Mathematics, Mathematics Education Concentration (M.S.)  Graduate  2011 University Catalog
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The Master of Science degree in Mathematics is offered with concentrations in computer science, mathematics education, pure and applied mathematics, or statistics. Concentrations consist primarily of taking four to six courses in the area of the concentration. The master's degree in mathematics with a computer science concentration differs from the MS degrees in Computer Science, as does the master's degree with a statistics concentration differ from the MS in Statistics. The MS in Computer Science is discussed under Computer Science and the MS in Statistics is discussed under Statistics. The Mathematics degrees are discussed below. The MS degrees in Mathematics with concentrations in computer science, pure and applied mathematics, and statistics provide students with the advanced material needed for positions of leadership in business, industry and government as well as for teaching at the high school and community college level. The concentration in mathematics education will upgrade the skills of teachers and offers a special combination of courses in mathematics, mathematics education and the use of technology in mathematics education. This degree does not lead to certification. All the concentrations prepare students to pursue doctoral degrees.
At present, 19 fulltime faculty members are teaching graduate courses in pure and applied mathematics, mathematics education or statistics. Our curriculum in mathematics has extensively integrated modern methods of computing. The special interests of the faculty include algebra, analysis, applied statistics, chaos theory, combinatorics, dynamical systems, game theory, graph theory, logic, mathematical modeling, mathematics/computer science education, methods and techniques of teaching mathematics, modeling in the biological, chemical and physical sciences, operations research, problem solving, representation theory, statistical computing and graphics, voting theory, and the use of technology in education. Our faculty in mathematics education are known throughout the United States.
Computer facilities comprise access to a VAX cluster, several standalone VAX microcomputers and a Sun Local Area Network. The Sun Local Area Network of workstations and servers consists of an Enterprise 450, SparcServer 1000, Ultra 30, Ultra 10's, Sparc 20's, and Sparc 5's. The VAX cluster which consists of DEC VAX 7620, 6610, 7620, 6310, 3500, 4000, 3500 microVAX II with four LSI/11 micros connected to it, and two ALPHA 2100. These VAX's may be accessed from the VAX laboratory that contains a variety of DEC terminals or via the MSUnet from numerous remote sites. Outside dialups to MSUnet are available. Software packages available through the VAX system include: ADA, Basic, C, C++, COBOL, FORTRAN, GPSS, Ingress, Lisp, Macro, MAPLE, Minitab, Pascal, Pl/1, Prolog, SAS, SAS graphics, SPSSX, and SPSS graphics. The network of SUN Microsystems' file servers, computer servers and individual workstations operates under UNIX. Software packages and programming languages available on the SUN network include Maple, MATLAB, Iris Explorer, Rational Rose, SAS, S plus, Ingres, mSQL, JavaStudio and Java Workshop. Programming languages available include: C, C++, Java, gcc, Ada FORTRAN, Pascal, Lisp, Prolog, Perl, LaTEX, and smalltalk. The Sun network is also connected to MSUnet. Laboratories of Power Macintoshes and Dell Pentium PC's are available throughout the campus for student use and make a wide variety of software such as JMP, MacSpin, Data Desk, Solo, Statisix and Office available for student use.
MATHEMATICS w/CONC:Math Education
Complete 33 semester hours including the following 4 requirement(s):

MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
Complete the following 4 requirement(s):

Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.
MATH 570 Administration and Supervision of Mathematics 3 MATH 571 Curriculum Construction in Mathematics 3 MATH 572 Contemporary Teaching of Mathematics 3 MATH 573 Mathematics Materials for Teachers of Mathematics 3 
Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours from the following list.
MATH 574 Problem Analysis in Secondary Mathematics 3 MATH 575 Selected Topics in Mathematics Education 3 MATH 579 Approaching School Mathematics Through Applications 3 
Complete for 3 semester hours.
MATH 513 Computer Science Concepts for High School Teachers 3 
Complete an additional 1 course from the following list.
