Mathematics - MATH


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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070 Elementary Mathematics
3 hours. Rational operations and arithmetic, fundamental operations of algebra, linear equations and polynomials, graphing. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Not open to students with credit in MATH 090, MATH 092 or a mathematics course at or above the 100 level. No graduation credit. Prerequisite(s): Eligibility determined by performance on the department placement test.

075 Beginning Algebra
2 hours. Linear equations and inequalities, functions, linear functions, slope, exponents, polynomials, quadratic equations, rational expressions, rational equations, and applications. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Not open to students with credit in Math 070, 090, or a mathematics course at or above the 100-level. No graduation credit. Prerequisite(s): Appropriate score on the department placement test.

090 Intermediate Algebra
5 hours. Linear equations, rational expressions, quadratic equations, graphing, exponentials and logarithms, systems of linear equations. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Not open to students with credit in MATH 092 or a mathematics course at or above the 100 level. No graduation credit. Prerequisite(s): Math 070 or MATH 075, or appropriate performance on the UIC mathematics test.

118 Mathematical Reasoning
5 hours. Elementary topics from algebra applied to descriptive statistics of data, scatter plots, correlation, linear regression, probability, random samples, sampling distributions, experimental designs. Graphing calculator used. No credit given if the student has credit in MATH 150 or 160 or 165 or 180, or the equivalent. No credit given if the student has credit in MATH 121 with a grade of C or better. No graduation credit for architecture, business administration, or engineering students. The only mathematics department course for which MATH 118 serves as a prerequisite is MATH 123. It may serve as a preprequisite for statistics courses in the social sciences. It does not replace MATH 090 as a prerequisite for any other mathematics department course. Prerequisite(s): MATH 070, or MATH 075, or appropriate performance on the UIC mathematics placement test.

121 Precalculus Mathematics
5 hours. Logarithms, radicals, graphing of rational functions, complex numbers, trigonometry, DeMoivre's formula, theory of equations, sequences, systems of linear equations. No credit for students who have credit in MATH 165, MATH 180, or MATH 205. No graduation credit for architecture, business administration, or engineering students. Prerequisite(s): MATH 090 or MATH 092 or appropriate performance on the UIC mathematics placement test.

122 Emerging Scholars Workshop for Precalculus Mathematics
1 hours. Intensive math workshop for students enrolled in MATH 121. Students work together in groups to solve challenging problems. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Emerging Scholars Program. Must enroll concurrently in MATH 121.

123 Quantitative Reasoning
5 hours. Choice of models for real-world problems, using elementary functions, linear equations, and graphs. Statistical data analysis, confidence intervals, estimation, testing. Graphing calculator and PC applications. No credit given if the student has credit in MATH 150 or 160 or 165 or 180, or the equivalent. No credit given if the student has credit in MATH 121 with a grade of C or better. No graduation credit for architecture, business administration, or engineering students. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 118.

125 Elementary Linear Algebra
5 hours. Introduction to systems of linear equations, matrices and vector spaces, with emphasis on business applications. Prerequisite(s): Math 090 or grade of C or better in Math 121 or appropriate performance on the UIC mathematics placement test.

140 Arithmetic and Algebraic Structures
4 hours. Introduction to conceptual foundations of mathematics. Topics include measurement, numeration, number theory, set theory, equations in one variable. Use of full purpose calculator throughout. Prerequisite(s): MATH 090 or MATH 092 or appropriate performance on the UIC mathematics placement test.

141 Algebraic and Geometric Structures
4 hours. Area, perimeter, volume, surface area of plane and solid figures; integers, real and rational numbers; trigonometry and extended solution of general polygons; probability. Full purpose calculators used. Designed for students in the B.A. in Elementary Education program. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 140.

145 Effective Thinking from Mathematical Ideas
4 hours. Investigates diverse mathematical concepts and highlights effective methods of reasoning relevant to real life. Topics include reasoning about numbers, infinity, the fourth dimension, topological space, chaos and fractals, and analyzing chance. Prerequisite(s): MATH 090 or MATH 092 or appropriate performance on the UIC mathematics placement test or consent of the instructor.

160 Finite Mathematics for Business
5 hours. Introduction to probability, statistics, and matrices, with emphasis on business applications. Math 090 or grade of C or better in Math 121 or appropriate performance on the UIC mathematics placement test. Natural World - No Lab course.

