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Ma 101: Basic College Mathematics

3 cr.

A survey course. Topics include real number system expressions and equations emphasizing practical elementary mathematics. Required of students with math ACT below 18. Not applicable toward a major or minor.

Prerequisites: Math ACT Below 18 or Math Placement.

This course is also offered through BJUOnline.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF9:00–9:50AL314
2MWF2:00–2:50AL116
3TTH8:00–9:15AL314

Ma 102: Intermediate College Mathematics

3 cr.

Continuation of Ma 101 that emphasizes practical elementary mathematics applying the techniques of algebra. Not applicable toward a major or minor.

Prerequisites: Ma 101,Math ACT 18-19, Placement Tst.

This course is also offered through BJUOnline.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF10:00–10:50AL109
2MWF3:00–3:50AL302

Ma 103: College Algebra

3 cr.

Review of elementary algebra. Stress on the concept of relation and function, algebraic functions and their graphs. Not applicable toward a major or minor.

Prerequisites: Ma 102, ACT 20-25, or Math Placement.

This course is also offered through BJUOnline.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF8:00–8:50AL303
2MWF9:00–9:50AL303
3MWF1:00–1:50AL301
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Ma 105: Transcendental Functions

3 cr.

A review of exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric functions and their graphs and sequences and series. Suggested calculator: TI 83, 84, Nspire, 89 or Nspire CAS.

Prerequisites: Ma 103, ACT 26-30, or Math Placement.

This course is also offered through BJUOnline.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF9:00–9:50AL201
2MWF10:00–10:50AL302
3MWF2:00–2:50AL301

Ma 108: Mathematics of Finance

3 cr.

Simple interest, internal rate of return, discount interest, discounted securities, compound interest, nominal and effective rates, annuities, debt retirement via amortization or sinking funds, valuation of bonds, yield rate, valuation of stocks, depreciation, cash flow analysis and capitalized cost. Required calculator: TI 83, 84, or Nspire. TI 89 or Nspire CAS may be used with permission. Not applicable toward a major or minor.

Prerequisites: Ma 102, ACT 20+, or Math Placement.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF3:00–3:50AL220
2TTH9:35–10:50AL219

Ma 109: Essential Mathematics for Teachers

3 cr.

A study of mathematics properties, processes and symbols for prospective teachers on the elementary level. Sets, relations, number theory, the real number system and problem solving. Not applicable toward a major or minor.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF8:00–8:50AL314
2MWF9:00–9:50AL302
3MWF2:00–2:50AL303

Ma 110: Foundations of Mathematics for Teachers

3 cr.

A study of mathematics properties, processes and symbols for prospective teachers on the elementary level. Measurement, the metric system, geometry, congruence, coordinate geometry, probability and statistics. Not applicable toward a major or minor.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

Ma 150: Introduction to Mathematical Reasoning

3 cr.

A bridge or transition course between the lower level mathematics courses to more abstract and theoretical upper level courses in which mathematical proof is essential. Development of mathematical maturity is the ultimate goal of this class. This will be accomplished by developing the ability to interpret and use mathematical language and notation, understand elementary logic, learn how to read and understand mathematical definitions and proofs, construct and write mathematical proofs. Not applicable toward a major or minor. Required of all before taking first 300 level math class unless waived by passing Mathematics Reasoning placement test.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

Ma 180: Introduction to Calculus

3 cr.

A calculator-based applied calculus class in one variable. Derivatives, integrals and their applications will be studied. Required calculator: TI 83, 84 or Nspire. Not applicable toward a major or minor.

Prerequisites: Ma 102, ACT 20-25, or Math Placement.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Ma 193: College Algebra Help Class

0 cr.

Corequisite: Ma 103.

Sec Days Time Room
11T9:00–9:50AL302
12T10:00–10:50AL302
13T1:00–1:50AL314

Ma 200: Calculus I

3 cr.

