Faculty of Science


Department of Mathematics


Course Description


MATH111 - Fundamentals of Mathematics - 3 credits

This is a basic math course for non-science students which covers problem solving techniques, sets, basic probability and statistics, number systems and their structure, linear and quadratic equations, basic consumer mathematics.

MATH112 - Mathematics I in Early Childhood - 3 credits

This is an introductory course that covers topics such as Geometry, Numbers, Sets, and Statistics. This includes numbers and their types including prime numbers, divisors and multiples, integers, rational numbers with decimals, and irrational numbers; proportions and decimals; operations on set (Union and Intersection). In addition, Problem solving techniques and tools are introduced.

MATH141 - Calculus & Analytic Geometry I - 4 credits

The first course in calculus covers functions and their graphs, limits and continuity, tangent lines and derivatives, some theorems on differentiation, applications of derivatives, such as: curve sketching, maxima and minima problems, definite and indefinite integrals, and applications of integrals

MATH142 - Calculus & Analytic Geometry II - 4 credits

This course is a continuation of Math 141 and includes methods of integration and applications. Other topics covered are: inverse trigonometric, logarithmic and exponential functions, other transcendental functions, conic sections, parameterized curves and polar coordinates, some sequences and series
Pre Requisite: MATH141

MATH234 - Differential Equations - 3 credits

This course introduces various types of ordinary differential equations, first and higher order, linear systems of equations, Laplace transform and power series solutions, and some physical applications.
Pre Requisite: MATH142

MATH235 - Introduction to Linear Algebra - 3 credits

This course covers fields, linear systems over fields, matrices and their arithmetic, determinant of a matrix, linear spaces and subspaces, bases, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization and canonical forms.
Pre Requisite: MATH142

MATH238 - Discrete Mathematics - 3 credits

This course introduces students to logic, set theory and proof techniques, relations functions and their properties, mathematical induction, cardinality, basic concepts in number theory, combinatorial mathematics, and methods of counting.
Pre Requisite: MATH141

MATH239 - Mathematics for Cais Students - 3 credits

This course introduces logic and methods of proof, sets and set operations, relations and functions, mathematical induction and recursion, introduction to matrices and solving simultaneous equations in several variables, methods of counting, introduction to trees and graphs.
Pre Requisite: MATH142

MATH241 - Calculus & Analytic Geometry III - 4 credits

This course incorporates further work in calculus and analytic geometry covering vectors and analytic geometry in space, vector functions with their derivatives, multivariable functions, partial differentiation and multiple integration and applications, and some vector analysis.
Pre Requisite: MATH142

MATH331 - Probability - 3 credits

This course introduces probability, methods of enumeration, conditional probability and independence, random variables of discrete and continuous types, expectation and variance, different kinds of distributions, moment generating function and functions associated with the normal distribution, and the central limit theorem.
Pre Requisite: MATH142

MATH332 - Theory of Numbers - 3 credits

This course studies integers, divisibility properties, primes, prime factorization, diophantine equations, numerical functions, congruences and their applications, residues, primitive roots, theorems of Euler, Fermat, Lagrange, Wilson and the Chinese Remainder theorem
Pre Requisite: MATH238

MATH333 - Mathematical Statistics - 3 credits

This is a continuation of MATH 331 which includes an introduction to sampling theory, the student t and F distributions with random functions associated with them, and the law of large numbers. Estimation theory, which includes unbiased, consistent, efficient, sufficient and maximum likelihood estimators are also included as well as testing hypothesis for means, proportions, variances and linear regression .
Pre Requisite: MATH331

MATH334 - Advanced Calculus I - 3 credits

This course gives a formal introduction to the real number system, sequences of real numbers and their limits, continuity and differentiability of functions of a real variable, uniform continuity, approximation of functions by polynomials, Taylor`s Theorem.
Pre Requisite: MATH238

