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No student may receive more than nine semester hours of credit in mathematics courses numbered below 1550, with the exception of students who are pursuing the elementary education degree and following the 12-hour sequence specified in that curriculum. No student who has already received credit for a mathematics course numbered 1550 or above may be registered in a mathematics course numbered below 1550, unless given special permission by the Department of Mathematics.

1021 College Algebra (3) Ge, F, S, Su
Prerequisites: MATH ACT score greater than 19 or placement by department. Credit will not be given for both this course and MATH 1023.
Solving equations and inequalities; function properties and graphs with transformations; inverse functions; linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions with applications; systems of equations.
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1022 Plane Trigonometry (3) Ge, F, S, Su
Prerequisites: MATH 1021 or placement by department. Credit will not be given for both this course and MATH 1023.
Trigonometric functions with applications; graphs with transformations; inverse functions; fundamental identities and angle formulas; solving equations; solving triangles with applications; polar coordinate system; vectors.
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1023 College Algebra and Trigonometry (5) Ge, F, S
Prerequisites: Placement by department. Credit will not be given for both this course and MATH 1015, 1021, or 1022. This course fulfills 5 hrs. of the 6-hr. Gen. Ed. Analytical Reasoning requirement; a second Analytical Reasoning course will be required.
Function properties and graphs; inverse functions; linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, with applications; systems of equations; partial fraction decomposition; conics; trigonometric functions and graphs; inverse trigonometric functions; fundamental identities and angle formulas; solving equations and triangles with applications; polar coordinate system; vectors.
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1029 Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics (3) Ge, F, S, Su
Prerequisites: Primarily for students in liberal arts and social sciences.
Mathematical approaches to contemporary problems, handling of data and optimization using basic concepts from algebra, geometry and discrete mathematics.
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1100 The Nature of Mathematics (3) Ge, F, S, Su
Prerequisites: Not for science, engineering, or mathematics majors. For students who desire an exposure to mathematics as part of a liberal education.
Logic; the algebra of logic, computers, and number systems; networks and combinatorics; probability and statistics.
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  • Textbook: Topics In COntemporary mathematics, 10th E. by Bello, Kaul, brittoon (optional)
  • Notes: Prof. Josh Fallon will be teaching for fall, 2017. The isbn listed is the bundle package for the text and the stu. sol. manual.

1201 Number Sense and Open-Ended Problem Solving (3) F, S
Prerequisites: MATH 1021 and 1023. Primarily for students in the early childhood education PK-3 teacher certification curriculum or the elementary grades education curriculum.
Cardinality and integers; decimal representation and the number line; number sense; open ended problem solving strategies; expressions and equation solving; primes, factors, and proofs; ratio and proportion; written communication of mathematics.
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1202 Geometry, Reasoning and Measurement (3) F, S
Prerequisites: MATH 1201. Primarily for students in the early childhood education PK-3 teacher certification curriculum or the elementary grades education curriculum.
Geometry and measurement in two and three dimensions; similarity; congruence; Pythagorean Theorem; written communication of mathematics.
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1431 Calculus with Business and Economic Applications (3) Ge, F, S, Su
Prerequisites: MATH 1021 or 1023. Credit will be given for only one of the following: MATH 1431 or 1550 or 1551. 3 hrs. lecture; 1 hr. lab.
Differential and integral calculus of algebraic, logarithmic, and exponential functions; applications to business and economics, such as maximum-minimum problems, marginal analysis, and exponential growth models.
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1550 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5) Ge, F, S, Su
Prerequisites: An appropriate ALEKS placement score: see https://www.math.lsu.edu/ugrad/ALEKS for details. An honors course, MATH 1551, is also available. Credit will be given for only one of the following: MATH 1431, 1550, or 1551.
Limits, derivatives, and integrals of algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, with applications.
(In the 2015-2016 and earlier catalogs, the description of this course was:
"Analytic geometry, limits, derivatives, integrals.")
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  • Textbook: Calculus, early transcendentals, 8th edition by James Stewart. (required) New adoption for math 1550 for fall, 2016. Enhanced web assign Printed Access card.
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  • Notes: On Web Assign website> Free access to Stewart text for 14 days, then enter course key from teacher. Then that key will give students the option to use for 14 days or buy the ebook and homework option. This text ISBN Number has enhanced web assign printed access card. Student solutions manual for stewart's single variable Calculus: early transcendentals, 8th edition. ISBN 978-130-527-2422.