165 Calculus for Business
5 hours. Introduction to differential and integral calculus of algebraic, exponential and logarithmic functions and techniques of partial derivatives and optimization. Emphasis on business applications. Credit is not given for MATH 165 if the student has credit for MATH 180. Prerequisite(s): Math 090 or grade of C or better in Math 121 or appropriate performance on the UIC mathematics placement test. Natural World - No Lab course.

179 Emerging Scholars Workshop for Calculus I
1 hours. Intensive math workshop for students enrolled in MATH 180. Students work together in groups to solve challenging problems. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Emerging Scholars Program. Must enroll concurrently in MATH 180.

180 Calculus I
5 hours. Differentiation, curve sketching, maximum-minimum problems, related rates, mean-value theorem, antiderivative, Riemann integral, logarithm, and exponential functions. Credit is not given for MATH 180 if the student has credit for MATH 165. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in Math 121 or appropriate performance on the department placement test. Natural World - No Lab course.

181 Calculus II
5 hours. Techniques of integration, arc length, solids of revolution, applications, polar coordinates, parametric equations, infinite sequences and series, power series. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 180. Natural World - No Lab course.

182 Emerging Scholars Workshop for Calculus II
1 hours. Intensive math workshop for students enrolled in MATH 181. Students work together in groups to solve challenging problems. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Emerging Scholars Program. Must enroll concurrently in MATH 181.

194 Special Topics in Mathematics
1 TO 4 hours. Course content is announced prior to each term in which it is given. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

210 Calculus III
3 hours. Vectors in the plane and space, vector valued functions, functions of several variables, partial differentiation, maximum-minimum problems, double and triple integrals, applications, Green's theorem. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 181. Natural World - No Lab course.

211 Emerging Scholars Workshop for Calculus III
1 hours. Intensive math workshop for students enrolled in MATH 210. Students work together in groups to solve challenging problems. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Emerging Scholars Program. Must enroll concurrently in MATH 210.

215 Introduction to Advanced Mathematics
3 hours. Introduction to methods of proofs used in different fields in mathematics. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 181 and approval of the department.

220 Introduction to Differential Equations
3 hours. Techniques and applications of differential equations, first and second order equations, Laplace transforms, series solutions, graphical and numerical methods, and partial differential equations. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 210.

294 Special Topics in Mathematics
1 TO 4 hours. Course content is announced prior to each term in which it is given. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

300 Writing for Mathematics
1 hours. Fulfills Writing-in-the-Discipline requirement. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161 or the equivalent, and a grade of C or better in MATH 210. Students must have declared a major in the Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Department.

310 Applied Linear Algebra
3 hours. Matrices, Gaussian elimination, vector spaces, LU-decomposition, orthogonality, Gram-Schmidt process, determinants, inner products, eigenvalue problems, applications to differential equations and Markov processes. Credit is not given for MATH 310 if the student has credit for MATH 320. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 210.

313 Analysis I
3 hours. The real number system, limits, continuous functions, differentiability, the Riemann integral. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 215 or consent of the instructor.

320 Linear Algebra I
3 hours. Linear equations, Gaussian elimination, matrices, vector spaces, linear transformations, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Credit is not given for MATH 320 if the student has credit for MATH 310. Prerequisite(s): Concurrent registration in MATH 215.

330 Abstract Algebra I
3 hours. Sets, properties of integers, groups, rings, fields. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 215.

394 Special Topics in Mathematics
2 TO 4 hours. Course content is announced prior to each term in which it is given. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

410 Advanced Calculus I
3 OR 4 hours. Functions of several variables, differentials, theorems of partial differentiation. Calculus of vector fields, line and surface integrals, conservative fields, Stokes's and divergence theorems. Cartesian tensors. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 210.

411 Advanced Calculus II
3 OR 4 hours. Implicit and inverse function theorems, transformations, Jacobians. Point-set theory. Sequences, infinite series, convergence tests, uniform convergence. Improper integrals, gamma and beta functions, Laplace transform. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 410.

414 Analysis II
3 OR 4 hours. Sequences and series of functions. Uniform convergence. Taylor's theorem. Topology of metric spaces, with emphasis on the real numbers. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 313.

417 Complex Analysis with Applications
3 OR 4 hours. Complex numbers, analytic functions, complex integration, Taylor and Laurent series, residue calculus, branch cuts, conformal mapping, argument principle, Rouche's theorem, Poisson integral formula, analytic continuation. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade C or better in MATH 210.

