Mathematics Minor (Metro)
(for non-BA and non-BS math majors)
The minor in Mathematics consists of 17 credits and is relevant to students in all majors. Mathematics is needed in every aspect of one’s daily life and in every profession. Students who complete this minor will possess strong mathematical knowledge and problem solving skills that are useful in the contemporary workplace and in graduate studies, including those in business, natural sciences, computer science, education, engineering and technology. The courses for Mathematics minor are as follows:
Required Courses (8 Credits)
Elective Courses (9 credits)
Three courses must be chosen from the following:
- MATH2203 Calculus III
- MATH2210 Differential Equations
- MATH2255 Discrete Structures
- MATH3220 Linear Algebra
- MATH3237 Probability and Statistics I
- MATH3341 Advanced Engineering Math
To take any course in the minor, a student must meet all prerequisites for that course.
MATH1201 Slope, equations of lines, slope of a curve, rate of change of a function, derivatives of algebraic and transcendental functions, maxima and minima, the Mean Value Theorem, indeterminate forms,the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, basic techniques of integration.
MATH2202 Differentiation and integration of transcendental functions, methods of integration, indeterminate forms, infinite series. Taylor series. Conic sections.
MATH2203 Lines and planes in 3-space. Vectors, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, line integrals, vector analysis.
MATH2210 First order linear differential equations, linear differential equations with constant coefficients, variation of parameters, undetermined coefficients, Laplace transforms, solutions in terms of power series, numerical solutions with predictor- corrector and Runge-Kutta methods.
MATH2255 Logic, sets, functions, algorithms. Integers, induction and recursion. Relations, posits, equivalence relations, digraphs and matrix representations. Boolean algebra, applications to logic, Boolean identities, Boolean functions, minimization of circuits. Graphs. Trees.
MATH3220 Vector spaces and linear transformations; systems of linear equations, bases, matrix representations of linear transforma- tions, matrix algebra, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, determin- ants, canonical forms, inner product spaces.
MATH3237 Sample spaces, discrete and continuous random variables. Point and Interval Estimation. Tests of Statistical Hypotheses.
MATH3341 Vector algebra, vector calculus, gradient, divergence, curl. Line and surface integrals, Green's theorem, Stokes' theorem, divergence theorem. Vector spaces, dot products, matrices, linear equations, determinants, eigenvalues, diagonalization.