1551 HONORS: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5) Ge, F
Prerequisites: Similar to Math 1550. Credit will not be given for this course and Math 1431 or 1550.
This course is the same as Math 1550, but with special honors emphasis for qualified students.
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  • Textbook: Calculus, early transcendentals, 8th edition by James Stewart. (required) The learning program: WebAssign has e-book access included.
  • Notes: Note: Ebook: students can go to WebAssign website. There is a free trial for 14 days that every student receives once they enter the course key their professor gives them. Once they enter the key it gives the student the option to use it for 14 days or buy the ebook and homework option.

1552 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4) Ge, F, S, Su
Prerequisites: MATH 1550 or MATH 1551. This is a General Education Course. An honors course, MATH 1553 is also available. Credit will not be given for this course and MATH 1553 or 1554.
Techniques of integration, parametric equations, analytic geometry, polar coordinates, infinite series, vectors in low dimensions; introduction to differential equations and partial derivatives.
(In the 2015-2016 and earlier catalogs, the description of this course was:
"Techniques of integration, parameter equations, polar coordinates, infinite series, vectors in low dimensions; introduction to differential equations and partial derivatives.")
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1553 HONORS: Analytic Geometry and Calculus II (4) Ge, F, S
Prerequisites: Same as MATH 1552, with special honors emphasis for qualified students. Credit will not be given for this course and MATH 1552 or 1554.
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1554 Calculus II for Life Science Majors (4) Ge, F, S
Prerequisites: MATH 1550 or 1551. Credit will not be given for this course and either MATH 1552 or 1553. Does not meet the prerequisites for higher-level Math courses.
Designed for biological science majors. Techniques of integration, introduction to differential equations, stability of equilibrium points, elementary linear algebra, elements of multivariable calculus, systems of differential equations.
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2020 Solving Discrete Problems (3) F, S
Prerequisites: MATH 1550 or 1551.
Logic, counting, discrete probability, graph theory, and number theory.
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2025 Integral Transforms and Their Applications (3) F
Prerequisites: MATH 1552 or 1553.
Introduction to mathematical proofs and structures using selected topics from analysis; series of functions, Fourier series, Fourier integrals, and introduction to wavelets; applications in differential equations and signal processing.
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2030 Discrete Dynamical Systems (3) F, S
Prerequisites: MATH 1552 or 1553, or permission of instructor.
Dynamical systems with discrete time and in one spatial dimension; hyperbolicity; quadratic maps; chaos; structural stability; bifurcation theory; and higher dimensional systems.
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2057 Multidimensional Calculus (3) F, S, Su
Prerequisites: MATH 1552 or 1553. An honors course, MATH 2058, is also available. Credit will not be given for this course and MATH 2058.
Three-dimensional analytic geometry, partial derivatives, multiple integrals.
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2058 HONORS: Multidimensional Calculus (3) F
Prerequisites: Same as MATH 2057, with special honors emphasis for qualified students. Credit will not be given for both this course and MATH 2057.
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2060 Technology Lab (1) F, S
Prerequisites: Credit or concurrent enrollment in MATH 2057 or 2058. Students are encouraged to enroll in MATH 2057 (or 2058) and 2060 concurrently.
Use of computers for investigating, solving, and documenting mathematical problems; numerical, symbolic, and graphical manipulation of mathematical constructs discussed in MATH 1550, 1552, and 2057.
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2065 Elementary Differential Equations (3) F, S
Prerequisites: MATH 1552 or 1553. Credit will be given for only one of the following: MATH 2065, 2070, or 2090.
Ordinary differential equations; emphasis on solving linear differential equations.
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2070 Mathematical Methods in Engineering (4)
Prerequisites: MATH 1552 or 1553. Credit will be given for only one of the following: MATH 2065, 2070, 2090.
Ordinary differential equations, Laplace transforms, linear algebra, and Fourier series; physical applications stressed.
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2085 Linear Algebra (3) F, S, Su
Prerequisites: MATH 1552 or 1553. Credit will not be given for both this course and MATH 2090.
Systems of linear equations, vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices, determinants.
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  • Textbook: Linear Algebra/3rd edition by Jim Hefferon (required)
  • Additional course materials: e-version of text can be downloaded from book webpage.
  • Notes: Dr. William Adkins will be teaching for Fall 2017.