419 Models in Applied Mathematics
3 OR 4 hours. Introduction to mathematical modeling; scaling, graphical methods, optimization, computer simulation, stability, differential equation models, elementary numerical methods, applications in biology, chemistry, engineering and physics. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 220 and grade of C or better in MCS 260.

425 Linear Algebra II
3 OR 4 hours. Canonical forms of a linear transformation, inner product spaces, spectral theorem, principal axis theorem, quadratic forms, special topics such as linear programming. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 320.

430 Formal Logic I
3 OR 4 hours. First order logic, syntax and semantics, completeness-incompleteness. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Credit is not given for MATH 430 if the student has credit for PHIL 416. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in CS 202 or grade of C or better in MCS 261 or grade of C or better in MATH 215.

431 Abstract Algebra II
3 OR 4 hours. Further topics in abstract algebra: Sylow Theorems, Galois Theory, finitely generated modules over a principal ideal domain. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 320 and grade of C or better in MATH 330.

435 Foundations of Number Theory
3 OR 4 hours. Primes, divisibility, congruences, Chinese remainder theorem, primitive roots, quadratic residues, quadratic reciprocity, and Jacobi symbols. The Euclidean algorithm and strategies of computer programming. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 215.

436 Number Theory for Applications
3 OR 4 hours. Primality testing methods of Lehmer, Rumely, Cohen-Lenstra, Atkin. Factorization methods of Gauss, Pollard, Shanks, Lenstra, and quadratic sieve. Computer algorithms involving libraries and nested subroutines. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 435.

442 Differential Geometry of Curves and Surfaces
3 OR 4 hours. Frenet formulas, isoperimetric inequality, local theory of surfaces, Gaussian and mean curvature, geodesics, parallelism, and the Guass-Bonnet theorem. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 320.

445 Introduction to Topology I
3 OR 4 hours. Elements of metric spaces and topological spaces including product and quotient spaces, compactness, connectedness, and completeness. Examples from Euclidean space and function spaces. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 313.

446 Introduction to Topology II
3 OR 4 hours. Topics in topology chosen from the following: advanced point set topology, piecewise linear topology, fundamental group and knots, differential topology, applications to physics and biology. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 445.

480 Applied Differential Equations
3 OR 4 hours. Linear first-order systems. Numerical methods. Nonlinear differential equations and stability. Introduction to partial differential equations. Sturm-Liouville theory. Boundary value problems and Green's functions. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 220.

481 Applied Partial Differential Equations
3 OR 4 hours. Initial value and boundary value problems for second order linear equations. Eiqenfunction expansions and Sturm-Liouville theory. Green's functions. Fourier transform. Characteristics. Laplace transform. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 220.

494 Special Topics in Mathematics
3 OR 4 hours. Course content is announced prior to each term in which it is given. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

496 Independent Study
1 TO 4 hours. Reading course supervised by a faculty member. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the instructor and the department.

502 Mathematical Logic
4 hours. First order logic, completeness and incompleteness theorems, introduction to model theory and computability theory. Same as PHIL 562. Prerequisite(s): MATH 430 or consent of the instructor.

504 Set Theory
4 hours. Naive and axiomatic set theory. Independence of the continuum hypothesis and the axiom of choice. Same as PHIL 565. Prerequisite(s): MATH 430 or MATH 502 or PHIL 562.

506 Model Theory I
4 hours. Elementary embeddings, quantifier elimination, types, saturated and prime models, indiscernibles, Morley's Categoricity Theorem. Same as PHIL 567. Prerequisite(s): MATH 502 or PHIL 562.

507 Model Theory II
4 hours. Stability theory: forking and indpendence, stable groups, geometric stability. Same as PHIL 568. Prerequisite(s): MATH 506 or PHIL 567.

511 Descriptive Set Theory
4 hours. Polish spaces and Baire category; Borel, analytic and coanalytic sets; infinite games and determinacy; coanalytic ranks and scales; dichotomy theorems. Recommended background: MATH 445 or MATH 504 or MATH 533 or MATH 539.

512 Advanced Topics in Logic
4 hours. Advanced topics in modern logic; e.g. large cardinals, infinitary logic, model theory of fields, o-minimality, Borel equivalence relations. Same as PHIL 569. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

514 Number Theory I
4 hours. Introduction to classical, algebraic, and analytic, number theory. Euclid's algorithm, unique factorization, quadratic reciprocity, and Gauss sums, quadratic forms, real approximations, arithmetic functions, Diophantine equations.

