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5000. Introduction to Sampling Design (3) (F)
P: MATH 3308 or 3229 or consent of instructor. Fundamental principles of survey sampling. Data sources and types, questionnaire design, various sampling schemes, sampling and nonsampling errors, and statistical analysis.
5002. Logic for Mathematics and Computer Science (3) (S) Same as CSCI 5002
P: CSCI 3510 or MATE 3223 or 2775 or MATH 2427 or 2775 or 3256 or PHIL 3580 or equivalent. Methods of mathematical logic that have important applications in mathematics and computer science.
5021. Theory of Numbers I (3)
P: MATH 3263 or consent of instructor. Topics in elementary and algebraic number theory such as properties of integers, Diophantine equations, congruences, quadratic and other residues, and algebraic integers.
5031. Applied Statistical Analysis (3) (WI)
May not count toward mathematics hours required for the mathematics concentration of the MA. P: MATH 2228, 3584; or equivalent; or consent of instructor. Topics include analysis of variance and covariance, experimental design, multiple and partial regression and correlation, nonparametric statistics, and use of computer statistical package.
5064. Introduction to Modern Algebra II (3)
May not be taken for credit by those having completed MATH 6011. P: MATH 3263 or consent of instructor. Continuation of development of topics begun in MATH 3263. Normal subgroups, factor groups, homomorphism, rings, ideals, quotient rings, and fields.
5101. Advanced Calculus I (3)
P: MATH 2173 or consent of instructor. Axioms of real number system, completeness, sequences, infinite series, power series, continuity, uniform continuity, differentiation, Riemann integral, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
5102. Advanced Calculus II (3)
P: MATH 3256, 5101; or consent of instructor. Mathematical analysis of functions of several real variables. Includes limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration of multivariable functions.
5110. Elementary Complex Variables (3)
May not be taken for credit by those having completed MATH 6111. P: MATH 2173. Complex numbers, analytic functions, mapping by elementary functions, integrals, residues, and poles.
5121. Numerical Analysis in One Variable (3)
P: MATH 2173. Numerical analysis of problems with one independent variable. Solution of nonlinear equations in one unknown, interpolation and approximation of functions of one variable, numerical integration, and numerical differentiation and optimization.
5122. Numerical Analysis in Several Variables (3)
P: MATH 2173, 3256, 4331. Numerical analysis of problems with several independent variables. Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, systems of linear equations, numerical linear algebra and matrix algebra, systems of nonlinear equations, and systems of ordinary differential equations.
5131. Deterministic Methods in Operations Research (3)
P: MATH 2173; 3307 or 5801. Mathematical models; linear programming; simplex method, with applications to optimization; duality theorem; project planning and control problems; and elementary game theory.
5132. Probabilistic Methods in Operations Research (3)
P: MATH 2173, 3256; 3307 or 5801. Introduces stochastic processes. Queuing theory with applications to inventory theory and forecasting, Poisson and Markov processes, reliability simulation, decision analysis, integer programming, and nonlinear programming.
5311. Mathematical Physics (3) Same as PHYS 5311
P: MATH 4331; PHYS 2360; or consent of instructor. Mathematical methods important in physics. Emphasis on application. Functions of complex variables, ordinary and partial differential equations, integrals and integral transforms, and special functions.
5322. Foundations of Mathematics (3) (WI)
P: MATH 3233, 3263; or equivalent. Fundamental concepts and structural development of mathematics. Non-Euclidean geometries, logic, Boolean algebra, and set theory. Construction of complex number systems. Transfinite cardinal numbers and study of relations and functions. Topics developed as postulational systems.
5521. Readings and Lectures in Mathematics (3)
Individual work with student.
5551. The Historical Development of Mathematics (3)
P: MATH 3233; C: MATH 2172 or consent of instructor. History of mathematics from antiquity to present. Emphasis on study of significant problems which prompted development of new mathematics. Uses computer resources and library for research of topics and solutions.
5581. Theory of Equations (3)
P: MATH 2173 or consent of instructor. Topics include operations with complex numbers, De Moivre’s Theorem, properties of polynomial functions, roots of general cubic and quartic equations, methods of determining roots of equations of higher degree, and methods of approximating roots.
5601. Non-Euclidean Geometry (3)
P: MATH 3233 or consent of instructor. Non-Euclidean geometries, finite geometries, and analysis of other geometries from point of view of properties which remain invariant under certain transformations.
5774. Programming for Research (3) Same as CSCI 5774
For graduate student who wishes to use computer science to meet required research skills of his or her dept. May not count toward MATH major or minor. P: General statistics course or consent of instructor. Emphasis on minimum-level programming skill and use of statistical packages.
5801. Probability Theory (3)
P: MATH 2173 or 3307. Axioms of probability, random variables and expectations, discrete and continuous distributions, moment generating functions, functions of random variables, Central Limit Theorem, and applications.
6000. Introduction to Graduate Mathematics (3)
May not be taken for credit after MATH 5101 or 6011. P: Consent of director of graduate studies or advisor. Introduces advanced mathematics for beginning graduate students. Covers various proof methods and provides rigorous introduction to topics in logic, number theory, abstract algebra, and analysis.
6001. Matrix Algebra (3)
P: MATH 3256 or consent of instructor. Properties of vectors and matrices and their applications.
6011, 6012. Modern Algebra I, II (3,3)
P for 6011: MATH 3263 or equivalent; P for 6012: MATH 6011. Basic algebraic structures. Groups, rings, modules, integral domains, and fields.
6022. Theory of Numbers II (3)
P: MATH 5021. Advanced topics in algebraic and analytic number theory.
