# Undergraduate Course Descriptions

# Course Schedule

**MATH-UA 009 Algebra
and Calculus**

4 points. Fall and spring terms.

Prerequisite: High school math or permission of the
department.

Intensive course in intermediate algebra and trigonometry.
Topics
include algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric
functions
and their graphs.

**MATH-UA 120
Discrete
Mathematics**

4 points. Fall and spring term.

Prerequisite: Calculus I (MATH-UA 121) Refer to Calculus
website:http://math.nyu.edu/degree/undergrad/calculus.html

A first course in discrete mathematics. Sets, algorithms,
induction. Combinatorics. Graphs and trees. Combinatorial
circuits. Logic and Boolean algebra.

**
MATH-UA
121 Calculus I**

4 points. Fall and spring terms.

**PREREQUISITES FOR STUDENTS WHO MATRICULATE TO NYU FALL 2012
OR LATER
**

- SAT score of 650 or higher
- ACT/ACTE Math score of 30 or higher
- AB score of 3 or higher
- BC score of 3 or higher
- A level Maths score of C or higher (anyone who took Further Maths should contact the math department as it varies depending on the exam board)
- AS level Maths score of B or higher
- IB HL score of 5 or higher
- IB SL score of 6 or higher
- Completion of Algebra and Calculus (MATH-UA 009) with a grade of C or higher
- Passing placement exam

**PREREQUISITES FOR STUDENTS WHO MATRICULATED TO NYU BEFORE FALL 2012**

- SAT score of 750 or higher
- ACT/ACTE Math score of 34 or higher
- AB 4 or higher
- BC 3 or higher
- Completion of Algebra and Calculus (MATH-UA 009) with a grade of C or higher
- passing placement exam

Derivatives, antiderivatives, and integrals of functions of
one real
variable. Trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, logarithmic
and
exponential functions. Applications, including graphing,
maximizing and minimizing functions. Areas and volumes.

**MATH-UA
122 Calculus II**

4 points. Fall and spring terms.

**PREREQUISITES FOR STUDENTS WHO MATRICULATED TO NYU FALL
2012 OR LATER**
Passing
MATH-UA 121 Calculus I with a grade of C or better, an AB or a
BC of 4 or higher, A level Maths of B or higher, IB HL of 6 or
higher, or passing a placement test.

**PREREQUISITES FOR STUDENTS WHO MATRICULATED TO NYU BEFORE
FALL 2012**
Passing MATH-UA
121 Calculus I with a grade of C or better, a BC of 4 or
higher, or passsing a placement test.

Techniques of integration. Further applications. Plane
analytic geometry. Polar coordinates and parametric
equations. Infinite series, including power series.

**MATH-UA
123 Calculus III**

4 points. Fall and spring terms.

**PREREQUISITES FOR STUDENTS WHO MATRICULATED TO NYU FALL
2012 OR LATER**
Passing MATH-UA
122 Calculus II with a grade of C or higher, BC of 5, or
passing placement test. (anyone who
took Further Maths should contact the math department as it
varies
depending on the exam board)

**PREREQUISITES FOR STUDENTS WHO MATRICULATED TO NYU BEFORE
FALL 2012**
Passing MATH-UA
122 Calculus II with a grade of C or higher or passing
placement test.

Functions of several variables. Vectors in the plane and
space. Partial
derivatives with applications, especially Lagrange
multipliers. Double
and triple integrals. Spherical and cylindrical coordinates.
Surface
and line integrals. Divergence, gradient, and curl. Theorem of
Gauss
and Stokes.

**MATH-UA 130 Set Theory**- identical to PHIL-UA 73

4 points.

Among the topics to be covered are: the axioms of set theory; Boolean operations on sets; set-theoretic representation of relations, functions and orderings; the natural numbers; theory of transfinite cardinal and ordinal numbers; the axiom of choice and its equivalents; and the foundations of analysis. If time permits we may also consider some more advanced topics, such as large cardinals or the independence results.

**MATH-UA 140 Linear Algebra**

4 points. Fall and spring term.

Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in MATH-UA 121 Calculus I or MATH-UA 211 Math for Economics I (for Economics majors) or the equivalent.

Systems of linear equations, Gaussian elimination, matrices, determinants, Cramer’s rule. Vectors, vector spaces, basis and dimension, linear transformations. Eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and quadratic forms.