515 Number Theory II
4 hours. Introduction to classical, algebraic, and analytic number theory. Algebraic number fields, units, ideals, and P-adic theory. Riemann Zeta-function, Dirichlet's theorem, prime number theorem. Prerequisite(s): MATH 514.

516 Second Course in Abstract Algebra I
4 hours. Structure of groups, Sylow theorems, solvable groups; structure of rings, polynomial rings, projective and injective modules, finitely generated modules over a PID. Prerequisite(s): MATH 330 and MATH 425.

517 Second Course in Abstract Algebra II
4 hours. Rings and algebras, polynomials in several variables, power series rings, tensor products, field extensions, Galois theory, Wedderburn theorems. Prerequisite(s): MATH 516.

518 Representation Theory
4 hours. Major areas of representation theory, including structure of group algebras, Wedderburn theorems, characters and orthogonality relations, idempotents and blocks. Prerequisite(s): MATH 517.

519 Algebraic Groups
4 hours. Classical groups as examples; necessary results from algebraic geometry; structure and classification of semisimple algebraic groups. Prerequisite(s): MATH 517.

520 Commutative and Homological Algebra
4 hours. Commutative rings; primary decomposition; integral closure; valuations; dimension theory; regular sequences; projective and injective dimension; chain complexes and homology; Ext and Tor; Koszul complex; homological study of regular rings. Prerequisite(s): MATH 516 and MATH 517; or consent of the instructor.

531 Advanced Topics in Algebra
4 hours. Researchlevel topics such as groups and geometries, equivalencies of module categories, representations of Lie-type groups. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

533 Real Analysis I
4 hours. Introduction to real analysis. Lebesgue measure and integration, differ entiation, L-p classes, abstract integration. Prerequisite(s): MATH 411 or MATH 414 or the equivalent.

534 Real Analysis II
4 hours. Continuation of MATH 533. Prerequisite(s): MATH 417.

535 Complex Analysis I
4 hours. Analytic functions as mappings. Cauchy theory. Power Series. Partial fractions. Infinite products. Prerequisite(s): MATH 411.

536 Complex Analysis II
4 hours. Normal families, Riemann mapping theorem. Analytic continuation, Harmonic and subharmonic functions, Picard theorem, selected topics. Prerequisite(s): MATH 535.

537 Introduction to Harmonic Analysis I
4 hours. Fourier transform on L(p) spaces, Wiener's Tauberian theorem, Hilbert transform, Paley Wiener theory. Prerequisite(s): MATH 533; and MATH 417 or MATH 535.

539 Functional Analysis I
4 hours. Topological vector spaces, Hilbert spaces, Hahn-Banach theorem, open mapping, uniform boundedness principle, linear operators in a Banach space, compact operators. Prerequisite(s): MATH 533.

541 Partial Differential Equations I
4 hours. Theory of distributions; fundamental solutions of the heat equation, wave equation, and Laplace equation. Harmonic functions. Cauchy problem for the wave equation. Prerequisite(s): MATH 417.

542 Partial Differential Equations II
4 hours. Cauchy problem for hyperbolic equations. Propagation of singularities. Boundary value problems for elliptic equations. Prerequisite(s): MATH 541.

546 Advanced Topics in Analysis
4 hours. Subject may vary from semester to semester. Topics include partial differential equations, several complex variables, harmonic analysis and ergodic theory. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

547 Algebraic Topology I
4 hours. The fundamental group and its applications, covering spaces, classification of compact surfaces, introduction to homology, development of singular homology theory, applications of homology. Prerequisite(s): MATH 330 and MATH 445.

548 Algebraic Topology II
4 hours. Cohomology theory, universal coefficient theorems, cohomology products and their applications, orientation and duality for manifolds, homotopy groups and fibrations, the Hurewicz theorem, selected topics. Prerequisite(s): MATH 547.

549 Differentiable Manifolds I
4 hours. Smooth manifolds and maps, tangent and normal bundles, Sard's theorem and transversality, embedding, differential forms, Stokes's theorem, degree theory, vector fields. Prerequisite(s): MATH 445; and MATH 310 or MATH 320 or the equivalent.

550 Differentiable Manifolds II
4 hours. Vector bundles and classifying spaces, lie groups and lie algbras, tensors, Hodge theory, Poincare duality. Topics from elliptic operators, Morse theory, cobordism theory, deRahm theory, characteristic classes. Prerequisite(s): MATH 549.

