Mathematics & Statistics Undergraduate Courses
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MET MA 100 Elementary Algebra
Introduction to algebraic concepts necessary for further study of mathematics. Linear equations and inequalities, graphing linear systems, exponents and polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, roots and radicals, and quadratic equations. Does not give College of Arts and Sciences credit. [ 4 cr. ]
MET 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: MET MA 113, MA 213, or CAS MA 113, MA 115, or MA 213. Basic concepts of estimation and tests of hypotheses, ideas from probability; one, two, and multiplesample 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. This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Quantitative Reasoning II. [ 4 cr. ]
Section  Type  Instructor  Location  Days  Times 

A1  IND  TaziNaim  HAR 302  W  6:00 pm – 8:45 pm 
MET MA 118 College Algebra and Trigonometry
Intensive onesemester course in algebra and trigonometry. Prepares students to study calculus. Algebraic operations, word problems, linear and quadratic functions, and identities. Analytic geometry. Exponential and logarithmic functions. MET MA 118 may be taken for CAS credit but does not satisfy the CAS mathematics requirement. [ 4 cr. ]
Section  Type  Instructor  Location  Days  Times 

A1  IND  Chen  HAR 240  W  6:00 pm – 8:45 pm 
MET MA 119 Special Topics in Calculus I
An introduction to calculus with a focus on limits; derivatives; the differentiation of algebraic functions; the examination and uses of the maxima, minima, and convexity of functions; the definite integral; the fundamental theorem of integral calculus; and applications of integration. [ 4 cr. ]
MET MA 120 Applied Mathematics for Social and Management Sciences
Linear equations, systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, exponential functions and logarithms, elements of differential calculus, optimization, probability. Applications in economics, finance, and management. Note: MET MA 120 may be taken for CAS credit. [ 4 cr. ]
Section  Type  Instructor  Location  Days  Times 

A1  IND  Staff  HAR 302  R  6:00 pm – 8:45 pm 
MET MA 121 Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences I
Students may receive credit for either MET MA 121 or MA 123 or CAS MA 121 or MA 123, but not both. Differentiation and integration of functions of one variable. Same topics as MA 123, but with less emphasis on mathematical generality and more on application. Especially suitable for students concentrating in the biological and social sciences. [ 4 cr. ]
MET MA 122 Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences II
Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: MET MA 122 or MA 124 or CAS MA 122, MA 124, MA 127, or MA 129. Prereq: MA 121 or MA 123. Continuation of 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. [ 4 cr. ]
MET MA 123 Calculus I
Students may receive credit for either MET MA 121 or MA 123 or CAS MA 121 or MA 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. [ 4 cr. ]
Section  Type  Instructor  Location  Days  Times 

A1  IND  Marcq  BRB 122  T  6:00 pm – 8:45 pm 
EX  IND  Marcq  BRB 122  T  6:00 pm – 8:45 pm 
MET MA 124 Calculus II
Students may receive credit for not more than one of the following courses: 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. [ 4 cr. ]
Section  Type  Instructor  Location  Days  Times 

A1  IND  Marcq  SCI 115  M  6:00 pm – 8:45 pm 
MET MA 213 Basic Statistics and Probability
Elementary treatment of probability densities, means, variances, correlation, independence, the binomial distribution, and the central limit theorem. Stresses understanding and theoretical manipulation of statistical concepts. Note: Credit will be given for only one of the following courses: MET MA 113 or MA 213. [ 4 cr. ]
Section  Type  Instructor  Location  Days  Times 

A1  IND  Gangopadhyay  CGS 323  T  6:00 pm – 8:45 pm 
MET MA 214 Applied Statistics
Inference about proportions, goodness of fit, student's tdistribution, and tests for normality. Twosample comparisons, regression and correlation, tests for linearity and outliers, residual analysis, contingency tables, and analysis of variance. [ 4 cr. ]
MET MA 225 Multivariate Calculus
Vectors, lines, and planes. Multiple integration and cylindrical and spherical coordinates. Partial derivatives, directional derivatives, scalar and vector fields, the gradient, potentials, multivariate Taylor series, approximation, and multivariate minimization. [ 4 cr. ]
MET MA 242 Linear Algebra
Matrix algebra, solution of linear systems, determinants, Gaussian elimination, fundamental theory, rowechelon form. Vector spaces, bases, norms. Computer methods. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, canonical decomposition. Applications to differential and difference equation problems. (Cannot be taken for credit in addition to CAS MA 142, CAS MA 442, or ENG EK 102.) [ 4 cr. ]

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