MATH 570 Administration and Supervision of Mathematics 3 MATH 571 Curriculum Construction in Mathematics 3 MATH 572 Contemporary Teaching of Mathematics 3 MATH 573 Mathematics Materials for Teachers of Mathematics 3 MATH 574 Problem Analysis in Secondary Mathematics 3 MATH 575 Selected Topics in Mathematics Education 3 MATH 579 Approaching School Mathematics Through Applications 3


MATHEMATICS AND/OR STATISTICS ELECTIVES
Complete 15 semester hours from at least 3 of the following:

Algebra
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MATH 518 Foundations of Abstract Algebra 3 MATH 531 Abstract Algebra I 3 MATH 532 Abstract Algebra II 3 MATH 535 Linear Algebra I 3 MATH 536 Linear Algebra II 3 
Analysis
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MATH 515 Intermediate Analysis I 3 MATH 516 Intermediate Analysis II 3 MATH 521 Real Variables I 3 MATH 522 Real Variables II 3 MATH 525 Complex Variables I 3 MATH 526 Complex Variables II 3 
APPLIED MATHEMATICS  Continuous
MATH 560 Numerical Analysis 3 MATH 564 Ordinary Differential Equation 3 MATH 566 Partial Differential Equations 3 MATH 568 Applied Mathematics: Continuous 3 
APPLIED MATHEMATICS  Discrete
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MATH 569 Applied Mathematics: Discrete 3 MATH 580 Combinatorial Mathematics 3 MATH 581 Graph Theory 3 MATH 584 Operations Research 3 
STATISTICS
MATH 540 Probability 3 STAT 541 Applied Statistics 3 STAT 542 Statistical Theory I 3 STAT 543 Statistical Theory II 3 STAT 544 Statistical Computing 3 STAT 545 Practicum in Statistics I 3 STAT 546 NonParametric Statistics 3 STAT 547 Design and Analysis of Experiments 3 STAT 548 Applied Regression Analysis 3 STAT 549 Sampling Techniques 3 STAT 640 Biostatistics I 3 STAT 641 Biostatistics II 3 STAT 642 Introduction to Stochastic Processes 3 STAT 645 Advanced Topics in Statistics 3 STAT 646 Multivariate Analysis 3 STAT 647 Practicum in Statistics II 3 STAT 648 Advanced Statistical Methods 3 STAT 649 Independent Study in Statistics 3 
GEOMETRY
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MATH 551 Topology 3 MATH 554 Projective Geometry 3 MATH 555 Differential Geometry 3 
Computer Science
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ELECTIVES
Complete 2 courses for 6 semester hours from the following list.

CULMINATING EXPERIENCE
Successfully complete the Comprehensive Examination.
Course Descriptions:
CMPT574: Pixel and Image Processing
This course provides an introductory and comprehensive treatment of pixel and image processing with applications to fine arts, face recognition, etc. Topics include sampling and quantization, convolution, equalization, filtering, image segmentation, image operations, morphological image processing. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: CMPT 580 and permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT575: Introduction to Computer Graphics
An introduction to computer graphics, including the algorithms to generate twodimensional and threedimensional graphical pictures. An overview of ray tracing, shading and color theory. Interactive graphics. Graphics devices. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: CMPT 580 and permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT576: ObjectOriented Software Development
Introduction to the major features of the objectoriented paradigm and their realization in an objectoriented programming language. Introduction to major methods and tools used in objectoriented analysis and design. Implementation and testing issues. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: CMPT 581, CMPT 583 and permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT578: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
An introduction to artificial intelligence including representations of knowledge, problem solving, games, heuristics and backtracking, expert systems, theorem proving, the language LISP and PROLOG. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: CMPT 583 and permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT580: Machine Organization and Architecture
Basic computer organization and design, digital functions, data representation, microprogramming, CPU organization, the assembler language, and addressing techniques. Required of majors. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT581: Systems Software Design
Assemblers, macroprocessors, linkers and loaders, introduction to compilers and run facilities. Required of majors. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: CMPT 580, and permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT582: Theory of Automata and Formal Languages
Languages and grammars, finite automata and regular grammars, context free grammars, pushdown automata, Turing machines, computability, deterministic languages, linear bounded automata and stack automata. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT583: Computer Algorithms
Algorithms: definition, design and analysis; sorting and searching techniques and introductory dynamic programming studied as algorithms with complexity theory and optimization techniques applied. Required of majors. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT584: Operating System Design
Design and implementation of operating systems, multiprogramming, multiprocessor, device management, scheduling, virtual memory, case studies. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: CMPT 581, and permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT585: Topics in Computer Science
Recent developments in the field. Topics such as Monte Carlo methods, graphics, expert systems, security, networks and special areas of applications. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits as long as the topic is different. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: CMPT 580 and permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT586: File Structures and Databases
