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May 29, 2016
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Mathematics Courses: Spring & Intersession 2012

Mar 14/12

Mathematics Department Offerings for Spring and Intersession 2012

The Mathematics Department is offering the following courses for the Spring or Intersession term in 2012.  Each course consists of a lecture component and a lab component. 

Calculus I for the Natural Sciences

0.5 Credit

Review of algebra and trigonometry. Differential calculus of the algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions of a single variable; introduction to integral calculus; techniques of integration. Introduction to ordinary differential equations. Polar coordinates. Complex numbers. Applications to problems in the natural sciences are emphasized.

MA101 – Spring – Lectures TR, 5:30-6:50 p.m., lab W, 5:00-6:50 p.m.


Calculus I

0.5 Credit

Limits and continuity; differential and integral calculus of functions of a single variable; the Mean Value Theorem; determination of extrema; the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and techniques of integration; introduction to partial derivatives.

MA103 – Spring – Lectures TR, 5:30-6:50 p.m., lab W, 5:30-6:50 p.m.



Calculus II

0.5 Credit

Applications of integration; polar coordinates and parametric equations; infinite sequences and series; applications of partial derivatives.

MA103 – Spring – Lectures TR, 5:30-6:50 p.m., lab M, 5:30-6:50 p.m.



Introductory Calculus for Business and Social Sciences

0.5 Credit

This course concentrates on developing mastery of pre-calculus and introductory calculus skills and techniques. Pre-calculus topics include: solving equations and inequalities; algebraic, logarithmic and exponential functions and their properties; matrix representation and solution of systems of linear equations. Calculus topics include: rates of change and tangents; differentiation of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions; optimization; introduction to integration.

MA129 – Spring – Lectures  MW, 5:30-6:50 p.m., lab T, 7:30-8:50 p.m.



Introduction to Mathematics for Finance

0.5 Credit

An introduction to the theory of interest. Mathematical models and their analysis for  problems involving fixed interest rates. Simple and compound interest. Cash flows, annuities, amortization and sinking funds. (Zero-)coupon bonds.

MA170 – Spring – Lectures M, 7:00- 9:50 p.m., labs W, 7:00-9:50 p.m.



Differential Equations I

0.5 Credit

First order differential equations; linear differential equations of second and higher order; methods of undetermined coefficients and variation of parameters; Laplace transforms; power series solutions.

MA205 – Intersession – Lectures TR, 7:00-9:50 p.m., lab M, 7:00-8:20 p.m.


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