2090 Elementary Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (4) F, S, Su
Prerequisites: MATH 1552 or 1553. Credit will not be given for both this course and MATH 2065, 2070, or 2085.
Introduction to first order differential equations, linear differential equations with constant coefficients, and systems of differential equations; vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices, determinants, linear dependence, bases, systems of equations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and Laplace transforms.
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2203 Measurement: Proportional and Algebraic Reasoning (3) F, S
Prerequisites: Professional Practice I Block, 12 sem. hrs. of mathematics including MATH 1201 and MATH 1202, and concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3125. Mathematics content course designed to be integrated in Praxis II with the principles and structures of mathematical reasoning applied to the grades 1-6 classroom. 2 hrs. lecture; 2 hrs. lab/field experience (as part of Professional Practice II Block).
Development of a connected, balanced view of mathematics; interrelationship of patterns, relations, and functions; applications of algebraic reasoning in mathematical situations and structures using contextual, numeric, graphic, and symbolic representations; written communication of mathematics.
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  • Notes: Michael Muffuletto will be teaching for spring 2018.

3002 Mathematics Classroom Presentations (2) F, S
Prerequisites: BASC 2010 and 2011.
Students will prepare and present middle and/or high school mathematics lessons that incorporate this content and appropriate use of technology. The content of this course will reflect current standards for middle and high school mathematics and the Praxis II.
(In the 2015-2016 and earlier catalogs, this course carried only 1 student credit hour, and the description of this course was:
"Under the supervision of a mathematics faculty member and a master teacher, students will prepare and deliver middle and/or high school mathematics lessons that incorporate appropriate use of technology.")
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  • Notes: Robyn Carlin will be teaching for fall 2015. Using her own notes.

3003 Functions and Modeling (3)
Prerequisites: BASC 2011.
Using problem-based learning, technology, and exploring in depth relationships between various areas of mathematics, students strengthen mathematical understandings of core concepts taught at the secondary level. Connections between secondary and college mathematics are investigated. Various topics from new math standards for functions and statistics are included.
(In the 2015-2016 and earlier catalogs, Math 3003 carried only 2 hours of credit.)
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  • Notes: Emily Marshall will use own notes, 2017.

3355 Probability (3) F, S, Su
Prerequisites: MATH 2057 or 2058. Credit will not be given for this course and EE 3150.
Introduction to probability, emphasizing concrete problems and applications; random variables, expectation, conditional probability, law of large numbers, central limit theorem, stochastic processes.
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3903 Methods of Problem Solving (2) F
Prerequisites: MATH 1552 or 1553, and MATH 2070, 2085, or 2090. May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Pass-fail grading.
Instruction and practice in solving a wide variety of mathematical and logical problems as seen in the Putnam competition.
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  • Notes: Dr. Mahlberg will be teaching for fall, 2017 and will use own notes.

4005 Geometry (3) Grad, S
Prerequisites: MATH 2020.
The foundations of geometry, including work in Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries.
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4019 Calculus Internship Capstone (2)
Prerequisites: MATH 3003.
Students will be mentored by a calculus instructor and will participate in the planning and instruction of a recitation section for a calculus course. Skills and topics for teaching Calculus AP will be included. Provides opportunities for students to consolidate their mathematical knowledge and to obtain a perspective on the meaning and significance of that knowledge.
(In the 2015-2016 and earlier catalogs, this course carried only 1 credit hour.)
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  • Notes: Prof. Guillermo Ferreyra will be teaching for fall, 2017.

4020 Capstone Course (3) Grad, F, S
Prerequisites: Students should be within two semesters of completing the requirements for a mathematics major and must have completed a 4000-level mathematics course with a grade of C or better, or obtain the permission of the department.
Provides opportunities for students to consolidate their mathematical knowledge, and to obtain a perspective on the meaning and significance of that knowledge. Course work will emphasize communication skills, including reading, writing, and speaking mathematics.
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  • Notes: Prof. Peter WOlenski will be teaching for fall, 2018.