Secondary storage devises. Data transfer. Primary and secondary access methods. Sequential and random access methods. File design. File organizations and corresponding processing. File maintenance. Sorting large files. Databases concepts. Required of majors. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT587: Microcomputers and Computer Interfaces
Introduction to geneology, manufacture and hardware design of microprocessors, microcomputer architecture, instruction sets and programming, microcomputer peripherals and interfaces. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: CMPT 580, and permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT588: Fundamentals of Programming Languages
A comparative approach to modern programming languages with emphasis on nonimperative languages, and an introduction to parallel languages. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT589: Computer Simulation of Discrete Systems
Introduction to simulation and discrete simulation models. Queuing theory and stochastic processes. Simulation methodology including generation of random numbers and variates, design of simulation experiments, analysis of data generated by simulation experiments and validation of models. Survey of current simulation languages and selected applications. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: CMPT 580, permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT590: Computer Simulation of Continuous Systems
Computer simulation of continuous systems with emphasis on conservation principles and governing equations, numerical treatment of systems of algebraic and differential equations, the use of software packages and simulation languages, verification and validation techniques, and interpretation and presentation of results. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: CMPT 580, permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT591: Compiler Theory and Construction
Introduction to the formal description of programming languages, the theory of parsing, and the concepts and techniques used in the construction of compilers. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: CMPT 581, permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT592: Data Base Design and Implementation
To develop indepth understanding of data base concepts and issues. The major emphasis of the course is on the conceptual (logical) organization, retrieval, and manipulation of data. Required of majors. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: CMPT 586, permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT593: Structured System Design and Analysis
A study of the design of large scale computer systems relative to the constraints imposed by hardware, software and particular types of applications. Recent work in automated system design will be discussed. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: CMPT 586, and permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT594: Software Engineering and Reliability
Principles and methods for the analysis, design, implementation, testing, and verification of software systems. Topics include requirements analysis, domain analysis, implementation, testing, verification, and software management. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT596: Principles of Data Communication
Physical and logical aspects of data communications: analogdigital, broadbandbaseband, TDMFDM, protocols, modulation techniques, hardware for communication. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: CMPT 580, and permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT678: Neurocomputing
Basic neural network concepts, definitions, and building blocks; learning laws; simple implementations; associative networks; mapping networks; survey of applications. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: CMPT 583, and permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT680: Parallel Architectures and Algorithms
This course provides a study of the stateofart of parallel processing algorithms and architectures. Parallel processing uses multiple processors working together in a synchronized fashion to solve large problems fast. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: CMPT 580 and CMPT 583, and permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT683: Advanced Computer Algorithms
Dynamic programming, game trees and backtracking techniques, branch and bound, polynomial evaluation and fast Fourier transform algorithms; complexity and analysis, and optimization techniques will be applied. NPhard problems and NPcompleteness. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: CMPT 583, and permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT690: Independent Study in Computer Science
Independent study under the direction of a faculty member, offering the opportunity to pursue topics in computer science which may be outside the scope of regular curricular offerings or may be an extension of an existing course or courses. Approval must be obtained from the graduate coordinator or and faculty advisor. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. () 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT694: Software Quality Assurance
This course examines (i) planned and systematic patterns of all actions necessary to provide adequate confidence that a product conforms to established requirements, and (ii) a set of activities designed to evaluate the process by which highquality complex software products are developed. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: CMPT 594 or permission of graduate advisor.
