Mathematical Sciences

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MATH.5000 Discrete Structures (Formerly 92.500) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008402

An introduction to discrete mathematics, including combinatorics and graph theory. The necessary background tools in set theory, logic, recursion, relations, and functions are also included. Masters degree credit for Teacher Option Only.

Pre-Req: MS Teacher Option only.

MATH.5010 Real Analysis (Formerly 92.501) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008403

The class is aimed to give rigorous foundations to the basic concepts of Calculus such as limits of sequences and functions, continuity, Riemann integration. The main focus is given to rigorous proofs rather than computations. Tentative topics are: Real numbers (algebraic, order and distance structures); Archimedean property; Sequences and their limits. Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem; Cauchy sequences and completeness; Limit of a function; Continuity of a function at a point and on a set; Uniform continuity; Open and closed sets, idea of compactness, compactness of a closed interval; Sequences of functions, uniform convergence; Riemann integration. Prerequisites: Calculus I-III or equivalent, Discrete Structures or equivalent.

MATH.5030 Mathematical Analysis (Formerly 92.503) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008405

Development of number systems, including axiomatic and constructive treatment of the integers and the reals; sequences and series; functions of a real variable and their properties, including continuity, derivatives and integrals; functions of several real variables, including partial derivatives and multiple integration; differential equations and applications; metric spaces. Masters degree credit for the Teacher Option only.

Pre-Req: MS Teacher Option only.

MATH.5070 Applied Functional Analysis I (Formerly 92.507) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008408

Metric spaces, completeness, contractions, compactness, the Arzela-Ascoli theorem, Picard's theorem, Weierstrass's theorem. Banach spaces, dual spaces, weak v's strong convergence. Hilbert spaces, orthogonal sequences, weak sequential compactness, compact self-adjoint operators and their spectra, application to Sturm-Liouville theory.

Pre-req: MATH.4030 Real Analysis.

MATH.5090 Probability and Mathematical Statistics (Formerly 92.509) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008409

This course provides a solid basis for further study in statistics and data analysis or in pattern recognition and operations research. It is especially appropriate for students with an undergraduate science or engineering major who have not had a rigorous calculus-based probability and statistics course. The course covers the topics in probability models, random variables, expected values, important discrete and continuous distributions, limit theorems, and basic problems of statistical inference: estimation and testing.

MATH.5100 Computers and Calculators in Classroom (Formerly 92.510) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008410

Explores the roles of computers and calculators in instruction, examines some of the available software, and considers their use in a variety of areas of school mathematics, such as algebra, geometry (Euclidean and analytic) probability and statistics, and introductory calculus. Mathematics Masters degree credit for Teacher Option Only.

MATH.5110 Complex Variables I (Formerly 92.411/511) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 001227

A first course in theory of analytic functions of one complex variable: complex differentiability and the Cauchy-Riemann equations, Cauchy Integral Theorem and Cauchy Integral Formula, Taylor and Laurent series, zeroes of analytic functions and uniqueness, the maximum modulus principle, isolated singularities and residues. Applications.

MATH.5130 Number Theory (Formerly 92.513) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008412

Study of primes, congruences, number-theoretic functions, Diophantine approximation, quadratic forms and quadratic number fields. Additional topics as time permits.

MATH.5190 Introduction to Probability and Statistics II (Formerly 92.519) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 030831

The course combines theory with applications and covers both fundamental topics in statistical inference and their applications in data analysis. Discussions of the theoretical topics of statistical estimation and hypotheses testing will be complemented by analyzing simulated and real data sets. The course is taught at the computer lab equipped with MINITAB, SAS and other packages. Students will learn how statistical theory helps using statistical software, how to choose the right tool for the problem at hand and how to interpret the output. Topics to be covered include point and interval estimation, hypotheses testing, maximum likelihood estimation, likelihood ratio and related tests, applications of statistical inference to commonly used statistical models, such as one-sample, two-sample and many-sample (ANOVA) models, linear regression models, goodness-of-fit tests and contingency tables, and elements of statistical quality control and experimental design. Time permitting, topics in nonparametric and robust statistics will also be covered. Pre-requisite; 92.386, 92.509 or equivalent.

MATH.5200 Mathematical Problem Solving (Formerly 92.420/520) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 001226

Focuses on: mathematical resources, ability to use heuristics, the student's beliefs about the use of mathematics to solve problems, and the student's self-confidence as a problem solver. Effective strategies for incorporating problem solving in the curriculum will also be discussed.

MATH.5210 Abstract Algebra I (Formerly 92.421/521) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 001225

Elementary group theory, groups, cosets, normal subgroups, quotient groups, isomorphisms, homomorphisms, applications.

MATH.5230 Linear Algebra (Formerly 92.523) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008418

Sets and maps; vector spaces and linear maps, matrix of linear maps, solving systems of equations, scalar products and orthogonality, eigenvalues and applications. Masters degree credit for Teachers Option Only.

Pre-Req: MS Teacher Option only.

MATH.5260 Topology (Formerly 92.426/526) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 033480

Metric spaces, topological spaces, connectedness, compactness, the fundamental group, classifications of surfaces, Brouwer's fixed point theorem.

