or after MATH 241. Pre/co-requisite: MATH 052.

MATH 161 - Development of Mathematics

Historical development of mathematical sciences emphasizing interrelations among them. Individual assignments correspond to background and interests of students. Prerequisite: Nine hours of college mathematics.

MATH 173 - Basic Combinatorial Theory

Introduction to basic combinatorial principles emphasizing problem-solving techniques. Enumeration, generating functions, Fibonacci numbers, pigeonhole principle, inclusion-exclusion, and graph theory. Prerequisites: MATH 052 or MATH 054 or CS 064.

MATH 230 - Ordinary Differential Equation

Solutions of linear ordinary differential equations, the Laplace transformation, and series solutions of differential equations. Prerequisite: MATH 121. Corequisite: MATH 124 or Instructor permission. Credit not granted for more than one of the courses MATH 230 or MATH 271.

MATH 237 - Intro to Numerical Analysis

Error analysis, root-finding, interpolation, least squares, quadrature, linear equations, numerical solution of ordinary differential equations. Prerequisite: MATH 121, MATH 124 or MATH 271; Knowledge of computer programming.

MATH 241 - Anyl in Several Real Vars I

Properties of the real numbers, basic topology of metric spaces, infinite sequences and series, continuity. Prerequisites: MATH 052, MATH 121, MATH 124 or Instructor permission.

MATH 251 - Abstract Algebra I

Basic theory of groups, rings, fields, homomorphisms, and isomorphisms. Prerequisite: MATH 052, MATH 124, or Instructor permission.

MATH 260 - Foundations of Geometry

Geometry as an axiomatic science; various non-Euclidean geometries; relationships existing between Euclidean plane geometry and other geometries; invariant properties. Prerequisite: MATH 052 or MATH 054.

MATH 268 - Mathematical Biology&Ecology

Mathematical modeling in the life sciences. Topics include population modeling, dynamics of infectious diseases, reaction kinetics, wave phenomena in biology, and biological pattern formation. Prerequisite: MATH 124, MATH 230, or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: CSYS 268.

MATH 271 - Adv Engineering Mathematics

Differential equations and linear algebra, including linear ordinary differential equations, Laplace transforms, matrix theory, and systems of differential equations. Examples from engineering and physical sciences. Prerequisite: MATH 121. Credit not granted for both MATH 230 and MATH 271. No credit for Mathematics majors.

MATH 273 - Combinatorial Graph Theory

Paths and trees, connectivity, Eulerian and Hamiltonian cycles, matchings, edge and vertex colorings, planar graphs, Euler's formula and the Four Color Theorem, networks. Prerequisite: MATH 052 or MATH 054, or Instructor permission.

MATH 293 - Undergraduate Honors Thesis

Program of reading and research culminating in written thesis and oral presentation. Honors notation appears on transcript and Commencement Program. Contact department chairperson for procedures.

MATH 295 - Special Topics

For advanced students in the indicated fields. Lectures, reports, and directed readings on advanced topics. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Credit as arranged. Offered as occasion warrants.

MATH 300 - Principles of Complex Systems

Introduction to fundamental concepts of complex systems. Topics include: emergence, scaling phenomena, and mechanisms, multi-scale systems, failure, robustness, collective social phenomena, complex networks. Students from all disciplines welcomed. Pre/co-requisites: Calculus and statistics required; Linear Algebra, Differential Equations, and Computer programming recommended but not required. Cross-listed with: CSYS 300.

MATH 333 - Thry Functions Real Variables

The theory of Lebesgue integration, Lebesgue measure, sequences of functions, absolute continuity, properties of LP-spaces. Prerequisite: MATH 242.

MATH 351 - Topics in Algebra

Topics will vary each semester and may include algebraic number theory, algebraic geometry, and the arithmetic of elliptic curves. Repeatable for credit with Instructor permission. Prerequisite: MATH 252.

MATH 395 - Special Topics

Subject will vary from year to year. May be repeated for credit.