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Math Placement

Why Major In Math?

No student will be permitted to register for a mathematics course that is a prerequisite to a mathematics course for which the student has already received academic credit.


MAT 111. Statistics

4 hours

This course introduces students to both descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include describing data graphically and numerically, normal distributions, correlation and linear regression, basic probability, sampling distributions, the Central Limit Theorem, confidence intervals, and hypothesis tests. For the last two topics, the following will be mastered: z-procedures (one and two populations), t-procedures (one and two populations), and ANOVA.

Offered every semester.

No prerequisite.  
 

MAT 120. Introduction to Functions

4 hours

The objective of this course is to equip students with the algebraic reasoning and skills for MAT 121/Applied Calculus or MAT 130/Advanced Functions. The function concept is developed in algebraic, graphical, and numerical forms, with attention to rates of change, domain, range, and inverses. The following categories of funtions are discussed in terms of their analytic, graphical, and numerical properties: linear, quadratic, other polynomials, power, rational, exponential, and logarthimic. The course includes modeling of real-world data with these functions.

Offered every fall.

No prerequisite.  
 

MAT 121. Applied Calculus

4 hours

This is the recommended calculus course for students in accounting, business, economics, and the social sciences. The goal of this course is to present calculus in an intuitive yet intellectually satisfying way and to illustrate the many applications of calculus to those students' fields. Topics include functions, rates of change, the derivative, techniques of differentiation (exact and approximate), optimization and other applications of the derivative, integration, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, applications of integration, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, and multivariable optimization (Second Dertivatives Test and Lagrange multipliers)..  

Offered every semester.

Prerequisite: MAT 120 with a grade of "C-" or higher OR By Placement Test
 

MAT 130. Advanced Functions

4 hours

The objective of this course is to equip mathematics and science students with the skills needed for Calculus I. Topics include basic analytic geometry, trigonometry (functions, equations, and identities), complex numbers, polar coordinates, vectors in the plane, parametric equations, and transformation of coordinates.

Offered every spring.

Prerequisite: MAT 120 with a grade of "C-" or higher OR By Placement Test

 

MAT 131. Calculus I

4 hours

Calculus I, II, III, and IV form the recommended calculus sequence for students in mathematics, the physical sciences, and computer science. The objective of these courses is to introduce the fundamental ideas of the differential and integral calculus of functions of one and several variables.

Topics for Calculus I include limits, continuity, rates of change, derivatives, the Mean Value Theorem, applications of the derivative, related rates, optimization problems, introduction area and integration, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

Offered every fall.

Prerequisite: MAT 130 with a grade of "C-" or higher OR By Placement Test


MAT132. Calculus II

4 hours

This course is a continuation of Calculus I. Topics include inverse functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, techniques of integration, applications of integration, and sequences/series.

Offered every spring.

Prerequisite: MAT 131 with a grade "C-" or higher.

Alternate Prerequisite: MAT 121 with a grade of "B" or higher AND Permission of Instructor

 

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