LSU College of Science
LSU
Mathematics

April 2018

(Draft ballot.)

Ballot: "A. Changes to Math 4050 & Math 4056."

Issue: "A.1. Math 4050/3050."
Shall we change the prereq for Math 4050 (Interest Theory) from Math 3355 (Probability) to Math 1552 (Calc II), and change the course number to Math 3050, as recommended by the Undergraduate Studies Committee? (See details in the files:
FormB-Math4050(2018-04-08).docx;
FormA-Math3050(2018-04-08).docx;
FormA-Math3050Syllabus2018-04-08.pdf.)

Issue: "A.2. Math 4056."
Shall we reduce Math 4056 (Mathematical Statistics) from 4 to 3 hours, as recommended by the Undergraduate Studies Committee?
(See details in the files:
FormC-Math4056(2018-04-08).docx;
FormC-Math4056Syllabus2018-02-20.pdf.)

Ballot: "B. Changes (corresponding to A above) to the Actuarial Science and the Mathematical Statistics Concentrations."

Issue: "B.1. Actuarial Science Concentration."
For the Actuarial Science Concentration,
shall we move Math 4050 (Interest Theory) from Semester 7 to Semester 3 (and rename it Math 3050), and
shall we reduce Math 4056 (Mathematical Statistics; currently in Semester 7) from 4 to 3 hours, and
shall we increase the # of hours of free electives in Semester 8 from 7 to 8, and
shall we move Math 3355 (Probability) from Semester 5 to Semester 4, and
shall we move some other required courses around in the 8-semester path as necessary to achieve the above goals,
as recommended by the Undergraduate Studies Committee?
(See details in the file:
FormE-ActuarialScience2018-04-08.doc,
and see related Ballot A above.
If proposal here in B.1 above is rejected, then the proposal in A above won't make sense;
and if A is rejected, then the proposal in B.1 won't be necessary.)

Issue: "B.2. Mathematical Statistics Concentration."
For the Mathematical Statistics Concentration,
shall we reduce Math 4056 (Mathematical Statistics, in Semester 7) from 4 to 3 hours, and
shall we increase the # of hours of free electives in Semester 8 from 12 to 13,
as recommended by the Undergraduate Studies Committee?
(See details in the file:
FormE-MathStatistics2018-04-08.doc,
and see related Ballot A.2 above.
If proposal here in B.2 above is rejected, then the proposal in A.2 above won't make sense;
and if A.2 is rejected, then the proposal in B.2 won't be necessary.)

Ballot: "C. Changes to the "bridge" courses (Math 2020, 2025, and 2030).

Issue: "C.1. Exception to requirement of two bridge courses."
Shall we add the following footnote in appropriate places in the catalog, as recommended by the Undergraduate Studies Committee?
"A math major may petition the Associate Chair of the Math Department to recommend to the College of Science that a surplus, 4000-level or 7000-level math course substitute for one of the required bridge courses."

Issue: "C.2. Description of Math 2020."

Shall we change the catalog description of Math 2020 from:

"Math 2020 Solving Discrete Problems (3).
Prerequisites: MATH 1550 or 1551.
Logic, counting, discrete probability, graph theory, and number theory,"

to:

"Math 2020 Solving Discrete Problems (3).
Prerequisites: MATH 1550 or 1551.
The purpose of this course is to develop students’ proficiency in reading and writing rigorous mathematics. This entails logically coherent definitions, statements, and proofs. The mathematical topics are selected from formal logic, set theory, counting, discrete probability, graph theory, and number theory,"

as recommended by the Undergraduate Studies Committee?

Issue: "C.3. Description of Math 2025."

Shall we change the catalog description of Math 2025 from:

"Math 2025 Integral Transforms and Their Applications (3).
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,"

to:

"MATH 2025 Integral Transforms and Their Applications (3).
Prerequisites: MATH 1552 or 1553.
The purpose of this course is to develop students' proficiency in reading and writing rigorous mathematics. This entails logically coherent definitions, statements, and proofs. The mathematical topics are from linear algebra and analysis, including finite dimensional vector spaces, bases, linear transformations, discrete and fast Fourier transforms, and examples of wavelets and the wavelet transform,"

as recommended by the Undergraduate Studies Committee?

Issue: "C.4. Description of Math 2030."

Shall we change the catalog description of Math 2030 from:

"Math 2030 Discrete Dynamical Systems (3).
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,"

to:

"Math 2030: Discrete Dynamical Systems (3).
Prerequisites: MATH 1552 or 1553, or permission of instructor.
The purpose of this course is to develop students' proficiency in reading and writing rigorous mathematics. This entails logically coherent definitions, statements, and proofs. The mathematical topics are dynamical systems with discrete time and in one spatial dimension, chaos, structural stability, and bifurcations,"

as recommended by the Undergraduate Studies Committee?

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FormB-Math4050(2018-04-08).docx32.54 KB
FormA-Math3050(2018-04-08).docx38.75 KB
FormA-Math3050Syllabus2018-04-08.pdf65.44 KB
FormC-Math4056(2018-04-08).docx36.74 KB
FormC-Math4056Syllabus2018-02-20.pdf66.62 KB
FormE-ActuarialScience2018-04-08.doc156.5 KB
FormE-MathStatistics2018-04-08.doc154 KB