4023 Applied Algebra (3) Grad, F, S, Su
Prerequisites: MATH 2085 or 2090. Credit will not be given for both this course and MATH 4200.
Finite algebraic structures relevant to computers: groups, graphs, groups and computer design, group codes, semigroups, finite-state machines.
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4024 Mathematical Models (3) Grad, V
Prerequisites: MATH 1552 or 1553, and credit or registration in MATH 2085 or 2090.
Construction, development, and study of mathematical models for real situations; basic examples, model construction, Markov chain models, models for linear optimization, selected case studies.
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4025 Optimization Theory and Applications (3) Grad, S
Prerequisites: MATH 2057 or 2058, and credit or registration in MATH 2085 or 2090.
Basic methods and techniques for solving optimization problems; n-dimensional geometry and convex sets; classical and search optimization of functions of one and several variables; linear, nonlinear, and integer programming.
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  • Notes: Prof. Pete Wolenski will be teaching for spring, 2017.

4027 Differential Equations (3) Grad, S
Prerequisites: Math 2057 or 2058, and Math 2085 or 2090.
Ordinary differential equations, with attention to theory.
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4031 Advanced Calculus I (3) Grad, F, S
Prerequisites: MATH 2057 or 2058, and 2085.
Completeness of the real line, Bolzano-Weierstrass theorem and Heine-Borel theorem; continuous functions including uniform convergence and completeness of C[a,b]; Riemann integration and the Darboux Criterion.
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4032 Advanced Calculus II (3) Grad, S
Prerequisites: MATH 4031.
Derivative, including uniform convergence, the mean value theorem, and Taylor's Theorem; absolute and uniform convergence of series, completeness of sequence spaces, dual spaces; real analytic functions; functions of bounded variation, the Stieltjes integral, and the dual of C[a,b].
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4035 Advanced Calculus of Several Variables (3) Grad, F
Prerequisites: MATH 4031.
Topology of n-dimensional space, differential calculus in n-dimensional space, inverse and implicit function theorems.
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  • Textbook: Analysis on Manifolds by James Munkres (required)
  • Notes: Dr.Dan Sage is teachng for fall, 2016.

4036 Complex Variables (3) Grad, F, S, Su
Prerequisites: MATH 2057 or 2058.
Analytic functions, integration, power series, residues, and conformal mapping.
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4038 Mathematical Methods in Engineering (3) Grad, F, S, Su
Prerequisites: One of MATH 2065, 2070, or 2090; and one of MATH 2057 or 2058.
Vector analysis; solution of partial differential equations by the method of separation of variables; introduction to orthogonal functions including Bessel functions.
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4039 Introduction to Topology (3) Grad, S, O
Prerequisites: MATH 2057 or 2058.
(In the 2015-2016 and earlier catalogs, the prereq for this course was Math 4031.)
Examples and classification of two-dimensional manifolds, covering spaces, the Brouwer theorem, and other selected topics.
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  • Textbook: beginning topology, by Sue Goodman (required)
  • Notes: Prof. Patrick Gilmer will be teaching for spring, 2018.

4050 Interest Theory (5) Grad, F
Prerequisites: MATH 3355.
Measurement of interest (including accumulated and present value factors), annuities certain, yield rates, amortization schedules and sinking funds, bonds and related securities, derivative instruments, and hedging and investment strategies.
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  • Textbook: Financial Mathematics: A Practical Guide for Actuaries and Other Business Professionals, 2nd Edition (2005) by Joe Francis, Chris Ruckman (required)
  • Notes: Prof. Chip Delzell will be teaching for fall, 2017.

    Other required course notes (from Society of Actuaries website):
    FM-24-17 Using Duration and Convexity to Approximate Change in Present Value URL
    FM-25-17 Interest Rate Swaps URL
    FM-26-17 Determinants of Interest Rates

    Historical note: Prior to 2012, this course was worth only 3 student credit hours. The old catalog description was: "Measurement of interest (including accumulated and present value factors), annuities certain, yield rates, amortization schedules and sinking funds, and bonds and related securities."

4056 Mathematical Statistics (4) Grad, F
Prerequisites: MATH 3355.
Statistical inference including hypothesis testing, estimators, and goodness-of-fit. Analysis of time series including moving-average, regression, autoregressive, and autoregressive-moving-average models.
(In the 2015-2016 and earlier catalogs, this course carried only 3 hours of credit.)
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4058 Elementary Stochastic Processes (3) Grad, S
Prerequisites: MATH 2085 and 3355.
Markov chains, Poisson process, and Brownian motion.
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  • Notes: Prof. george cochran will be teaching for spring, 2017. He will give the students the class notes and suggested reading.

