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MA101 College Algebra & Trigonometry (3)

A standard course combining algebra and trigonometry intended as a preparation for MA121 Calculus I.

Prerequisite: Two

years of high school algebra, successful completion of MA090, or instructor approval.

MA111 Introduction to Scientific Computing (2)

This course is an introduction to programming using the Matlab scientific computing environment. This class does not

require any previous programming experience. The basics of programming will be introduced and illustrated using the

Matlab language. The techniques seen in class (variables handling, iteration, visualization, data analysis, simulation) will

be then used to learn how to solve “real-life” problems. The emphasis is on the interplay between computation, theory

and experiment and is illustrated by examples coming from mathematics but also from other scientific or quantitative

disciplines like biology and business. (Lab fee: $20.)

Prerequisite: MA101 or instructor approval.

MA121 Calculus I (4)

The first semester of a unified course, this class covers basic analytic geometry, limits, continuity, differentiation,

applications of the derivative, antiderivatives, and the definite integral and its applications.

Prerequisite: MA101 or

equivalent.

MA122 Calculus II (4)

The second semester of a unified course, this class covers differentiation and integration of exponential, logarithmic,

and trigonometric functions; additional integration techniques; numerical methods; indeterminate forms; improper

integrals; infinite sequences; and series.

Prerequisite: MA121.

MA201 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers I (3)

The first semester of a unified course that provides basic mathematical competency for teachers at the elementary school

level. Emphasis is placed upon problem solving and understanding the principles underlying mathematical concepts.

This course is strictly intended for liberal studies majors seeking to meet breadth requirements in mathematics. Topics

to be covered include sets, whole numbers, functions, whole-number computation, integers, basic number theory,

rational numbers, decimals, percents and real numbers.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Liberal Studies & Education Department.

MA202 Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers II (3)

The second semester of a unified course that provides basic mathematical competency for teachers at the elementary

school level. Topics to be covered include probability, statistics, introductory geometry, constructions, congruence,

similarity, measurement, motion geometry, and tessellations.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Liberal Studies & Education

Department.

MA221 Calculus III (4)

The third semester of a unified course, this class covers such topics as vectors, calculus on vector-valued functions,

functions of several variables, partial differentiation and multiple integration.

(Lab fee: $20.)

Prerequisite: MA122.

MA222 Calculus IV (1)

The fourth semester of a unified course, this class covers topics in advanced vector analysis including vector fields, line

integrals, Green’s Theorem, surface integrals, the Divergence Theorem, and Stokes’ Theorem.

(Lab fee: $20.)

Prerequisite:

MA221.

MA231 Linear Algebra (3)

A course on the theory of linear equations and vector spaces. Topics to be covered include linear equations, matrices,

determinants, vectors, real vector spaces, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and linear transformations.

Prerequisite: MA122.

MA240 Critical Thinking & Quantitative Analysis (3)

An interdisciplinary course designed to provide the student with the analytical tools and concepts for dealing with

practical “everyday” problems. Emphasis is placed on developing critical, analytical thinking and reasoning skills in the

context of quantitative and logical applications. Topics covered may include logic, fallacies, abuse of numbers and