Mathematics

MATH 1020Contemporary MathematicsPrerequisites: A satisfactory score on the UMSL Math Placement Examination, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course. Presents methods of problem solving, centering on problems and questions which arise naturally in everyday life. May include aspects of algebra and geometry, the mathematics of finance, probability and statistics, exponential growth, and other topics chosen from traditional and contemporary mathematics which do not employ the calculus. Designed for students who do not plan to take calculus and may not be used as a prerequisite for other mathematics courses. Credit will not be granted for MATH 1020 if credit has been granted for MATH 1310, MATH 1800, MATH 1100, MATH 1102, or MATH 1105. Concurrent enrollment in MATH 1020 and any of these courses is not permitted. This course fulfills the University's general education mathematics proficiency requirement.

MATH 1030College AlgebraPrerequisites: A satisfactory score on the UMSL Math Placement Examination, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course, or approval of the department. This is a foundational course in math. Topics may include factoring, complex numbers, rational exponents, simplifying rational functions, functions and their graphs, transformations, inverse functions, solving linear and nonlinear equations and inequalities, polynomial functions, inverse functions, logarithms, exponentials, solutions to systems of linear and nonlinear equations, systems of inequalities, matrices, and rates of change. This course fulfills the University's general education mathematics proficiency requirement.

MATH 1035TrigonometryPrerequisite: MATH 1030 or MATH 1040, or concurrent registration in either of these two courses, or a satisfactory score on the UMSL Math Placement Examination, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course. A study of the trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions with emphasis on trigonometric identities and equations.

MATH 1100Basic CalculusPrerequisites: MATH 1030 or MATH 1040 or MATH 1045 or a satisfactory score on the UMSL ALEKS Placement Examination, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course. This course introduces plane analytic geometry and basic differential and integral calculus with applications to various areas. No credit for Mathematics majors. Credit not granted for both MATH 1800 and MATH 1100.

MATH 1105Basic Prob & StatPrerequisites: MATH 1030 or MATH 1040 or MATH 1045 or a satisfactory score on the UMSL Math Placement Examination, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course or consent of the department. This course is an introduction to probability and statistics. Topics may include the concept of probability and its properties, descriptive statistics, discrete and continuous random variables, expected value, distribution functions, the central limit theorem, random sampling, and sampling distributions. Credit will not be granted for more than one of MATH 1310, MATH 1320, and MATH 1105.

MATH 1320Intro to Prob and StatPrerequisites: MATH 1030 or MATH 1040 or MATH 1045 or consent of the department. The course will cover basic concepts and methods in probability and statistics. Topics include descriptive statistics, probabilities of events, random variables and their distributions, sampling distributions, estimation of population parameters, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for population means and population proportions, chisquare tests. A student may not receive credit for more than one of MATH 1310, MATH 1320 and MATH 1105.

MATH 1800Anal Geom & Calculus IPrerequisites: MATH 1030 and MATH 1035, or MATH 1040 and MATH 1035, or MATH 1045, or a satisfactory score on the UMSL ALEKS Math Placement Examination, obtained at most one year prior to enrollment in this course, or approval of the department. This course provides an introduction to differential and integral calculus. Topics include limits, derivatives, related rates, Newton's method, the MeanValue Theorem, MaxMin problems, the integral, the Fundamental Theorem of Integral Calculus, areas, volumes, and average values.

MATH 1900Anal Geom & Calculus IIPrerequisite: MATH 1800. Topics include conic sections, rotation of axes, polar coordinates, exponential and logarithmic functions, inverse (trigonometric) functions, integration techniques, applications of the integral (including mass, moments, arc length, and hydrostatic pressure), parametric equations, infinite series, power and Taylor series.

MATH 2020Intro Differential EquatPrerequisite: MATH 2000. Topics will be chosen from: linear differential equations, equations with constant coefficients, laplace transforms, power series solutions, systems of ordinary differential equations.

MATH 2450Elementary Linear AlgPrerequisite: MATH 1100 or MATH 1900. An introduction to linear algebra. Topics will include complex numbers, geometric vectors in two and three dimensions and their linear transformations, the algebra of matrices, determinants, solutions of systems of equations, eigenvalues and eingenvectors.

MATH 3000Discrete StructuresPrerequisites: MATH 1800 or MATH 1100, and CMP SCI 1250 or equivalent. This course introduces fundamental concepts and important data structures in Discrete Mathematics and serves as an important foundation for subsequent courses in Computer Science. It provides a formal system on which mathematical reasoning is based, and various problemsolving strategies with emphasis on the algorithmic approach (both iterative and recursive). Topics include logic, sets, functions and relations; methods of proof, including mathematical induction; elements of number theory; order of growth and basic analysis of algorithms efficiency; recurrence relations; basic counting methods; graphs and trees. This course does not apply towards the elective requirements for any of the majors, minors or related areas in mathematics and statistics.

MATH 4500Special ReadingsPrerequisites: 6 credit hours at the Math 4000 level and consent of the instructor. Advanced topics in Mathematics. May be repeated for credit if the topic differs.

MATH 5500Directed ReadingsPrerequisite: Consent of instructor. Independent readings at an advanced level.

MATH 7990Ph.D. Dissertation ReschPrerequisites: Completion of comprehensive examinations. May be taken for no more than nine hours.