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AUMAT101 Preparation for Calculus Course Page

Description: Review of the mathematical background essential to success in Elementary Calculus I, as well as an introduction to some of the central concepts of calculus. Review topics include polynomials, rational expressions, exponents and logarithms, the real number line, the Cartesian plane, trigonometry, and functions and their graphs. Prerequisites: Mathematics 30-1. Note: Normally offered as a nine-week course in the latter portion of the first term. Students with unsatisfactory performance through the first four weeks of AUMAT 110 may be permitted to withdraw from that course and register in the next offering of AUMAT 101. Students obtaining credit in in AUMAT 101 are strongly encouraged to attempt the next offering of AUMAT 110. Not open to students with credit in AUMAT 110, 111, or 116, and normally not open to a student with credit in Mathematics 31. The course does not count toward the major in Mathematics and Physics or the minor in Mathematics.

AUMAT107 Higher Arithmetic Course Page

Description: Elementary number theory, numeration systems, number systems, sets, logic, and elementary probability theory. Prerequisite: Mathematics 30-1 or 30-2, or consent of the instructor. Notes: The course does not count toward the major in Mathematics and Physics or the minor in Mathematics, nor may it be used for credit towards a B.Sc. degree. Credit may not be obtained for AUMAT 107 if credit has already been obtained for AUMAT 250.

AUMAT110 Elementary Calculus I Course Page

Description: Limits; differentiation and integration of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; applications. Prerequisite: Mathematics 30-1. Notes: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUMAT 110, 111 and 116. Students with credit in Mathematics 31 who score 80% or more on the Calculus Placement Test should take AUMAT 116 instead of AUMAT 110. Students with unsatisfactory performance through the first four weeks of the course may be permitted to withdraw and register in the next offering of AUMAT 101.

AUMAT112 Elementary Calculus II Course Page

Description: Fundamental Theorem, inverse trigonometric functions and their derivatives, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, techniques of integration, applications. Prerequisite: AUMAT 110 or 111 or 116.

AUMAT116 Elementary Calculus I (Enriched) Course Page

Description: Limits; differentiation and integration of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic, and inverse trigonometric functions; Fundamental Theorem; linear approximation, Taylor polynomials and series; applications. Prerequisite: Mathematics 30-1 and Mathematics 31. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUMAT 116, 110 and 111. Students who score less than 80% on the Calculus Placement Test should take AUMAT 110 instead of AUMAT 116.

AUMAT120 Linear Algebra I Course Page

Description: Vector and matrix algebra, determinants, linear systems of equations, vector spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, applications. Prerequisite: Mathematics 30-1.

AUMAT211 Intermediate Calculus I Course Page

Description: Infinite series, plane curves, polar coordinates, vectors and three-dimensional analytic geometry, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, elements of linear differential equations. Prerequisite: AUMAT 112.

AUMAT212 Intermediate Calculus II Course Page

Description: Functions of several variables, partial derivatives, integration in two and three dimensions, vector functions, space curves, arc length, line integrals, Green's theorem, surface integrals, Stokes' theorem, the divergence theorem. Prerequisite: AUMAT 211.

AUMAT220 Linear Algebra II Course Page

Description: Vector spaces, bases, linear transformations, change of bases, eigenvectors, characteristic polynomials, diagonalization, inner products and Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization, orthogonal and unitary operators. Prerequisites: AUMAT 120 and one of 110 or 111 or 116.

AUMAT229 Introduction to Group Theory Course Page

Description: Groups as a measure of symmetry. Groups of rigid motions. Frieze groups, and finite groups in two and three dimensions. Groups of matrices. Group actions with application to counting problems. Permutation groups. Subgroups, cosets, and Lagrange's Theorem. Quotient groups and homomorphisms. Prerequisites: AUMAT 120 and one of 110 or 111 or 116.

AUMAT235 Mathematics in Economics and Finance Course Page

Description: Mathematical analysis of problems arising in economics and finance, including an introduction to economic modelling; simple, compound, and continuous rates of interest; static and comparative-static analysis; optimization; annuities, mortgages, bonds, and other securities; and dynamics. Prerequisites: AUECO 101 and one of AUMAT 110, 111, 116. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUMAT 235, AUECO 206, AUMGT 206.

AUMAT250 Discrete Mathematics Course Page

Description: Sets, functions, elementary propositional and predicate logic, Boolean algebra, elementary graph theory, proof techniques (including induction and contradiction), and combinatorics. Prerequisites: AUMAT 110 or 111, or 116, and 120.

AUMAT260 Topics in Geometry Course Page

Description: Axiomatic systems and finite geometries; Euclidean geometry and modern synthetic geometry, including Euclid's and Hilbert's axioms, Menelaus' and Ceva's theorems, the nine-point circle, and Morley's theorem; constructions; isometries of the plane and groups of transformations; non-Euclidean geometry; applications. Prerequisite: AUMAT 120 or consent of the instructor.

AUMAT315 Complex Variables Course Page

Description: Complex numbers, functions of a complex variable, analytic functions, Cauchy and related theorems, Taylor and Laurent expansions, the residue calculus and applications, harmonic functions, conformal mapping, applications. Prerequisite: AUMAT 212.

AUMAT330 Ordinary Differential Equations Course Page

Description: First- and higher-order equations; methods of solution, including complex variable techniques; series solutions; elementary transform techniques; oscillation theory; applications to biology and physics. Prerequisite: AUMAT 120, 211.

AUMAT332 Mathematical Ecology and Dynamical Systems Course Page

Description: Mathematical analysis of problems associated with ecology, including models of population growth (e.g., discrete, continuous, age-structured, limited carrying capacity), the population dynamics of ecosystems, the spread of epidemics, the transport of pollutants, and the sustainable harvesting of vegetation and animal populations. Fundamental concepts of discrete and continuous dynamical systems, both linear and nonlinear. Prerequisites: AUMAT 120 and 211.

AUMAT340 Numerical Methods Course Page

Description: Computer arithmetic and errors, solution of systems of linear equations, root finding, interpolation, numerical quadrature, and numerical solutions of ordinary differential equations. Applications from physics are included. Prerequisites: AUMAT 120, Corequisite AUMAT 211; or consent of the instructor. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUMAT 340, AUCSC 340, AUPHY 340.

AUMAT395 Directed Study Course Page

Description: Intensive study of a specific mathematical problem or other area of mathematics as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Notes: Admission to AUMAT 395 normally requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 on the major in Mathematics and Physics. An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.

AUMAT480 History of Mathematics and Physics Course Page

Description: Integrated history of mathematics and physics, emphasizing the scientific revolution and the subsequent development of mathematics and physics as distinct disciplines. Prerequisite: AUMAT 211 and one of AUMAT 220, 229, 250. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUMAT 480, 380, AUPHY 380, 480.

AUMAT495 Directed Study Course Page

Description: Intensive study of a specific problem or area of mathematics as defined by the student and a supervising instructor. Prerequisite: Fourth-year standing. Notes: Admission to AUMAT 495 normally requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 on the major in Mathematics and Physics. An "Application for Individual Study" must be completed and approved before registration in the course.