Mathematics (MTH)

MTH 201   Principles of Mathematics   3 Units

Through a study of mathematics competencies required for the liberal studies major, this course will include logic, algebra, functions, counting, probability, and statistics with problem solving being emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra or equivalent.

MTH 252   Introduction to Calculus   3 Units

This course, for non-math majors, will study the limits and the foundations of differential and integral calculus with an emphasis on applications. The use of technology (graphing calculator, websites, Maple) will be used. Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra is required for successful completion of this course.

MTH 265   Introduction to Statistics   3 Units

As a basic statistics course applicable to education, business, and the hard sciences, this course will include topics such as descriptive statistics, the normal, binomial, F-, and Chi-squared distributions, and hypothesis testing. Optional topics might include additional non-parametric tests and ANOVA. A TI-83 graphing calculator or Microsoft Excel is required.

MTH 271   Calculus I   5 Units

This course will study differential and integral calculus with applications including an emphasis on using calculus to solve problems. Lab time is included in the schedule. A graphing calculator is expected.

MTH 272   Calculus II   4 Units

A continuation of MTH 271, this course will include a study of integral calculus with and emphasis on the definite integral, transcendental, parametric, and polar-functions along with their derivatives and integrals, series, and sequences, and an introduction to differential equations. A graphing calculator is expected along with the ability to use appropriate computer software. Lab time is included in the schedule. Prerequisite: MTH 271 or acceptable AP examination credit.

MTH 301   Mathematics for Teachers   3 Units

This course is designed to meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CCTC) criteria for students studying to become elementary teachers and will include review of the topics within most elementary mathematics curriculum. The content areas covered will be set theory, pre-operational skills, whole number operations, estimations and mental calculation, number theory, fractions, decimals and integers, rational and real numbers, statistics, measurement, and geometry including terminology, polygons, similarity, congruence, coordinate geometry, symmetry, reflections, and notations with problem solving being emphasized throughout. Topics will be presented with appropriate styles of mathematical methodology and hands-on classroom activities. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing.

MTH 313   Mathematics Notation and Proof   3 Units

This course will introduce standard mathematical notation, methods, truth tables, and principles of symbolic logic for use in determining the validity of arguments, dealing with proper notation and structure in mathematical proofs including direct and indirect proofs, mathematical induction, and construction of counter-examples. Application will be made to a field of mathematics such as set theory, algebra, or geometry.

MTH 371   Linear Algebra   3 Units

This course will study properties of matrix arithmetic, systems of linear equations, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, diagonalization, inner products, and applications of these topics. Prerequisite: MTH 272 or appropriate advanced placement examination grade.

MTH 373   Calculus III   4 Units

As a continuation of MTH 272, this course will include the study of vector calculus, three-dimensional calculus, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, differential calculus, and other selected topics in vector calculus. Prerequisite: MTH 272 or appropriate advanced placement (AP) examination grade.

MTH 379   Numerical Analysis   3 Units

This course serves as an introduction to the basic algorithms of numerical analysis. Topics may include numerical solutions of algebraic equations, interpolation and approximation methods, approximate numerical solutions to systems of linear and non-linear equations, and numerical differentiation and integration. Prerequisites: ITP 104, MTH 272. Offered alternate years.

MTH 380   Modern Geometry   3 Units

This course will provide a general study of deductive systems of geometry including Euclidean, projective, finite, and other non-Euclidean geometries. Offered alternate years.

MTH 384   Ordinary Differential Equations   3 Units

This course will cover the classification of differential equations along with first order equations, exact differentials, integrating factors, higher order differential equations, method of undetermined coefficients, variation of parameters, operator methods, solution by infinite series, and Laplace transformations. Prerequisite: MTH 373 or consent of instructor. Offered alternate years.

MTH 387   Probability and Statistics I   3 Units

This course will look at the probability and combinatorics; discrete and continuous random variables; the normal, gamma, Chi-square, Poisson, and binomial distributions with applications. Offered alternate years.

MTH 388   Probability and Statistics II   3 Units

A continuation of MTH 387, this course will cover various multivariate probability distributions, bias and unbiased estimators, Least Square estimation, ANOVA , Block Designs, and a revisit of hypothesis testing and a study of nonparametric statistics. Prerequisite: MTH 387. Offered alternate years.

MTH 473   Modern Algebra I   3 Units

This course will study the properties and operations within groups, rings, integral domains, fields, normal subgroups, quotient groups, homomorphisms, and isomorphisms. Prerequisite: MTH 373. Offered alternate years.

MTH 474   Modern Algebra II   3 Units

This course is a continuation of the study of the properties and operations within rings, integral domains, fields, quotient rings, groups, subgroups, homomorphisms and isomorphisms. Prerequisite: MTH 473 or consent of instructor. Offered alternate years.

MTH 489   Real Analysis   3 Units

This course will introduce the topics of real analysis by studying the topology of Rn, continuity, differentiability, integration, and how these topics are related. Included will be proofs of the Heine-Borel and Bolzano-Weierstrass theorems, the intermediate value and mean value theorem, as well as the fundamental theorem of calculus. Prerequisites: MTH 313, MTH 373. Offered alternate years.

MTH 495   Topics in Mathematics - Review   1.5 Unit

As the first of two (2) capstone courses for all mathematics majors, students will meet as a group once per week to review competencies in the major, take group-wide assessments, and complete a preliminary research abstract on a topic of their choice as they work with a faculty mentor followed by a short presentation to their peers and faculty regarding their preliminary findings for reaction and feedback. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

MTH 496   Topics in Mathematics - Final   1.5 Unit

As the second of two (2) capstone courses for all mathematics majors, students, working with a faculty mentor, will complete their research from MTH 495 on a written project and present their findings to a committee of peers and faculty. Inclusion of the research project in the President's Academic Showcase for Undergraduate Research is encouraged. Prerequisite: Senior standing.