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The
two ARC courses listed below do not satisfy area or distribution credit.
12303 |
ARC 150 Algebra Workshop |
Maria Belk |
. T . . . |
7:00 – 9:00
pm |
RKC 115 |
N/A |
(2 credits) This course provides
a review of the algebra used in math, science, and social science
courses. It is designed for students who would like to improve their
algebra skills while taking or in preparation to take an introductory math,
science, economics or statistics course. Topics include linear equations
and their graphs, quadratic equations, fractions, rational expressions, and
exponents. This course meets for the first ten weeks of the semester, and it
will be graded Pass/Fail. No distributional credit is earned. Class Size: 20
12304 |
ARC 190 Algebra, Trigonometry and Functions |
Maria Belk |
. . W . . |
7:00 – 9:00
pm |
RKC 115 |
N/A |
(2
credits) This course is designed for students who have taken a pre-calculus course
in high school or at Bard, but would like more computational practice with
algebra, trigonometry, logarithms and exponentials. This course can be
taken at the same time as a math, science, or economics course, or in
preparation to take such a course in a subsequent semester. This course meets
for the first ten weeks of the semester, and will be graded Pass/Fail. No
distributional credit is earned. Class
size: 20
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12195 |
MATH 119 Chance |
Samuel Hsiao |
M . W . . |
10:10 - 11:30
am |
HEG 204 |
MATC |
The
mathematical theory of probability is useful for quantifying the uncertainty
that we face in everyday life. This course introduces basic ideas in discrete
probability and explores a wide range of practical applications such as
evaluating medical diagnostic tests, courtroom evidence, and data from surveys.
We will use algebra as a problem-solving tool throughout this course.
Prerequisite: passing score on Part I of the Mathematics Diagnostic. Class size: 24
12196 |
MATH 131 Exploration
in Number Theory |
Lauren Rose |
. T . Th . |
10:10 - 11:30
am |
HEG 308 |
MATC |
This course will provide an overview of one of the
oldest and most beautiful areas of mathematics. It is ideal for any student who
wants a taste of mathematics outside of the calculus sequence. Topics may
include: number puzzles, prime numbers, congruences,
quadratic reciprocity, sums of squares, Diophantine equations, cryptography,
coding theory, and continued fractions.
Prerequisite: Precalculus or the
equivalent. Class
size: 24
12197 |
MATH 141 A Calculus I |
James Belk |
M . W . . |
11:50 -1:10
pm |
RKC 115 |
MATC |
An introduction to the basic ideas of
differentiation and integration in one variable. Topics include
limits, techniques of differentiation, definite integrals, the fundamental
theorem of calculus, and applications.
Prerequisite: Precalculus or the
equivalent. Class size: 24
12198 |
MATH 141 B Calculus I |
Maria Belk |
M . W . . |
3:10 -4:30 pm |
RKC 115 |
MATC |
See
above. Class size: 24
12199 |
MATH 142 A Calculus II |
Jennie D'Ambroise |
. T . Th . |
10:10 - 11:30
am |
HEG 204 |
MATC |
This
course, a continuation of Calculus I, reinforces the fundamental ideas of the derivative
and the definite integral. Topics covered include techniques of
integration, l'Hopital's rule, improper integrals,
applications of integration, functions of several variables, partial
derivatives, multiple integrals. Prerequisites: Mathematics 141 or the equivalent. Class size: 24
12200 |
MATH 142 B Calculus II |
Jennie D'Ambroise |
. T . Th . |
11:50 -1:10
pm |
HEG 204 |
MATC |
See
above. Class size: 24
12201 |
MATH 212 Calculus
III |
Cliona Golden |
. T . Th . |
8:30 -9:50 am |
HEG 102 |
MATC |
This
course investigates differentiation and integration of multivariable functions.
