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## Math Department

For further information, please contact**Gary Hull**or phone 301-846-2576.

**Math Course Listing**

**Financial or TI-83 graphing calculator required, see instructor for information**

This class can be taken as a single semester course in College Algebra or as the first part of a two semester sequence (MA 130 and MA 131) to prepare for Calculus. Topics covered include a study of function behavior, composition, and inverse using linear, polynomial, rational and radical functions; definition and analysis of exponential and logarithmic functions, complex numbers, formulae of midpoint, distance and average rate of change, and right triangle trigonometry.

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MA 82 or appropriate score on mathematics placement test.

Offered day and evening fall, spring.

Two of the following courses: MA 111 MA 130 and MA 131 may be taken for a maximum of 7 credits.

**Financial or TI-83 graphing calculator required, see instructor for information**

This class can be taken as single semester course in Trigonometry with Analytic Geometry or as the second part of a two semester sequence (MA130 and MA131) to prepare for Calculus. Topics covered include a study of right triangle trigonometry, circular trigonometric functions, inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric identities, polar coordinates, parametric equations, Euler's formula, vectors and conic sections. A TI-83 or TI-84 graphing calculator is required.

Offered day and evening fall, spring.

Two of the following courses, MA 111, MA 130 and MA 131, may be taken for a maximum of 7 credits.

**MA 81 Introductory Algebra****MA 81 develops introductory algebra skills. Topics include variables and algebraic expressions, order of operations, graphing and solving linear equations, like terms, the distributive law, applications of linear equations, systems of linear equations, polynomials, factoring, and rational expressions. Technology is integrated with traditional skill practice throughout the course.Develops elementary algebra skills. Topics include linear equations, exponents, polynomials, graphing linear equations, systems of equations, radicals and problem solving.**

Offered day and evening fall, spring and summer**MA 82 Intermediate Algebra+****MA 85 Introdctory & Intermediate Algebra****MA 82**develops intermediate algebra skills with a graphing approach. Topics include linear equations, systems of equations, quadratic equations, functions, exponents, radical functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, polynomial functions, and rational functions. Technology is integrated with traditional skill practice throughout the course.Develops elementary algebra skills. Topics include linear equations, exponents, polynomials, graphing linear equations, systems of equations, radicals and problem solving.

Prerequisite: MA 081

Offered day and evening fall, spring and summer**MA 103 Foundations of Mathematics****MA 103A Foundations of Mathematics with Algebra****MA 103**Covers various topics within mathematics for those whose need is a survey of mathematical principles rather than the in-depth analysis required for a mathematics- or science-related program. Depending on instructor preferences, areas covered may include: Problem solving strategies, logic, numeration systems, set theory, classification of numbers, algebra, financial management, geometry, measurement and right triangle trigonometry, probability, statistics, graphs, systems of equations, linear programming.

Prerequisite: MA 82

Offered day and evening fall, spring and summer

Offered as a lecture class as well as an Internet class.

This mathematics class is designed for student who are not following a math or science oriented program. Students who do not intend to take any math other than that required to meet the minimum general education requirement should take this class**MA 105 Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics**A study of the real number system. Provides a comprehensive conceptually based background in elementary mathematics. Topics include historical development of numeration systems, decimal notation, arithmetic algorithms in decimal and other bases, elementary set theory and number theory. Emphasizes problem solving strategies.

Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in MA 82 or equivalent score on placement test.

Open to early childhood and elementary education majors only.

Offered day and evening fall, spring; maybe offered in summer

Required for Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education majors. Meets 4 of the 12 state mandated math credits for these Baccalaureate degrees. There are multiple writing assignments in which students are asked to explain mathematical connections and problem solving steps.**MA 106 Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics II**A study of the fundamentals of geometry for early childhood education and elementary education students. Provides a conceptually based background in geometry including plane and solid, metric and non-metric, dimensional analysis, congruence and similarity, coordinate and transformational geometry. Emphasizes problem solving skills and the appropriate use of technology including calculators and computers.

Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in MA 82 or appropriate score on placement test. It is recommended that students pass MA 105 before taking this course.

Open to education majors only.

Offered days in fall and spring semesters.

Required for Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education majors. Meets 4 of the 12 state mandated math credits for these Baccalaureate degrees. There are multiple writing assignments in which students are asked to explain mathematical connections and problem solving steps.**MA 111 Precalculus**

**TI-83 graphing calculator required**.

A pre-calculus course covering college algebra and trigonometry topics with a graphing approach. Topics include right triangle trigonometry, circular trigonometric functions, exponential functions, power functions, logarithmic functions, and polynomial functions and their zeros.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in MA 82

Offered day and evening fall, spring and evening in summer

Offered as a lecture class as well as an Internet class.

