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  • CAS MA 107: Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Number Systems
    Required for undergraduates seeking licensure in elementary education, special education, or deaf studies. Focuses on number systems, operations including mental mathematics, proportionality, number theory, and probability. Non-SED students by signed permission only. Does not satisfy CAS Divisional Studies or Math/Stat major.
  • CAS MA 108: Mathematical Reasoning in the Elementary Grades: Algebra, Geometry, and Statistics
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS MA 107 or SED ME 107.
    Required for undergraduates seeking licensure in elementary education, special education, or deaf studies. Focuses on topics in algebra, geometry, measurement, and statistics. Non-SED students by signed permission only. Does not satisfy CAS Divisional Studies or Math/Stat major.
  • CAS MA 109: The Art and Science of Quantitative Reasoning
    Buying music on-line, making phone calls, predicting the weather, or controlling disease outbreaks would be impossible without mathematics, statistics, and computer science. Focuses on methods of reasoning common to these disciplines, and how they enable the modern world. Also offered as CAS CS 109. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS MA 113: Elementary Statistics
    MA 113 may not be taken for credit by any student who has completed any MA course numbered 300 or higher. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 113, MA 115, or MA 213. Basic concepts of estimation and tests of hypotheses, ideas from probability; one-, two-, and multiple-sample problems. Applications in social sciences. Primarily for students in the social sciences who require a one-semester introduction to statistics; others should consider CAS MA 115 or MA 213. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS MA 115: Statistics I
    MA 115 may not be taken for credit by any student who has completed any MA course numbered 300 or higher. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 113, MA 115, or MA 213. Numerical and graphical summaries of univariate and bivariate data. Basic probability, random variables, binomial distribution, normal distribution. One-sample statistical inference for normal means and binomial probabilities. Primarily for students in the social sciences with limited mathematics preparation.Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS MA 116: Statistics II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS MA 115; or equivalent.
    MA 116 may not be taken for credit by any student who has completed any MA course numbered 300 or higher. Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 116, MA 214, or MA 614. One- or two-sample inference for normal means and binomial probabilities, analysis of variance, simple linear regression, multiple regression, analysis of categorical data. Introduction to survey design and design of experiments. Primarily for students in the social sciences with limited mathematics preparation. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS MA 118: College Algebra and Trigonometry
    MA 118 may not be taken for credit by any student who has completed any MA course numbered 121 or higher. Functions and graphs. Linear and quadratic equations. Exponents; logarithms. Right and oblique triangles; trigonometric functions. Optimization. Specifically intended to prepare students with insufficient background in mathematics for the study of calculus. This course may not be used in fulfillment of the divisional studies requirement. Satisfies the mathematics requirement in the College program.
  • CAS MA 120: Applied Mathematics for Social and Management Sciences
    MA 120 may not be taken for credit by any student who has completed any MA course numbered 124 or higher. Linear equations, systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, exponential functions and logarithms, elements of differential calculus, optimization, probability. Applications in economics, finance, and management. Satisfies both mathematics requirement and divisional studies requirement. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS MA 121: Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences I
    Students may receive credit for either CAS MA 121 or 123, but not both. Differentiation and integration of functions of one variable. Same topics as CAS MA 123, but with less emphasis on mathematical generality and more on application. Especially suitable for students concentrating in the biological and social sciences. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS MA 122: Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS MA 121 or CAS MA 123.
    Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 122, MA 124, MA 127 or MA 129. Continuation of CAS MA 121. Review of univariate calculus, calculus of the elementary transcendental functions, elementary differential equations, elementary multivariate calculus. Applications to exponential growth, optimization, equilibrium, and dynamic modeling problems. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS MA 123: Calculus I
    Students may receive credit for either CAS MA 121 or 123, but not both. Limits; derivatives; differentiation of algebraic functions. Applications to maxima, minima, and convexity of functions. The definite integral; the fundamental theorem of integral calculus; applications of integration. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS MA 124: Calculus II
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS MA 121 or CAS MA 123.
    Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 122, MA 124, MA 127, or MA 129. Logarithmic, exponential, and trigonometric functions. Sequences and series; Taylor's series with the remainder. Methods of integration. Calculus I and II together constitute an introduction to calculus of a function of a single real variable. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS MA 127: Enriched Calculus
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS MA 123; or equivalent.
    Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 122, MA 124, MA 127, or MA 129. For students with prior experience in calculus. Emphasizes material from the end of Calculus 2 (sequences, Taylor series), reviews more challenging problems from Calculus 1. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS MA 129: Honors Calculus
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: a solid background in high school calculus or consent of instructor.
    Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 122, MA 124, MA 127, or MA 129. Alternative to CAS MA 127 for advanced students with a deep interest in mathematics. Continuity, degrees of differentiability, integrability. Transcendental functions. Techniques of differentiation and integration. Sequences, series, summability, uniform convergence. Complex numbers, Taylor series. Application to mechanics, probability. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS.
  • CAS MA 142: Introduction to Linear Algebra
    Systems of linear equations; matrices. Vector spaces and linear transformations. Determinants. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Applications. Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS MA 242, MA 442, or ENG EK 102.
  • CAS MA 148: Investigations in Number Theory
    An immersion experience in mathematical thinking and mathematical habits of mind. Students investigate topics in number theory, starting from elementary notions of primes and divisibility and culminating in examples of number rings in which unique factorization does not hold.
  • CAS MA 150: Investigations in Geometry
    An immersion experience in mathematical thinking and mathematical habits of mind. Students investigate topics in Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometry starting from basic elementary material and leading to an overview of current research topics. Does not satisfy MCS Divisional requirement. Does satisfy CAS WR 150 requirement.
  • CAS MA 193: Discrete Mathematics for Engineering
    Propositional logic, set theory, relations, combinatorics, graphs. Topics are treated with particular emphasis on applications to the engineering discipline. (Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS MA 293.)
  • CAS MA 196: Introductory Quantitative Biology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS MA 121 or CAS MA 123; and CASBI107, or consent of instructor.
    An introduction to the application of mathematics to problems in biology, with particular emphasis on questions arising from ecology, physiology, neuroscience, and genetics. Major focus on building mathematical models for biological problems and analysis with graphical and mathematical techniques. Also offered as CAS BI 196.
  • CAS MA 213: Basic Statistics and Probability
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: good background in high school algebra.
    Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: CAS MA 113, MA 115, or MA 213. Elementary treatment of probability densities, means, variances, correlation, independence, the binomial distribution, the central limit theorem. Stresses understanding and theoretical manipulation of statistical concepts. Carries MCS divisional credit in CAS.