Pre-req: MATH 4030 Mathematical Analysis or MATH 5010 Real Analysis

MATH.5270 Geometry (Formerly 92.427/527) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 001224

This course is designed for current and prospective geometry teachers. In addition to the development of Euclidean geometry, students will become familiar with geometry applications in Geometer¿s Sketchpad software, and to a lesser degree with other geometry software applications including Geogebra, and Cabri. There will be an introduction to spherical and hyperbolic geometry and triangle measurements will be computed for each. Calculus based derivations of area and volume for surfaces and solids will be generated and related to Euclidean geometry topics.

Pre-Req: MS Teacher Option only.

MATH.5290 Differential Geometry (Formerly 92.529) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008421

Differential geometry involving curves and surfaces in 3-space. Curvature, torsion, Frenet equations, intrinsic equations, involutes and evolutes.

MATH.5300 Applied Mathematics I (Formerly 92.530) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008422

Ordinary and partial differential equations; Fourier series and Fourier integrals; Laplace transform; matrix theory.

MATH.5310 Applied Mathematics II (Formerly 92.531) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008423

Vector analysis and vector calculus; Gauss, Green, and Stokes theorems; complex analysis; calculus of variations; special functions; orthogonal functions.

MATH.5320 Advanced Geometry (Formerly 92.532) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038483

Historical perspectives: Euclid's synthetic geometry, Descartes' analytic geometry, attempts to prove parallel postulate,emergence of non-Euclidean geometry's, axiomatic development of geometry, Klein's Erlanger Program; projective,affine,and metric geometries;non-Euclidean geometry's; foundations of geometry; algebraic geometry; finite geometry. Requires knowledge of linear algebra,abstract algebra for groups and fields including Galois fields, some familiarity with propositions and set-theoretic topology as covered in a course on Discrete Mathematics.

MATH.5350 History of Mathematics (Formerly 92.435/535) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 001223

Examines ancient numeral systems, Babylonian and Egyptian mathematics, Pythagorean mathematics, duplication, trisection, and quadrature, Euclid's elements and Greek mathematics after Euclid, Hindu and Arabian mathematics, European mathematics from 500 to 1600, origins of modern mathematics, analytic geometry, the history of calculus. Also covers the transition to the twentieth century and contemporary perspectives.

Pre-Req: MS Teacher Option only.

MATH.5450 Partial Diff Equations (Formerly 92.545) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 036705

Linear and quasilinear first order PDE. The method of characteristics. Conservation laws and propagation of shocks. Basic theory for three classical equations of mathematical physics (in all spatial dimensions): the wave equation, the heat/diffusion equation, the Laplace/Poisson equation. Initial value problems - solution formulas. Fundamental solutions. Green's functions. Eigenfunction expansion method for initial-boundary and boundary value problems.

MATH.5480 Mathematics Of Signal Processing (Formerly 92.548) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008430

Representation of signals: Fourier analysis, fast Fourier transforms, orthogonal expansions. Transformation of signals: linear filters, modulation; band-limited signals; sampling; uncertainty principle; Windows and extrapolation.

MATH.5500 Mathematical Modeling (Formerly 92.550) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008431

Applications of mathematics to real life problems. Topics include dimensional analysis, population dynamics wave and heat propagation, traffic flow. Pre-requisite: 92.132 Calculus II.

Pre-Req: MATH 2340 Differential Equations or MATH 2360 Eng Differential Equations.

MATH.5510 Calculus of Variations (Formerly 92.551) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008432

The first variational problem, necessary conditions. Euler's equation. Generalization to dependent and independent variables. Constraints and Lagrange multipliers. Application to dynamics and elasticity. Direct methods.

MATH.5520 Wavelet Analysis (Formerly 92.552) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008433

Introduction to time-frequency localization of signals; frames; windowed Fourier transforms; continuous and discrete wavelet transforms; time frequency sampling theorems; othonormal bases of wavelets; algebraic wavelet theory; applications to electrodynamics and optics.

MATH.5550 Applied Math for Life Scientists (Formerly 92.555) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008436

The objective of this course is to give students an opportunity to learn how to use a computer algebra system in the context of reviewing some of the key mathematical topics that are used in the life sciences. The first half of the course includes a review of mathematical topics ranging from trigonometry through differential equations. A parallel introduction to a computer algebra system is also included in the first half. In the second half, students will study a mathematical topic such as pattern recognition or models for growth and complete a project using the computer algebra system. (UMassOnline).

MATH.5630 Computational Mathematics (Formerly 92.563) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008439

Introduction and review of Taylor series. Finding roots of F(x)=0. Numerical interpolation and extrapolation. Curve fitting and nonlinear best fits. Numerical differentiation and integration. Differential equations, initial and boundary value problems.

MATH.5640 Applied Linear Algebra (Formerly 92.564) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008440

Use of iterative algorithms to find exact or approximate constrained solutions to large, and often spares, systems of linear equations, and on applications, such as medical imaging, in which such problems arise. Maximization of likelihood and entropy. Emphasis on exploiting sparseness, accelerating convergence, and stabilizing calculations in the presence of noise. Block-iterative methods and bounds for singular values will be included. Basic results in matrix theory presented as needed.