4064 Numerical Linear Algebra (3) Grad, F, Y
Prerequisites: MATH 1552 or 1553, and one of MATH 2057, 2058, 2085, or 2090.
Gaussian elimination and LU factorization, tridiagonal systems, vector and matrix norms, singular value decomposition, condition number, least squares problem, QR factorization, iterative methods, power methods for eigenvalues and eigenvectors, applications.
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  • Notes: Prof. H. Zhang will be teaching for fall, 2017.

4065 Numerical Analysis (3) Grad, F
Prerequisites: MATH 2057 or 2058.
An introduction to numerical methods in basic analysis, including root-finding, polynomial interpolation, numerical integration and differentiation, splines and wavelets.
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4066 Numerical Differential Equations (3) Grad, S
Prerequisites: MATH 2057 or 2058, and one of four options: (a) MATH 2070, (b) MATH 2090, (c) MATH 4027, (d) MATH 2085 and MATH 2065.
Numerical solutions to initial value problems and boundary value problems for ordinary and partial differential equations.
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  • Notes: Prof. H. Zhang will be teaching for spring 2018.

4153 Finite Dimensional Vector Spaces (3) Grad, S
Prerequisites: MATH 2085 or 2090.
Vector spaces, linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, and topics such as inner product space and canonical forms.
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  • Textbook: Abstract Linear Algebra by Morton L. Curtis (required)
  • Notes: Prof. Fang-Ting Tu will be teaching for spring, 2018.

4158 Foundations of Mathematics (3) Grad, V
Prerequisites: MATH 2057 or 2058.
Rigorous development of the real numbers, sets, relations, product spaces, order and cardinality.
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  • Textbook: The Foundations of Mathematics by Ian Stewart and David Tall (required)
  • Notes: Offered only in odd-numbered years, and then only in the fall. Prof. Karl Mahlburg will be teaching for fall 2017.

4171 Introduction to Graph Theory (3) Grad, S
Prerequisites: MATH 2085 or 2090.
Fundamental concepts of undirected and directed graphs, trees, connectivity and traversability, planarity, colorability, network flows, matching theory and applications.
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4172 Combinatorics (3) Grad, F
Prerequisites: MATH 2085 or 2090.
Topics selected from permutations and combinations, generating functions, principle of inclusion and exclusion, configurations and designs, matching theory, existence problems, applications.
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4181 Elementary Number Theory (3) Grad, F
Prerequisites: MATH 2057, 2058, 2085, or 2090.
Divisibility, Euclidean algorithm, prime numbers, congruences, and topics such as Chinese remainder theorem and sums of integral squares.
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4200 Abstract Algebra I (3) Grad, F
Prerequisites: MATH 2085 or 2090. Credit will not be given for both this course and MATH 4023.
Elementary properties of sets, relations, mappings, integers; groups, subgroups, normal subgroups, quotient groups, homomorphisms, automorphisms, and permutation groups; elementary properties of rings.
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4201 Abstract Algebra II (3) Grad, S, E
Prerequisites: MATH 4200.
Ideals in rings, factorization in polynomial rings, unique factorization and Euclidean domains, field extensions, splitting fields, finite fields, Galois theory.
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4325 Fourier Transforms (3) Grad, V
Prerequisites: MATH 1552 or 1553, and one of the following: MATH 2057, 2058, 2065, 2070, 2085, 2090. For students majoring in mathematics, physics, or engineering.
Fourier analysis on the real line, the integers, and finite cyclic groups; the fast Fourier transform; generalized functions; attention to modern applications and computational methods.
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4340 Partial Differential Equations (3) Grad, F
Prerequisites: MATH 2057 or MATH 2058, and one of the two options (a), (b) below: (a) 2085 and one of 2065 or 2070; (b) 2090.
First-order partial differential equations and systems, canonical second-order linear equations, Green's functions, method of characteristics, properties of solutions, and applications.
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4345 Special Functions (3) Grad, V
Prerequisites: MATH 2057 or MATH 2058, and one of the two options (a), (b) below: (a) 2085 and one of 2065 or 2070; (b) 2090.
Sturm-Liouville problems, orthogonal functions (Bessel, Laguerre, Legendre, Hermite), orthogonal expansions including Fourier series, recurrence relations and generating functions, gamma and beta functions, Chebychev polynomials, and other topics.
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  • Textbook: Analysis on Manifolds by James Munkres (required)
  • Notes: Shea Vela-Vick will be teaching for fall, 2017.