Introduction to analytic geometry, functions, limits and differentiation of algebraic functions, and applications. Required calculator: TI 89 (or TI 83, 84 or Nspire if final mathematics course).

Prerequisites: Ma 105, ACT 31-36, or Math Placement.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF1:00–1:50AL302

Ma 201: Calculus II

3 cr.

A continuation of Ma 200. Topics include definite integration, differentiation and integration of transcendental functions and algebraic curves, and applications. Required calculator: TI 89 or Nspire CAS.

Prerequisite: Ma 200.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF1:00–1:50AL303
2MWF1:00–1:50AL202

Ma 210: Elementary Statistics

3 cr.

Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, the study of the binomial, uniform and normal probability distributions, point and interval estimations, and elementary hypothesis testing. Required calculator: TI 83, 84 or Nspire. TI 89 or Nspire CAS may be used with permission. Not applicable toward a Mathematics major or minor.

Prerequisites: Ma 102 or placement into Ma 103 or h.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF10:00–10:50AL314
2TTH1:35–2:50AL306

Ma 211: Theory of Geometry

3 cr.

Structure of proof, deductive reasoning, a survey of the theory of Euclidean geometry with an emphasis on proofs involving lines, angles, triangles, polygons and circles, theory of transformational geometry, analytical geometry and conics. Experience with Geometer's Sketchpad. Not applicable toward a Mathematics or Actuarial Science major or minor.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF8:00–8:50AL302

Ma 300: Elementary Linear Algebra

3 cr.

Vectors, vector functions, linear functions, solutions of linear systems of equations, matrices, determinants and eigenvalues. Required calculator: TI 89 or Nspire CAS.

Prerequisites: Ma 200, Ma 150.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF2:00–2:50AL302

Ma 301: Calculus III

3 cr.

A continuation of Ma 201. Topics include solid analytic geometry, parametric equations, and Maclaurin and Taylor series. Required calculator: TI 89 or Nspire CAS.

Prerequisites: Ma 201, Ma 150.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF1:00–1:50AL315

Ma 302: Calculus IV

3 cr.

Functions of more than one variable, partial differentiation, multiple integration, vector analysis, theorems of Green and Stokes. Required calculator: TI 89 or Nspire CAS.

Prerequisite: Ma 301.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF1:00–1:50AL314

Ma 303: Discrete Math

3 cr.

An introduction to set theory and logic, elementary combinatorics, graph theory and finite state machines. Required calculator: TI 89 or Nspire CAS.

Prerequisites: Ma 150 or Math Proof Tech Placement, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standin.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

Ma 308: Theory of Interest

3 cr.

Advanced topics in simple and compound interest, annuities and investment including force of interest, continuous and/or variable payment annuities. Required calculator: TI BA II Plus.

Prerequisites: Ma 180 or Ma 201 Prerequisite, Ma 150.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF10:00–10:50AL202

Ma 380: Actuarial Science I

3 cr.

The economics of insurance. Topics include utility theory, applications of probability to problems of life and death, and multiple life functions, and the determination of premiums for insurance and annuities in both the discrete and continuous case.

Prerequisites: Ma 201, Ma 210, Ma 150.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Ma 381: Actuarial Science II

3 cr.

The economics of insurance. Topics include utility theory, applications of probability to problems of life and death, and multiple life functions, and the determination of premiums for insurance and annuities in both the discrete and continuous case.

Prerequisite: Ma 380.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Ma 388: Applications of Finance

1 cr.

A study of the applications of the theory of interest and financial derivatives consistent with the SOA/CAS Exam FM/2 syllabus.

Prerequisite: Ma 308.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

Ma 390: Linear Optimization

3 cr.

A study of linear programming methods employed in operations research. Topics include an introduction to modeling, the theory and application of the simplex method, duality and sensitivity analysis with applications directed toward business.

Prerequisite: Ma 300.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH9:35–10:50AL303

Ma 391: Topics in Optimization

3 cr.