MATH.5650 Special Functions (Formerly 92.565) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008441

Introduction to functions beyond those studied in calculus and which arise in applied mathematics, including gamma, beta, elliptic, Bessel, orthogonal polynomials ... Asymptotic approximation will be introduced.

MATH.5660 Numerical Analysis (Formerly 92.566) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008442

MATH.5680 Approximation Theory (Formerly 92.568) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 031893

MATH.5700 Probability and Statistics (Formerly 92.570) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008444

Overview of descriptive statistics, data analysis, probability of events, discrete random variables, continuous random variables, normal, binomial and other probability distributions, central limittheorem, survey sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, experimental design, analysis of categorical data, nonparametric statistics. Masters degree credit for Teachers Option Only.

Pre-Req: MS Teacher Option only.

MATH.5720 Optimization (Formerly 92.572) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008446

Optimization without calculus; geometric programming; convex sets and convex functions; review of linear algebra; linear programming and the simplex method; convex programming; iterative barrier-function methods; iterative penalty-function methods; iterative least-squares algorithms; iterative methods with positivity constraints; calculus of variations; applications to signal processing, medical imaging, game theory.

MATH.5750 Applied Statistics with R (Formerly 92.575) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008448

This is a methods course focusing on the applications of statistics using R programming language. Topics include: Study designs, review of inference and regression, categorical data, logistic regression, rates and proportions, and nonparametric methods. Additional topics may be considered if time permits. Only on of 92.575(R) and 92.576(SAS) may be applied toward a Masters degree in Mathematics.

Pre-req: MATH 3850 Applied Statistics and MATH 3860 Probability and Statistics I, or equivalent.

MATH.5760 Statistical Programming using SAS (Formerly 92.576) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008449

An introduction to creation and manipulation of databases and statistical analysis using SAS software. SAS is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry, medical research and other areas.

MATH.5780 Statistical Inference and Data Mining (Formerly 92.578) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 031943

Topics in nonasymptotic direct computational methods for statistical inference in data mining. Background in probability and statistics required.

MATH.5820 Time Series Analysis (Formerly 92.582) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008454

Building models for discrete time series and dynamic systems and their use in forecasting and control. Stationary and non-stationary time series models. Box-Jenkins (ARMA) and other techniques.

MATH.5840 Stochastic Process (Formerly 92.584) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008456

Markov chains and processes, random walks, stationary, independent increments, and Poisson processes. Ergodicity. Examples (e.g., diffusion, queuing theory, etc.).

MATH.5870 Measure and Probability Theory (Formerly 92.587) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008459

This course presents the mathematical foundations of Probability Theory, including the concepts of Probability Space and random variable. Various types of convergence of sequences and measurable functions will be introduced, and precise statements and proofs of the probability limit theorems (Law of Large Numbers, Central Limit Theorems, etc.) will be given. Theory of measure and Lebesgue integration will be introduced. If time permits, conditional probabilities will be discussed.

MATH.5880 Mathematical Statistics (Formerly 92.588) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008460

Random variables, densities, joint and conditional distributions, expectations, variance, estimation, sufficiency and completeness, hypothesis testing, limiting distributions.

MATH.5900 Statistical Quality Control (Formerly 92.590) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008462

Overview of quality and managing quality, Define Measure Analyze Improve Control (DMAIC), the six sigma approach to quality, visual representation of data, Pareto charts, histograms, process capability vs specification (process) limits, t-tests, ANOVA, and other statistical hypothesis testing in quality, normal probability plots, control charts, measurement system analysis, application of regression analysis to manufacturing and/or design, Minitab.

MATH.5910 Linear Statistics Modeling and Regression (Formerly 92.591) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008463

Model building via linear regression models. Method of least squares, theory and practice. Checking for adequacy of a model, examination of residuals, checking outliers. Practical hand on experience in linear model building on real data sets. Prerequisite: Probability, Biostatistics, or Statistics for Engineering and Science.

MATH.5920 Multivariate Statistics (Formerly 92.592) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008464

Nonlinear model building via the method of least squares. Discriminant and factor analysis, principal components, profile analysis, canonical correlation, cluster analysis. Experience on real data sets.

MATH.5930 Experimental Design (Formerly 92.593) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008465

How to design, carry out, and analyze experiments. Randomized block designs, randomization, blocking, matching, analysis of variance and covariance, control of extraneous variables.

MATH.6510 Selected Topics in Mathematics (Formerly 92.651) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008467

Intended to satisfy individual student needs. Topics include various fields of mathematics.

MATH.6530 Selected Topics (Formerly 92.653) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008469

Advanced topics in various fields of mathematics and related fields. Since topical coverage varies from term to term, a student may be allowed to receive credit more than once for this course.

MATH.7420 Thesis Review (Formerly 92.472) Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 035257

MATH.7430 Graduate Research/Math (Formerly 92.743) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 008489

MATH.9650 Introduction To Pascal (Formerly 92.965) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 011633