This class is the prerequisite to MA 210 Calculus. Students interested in engineering, mathematics and/or science should take this class. Topics covered demand rigorous problem solving and many hours of devoted study. Students should not take this class solely because they scored well on the Math Placement test. They should like mathematics or need this class because of their designated course of study. Students who attain an A or B in MA 82 do best. Although students with a C in MA82 may take MA 111 , they will need to study very hard to keep up with the pace of the class.**MA 130 College Algebra****MA 131 Trigonometry with Analytic Geometry****MA 201 Applied Calculus**

**TI-83 graphing calculator required**

A one-semester course for students in business, biology, social sciences, electronics and technical programs. Covers methods for finding the derivatives and integrals of algebraic and transcendental functions with applications in each program.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in MA 82

Offered day and evening spring; day in fall

This is the only Calculus class offered that does not require MA 111. It is a nontrigonometry calculus designed for business and non-science majors. However, it can not be used as the prerequisite to MA 210-211-212, the Calculus and Analytic Geometry sequence. It is not a replacement for the more rigorous MA 210. A "C" or better in MA 82 is required**MA 202 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics**

**TI-83 graphing calculator required**

For the mathematics and computer science student. Develops problem solving skills. Topics include sets and logic, elementary number theory, graph theory, matrices, algorithm design, mathematical induction and recursion.

Prerequisite: MA 82

Offered day in spring

This class is for students interested in Computer Science or Mathematics. This is a rigorous course that demands reading technical texts and extensive problem solving. A prerequisite grade of C or better in MA 82 is not required but highly recommended by the Math Department**MA 206 Elementary Statistics****MA 206A Elementary Statistics with Algebra**

**TI-83 graphing calculator required**

An introductory noncalculus statistics course. Topics include descriptive analysis and treatment of data, probability, statistical inference, linear regression and correlation, chi-square tests and nonparametric tests.

Prerequisite: minimum grade of C in MA82

Offered day and evening fall, spring and summer

Offered as lecture class as well as an Internet class.**MA 207 Elementary Statistics With Probability****MA 207A Elementary Statistics with Prbability & Algebra**An introductory non-calculus statistics course with additional topics in elementary probability. Statistical topics include descriptive analysis and treatment of data, statistical inference, linear regression and correlation, and chi-square tests. Topics from elementary probability include basic event and outcome concepts, fundamental rules of probability, random variables and their distributions, and expectation. Practical applications of the course concepts are explored through team projects.

Students may not take both MA 206 and MA 207 for credit.

Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in MA 82 or appropriate score on placement test.

Open to all students who need a 4 credit statistics course.

Offered days in fall and spring semesters.

Required for Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education majors. Meets 4 of the 12 state mandated math credits for these Baccalaureate degrees.**MA 210 Calculus I**

**TI-83 graphing calculator required**

Presents the first course in the three-semester calculus sequence (MA210/MA211/MA212). Designed for students in mathematics, science, engineering, medical and other technical programs. Topics covered include: functions, limits and continuity, the derivative concept, differentiation techniques (including product rule, quotient rule, chain rule and implicit differentiation), applications of the derivative, and definite and indefinite integral concepts. The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus is discussed and used in the context of introductory integration.

Prerequisite: MA 111.

Offered day and evening fall, spring and evening in summer**MA 211 Calculus II**

**TI-83 graphing calculator required**

Presents the second of three courses in the calculus sequence. Topics include methods and applications of integration, improper integrals, sequences and series, Taylor approximations, polar functions, introduction to differential equations.

Prerequisite: MA 210

Offered day and evening spring, evening in fall**MA 212 Calculus III**Presents the final course in the three-semester calculus sequence. Topics include functions of several variables and their graphs, vectors, parametric equations, partial derivatives, multiple integrals and applications, Green’s Theorem, Stokes’ Theorem and the fundamental theorem of line integrals.

Prerequisite: MA 211

Offered evening fall**MA 213 Differential Equations****MA 214 Intro to Matlab**

**TI 83 or TI 83 plus graphing calculator may be required, see instructor.**

Presents differential equations of order one; linear differential equations with constant coefficients; non-homogenous equations with undetermined coefficients; variation of parameters; inverse differential operators; Laplace Transform; systems of differential equations; elementary applications.

Prerequisite: MA 211

Offered evenings spring semester.**MA 218 Linear Algebra****BU/MA 205 Business Statistics**

## Contact Information

Jeanne NesbittAcademic Office Manager

301.846.2530

â€‹Office: B228

Gary Hull

Department Chair

301.846.2576

Office: B235

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