**MATH-UA 141 Honors Linear Algebra I - identical to G63.2110**

4 points. Fall term.

Prerequisite: A grade of B or better in MATH-UA 325 Analysis or MATH-UA 343 Algebra or the permission of the instructor.

Linear spaces, subspaces, and quotient spaces; linear dependence and independence; basis and dimensions. Linear transformation and matrices; dual spaces and transposition. Solving linear equations. Determinants. Quadratic forms and their relation to local extrema of multivariable functions.

**MATH-UA 142 Honors Linear Algebra II - identical to G63.2120**

4 points. Spring term.

Prerequisite: MATH-UA 141 Intensive Linear Algebra I.

Special theory, eigenvalues and eigenvectors; Jordan canonical forms. Inner product and orthogonality. Self-adjoint mappings, matrix inequalities. Normal linear spaces and linear transformation between them positive matrices. Applications.

**MATH-UA 144 Introduction to Computer Simulation - Identical to CSCI-UA 330**

4 points. Spring term.

Prerequisite:A grade of C or higher in MATH-UA 121 Calculus I or MATH-UA 212 Math for Economics II (for Economics majors) and PHYS-UA 11 General Physics.

In this course, students will learn how to do computer simulations of such phenomena as orbits (Kepler problem and N-body problem), epidemic and endemic disease (including evolution in response to the selective pressure of a malaria), musical stringed instruments (piano, guitar, and violin), and traffic flow in a city (with lights, breakdowns, and gridlock at corners). The simulations are based on mathematical models, numerical methods, and Matlab programming techniques that will be taught in class. The use of animations (and sound where appropriate) to present the results of simulations will be emphasized.

**MATH-UA 211, MATH-UA 212 Mathematics for Economics I and II**

4 points. Fall and spring terms,respectively. Includes a recitation section.

Prerequisites: The same as for Calculus I.

Cannot apply both Calculus courses and Math for Economics courses towards your major.

This course is only open to Economics Majors and prospective majors. If an Economics Major decides to double or joint major in Math these courses will replace Calculus I - III, along with Math for Economics III.

To be offered in fall 2011 and spring 2012 and every fall and spring thereafter. Elements of calculus and linear algebra are important to the study of economics. This class is designed to provide the appropriate tools for study in the policy concentration. Examples and motivation are drawn from important topics in economics. Topics covered include derivatives of functions of one and several variables; interpretations of the derivatives; convexity; constrained and unconstrained optimization; series, including geometric and Taylor series; ordinary differential equations; matrix algebra; eigenvalues; and (possibly) dynamic optimization and multivariable integration.

**MATH-UA 213 Mathematics for Economics III**

4 points. Fall and spring terms, respectively. Includes a recitation section.

Prerequisites: MATH-UA 212 Mathematics for Economics II.

Cannot apply both Calculus courses and Math for Economics courses towards your major.

This course is only open to Economics Majors and prospective majors. If an Economics Major decides to double major in Math these courses will replace Calculus I - III.

Further topics in vector calculus. Vector spaces, matrix analysis. Linear and nonlinear programming with applications to game theory. This course will provide economics students who have taken MATH-UA 211 Mathematics for Economics I and MATH-UA 212 Mathematics for Economics II with the tools to take higher-level mathematics courses.

**MATH-UA 221 Honors Calculus I: Accelerated Calculus with Linear Algebra I**

5 points. Fall term.

**PREREQUISITES FOR STUDENTS WHO MATRICULATED TO NYU FALL 2012 OR LATER**One of the following: (a) a score of 4 or higher on the Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam, 4 or higher on the AB exam, A level Maths of B or higher, or IB HL of 6 or higher; or (b) MATH-UA 121 Calculus I and permission of the instructor.

**PREREQUISITES FOR STUDENTS WHO MATRICULATED TO NYU BEFORE FALL 2012**One of the following: (a) a score of 4 or higher on the Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam or 5 on the AB exam; or (b) MATH-UA 121 Calculus I and permission of the instructor.

This is the first semester of a year-long course that covers the essential content of Calculus II, Calculus III and Linear Algebra. The first 1/3 semester discusses sequences and series, Taylor's theorem, and power series. The next 1/3 semester introduces concepts from linear algebra including: linear systems of equations; matrices and LU decomposition; determinants; vector spaces; eigenvalues and eigenvectors. The last 1/3 semester introduces topics from vector calculus including: functions of several variables; vector-valued functions; partial derivatives; various applications including maxima and minima.