551 Riemannian Geometry
4 hours. Riemannian metrics and Levi-Civita connections, geodesics and completeness, curvature, first and second variation of arc length, comparison theorems. Prerequisite(s): MATH 442 and MATH 549.

552 Algebraic Geometry I
4 hours. Basic commutative algebra, affine and projective varieties, regular and rational maps, function fields, dimension and smoothness, projective curves, schemes, sheaves, and cohomology, posiive characteristic.

553 Algebraic Geometry II
4 hours. Divisors and linear systems, differentials, Riemann-Roch theorem for curves, elliptic curves, geometry of curves and surfaces. Prerequisite(s): MATH 552.

554 Complex Manifolds I
4 hours. Holomorphic functions in several variables, Riemann surfaces, Sheaf theory, vector bundles, Stein manifolds, Cartan theorem A and B, Grauert direct image theorem. Prerequisite(s): MATH 517 and MATH 535.

555 Complex Manifolds II
4 hours. Dolbeault Cohomology, Serre duality, Hodge theory, Kadaira vanishing and embedding theorem, Lefschitz theorem, Complex Tori, Kahler manifolds. Prerequisite(s): MATH 517 and MATH 535.

568 Topics in Algebraic Topology
4 hours. Homotopy groups and fibrations. The Serre spectral sequence and its applications. Classifying spaces of classical groups. Characteristic classes of vector bundles. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): MATH 548 or consent of the instructor.

569 Advanced Topics in Geometric and Differential Topology
4 hours. Topics from areas such as index theory, Lefschetz theory, cyclic theory, KK theory, non-commutative geometry, 3-manifold topology, hyperbolic manifolds, geometric group theory, and knot theory. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

570 Advanced Topics in Differential Geometry
4 hours. Subject may vary from semester to semester. Topics may include eigenvalues in Riemannian geometry, curvature and homology, partial differential relations, harmonic mappings between Riemannian manifolds hyperbolic geometry, arrangement of hyperplanes. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

571 Advanced Topics in Algebraic Geometry
4 hours. Various topics such as algebraic curves, surfaces, higher dimensional geometry, singularities theory, moduli problems, vector bundles, intersection theory, arithematical algebraic geometry, and topologies of algebraic varieties. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

574 Applied Optimal Control
4 hours. Introduction to optimal control theory; calculus of variations, maximum principle, dynamic programming, feedback control, linear systems with quadratic criteria, singular control, optimal filtering, stochastic control. Prerequisite(s): MATH 411 or consent of the instructor.

575 Integral Equations and Applications
4 hours. Fredholm and Volterra equations, Fredholm determinants, separable and symmetric kernels, Neumann series, transform methods, Wiener-Hopf method, Cauchy kernels, nonlinear equations, perturbation methods. Prerequisite(s): MATH 411 and MATH 417 and MATH 481; or consent of instructor.

576 Classical Methods of Partial Differential Equations
4 hours. First and second order equations, method of characteristics, weak solutions, distributions, wave, Laplace, Poisson, heat equations, energy methods, regularity problems, Green functions, maximum principles, Sobolev spaces, imbedding theorems. Prerequisite(s): MATH 410 and MATH 481 and MATH 533; or consent of instructor.

577 Advanced Partial Differential Equations
4 hours. Linear elliptic theory, maximum principles, fixed point methods, semigroups and nonlinear dynamics, systems of conservation laws, shocks and waves, parabolic equations, bifurcation, nonlinear elliptic theory. Prerequisite(s): MATH 533 and MATH 576 or consent of the instructor.

578 Asymptotic Methods
4 hours. Asymptotic series, Laplace's method, stationary phase, steepest descent method, Stokes phenomena, uniform expansions, multi-dimensional Laplace integrals, Euler-MacLaurin formula, irregular singular points, WKBJ method. Prerequisite(s): MATH 417 and MATH 481; or consent of instructor.

579 Singular Perturbations
4 hours. Algebraic and transcendental equations, regular perturbation expansions of differential equations, matched asymptotic expansions, boundary layer theory, Poincare-Lindstedt, multiple scales, bifurcation theory, homogenization. Prerequisite(s): MATH 481 or consent of the instructor.

580 Mathematics of Fluid Mechanics
4 hours. Development of concepts and techniques used in mathematical models of fluid motions. Euler and Navier Stokes equations. Vorticity and vortex motion. Waves and instabilities. Viscous fluids and boundary layers. Asymptotic methods. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 410 and grade of C or better in MATH 417 and grade of C or better in MATH 481.

