Graduate course descriptions

501 HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
Departmental permission.
Origin and development of mathematical ideas.
Course does not meet degree requirements in the department.

510 ADVANCED LINEAR ALGEBRA. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
Departmental permission.
Study of vector spaces, linear transformation, canonical and quadratic forms, inner
product spaces.

511 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA I. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
Departmental permission.
Study of groups, rings, fields, integral domains, vector spaces, field extensions.
Galois theory.

512 ABSTRACT ALGEBRA II. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
511 or departmental permission.
Study of groups, rings, fields, integral domains, vector spaces, field extensions,
Galois theory.

513 THEORY OF NUMBERS. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
Departmental permission.
Euclidean algorithm, unique factorization theorem, congruences, primitive roots,
indices, quadratic residues, number-theoretic functions, Gaussian integers and
continued fractions.

515 COMBINATORICS AND GRAPH THEORY. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
Departmental permission.
Introduction to basic ideas and techniques of mathematical counting; properties of
structure of systems.

520 MATHEMATICAL TECHNOLOGY AND COMMUNICATION. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
Departmental permission.
Graphical, numerical, and algebraic computation with applications using a variety of
mathematical hardware and software: symbolic manipulators, dynamic geometry software,
programs, scripts and web browsers.

521,2 ADVANCED CALCULUS I AND II. 3 credits each
Prerequisite:
Departmental permission.
Real number system, sequences, series, set theory, continuity, differentiation,
integration, partial derivatives, multiple integration, maxima and minima, convergence
and uniform convergence, power series, improper integrals, transformations, line
and surface integrals.

525 COMPLEX VARIABLES. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
Departmental permission.
Complex variables; elementary functions, differentiation and analytic functions;
integration and Cauchy’s theorem; power series and Laurent series; residue theorem;
applications such as conformal mappings, inversion of integral transform.

527 APPLIED NUMERICAL METHODS I. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
Departmental permission.
Numerical methods in polynomial interpolation, rootfinding, numerical integration,
and numerical linear algebra.

528 APPLIED NUMERICAL METHODS II. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
Departmental permission.
Numerical methods in the solution of ordinary and partial differential equations.
Numerical differentiation, Runge-Kutta methods, and iterative methods for ODEs,
finite differences for PDEs.

532 PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. 4 credits
Prerequisite:
Departmental permission.
The classical initial value and boundary value problems of mathematical physics developed
and solved using Fourier series and integral transforms.

535 SYSTEMS OF ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
Departmental permission.
Analysis, solution of systems of equations, linear, nonlinear. Topics: stability theory,
perturbation methods, asymptotic methods, applications from physical, social sciences.

536 MATHEMATICAL MODELS. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
Departmental permission.
Formulation and analysis of mathematical models in social and physical sciences.
Analysis of deterministic and stochastic models. Topics may include stochastic
processes, linear programming, graph theory, theory of measurement.

538 ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS I. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
Departmental permission.
Matrices, eigenvalue problems, systems of ODEs, vectory analysis, complex variables.

539 ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATHEMATICS II. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
Departmental permission.
Special functions, Fourier series and transforms, PDEs.

541 CONCEPTS IN GEOMETRY. 4 credits
Prerequisite:
Departmental permission.
Axiomatic treatment of both Euclidean and non- Euclidean geometries. Other concepts
included are finite geometry, transformations, constructions and inversions.

545 INTRODUCTION TO TOPOLOGY. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
Departmental permission.
Introduction to topological spaces and topologies, mapping, cardinality, homeomorphisms,
connected spaces, metric spaces.

589 TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS. 1-4 credits (May be repeated for a total of 12 credits)
Prerequisite:
Permission of instructor.
Selected topics in mathematics and applied mathematics at an advanced level.

591 WORKSHOP IN MATHEMATICS. 1-4 credits
(May be repeated) Group studies of special topics in mathematics and applied mathematics.
May not be used to meet undergraduate or graduate credit requirements in mathematics and
statistics. May be used for elective credit only.

611 TOPICS IN ALGEBRA. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
512 or departmental permission.
Advanced study of selected topics in some of the following areas: semigroups,
groups, rings, modules and fields.

621 REAL ANALYSIS. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
522 or departmental permission.
In-depth study of real analysis; metric spaces, normed vector spaces, integration
theory, Hilbert spaces.

625 ANALYTIC FUNCTION THEORY. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
522 or departmental permission.
Complex number system, holomorphic functions, continuity, differentiability, power series
complex integration, residue theory, singularities, analytic continuation, asymptotic expansion.

