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Note: All 100-level courses listed can apply to a minor in Mathematics.

Fall 2016

Math 285: Introduction to General Relativity

Professor Simic; Mo/We 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

An introduction to Einstein's general theory of relativity. According to Einstein, gravity is the curvature of space-time; so general relativity is geometry! This course is geared toward mathematicians with little or no familiarity with physics. Interested students from other backgrounds are, of course, more than welcome.

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Prerequisite: Math 32 and Math 129A or instructor consent. If you are not sure if you satisfy the prerequisites, please contact the instructor.


Math 150: Theory of Interest

Professor Ng; Tu/Th 7:30 am - 8:45 am

Measurement of interest; time value of money; present and future values of cash flows; applications to annuities, loans, sinking funds, bonds, and portfolios; duration and immunization.

Prerequisite: Math 161A or ISE 130, or instructor consent


Math 132: Advanced Calculus

Professor Obaid; Mo/We 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Calculus of several variables; Jacobian, inverse and implicit function theorems, contracting mapping theorem, change of variables in integration and applications.

Prerequisite: MATH 32 and MATH 129A (with a grade of "C-" or better in each), or instructor consent.


Math 131B: Introduction to Real Variables

Professor TBA; Mo/We 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

The theory of the Riemann integral, sequences and series of functions, spaces of functions.

Prerequisite: Math 131A (with a grade of "C-" or better) or instructor consent.


Math 170: Mathematical Modelling for the Life Sciences

Professor Johnston; Tu/Th 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Mathematical models used in Biology and other life sciences, discrete and continuous processes, mathematical methods for analyzing solutions to the above models, interpretation of mathematical results.

Prerequisite: Math 123, 129A, 133A, or 134 with a grade of C- or better or instructor consent.


Math 221A: Higher Algebra I

Professor Kubelka; Mo/We 3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Topics from groups, rings, integral domains, modules, fields, vector spaces.

Prerequisite: MATH 128B or instructor consent.


Math 226: Theory of Numbers

Professor Schettler; Mo/We 9:00 am - 10:15 am

Advanced topics in number theory. Emphasis may be in algebraic number theory (e.g. Diophantine equations), analytic number theory (e.g. the prime number theorem), and/or computational number theory (e.g. cryptography).

Prerequisite: MATH 126 and MATH 128A or instructor consent.


Math 238: Advanced Complex Variables

Professor Obaid; Mo/We 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

A course specializing in one or more of the advanced branches of the theory of complex functions. Contact instructor for course outline.

Prerequisite: MATH 138 or instructor consent.


Math 243A: Advanced Numerical Analysis

Professor Saleem; Mo/We 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Finite difference methods applied to parabolic, elliptic and hyperbolic equations including numerical methods for solving the discretized problem, convergence, stability, error control, and applications.

Prerequisites: MATH 143C or MATH 143M or instructor consent.