**MATH-UA 222 Honors Calculus II : Accelerated Calculus with Linear Algebra II**

5 points. Spring term

Prerequisite: MATH-UA 221 Honors Calculus I with a B or better.

This is the second semester of a year-long course that covers the essential content of Calculus II, Calculus III and Linear Algebra. Topics covered in the spring are multidimensional differentiation (e.g. differentials, gradients, Taylor expansions, applications), multidimensional integration (e.g. double and triple integrals, Green's theorem, divergence theorem, applications), differential equations (e.g. first-order linear equations, second-order linear equations, applications), and additional topics in linear algebra (e.g. inner products, orthogonality, applications).

**MATH-UA 224 Vector Analysis**

4 points. Spring term.

Prerequisite: Prerequisite: Passing MATH-UA 325 Analysis with a grade of C or better.

Brief review of multivariate calculus: partial derivatives, chain rule, Riemann integral, change of variables, line integrals. Lagrange multipliers. Inverse and implicit function theorems and their applications. Introduction to calculus on manifolds: definition and examples of manifolds, tangent vectors and vector fields, differential forms, exterior derivative, line integrals and integration of forms. Gauss' and Stokes' theorems on manifolds.

**MATH-UA 228 Earth's Atmosphere and Ocean: Fluid Dynamics & Climate**

4 points.

Prerequisites:
MATH-UA 121 Calculus I (or equivalent) or MATH-UA 212 Math for
Economics II (for Economics majors), with a grade of B- or
better, though completion of MATH-UA 123 Calculus III
(multivariate calculus) or MATH-UA 213 Math for Economics III
(for Economics majors) is preferred and recommended. Students
should also have some familiarity with introductory physics
(even at the advanced high school level).

An introduction to the dynamical processes that drive the
circulation
of the
atmosphere and ocean, and their interaction. This is the core
of
climate science. Lectures will be
guided by consideration of observations and experiments, but
the goal
is to develop an
understanding of the unifying principles of planetary fluid
dynamics.
Topics include the global
energy balance, convection and radiation (the greenhouse
effect),
effects of planetary rotation
(the Coriolis force), structure of the atmospheric circulation
(the
Hadley cell and wind patterns),
structure of the oceanic circulation (wind-driven currents and
the
thermohaline circulation),
climate and climate variability (including El Nino and
anthropogenic
warming).

**MATH-UA 230 Introduction to Fluid Dynamics - Identical to PHYS-UA 180**

4 Points. Spring Term

Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in MATH-UA 123 Calculus
III or MATH-UA 213 Math for Economics III (for Economics
majors) Suggested: PHYS-UA 106 Mathematical Physics

Fluid dynamics is the branch of physics that describes motions
of fluids as varied as the flow of blood in the human body,
the flight of an insect or the motions of weather systems on
Earth. The course introduces the key concepts of fluid
dynamics: the formalism of continuum mechanics, the
conservation of mass, energy and momentum in a fluid, the
Euler and Navier-Stokes equations, viscosity and vorticity.
These concepts are applied to study classic problems in fluid
dynamics, such as potential flow around a cylinder, the Stokes
flow, the propagation of sound and gravity waves and the onset
of instability in shear flow.

**MATH-UA 233 Theory of Probability**

4 points. Fall and Spring Terms.

Prerequisite:MATH-UA 123 Calculus III or MATH-UA 213 Math for Economics III (for Economics majors) with a grade of C or better and/or the equivalent.

An introduction to the mathematical treatment of random phenomena occurring in the natural, physical, and social sciences. Axioms of mathematical probability, combinatorial analysis, binomial distribution, Poisson and normal approximation, random variables and probability distributions, generating functions, Markov chains applications.

Not open to students who have taken MATH-UA 235 Probability and Statistics.

**MATH-UA 234 Mathematical Statistics**

4 points. Spring term.

Prerequisite: MATH-UA 233 Theory of Probability with a grade of C or better and/or the equivalent. Not open to students who have taken MATH-UA 235 Probability and Statistics.