CMPT695: Seminars in Computer Science
Guided study of selected topics in major field of interest. (14 hours seminar.) 1  4 sh.
Prerequisites: CMPT 581, 583, and 586 and permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT696: Local Area Networks
Fundamental issues and concepts underlying Local Area Network (LAN) development via microcomputers: topology, transmission media and technology, error control, protocols. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: CMPT 596, and permission of graduate coordinator.
CMPT697: Master's Project in Computer Science
Analysis of a significant problem related to computing and design of a solution. Where appropriate, implementation and testing as well as documentation of the solution. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Completion of the computer science required core courses and permission of graduate coordinator.
MATH513: Computer Science Concepts for High School Teachers
This course is specifically designed to help high school mathematics teachers prepare to use the microcomputer as a tool in their classrooms. Topics include an introduction to computer literacy, elements of BASIC programming, the evaluation of commercial software, the appropriate use of the software and a survey of relevant professional literature. Minimal prior knowledge of BASIC is assumed. May not be used for credit by Computer Science majors. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH515: Intermediate Analysis I
Properties of the real number system, limits, continuous functions, intermediate value theorem, derivative, mean value theorem, Riemann integral. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH516: Intermediate Analysis II
This course is a continuation of MATH 515. Topics include functions of several variables, partial derivatives, Green's theorem, Stoke's theorem, divergence theorem, implicit function theorem, inverse function theorem, infinite series, uniform convergence. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 515 or MATH 425 or equivalent, permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH518: Foundations of Abstract Algebra
Fundamental concepts of algebra including groups, rings, integral domains and fields, with important examples. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH520: Set Theory
Historical development, paradoxes, ordered sets, SchroderBernstein theorem, axiom of choice, transfinite induction, cardinal and ordinal numbers. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 222 and permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH521: Real Variables I
Real number system, Lebesgue measure and integration, differentiation, Fourier series, LP, metric, normed vector, Banach and Hilbert spaces. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 426 and permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH522: Real Variables II
Real number system, Lebesgue measure and integration, differentiation, Fourier series, LP, metric, normed vector, Banach and Hilbert spaces. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 521, permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH525: Complex Variables I
Integration and differentiation in the complex domain, Cauchy's theorem, Cauchy's integral formula, Laurent expansion, residues, elements of conformal mapping, series and product representations. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 426 and permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH526: Complex Variables II
Integration and differentiation in the complex domain, Cauchy's theorem, Cauchy's integral formula, Laurent expansion, residues, elements of conformal mapping, series and product representations. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 525, permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH530: Mathematical Computing
Introduction to mathematical computing techniques using a computer algebra system and algorithmic approach to solving mathematical problems. Mathematical applications taken from various areas of mathematics, the sciences, engineering, and business. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of the graduate program coordinator or consent of the instructor.