6100. Mathematics of Risk Analysis (3)
P: MATH 2172, 3307, 3308; or consent of instructor. Single-period mathematical risk theory is covered, including approaches to modeling and measuring (insurance) risks. Topics include (univariate) distribution theory: exponential dispersion models, elliptical distributions, (a,b,k) class, heavy-tailness; risk measurement: value-at-risk, expected shortfall, coherency; policy modifications: deductibles, (co)insurance, limits. Students are prepared to take the Society of Actuaries Exam P “Probability” and Exam C “Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models."
6111, 6112. Introduction to Complex Variables I, II (3,3)
P for 6111: MATH 5102; P for 6112: MATH 6111. I. Analytic functions, mapping of functions, differentiation and integration, power series, and residues. II. Integral functions, infinite products, Mittag-Leffler expansion, maximum modulus theorem, convex functions, the Schwarz Christoffel transformation, analytic continuation, Riemann surfaces, and selected topics in functions of a complex variable.
6121, 6122. Real Variables I, II (3,3)
P for 6121: MATH 5101 or consent of instructor; P for 6122: MATH 6121 or consent of instructor. I. Study of functions of one real variable and convergence of sequences and series of functions: functions of bounded variation, measures, measurable sets, measurable functions, convergence almost everywhere, absolutely continuous functions, Lebesque integration, differentiation, and the Fundamental Theorem of the Calculus. II. Lebesgue spaces and associated inequalities, measures in Rn, measure spaces and the associated theory of integration and differentiation; the Radon-Nikodym Theorem with applications to probability and statistics.
6150. Graph Theory (3)
P: MATH 2300 or consent of instructor. Structure of graphs, trees, connectivity, Eulerian and Hamiltonian graphs, planar graphs, graph colorings, matchings, independence, and domination.
6251, 6252. Advanced Placement Mathematics for Secondary Teachers I, II (3,3)
May count toward certificate renewal or certification in teaching gifted and talented students. May not count toward MA in mathematics. Intensive study of topics covered in Calculus AB and Calculus BC of advanced placement mathematics.
6271. Teaching Collegiate Mathematics (2)
P: Consent of instructor. Curricula and methods of teaching mathematics to adults in colleges and technical schools.
6401, 6402. Introduction to Partial Differential Equations I, II (3,3)
P for 6401: MATH 4331 or consent of instructor; P for 6402: MATH 6401 or consent of instructor. I. Linear and nonlinear partial differential equations of the first order with emphasis on formal aspects of these equations. Use of partial differential equations in analysis, geometry, and physical sciences is considered where appropriate. II. Continuation of MATH 6401 to include nonlinear partial differential equations of the second order and higher orders. Certain theoretical aspects of partial differential equations and a limited amount of Fourier Series, Fourier transforms, Laplace transforms, and boundary value problems are included.
6411, 6412. Ordinary Differential Equations I, II (3,3)
P for 6411: MATH 4331 or consent of instructor; P for 6412: MATH 6411 or consent of instructor. I. Existence, uniqueness, and technique of solutions to first and second order differential equations are considered. Bases for linear equations, stability, and series solutions about an ordinary point are considered. II. Autonomous systems, series solutions about a regular singular point, and Sturm-Liouville Systems are examined.
6500. Special Topics (3)
May be repeated for credit with change of topic. P: Consent of instructor. Selected topics of current interest.
6561. Properties of Infinite Series (3)
P: Consent of instructor. Infinite series beyond advanced calculus level.
6571. Elements of Probability (3)
May not count toward mathematics requirement for MATH MA. P: Consent of instructor. Axiomatic development of probability from set operations viewpoint. Use of probability measures.
6601. An Introduction to Differential Geometry (3)
P: MATH 2173, 3256. Basic ideas of differential geometry through study of curves and surfaces in three-dimensional space. Regular curves, regular surfaces, Gauss Map, and intrinsic and global differential geometry of surfaces.
6611, 6612. Introduction to Higher Geometry I, II (3,3)
P for 6611: MATH 3233 or consent of instructor; P for 6612: 6611. I. Homogeneous linear equations and linear dependence; projections and rigid motions, homogeneous Cartesian coordinates; linear dependence of points and lines; point geometry and line geometry; harmonic division and cross ratio; one and two-dimensional projective transformations. II. Continuation of study of projective coordinates in the plane; introduces various types of geometries; study of point curves and line curves with intensive study of point conics and line conics.
6651. Introduction to Topology (3)
P: MATH 5101. Metric spaces and basic point-set topology, open sets, closed sets, connectedness, compactness, and limit points.
6802. Statistical Inference (3)
P: MATH 3307 or 5801; consent of instructor. Estimation and hypothesis testing from both classical and Bayesian points of view. Use of t, F, and chi-squared distributions. Least squares procedures.
6803. The Linear Model (3)
P: MATH 3256, 5801. Topics include general linear model, regression models, design models, estimation of parameters, theory of least squares, and testing general linear hypotheses.
6804. Stochastic Processes (3)
P: MATH 3256, 5801. Most widely used models for random phenomena which vary with time. Topics include Markov, Poisson, birth and death, and stationary processes.
6805. Topics in Mathematical Statistics (3)
P: MATH 3256, 5801. Mathematical theory of certain topics in statistics outside range of MATH 6802. Topics vary by faculty and student interests.
7000. Thesis (1-6)
May be repeated. May count maximum of 6 s.h.
7001. Thesis: Summer Research (1)
May be repeated. No credit may count toward degree. Students conducting thesis research may only register for this course during the summer.
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