4700 History of Mathematics (3) Grad, S
Prerequisites: Math 2057 or 2058; Math 2020; and Math 2085 or 2090; students entering the course should have a firm sense of what constitutes a proof.
This course will have substantial mathematical content; topics such as early Greek mathematics, from Euclid to Archimedes; algebra and number theory from Diophantus to the present; the calculus of Newton and Leibniz; the renewed emphasis on rigor and axiomatic foundations in the 19th and 20th centuries; interactions of mathematics with technology and the natural sciences; biographies of significant mathematicians.
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  • Notes: Prof. Jimmie Lawson will be teaching for spring, 2017/ He will use his own notes.

4997 Vertically Integrated Research (3) Grad, F, S, Su
This course is intended to provide opportunities for students to learn about mathematical research in a vertically integrated learning and research community. Undergraduate students, graduate students, post-doctoral researchers and faculty may work together as a unit to learn and create new mathematics. Possible formats include group reading and exposition, group research projects, and written and oral presentations. Undergraduate students may have a research capstone experience or write an honors thesis as part of this course.
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  • Notes: For textbooks and other detailed descriptions of the various sections of Math 4997 for each semester, see https://www.math.lsu.edu/grad/cur.grad.cour (where graduate-level courses in Math for each semester are described).

4999 Selected Readings in Mathematics (1–3) Grad
Prerequisites: Consent of department. May be taken for max. of 9 sem. hrs. credit.

6301 Implementing Curriculum Standards for Mathematics in the Elementary Grades (1–3) Grad, V
Prerequisites: May be repeated for up to 9 sem. hrs. of credit if department certifies that topics do not overlap. This course is intended primarily for participants in teacher-training programs.
Mathematics selected from nationally recognized curriculum standards for the elementary grades, treated with attention to depth and the specific needs of teachers.

6302 Implementing Curriculum Standards for Mathematics in the Middle Grades (1–3) Grad, V
Prerequisites: May be repeated for up to 9 sem. hrs. of credit if department certifies that topics do not overlap. This course is intended primarily for participants in teacher-training programs.
Mathematics selected from nationally recognized curriculum standards for the middle grades, treated with attention to depth and the specific needs of teachers.
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  • Notes: Dr. JIm Madden will be teaching for fall, 2016

6303 Implementing Curriculum Standards for Mathematics in High School (1–3) Grad, V
Prerequisites: May be repeated for up to 9 sem. hrs. of credit if department certifies that topics do not overlap. This course is intended primarily for participants in teacher-training programs.
Mathematics selected from nationally recognized curriculum standards for high school, treated with attention to depth and the specific needs of teachers.

6893 Seminar in Mathematics for Secondary Teachers (1–3) Grad
Prerequisites: Consent of department. May be repeated for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. when topics vary.
Topics of interest to teachers of secondary school mathematics.