MATH531: Abstract Algebra I
Basic algebraic structures including groups, rings, fields, modules and lattices. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 431 and permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH532: Abstract Algebra II
Basic algebraic structures including groups, rings, fields, modules and lattices. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 531, permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH535: Linear Algebra I
Vector spaces and linear transformations, including inner product, matrix representations, binary and quadratic forms, eigenvectors, canonical forms, and functions of matrices. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 335 and permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH536: Linear Algebra II
Vector spaces and linear transformations, including inner product, matrix representations, binary and quadratic forms, eigenvectors, canonical forms, and functions of matrices. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 535, permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH537: Mathematical Logic
Propositional and predicate calculus, model theory, Godel's completeness theorems and decidability. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 425 and permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH540: Probability
Sample spaces and events, combinatorial analysis, conditional probability and stochastic independence, random variables and probability distributions, expected value and variance, probability generating functions, continuous random variables. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 340 and permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH551: Topology
Basic pointset topology, topological spaces, homeomorphisms, compactness, connectedness, separation properties, uniformities, metrizability, introductory algebraic topology, homology groups and homotopy. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 425, and permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH554: Projective Geometry
Projective planes and spaces are studied by synthetic and analytic approaches. Topics covered include the theorems of Desargues and Pappus, harmonic sequences, projectivities, coordinatization, finite planes, and conics. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 335 and permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH555: Differential Geometry
Application of vectors to the study of classical threedimensional geometry. Topics include: plane and space curves, first and second fundamental forms, lines of curvature, asymptotic lines, geodesics. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 222 and permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH560: Numerical Analysis
Error analysis, interpolation and approximation theory, numerical solution of linear and nonlinear equations, numerical differentiation and integration, numerical solution of differential equations. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 335, and permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH564: Ordinary Differential Equation
Linear and nonlinear equations, Green's functions, power series solutions, autonomous systems, existence and uniqueness, singularities, SturmLiouville systems. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 335, and 420, and permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH566: Partial Differential Equations
First order equations, separation of variables, series solutions, hyperbolic, parabolic and elliptic equations, characteristics, transform methods. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 335, and 420, and permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH568: Applied Mathematics: Continuous
Formulation, manipulation and evaluation of mathematical models of continuous systems. Topics selected from: conservation principles and the classical equations of mathematical physics, applications of the qualitative and quantitative theory of ordinary and partial differential equations, optimization, calculus of variations, stability theory, stochastic models. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 335, and 340, and 420, and 425, and permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH569: Applied Mathematics: Discrete
Introduction to the basic ideas of discrete mathematics and its applications. Counting principles, permutations, combinations, algorithms, complexity, graphs, trees, searching and sorting, recurrence relations, generating functions, inclusionexclusion, the pigeonhole principle, chromatic number, eulerian chains and paths, hamiltonian chains and paths, flows in networks, finite Markov chains. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 335, and 340, and 425, and permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH570: Administration and Supervision of Mathematics
Problems of organization, administration and supervision in the mathematics program of the school. Functions, duties and qualifications of the supervisor investigated. Current problems and research findings. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH571: Curriculum Construction in Mathematics
Contemporary proposals for the mathematics of grades K through 12. Consideration is given to the problem of implementation of current recommendations. Examination is made of mathematical concepts underlying various programs. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH572: Contemporary Teaching of Mathematics
Pedagogy, resources, and research related to the teaching of standardsbased mathematics in grades 612. Emphasis is on creating studentcentered learning environments, resources and materials for contemporary mathematics classrooms, models of effective teaching and learning, alternative assessment, appropriate uses of technology and multicultural aspects of mathematics. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH573: Mathematics Materials for Teachers of Mathematics
The construction, adaptation and effective use of classroom materials and activities designed to enhance and expand the teaching of mathematics and mathematical thinking in the middle and high school grades with special attention given to basic commercial and simple teacher and studentmade manipulatives and models with broad use from the development of concepts and skills to their maintenance, review, and extension plus applications to problem solving. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH574: Problem Analysis in Secondary Mathematics
Psychology and techniques of problemsolving. Discovery and heuristic methods. Intuitive and inductive reasoning in the solution of nonroutine problems from high school mathematics. Problem formation and solution. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 222 and permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH575: Selected Topics in Mathematics Education
Selection of topics associated with secondary and early college years of mathematics investigated from an advanced point of view. Topics selected to give the teacher a professionalized subject matter viewpoint of such areas as algebra, geometry, number theory, real and complex analysis, probability and history of mathematics. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 222 and permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH576: Research Seminar in Mathematics Education
Designed for matriculated graduate students in the mathematics education program. Students survey and analyze recent research projects. (3 hours seminar.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH577: Mathematics Education in the Elementary School
The contemporary mathematics curriculum of the elementary and middle school. The role of behavioral objectives and learning theory in curriculum development/teacher training. Related research findings. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH578: Special Topics in Mathematics Education
Topics may be selected from areas such as assessment, cooperative learning, elementary education, fractals, graphing calculators, NCTM Standards, and other special areas of interest to mathematics educators. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH579: Approaching School Mathematics Through Applications
Topics in middle grade and secondary mathematics are explored with an emphasis on their application to both traditional and more recently developed areas. Applied problems are used to motivate mathematical topics, and mathematical knowledge is used to explore solutions to applied problems. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH580: Combinatorial Mathematics
Arrangements and selections, binomial coefficients, Stirling numbers, generating functions, recurrence relations, inclusionexclusion, Polya enumeration formula, combinatorial graph theory, combinatorial geometries. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 222 and graduate program coordinator's permission.