MATH335 - Advanced Calculus II - 3 credits

This course is a continuation of Math 334 and includes Riemann integration, series of real numbers, sequences and series of functions, pointwise and uniform convergence, power series and analytic functions.
Pre Requisite: MATH334

MATH336 - Introduction to Modern Algebra - 3 credits

This is an introductory course in the elements of modern algebra and includes: groups, homomorphism, Lagrange theorem, quotient groups, isomorphism theorem, symmetric groups, rings, ideals, quotient rings and homomorphism, rings of polynomials over integral domains, principal ideal domain and the unique factorization theorem, extension of fields, algebraic and transcendental functions.
Pre Requisite: MATH235 and MATH238

MATH337 - Topology - 3 credits

Metric spaces, convergence and continuity, completeness and Cauchy’s completion theorem, general topological spaces, separation axioms, metrizability, compactness, and connectedness, compactification theorems, product spaces and Tychonoff theorem, the fundamental group and an introduction to homotopy theory are included in the course
Pre Requisite: MATH335

MATH338 - Complex Variables - 3 credits

The algebra and geometry of complex numbers, analytic functions, Cauchy-Riemann Equations, complex series, integration of complex functions, and some applications of complex variables to physics are covered in the course
Pre Requisite: MATH238

MATH341 - Multivariable Calculus - 3 credits

The Euclidean spaces and elementary topology on them, limits and continuity, differentiability of real and vector valued functions, implicit and inverse function theorems, measure and integrals in Euclidean spaces are covered in the course.
Pre Requisite: MATH335

MATH342 - Topics in Algebra - 3 credits

This course is a continuation of MATH 235 and MATH 336 which includes: inner product spaces, orthonormal bases and the Grahm-Schmidt process, linear operators on inner product spaces, unitary and Hermitian operators, the spectral theorem, bilinear and quadratic forms, diagonalization, Sylvester’s and Caley-Hamilton theorems, Jordan forms; extension of fields and an introduction to Galois theory.
Pre Requisite: ( MATH235 and MATH336 )

MATH352 - Introduction to Statistics - 3 credits

The course is a service course. It is intended to provide an introduction to elementary statistical concepts basic to interpretations and applications. The first part of the course is descriptive statistics and the second part is inferential. Confidence interval and tests for means proportions are introduced. Contingency tables, correlation and linear regression are studied. A computer statistical package is used for data analysis

MATH361 - Regression Analysis - 3 credits

Sampling techniques, testing statistical hypothesis, single and multiple linear regressions, polynomial and nonlinear regression, model building and statistical inference in regression analysis are covered in the course. A computer statistical package is used for data analysis.
Pre Requisite: MATH333

MATH362 - Topics in Applied Statistics - 3 credits

This course is an introduction to basic methods of experimental design, analysis of variance, contingency tables, and nonparametric statistical techniques such as: the sign test, Wilcoxon and other tests. A computer statistical package to utilize these methods will be used.
Pre Requisite: MATH361

MATH371 - Applied Mathematics - 3 credits

Fourier series and their applications, orthogonal and periodic functions, Parseval equation, partial differential equations, heat and wave equations are covered in this course. Fourier transforms and some topics in calculus of variation are also covered.
Pre Requisite: MATH234

MATH372 - Numerical Analysis - 3 credits

Solutions of equations in one variable, polynomial approximation, numerical differentiation and integration, initial value problems for ordinary differential equations, linear systems, iterative technique, and numerical solutions to partial differential equations are covered in the course.
Pre Requisite: MATH234

MATH389 - Senior Seminar - 1 credit

Senior mathematics majors are required to conduct an intensive research study of a particular subject in mathematics chosen from a selected list of topics approved by the Mathematics Department. Seminar participants must present their subjects for discussion at seminar meetings with faculty members.

MATH399 - Special Topics in Mathematics - 3 credits

This is an independent study course open to senior mathematics majors. Topics are selected by the instructor in accordance with the student’s ability and previous study.
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