A study of deterministic methods employed in operations research. Topics include specific cases of linear programming problems as well as integer and nonlinear programming.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

Ma 401: Elementary Number Theory

3 cr.

Divisibility, congruences, theorems of Fermat and Wilson, primitive roots, indices and quadratic reciprocity. Required calculator: TI 89 or Nspire CAS.

Prerequisites: Ma 201, Ma 150.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF9:00–9:50AL202

Ma 402: Abstract Algebra

3 cr.

The theory of mathematical structures with an emphasis on group theory. Examples are taken from the real number system, linear algebra and calculus. Elements of number and set theory are used extensively. The study of homomorphisms, isomorphisms and related theory is included. Required calculator: TI 89 or Nspire CAS.

Prerequisites: Ma 201, Ma 300.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

Ma 403: Intermediate Analysis

3 cr.

The real and complex number systems, point-set theory, concepts of limits and continuity, differentiation of functions of one and more variables, functions of bounded variation, rectifiable curves and connected sets. Required calculator: TI 89 or Nspire CAS.

Prerequisites: Ma 300, Ma 302.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Ma 404: Probability & Statistics I

3 cr.

Elementary combinatorial analysis, independence and dependence, distribution functions, moment-generating functions, random variables, central limit theorem, elementary point and interval estimation, and hypothesis testing. Required calculator: TI 89 or Nspire CAS.

Prerequisite: Ma 301.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF2:00–2:50AL314

Ma 405: Probability & Statistics II

3 cr.

Type of convergence in probability, law of large numbers, Chebyshev's inequality, central limit theory proven, development of point and interval estimates and hypothesis testing, regression, ANOVA, Chi square. Required calculator: TI 89 or Nspire CAS.

Prerequisite: Ma 404.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

Ma 406: Differential Equations

3 cr.

Ordinary differential equations, methods of solution and applications, higher- order linear equations, series solutions, systems of linear equations, Laplace transforms and numerical solutions. Required calculator: TI 89 or Nspire CAS.

Prerequisite: Ma 301.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

Ma 407: Modern Geometry

3 cr.

Methods and theory of transformational geometry in the plane and space, finite geometry, advanced Euclidean geometry, constructions, non-Euclidean geometry, projective geometry and experience with Geometer's Sketchpad . Required calculator: TI 89 or Nspire CAS.

Prerequisite: Ma 300.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF10:00–10:50AL301

Ma 409: Introduction to Topology

3 cr.

An axiomatic development of point-set topology; connectivity, compactness, metrization, separability and topological equivalence. Required calculator: TI 89 or Nspire CAS.

Prerequisites: Ma 300, Ma 302.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Ma 420: Computational Mathematics

3 cr.

Solve interesting problems from upper level mathematics or computer science by programming one's own solution or by using a standard mathematical program like Mathematica or Maple .

Prerequisites: Ma 301, CpS 110.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Ma 425: Complex Variables

3 cr.

Topics include complex numbers, analytic functions, elementary transformations, and complex integration. Required calculator: TI 89 or Nspire CAS.

Prerequisites: Ma 300, Ma 302.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Ma 440: Combinatorial Mathematics

3 cr.

Topics include permutations, combinations, generating functions, and recurrence relations. Required calculator: TI 89 or Nspire CAS.

Prerequisites: Ma 300, Ma 301.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Ma 479: Mathematics Seminar

1 cr.

Required of all students majoring in Mathematics. Gives senior math majors an opportunity to examine difference facets of a career in Mathematics. These facets include independent study of an advanced topic and presenting that study to a group of his peers. Not applicable toward a minor.

Sec Days Time Room
1M4:00–4:50AL202

Ma 488: Applications of Probability

1 cr.

A study of the applications of calculus and probability consistent with the SOA/CAS Exam P/1 syllabus.

Prerequisites: Ma 302, Ma 404.

This course is not offered this academic year.

Ma 497: Independent Study in Mathematics

3 cr.

Special study of a project chosen in consultation with mathematics faculty.

This course is not offered this academic year.