MATH581: Graph Theory
Graphs, digraphs, and trees. Connectivity, separability, planarity, and colorability. Cliques, independent sets, matchings, flows and tours. Graphs as mathematical models; graph algorithms. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 222, and 335, and graduate program coordinator's permission.
MATH584: Operations Research
An indepth study of one or at most two topics in operations research, selected from linear programming and game theory, linear and nonlinear programming, queuing theory, inventory theory, simulation models. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 425 and STAT 440 and permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH590: Advanced Topics
An indepth study of a topic or topics selected from areas such as algebra, analysis, geometry, probability and statistics, and applied mathematics, with special emphasis upon recent developments in the field. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Graduate program coordinator's permission.
MATH591: Applied Industrial Mathematics
Formulation, modeling, and solution of mathematical problems from engineering, science and business. Topics include statistical distributions, Monte Carlo method, function fitting, transforms optimization, regression analysis, costbenefit analysis, ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, numerical methods, divided differences, splines, Galerkin's method, and finite elements. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 335, MATH 425, MATH 530, STAT 440 or permission of graduate program coordinator.
MATH595: Seminar
Guided study of selected topics in major field of interest. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits as long as the topic is different. (14 hours seminar.) 1  4 sh.
Prerequisites: Graduate program coordinator's permission.
STAT541: Applied Statistics
Review of estimation and hypothesis testing for one sample and two sample problems; introduction to nonparametric statistics and linear regression; fundamental principles of design, completely randomized design, randomized block design, latin square, and 2 factor design. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: STAT 330 or STAT 443 and permission of graduate program coordinator.
STAT542: Statistical Theory I
Discrete and continuous probability distributions, multivariate distributions, sampling theory, transformations, Chisquared, 'F' and 't' distributions. Point estimation, properties of estimators, sufficiency, exponential families, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, power, NeymanPearson Lemma, likelihood ratio tests. The impact of the above theory on areas such as regression analysis, analysis of variance and analysis of discrete data. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: STAT 541 and permission of graduate program coordinator.
STAT543: Statistical Theory II
Discrete and continuous probability distributions, multivariate distributions, sampling theory, transformations, Chisquared, 'F' and 't' distributions. Point estimation, properties of estimators, sufficiency, exponential families, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, power, NeymanPearson Lemma, likelihood ratio tests. The impact of the above theory on areas such as regression analysis, analysis of variance and analysis of discrete data. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: STAT 542 and permission of graduate program coordinator.
STAT544: Statistical Computing
Computer systems for data analysis and data graphics, and intermediate level statistical methodology are investigated. Several statistical computing packages are utilized and evaluated. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: STAT 541 or STAT 548, and CMPT 183, and permission of graduate program coordinator.
STAT545: Practicum in Statistics I
An applied experience in which students work with practitioners in industry, government or research organizations utilizing statistical techniques in a research setting. Students will work with statisticians on projects involving experimental design and data collection as well as the analysis and interpretation of the data. May be repeated once. () 3 sh.