Topics covered include vectors, coordinate systems, vector valued functions,
partial derivatives, gradients, Lagrange multipliers, multiple integrals, change
of variables, line integrals, Green’s theorem, and Stokes’ theorem.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 142 or the equivalent. Class
size: 24
12202 |
MATH 213A Linear
Algebra with Ordinary Differential Equations |
Ethan Bloch |
M . W . . |
1:30 -2:50 pm |
HEG 102 |
MATC |
This
course is an introduction to two fields of mathematics, linear algebra and ordinarydifferential equations, that are of fundamental
importance throughout mathematics and itsapplications,
and that are related by the important use of linear algebra in the study of systemsof linear differential equations. Topics in linear
algebra include n-dimensional Euclidean space, vectors, matrices, systems of linear
equations, determinants, eigenvalues and
eigenvectors; topics in ordinary differential equations include graphical
methods, separable differential equations, higher order linear differential
equations, systems of linear differential equations andapplications.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 142 or the equivalent. Class
size: 20
12203 |
MATH 213B Linear
Algebra with Ordinary Differential Equations |
John Cullinan |
. T . Th . |
10:10 - 11:30
am |
HEG 106 |
MATC |
See
above. Class size: 20
12205 |
MATH 261 Proofs and
Fundamentals |
Gregory Landweber |
M . . . . . . W . . |
10:10 - 11:30
am 9:10 - 11:30
am |
HEG 308 HEG 308 |
MATC |
This
course introduces students to the methodology of mathematical proof. The logic
of compound and quantified statements, mathematical induction, and basic set theory
including functions and cardinality are covered. Topics from foundational
mathematics are developed to provide students with an opportunity to apply
proof techniques. Prerequisite: Mathematics 142, or permission of instructor. Note that this is a writing intensive
course. We will devote an extra hour each week to a writing lab, where we
will work on writing both mathematical proofs and mathematics papers. . Class size: 15
12206 |
MATH 301 Numerical
Analysis Lab |
Gregory Landweber |
M . W . . |
11:50 -1:10
pm |
RKC 100 |
MATC |
This
course is an introduction to mathematical computation. After reviewing Taylor
series and introducing algorithms for finding the zeros of non-linear functions,
solving linear systems quickly, and approximating eigenvectors and eigen values, the bulk of the
course will be devoted to curve fitting by means of polynomial interpolation, splines, bezier curves, and least
squares. Other topics may include matrix factorizations, the Page Rank
algorithm, sparse matrices, and vector processing. The course will be equal
parts programming with Sage, a mathematical computation package built on
Python, and discussion of the theory underlying the algorithms. Corequisite: Mathematics 213 or Mathematics 242, and any
Computer Science course or basic programming experience. Class size: 15
12207 |
MATH 319 Probability
and Statistics |
Samuel Hsiao |
M . W . . |
1:30 -2:50 pm |
HEG 204 |
MATC |
Everyday
we make decisions based on numerical data in the face of uncertainty. We do so
while reading the latest political polls, playing a card game,
interpreting a medical diagnosis, or analyzing a scientific experiment.
Probabilistic models and statistical methods help us to think through such
decisions in a precise mathematical fashion. This course provides a
calculus-based introduction to techniques and applications of probability and
statistics. Topics considered will include random variables and their distributions,
the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing. Prerequisites: Math 212. Some
knowledge of Linear Algebra is helpful. For students concentrating in
economics, Math 319 can substitute for Economics 229. Class size: 15
12208 |
MATH 324 Fourier Analysis
& Wavelets |
Cliona Golden |
. T . Th . |
11:50 -1:10
pm |
HEG 102 |
MATC |
Over
the past few decades, signal processing has gone through a mathematical
revolution. Traditionally, signal processing
was built on the Fourier transform, a mathematical tool that is used to express
signals as superpositions of pure sinusoidal
functions. While the Fourier transform is well suited to understanding physical
phenomena, such as waves, it does not have the flexibility to effectively
analyze more complicated functions, such as speech signals or natural images. A
relatively new mathematical tool, called the wavelet transform, has now become
the staple of many important signal processing tasks ranging from image
compression
to denoising.
This course will introduce the mathematical foundations of the Fourier and the
wavelet transforms, with excursions into signal processing. Prerequisite:
Mathematics 212 and Mathematics 213 or Mathematics 242. Class size: 15
12209 |
MATH 332 Abstract
Algebra |
Lauren Rose |
. T . Th . |
1:30 -2:50 pm |
HEG 204 |
MATC |
An introduction to modern abstract algebraic
systems, including groups, rings, fields and vector spaces. The course
will focus primarily on a rigorous treatment of the basic theory of groups
(subgroups, quotient groups, homomorphisms, isomorphisms, group actions) and vector spaces (subspaces,
bases, dimension, linear maps). Prerequisite: Mathematics 261, and Mathematics
213 or 242, or permission of the instructor.
Class size: 15
12210 |
MATH 361 Real
Analysis |
James Belk |
M . W . . |
3:10 -4:30 pm |
RKC 102 |
MATC |
The
fundamental ideas of analysis in one-dimensional Euclidean space are studied. Topics
covered include the completeness of the real numbers, sequences, Cauchy
sequences, continuity, uniform continuity, the derivative, and the Riemann
integral. As time permits other topics may be considered, such as infinite
series of functions or metric spaces.
Prerequisite: Mathematics 261 and one prior 300-level mathematics course
is recommended, or
permission of the instructor.
Class size: 15
12211 |
MATH 362 Complex
Analysis |
Jennie D'Ambroise |
. . W . F |
10:10 - 11:30
am |
HEG 102 |
MATC |
This course
will cover the basic theory of functions of one complex variable. Topics will
include the geometry of
complex numbers, holomorphic and
harmonic functions, Cauchy’s theorem and its consequences, Taylor and Laurent
series, singularities, residues, elliptic functions and/or other topics as time
permits. Prerequisite: Mathematics 212, Mathematics 261, and one prior
300-level mathematics course is recommended, or permission of the
instructor. Class size: 15
12212 |
MATH 417 Algebraic Number
Theory |
John Cullinan |
. T . Th . |
1:30 -2:50 pm |
RKC 101 |
MATC |
In
this course we will study algebraic number fields (finite extensions of the
rational numbers) from
an algebraic and an analytic viewpoint, motivated by the special cases of quadratic
and cyclotomic fields. The goal of the course is to
develop an understanding of the deep connections between algebra, analysis, and
arithmetic. Topics will include: rings of integers, factorization, ideal class
group, unit group, zeta and L-functions, Dirichlet's
theorem. Prerequisite: Mathematics 332
Class size: 12