581 Special Topics in Fluid Mechanics
4 hours. Geophysical fluids with applications to oceanography and meteorology, astrophysical fluids, magnetohydrodynamics and plasmas. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 580.

582 Linear and Nonlinear Waves
4 hours. Derivation and analysis of models for linear and nonlinear wave propagation, including acoustic, hydrodynamic, and eletromagnetic waves. Analytical techniques include exact formulas and asymptotic methods. Prerequisite(s): MATH 480 and MATH 481; or consent of the instructor.

583 Topics in Wave Propagation
4 hours. Rigorous, asymptotic, and numerical analysis of mathematical models for linear and nonlinear waves. Techniques include inverse scattering, asymptotic analysis, and finite-difference and spectral methods. Prerequisite(s): MATH 480 and MATH 481; consent of the instructor.

584 Applied Stochastic Models
4 hours. Applications of stochastic models in chemistry, physics, biology, queueing, filtering, and stochastic control, diffusion approximations, Brownian motion, stochastic calculus, stochastically perturbed dynamical systems, first passage times. Prerequisite(s): MATH 417 and MATH 481 and STAT 401, or consent of the instructor.

585 Ordinary Differential Equations
4 hours. Introduction to ordinary differential equations, existence, uniqueness of solutions, dependence on parameters, autonomous and non-autonomous systems, linear systems, nonlinear systems, periodic solutions, bifurcations, conservative systems. Prerequisite(s): MATH 313 or MATH 480 or approval of the department.

586 Computational Finance
4 hours. Introduction to the mathematics of financial derivatives; options, asset price random walks, Black-Scholes model; partial differential techniques for option valuation, binomial models, numerical methods; exotic options, interest-rate derivatives. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 220 and grade of C or better in STAT 381; or consent of the instructor.

587 Nonlinear Dynamics, Chaos and Applications
4 hours. Introduction to nonlinear dynamics, bifurcations, chaotic dynamics, and strange attractors. Linear response to small external fluctuations. Related numerical methods. Prerequisite(s): Grade of C or better in MATH 480 and Grade of C or better in MCS 471; or consent of the instructor.

589 Teaching and Presentation of Mathematics
2 hours. Strategies and techniques for effective teaching in college and for mathematical consulting. Observation and evaluation, classroom management, presenting mathematics in multidisciplinary research teams. Required for teaching assistants in MSCS. No graduation credit awarded for students enrolled in the Master of Science in the Teaching of Mathematics degree program.

590 Advanced Topics in Applied Mathematics
4 hours. Topics from areas such as: elastic scattering, nonlinear problems in chemistry and physics, mathematical biology, stochastic optimal control, geophysical fluid dynamics, stability theory, queueing theory. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

591 Seminar on Mathematics Curricula
4 hours. Examination of research and reports on mathematics curricula. Analysis of research in teaching and learning mathematics. Developments in using technology in mathematics teaching. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Arts program in mathematics or consent of the instructor.

592 Seminar on Mathematics: Philosophy and Methodology
4 hours. Problems related to teaching and learning mathematics. Analysis of work of Piaget, Gagne, Bruner, Ausabel, Freudenthal, and others and their relation to mathematics teaching. Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Doctor of Arts program in mathematics or consent of instructor.

593 Graduate Student Seminar
1 hours. For graduate students who wish to receive credit for participating in a learning seminar whose weekly time commitment is not sufficient for a reading course. This seminar must be sponsored by a faculty member. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

594 Internship in Mathematics
0 TO 8 hours. Under the direction of a faculty adviser, students work in government or industry on problems related to their major field of interest. At the end of internship, the student must present a seminar on the internship experiences. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Only 4 credit hours count toward the 32 credit hours required for the M.S. in MISI degree. Does not count toward the 12 credit hours of 500-level courses requirement. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the core courses in the degree program in which the student is enrolled and approval of the internship program by the graduate adviser and the graduate studies committee.

595 Research Seminar
1 hours. Current developments in research with presentations by faculty, students, and visitors. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

596 Independent Study
1 TO 4 hours. Reading course supervised by a faculty member. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the instructor and the department.

598 Master's Thesis
0 TO 16 hours. Research work under the supervision of a faculty member leading to the completion of a master's thesis. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.

599 Thesis Research
0 TO 16 hours. Research work under the supervision of a faculty member. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department.


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