7001 Communicating Math I (1) Grad, F
Prerequisites: consent of department.
Practical training in the teaching of undergraduate mathematics; how to write mathematics for publication; other issues relating to mathematical exposition.
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7002 Communicating Mathematics II (1) Grad, S
Prerequisites: Consent of department.
Practical training in the written and oral presentation of mathematical papers; the teaching of mathematics and the uses of technology in the mathematics classroom.
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7210 Algebra I (3) Grad, F
Prerequisites: MATH 4200 or equivalent.
Groups: Group actions and Sylow Theorems, finitely generated abelian groups; rings and modules: PIDs, UFDs, finitely generated modules over a PID, applications to Jordan canonical form, exact sequences.
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7211 Algebra II (3) Grad, S
Prerequisites: MATH 7210 or equivalent.
Fields: algebraic, transcendental, normal, separable field extensions; Galois theory, simple and semisimple algebras, Wedderburn theorem, group representations, Maschke’s theorem, multilinear algebra.
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7220 Commutative Algebra (3) Grad
Prerequisites: Math 7211
Commutative rings and modules, prime ideals, localization, noetherian rings, primary decomposition, integral extensions and Noether normalization, the Nullstellensatz, dimension, flatness, graded rings, Hilbert polynomial, valuations, regular rings, homological dimension, depth, completion, Cohen-Macaulay modules.
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7230 Topics in Number Theory (3) Grad
Prerequisites: Math 7211. May be repeated for credit with consent of department when topics vary for a max. of 9 credit hrs.
Topics in number theory, such as algebraic integers, ideal class group, Galois theory of prime ideals, cyclotomic fields, class field theory, Gauss sums, quadratic fields, local fields, elliptic curves, L-functions and Dirichlet series, modular forms, Dirichlet's theorem and the Prime Number theorem, Diophantine equations, Circle method.
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7240 Topics in Algebraic Geometry (3) Grad
Prerequisites: Math 7211. May be repeated for credit with consent of department when topics vary for a max. of 9 credit hrs.
Topics in algebraic geometry, such as affine and projective varieties, morphisms and rational mappings, nonsingular varieties, sheaves and schemes, sheaf cohomology, algebraic curves and surfaces, elliptic curves, toric varieties, real algebraic geometry.
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7250 Representation Theory (3) Grad
Prerequisites: Math 7211.
Representations of finite groups, group algebras, character theory, induced representations, Frobenius reciprocity, Lie algebras and their structure theory, classification of semisimple Lie algebras, universal enveloping algebras and the PBW theorem, highest weight representations, Verma modules, and finite-dimensional representations.
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7260 Homological Algebra (3) Grad
Prerequisites: Math 7211.
Modules over a ring, projective and injective modules and resolutions, abelian categories, functors and derived functors, Tor and Ext, homological dimension of rings and modules, spectral sequences, and derived categories.
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7280 Seminar in Commutative Algebra (1–3) Grad, V
Prerequisites: Consent of department. May be repeated for credit with consent of department.
Advanced topics such as commutative rings, homological algebra, algebraic curves, or algebraic geometry.
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7290 Seminar in Algebra and Number Theory (1–3) Grad, V
Prerequisites: Consent of department. May be repeated for credit with consent of department.
Advanced topics such as algebraic number theory, algebraic semigroups, quadratic forms, or algebraic K-theory.
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7311 Real Analysis I (3) Grad, F, Y
Prerequisites: MATH 4032.
Abstract measure and integration theory with application to Lebesgue measure on the real line and Euclidean space.
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7320 Ordinary Differential Equations (3) Grad, S
Prerequisites: MATH 2085 and 4031; or equivalent.
Existence and uniqueness theorems, approximation methods, linear equations, linear systems, stability theory; other topics such as boundary value problems.
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7325 Numerical Analysis and Applications (3) Grad, S
Prerequisites: MATH 4065 or equivalent.
Finite difference methods; finite element methods; iterative methods; methods of parallel computing; applications to the sciences and engineering.
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7330 Functional Analysis (3) Grad, V
Prerequisites: MATH 7311 or equivalent.
Banach spaces and their generalizations; Baire category, Banach-Steinhaus, open mapping, closed graph, and Hahn-Banach theorems; duality in Banach spaces, weak topologies; other topics such as commutative Banach algebras, spectral theory, distributions, and Fourier transforms.
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7350 Complex Analysis (3) Grad, V
Prerequisites: MATH 7311.
Theory of holomorphic functions of one complex variable; path integrals, power series, singularities, mapping properties, normal families, other topics.
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7360 Probability Theory (3) Grad, F
Prerequisites: MATH 7311 or equivalent.
Probability spaces, random variables and expectations, independence, convergence concepts, laws of large numbers, convergence of series, law of iterated logarithm, characteristic functions, central limit theorem, limiting distributions, martingales.
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  • Notes: For detailed, semester-by-semester descriptions of 7000-level math courses, see https://www.math.lsu.edu/grad/cur.grad.cour. Prof. Ganguly will be teaching for fall, 2017. Will use own notes.