Prerequisites: STAT 541, STAT 544, and STAT 547 or STAT 548, and permission of graduate program coordinator.
STAT546: NonParametric Statistics
Selected distributionfree tests and estimation techniques including sign, KolmogorovSmirnov, Wilcoxon signed rank, MannWhitney, Chisquare, rank correlation, Kendall's Tau, KruskalWallace, Friedman, McNemar, and others. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: STAT 330 and permission of graduate program coordinator.
STAT547: Design and Analysis of Experiments
Fundamental principles of design; fixed, random and mixed models; factorial designs; designs with restricted randomization; splitplot design; confounding; fractional replication; experimental and sampling errors. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: STAT 541 or STAT 548, and permission of graduate program coordinator.
STAT548: Applied Regression Analysis
Fitting equations to data; matrices, linear regression; correlation; analysis of residuals; multiple regression; polynomial regression; partial correlation; stepwise regression; regression and model building; regression applied to analysis of variance problems; introduction to nonlinear regression. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: STAT 330 or STAT 443, and permission of graduate program coordinator.
STAT549: Sampling Techniques
Sampling and survey methodology; basic sampling theory; simple, stratified, random, cluster, systematic and area sampling. Sampling errors and estimation procedures. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: STAT 330 or STAT 443, and permission of graduate program coordinator.
STAT640: Biostatistics I
Fundamental statistical concepts and methods used by statistical scientists in the health, biological, medical and pharmaceutical industries. Categorical data analysis, logistic regression, generalized linear models, nonparametric regression techniques. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: STAT 544, STAT 547, STAT 548, and permission of graduate program coordinator.
STAT641: Biostatistics II
Fundamental statistical concepts and methods used by statistical scientists in the health, biological, medical and pharmaceutical industries. Survival analysis and designs for clinical trials. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: STAT 544, STAT 547, STAT 548, and permission of graduate program coordinator.
STAT642: Introduction to Stochastic Processes
Generating functions, convolutions, recurrent events, random walk models, gambler's ruin problems, Markov chains and processes, time dependent stochastic processes, queuing theory and epidemic models. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: MATH 540 and permission of graduate program coordinator.
STAT645: Advanced Topics in Statistics
Recent developments in statistical science. Topics such as data mining, statistical genomics, computationally intensive dataanalytic methods, statistical consulting, dynamic statistical graphics and visualization, applied time series analysis. May be repeated with no limit as long as the topic is different. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator.
STAT646: Multivariate Analysis
Analysis of multiple response variables simultaneously; covariance and the multivariate normal distribution; manova, discriminant functions; principle components and canonical correlations. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: STAT 541, STAT 548 and permission of graduate program coordinator.
STAT647: Practicum in Statistics II
An applied experience in which students work with practitioners in industry, government or research organizations utilizing advanced statistical techniques in a research setting. Students will be expected to exhibit the ability to work independently on projects involving advanced techniques in experimental design, analysis and interpretation of data. May be repeated once. () 3 sh.
Prerequisites: STAT 542, STAT 545, at least one 600level course, and permission of graduate program coordinator.
STAT648: Advanced Statistical Methods
Advanced statistical concepts and methods used by statistical scientists in the analysis of designed experiments and observational studies. Response surface methodology, analysis of covariance, the general linear model, the cell means model and the analysis of variance of unbalanced or messy data. (3 hours lecture.) 3 sh.
Prerequisites: STAT 544, STAT 547, STAT 548, and permission of graduate program coordinator.
STAT649: Independent Study in Statistics
Independent study under the direction of a faculty member, offering the opportunity to pursue topics in statistics which may be outside the scope of regular curricular offerings or may be an extension of an existing course or courses. Approval must be obtained from the graduate coordinator and faculty advisor. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits during the graduate program. () 3 sh.
Prerequisites: Permission of graduate program coordinator and departmental approval.