627 ADVANCED NUMERICAL ANALYSIS I. 3 credits
Prerequisites:
522 and knowledge of C++, FORTRAN, or MATLAB or departmental permission.
Error propogation; theoretical analysis of numerical methods in interpolation, integration,
and ordinary differential equations.

628 ADVANCED NUMERICAL ANALYSIS II. 3 credits
Prerequisites:
522 and knowledge of C++, FORTRAN, or MATLAB or departmental permission.
Theoretical analysis of numerical methods in linear algebra.

631 CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
Departmental permission.
Problems with fixed and movable endpoints, problems with constraints, generalization to
several variables, the maximality principle, linear timeoptional problems, the connective
between classical theory and the maximality principle.

632 ADVANCED PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
532 or departmental permission.
Existence, uniqueness and stability of solutions to general classes of partial differential
equations. Methods for solving these classes introduced, emphasizing both analytical and
numerical techniques.

633,4 METHODS OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS I AND II. 3 credits each
Prerequisite:
539 or departmental permission.
Methods of applied mathematics concentrating on techniques for analysis of differential
and integral equations; applied complex analysis, integral transforms, partial differential
equations, and integral equations.

635 OPTIMIZATION. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
522 or departmental permission.
Unconstrained and constrained optimization theory and methods in applied problems.

636 ADVANCED COMBINATORICS AND GRAPH THEORY. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
Departmental permission.
Theory and techniques of combinatorics as applied to network problems and graph
theoretic problems.

638 THEORY AND APPLICATION OF WAVELETS. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
permission of instructor.
Theory of wavelets and applications to signal and image analysis. Topics include
time-frequency representations, filter bands, discrete and continuous
wavelet transforms, wavelet packets, and applications.

689 ADVANCED TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS. 1-3 credits (May be repeated for a total of six credits)
Prerequisite:
permission of advisor.
Seminar-type discussion on topics in mathematics leading to supervised research
project. No more than 2 credits apply to major requirements.

692 SEMINAR IN MATHEMATICS. 1-3 credits (May be repeated)
Prerequisite:
permission of advisor.
Seminar-type discussion on topics in mathematics leading to supervised research project.
No more than 2 credits apply to major requirements.

695 PRACTICUM IN MATHEMATICS. 1-3 credits (May be repeated)
Prerequisite:
graduate teaching assistant or permission.
Training and experience in college teaching of mathematical sciences.
May not be used to meet degree requirements. Credit/noncredit.

697 INDIVIDUAL READING. 1-2 credits (May be repeated for a total of four credits)
Prerequisites:
graduate standing and permission.
Directed studies in mathematics at graduate level under guidance of selected faculty member.

698 MASTER’S RESEARCH. 1-6 credits (May be repeated)
Prerequisite:
permission of advisor.
Research in suitable topics in mathematics or applied mathematics culminating in a research paper.
No more than 2 credits applicable to major requirements.

699 MASTER’S THESIS. 2 credits (May be repeated for a total of four credits)
Prerequisite:
permission.
Properly qualified candidate for master’s degree may obtain four credits for research
experience which culminates in the presentation of a faculty-supervised thesis.

721,2 FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS I AND II. 3 credits each
Prerequisites:
510 and 621 or departmental permission.
These courses are sequential. Study of normed linear spaces and transformations between
them with an emphasis on the formulation and analysis of differential and integral equations
as operator equations on these spaces.

728 MATRIX ITERATIVE ANALYSIS. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
Departmental permission.
Basic Iterative methods, Matrix Properties and Concepts, Linear and Nonlinear equation solver,
Semi-iterative and conjugate-gradient methods.

730 ADVANCED NUMERICAL SOLUTION OF PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS. 3 credits
Prerequisites:
522 and 528, or 628, or departmental permission.
Derivation, analysis, and implementation of difference and variational-based methods for
the solution of partial differential equations and systems of differential equations.

732 ADVANCED PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS II. 3 credits
Prerequisites:
522 and 532 or departmental permission.
Well-posedness of elliptic, hyperbolic and parabolic problems. Variational Methods for Elliptic
problems, Conservation Laws and numerical methods, potential theory and integral equations.

733,4 ASYMPTOTIC METHODS AND NONLINEAR ANALYSIS I AND II. 3 credits each
Prerequisites:
633/634 or equivalent.
Survey of asymptotic and perturbation methods as applied to integrals and differential equations.
Topics: bifurcation and stability with applications from the physical sciences and engineering.

735 DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS. 3 credits
Prerequisite:
522 or departmental permission.
The study of mathematical models of systems which evolve over time. An introduction to maps
and applications to ordinary differential equations.