7365 Applied Stochastic Analysis (3) Grad
Prerequisites: Math 7360.
Brownian motion, basic stochastic calculus, applications to finance.
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7366 Stochastic Analysis (3) Grad
Prerequisites: Math 7360.
Wiener process, stochastic integrals, stochastic differential equations.
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7370 Lie Groups and Representation Theory (3) Grad, V
Prerequisites: MATH 7311, 7210, and 7510 or equivalent.
Lie groups, Lie algebras, subgroups, homomorphisms, the exponential map. Also topics in finite and infinite dimensional representation theory.
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7375 Wavelets (3) Grad, S
Prerequisites: MATH 7311 or equivalent.
Fourier series; Fourier transform; windowed Fourier transform or short-time Fourier transform; the continuous wavelet transform; discrete wavelet transform; multiresolution analysis; construction of wavelets.
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7380 Seminar in Functional Analysis (1–3) Grad, V
Prerequisites: Consent of department. May be repeated for credit with consent of department.
Advanced topics such as topological vector spaces, Banach algebras, operator theory, or nonlinear functional analysis
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7384 Topics in the Mathematics of Materials Science (3) Grad, V
Prerequisites: Consent of department. May be repeated for credit with consent of department for a max. of 9 credit hrs.
Advanced topics in the mathematics of material science, including mathematical techniques for the design of optimal structural materials, solution of problems in fracture mechanics, design of photonic band gap materials, and solution of basic problems in the theory of superconductivity.
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7386 Theory of Partial Differential Equations (3) Grad, V
Prerequisites: Math 7330.
Sobolev spaces. Theory of second order scalar elliptic equations: existence, uniqueness and regularity. Additional topics such as: Direct methods of the calculus of variations, parabolic equations, eigenvalue problems.
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7390 Seminar in Analysis (1–3) Grad, V
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7400 Combinatorial Theory (3) Grad
Problems of existence and enumeration in the study of arrangements of elements into sets; combinations and permutations; other topics such as generating functions, recurrence relations, inclusion-exclusion, Polya’s theorem, graphs and digraphs, combinatorial designs, incidence matrices, partially ordered sets, matroids, finite geometries, Latin squares, difference sets, matching theory.
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7410 Graph Theory (3) Grad, S
Prerequisites: MATH 2085 and MATH 4039; or equivalent.
Matchings and coverings, connectivity, planar graphs, colorings, flows, Hamilton graphs, Ramsey theory, topological graph theory, graph minors.
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7490 Seminar in Combinatorics, Graph Theory, and Discrete Structures (1–3) Grad, V
Prerequisites: Consent of department. May be repeated for credit with consent of department.
Advanced topics such as combinatorics, graph theory, automata theory, or optimization.
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7510 Topology I (3) Grad
Prerequisites: MATH 2057 or equivalent.
Basic notions of general topology, with emphasis on Euclidean and metric spaces, continuous and differentiable functions, inverse function theorem and its consequences. (This is the catalog description only: Be sure to compare with the current syllabus which includes the fundamental group.)
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7512 Topology II (3) Grad
Prerequisites: MATH 7510.
Theory of the fundamental group and covering spaces including the Seifert-Van Kampen theorem; universal covering space; classification of covering spaces; selected areas from algebraic or general topology.
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  • Textbook: Algebraic Topology by Allan Hatcher (required)
  • Notes: For detailed, semester-by-semester descriptions of 7000-level math courses, see https://www.math.lsu.edu/grad/cur.grad.cour. Here is a link to the website for a copy of the Text. http://www.math.cornell.edu/~hatcher/AT/ATpage.html Dr. Litherland will be teaching for spring, 2018

7520 Algebraic Topology (3) Grad, S
Prerequisites: MATH 7210 and 7510; or equivalent.
Basic concepts of homology, cohomology, and homotopy theory.
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7550 Differential Geometry (3) Grad, S
Prerequisites: MATH 7210 and 7510; or equivalent.
Manifolds, vector fields, vector bundles, transversality, Riemannian geometry, other topics.
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7590 Seminar in Geometry and Algebraic Topology (1–3) Grad, V
Prerequisites: Consent of department. May be repeated for credit with consent of department.
Advanced topics such as advanced algebraic topology, transformation groups, surgery theory, sheaf theory, or fiber bundles.
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7690 Seminar in Toplogical Algebra (1–3) Grad, V
Prerequisites: Consent of department. May be repeated for credit with consent of department.
Advanced topics such as topological groups, topological semigroups, or topological lattices.
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7710 Advanced Numerical Linear Algebra (3) Grad, S
Prerequisites: MATH 4032 or equivalent; MATH 4153 or equivalent.
Gaussian elimination: LU and Cholesky factorizations; Least squares problem: QR factorization and Householder algorithm, backward stability, singular value decomposition and conditioning; Iterative methods: Jacobi, Gauss-Seidel and conjugate gradient; Eigenproblems: power methods and QR algorithm.
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7999 Selected Readings in Mathematics (1–3) Grad
Prerequisites: Consent of department. May be repeated for credit with consent of department.

8000 Thesis Research (1–12) Grad
"S"/"U" grading.

9000 Dissertation Research (1–12) Grad
"S"/"U" grading.