An introduction to the mathematical foundations and techniques of modern statistical analysis for the interpretation of data in the quantitative sciences. Mathematical theory of sampling; normal populations and distributions; chi-square, t, and F distributions; hypothesis testing; estimation; confidence intervals; sequential analysis; correlation, regression; analysis of variance. Applications to the sciences.

**MATH-UA 235 Probability and Statistics**

4 points. Spring term.

Prerequisite: MATH-UA 122 Calculus II or MATH-UA 212 Math for Economics II (for Economics majors) with a grade of C or better and/or the equivalent.

A combination of MATH-UA 233 Theory of Probability and MATH-UA 234 Mathematical Statistics at a more elementary level, so as to afford the student some acquaintance with both probability and statistics in a single term. In probability: mathematical treatment of chance; combinatorics; binomial, Poisson, and Gaussian distributions; law of large numbers and the normal approximation; application to coin-tossing, radioactive decay, etc. In statistics: sampling; normal and other useful distributions; testing of hypotheses; confidence intervals; correlation and regression; applications to scientific, industrial, and financial data.

**MATH-UA 240 Combinatorics**

4 points. Spring term

Prerequisite: MATH-UA 122 Calculus II or MATH-UA 212 Math for Economics II (for Economics majors) with a grade of C or better and/or the equivalent.

Techniques for counting and enumeration including generating functions, the principle of inclusion and exclusion, and Polya counting. Graph theory. Modern algorithms and data structures for graph-theoretic problems.

**MATH-UA 246 Abstract Algebra**

4 points. Spring term 2010

Prerequisite: MATH-UA 122 Calculus II or MATH-UA 212 Math for Economics II (for Economics majors) and MATH-UA 140 Linear Algebra with a grade of C or better. Course not open to math majors and/or students who have taken Algebra MATH-UA 343.

An introduction to the main concepts, constructs, and applications of modern algebra. Groups, transformation groups, Sylow theorems and structure theory; rings, polynomial rings and unique factorization; introduction to fields and Galois theory.

NOTES:
This course does not
count toward the math major because of its considerable
overlap with
the more
intensive Algebra, MATH-UA 343, required as part of the
majors
program
in
Mathematics. It is, however, accepted toward the math minor,
and is a
strongly
recommended course in the Steinhardt Math Ed major.

**MATH-UA 248
Theory of
Numbers**

4 points. Fall term.

Prerequisite: MATH-UA
122
Calculus
II or MATH-UA 212 Math for Economics II (for Economics
majors) with
a grade of C or better and/or the equivalent.

Divisibility theory and prime numbers. Linear and quadratic
congruences. The classical number-theoretic functions.
Continued fractions. Diophantine equations.

**MATH-UA 250
Mathematics
of Finance**

4 points. Fall term.

Prerequisite: MATH-UA
123 Calculus III or MATH-UA 213 Math for Economics III
(for Economics majors), and an introductory course in
probability or statistics, MATH-UA 233
Theory of Probability, MATH-UA 235 Probability and Statistics,
ECON-UA 18
Statistics, ECON-UA 20 Analytical Statistics, STAT-UB 103
Statistics for Business Control and Regression/Forecasting
Models or equivalent) with a grade of C+ or better.

Introduction to the mathematics of finance. Topics include:
Linear programming with application pricing and quadratic.
Interest rates and present value. Basic probability: random
walks, central limit theorem, Brownian motion, lognormal model
of stock
prices. Black-Scholes theory of options. Dynamic
programming with application to portfolio optimization.

**MATH-UA 251
Introduction
to
Mathematical Modeling**

4 points. Spring term.

Prerequisites: MATH-UA 123
Calculus III or MATH-UA 213 Math for Economics III (for
Economics majors) with a grade of C or better or permission of
the instructor.

Formulation and analysis of mathematical models. Mathematical
tool include dimensional analysis, optimization, simulation,
probability, and elementary differential equations.
Applications
to biology, sports, economics, and other areas of science. The
necessary mathematical and scientific background will be
developed as
needed. Students will participate in formulating models as
well
as in analyzing them.

**MATH-UA 252
Numerical
Analysis**

4 points. Spring term.

Prerequisite: MATH-UA
123
Calculus
III or MATH-UA 213 Math for Economics III (for Economics
majors), MATH-UA 140 Linear Algebra
with
a grade of C or
better.

In numerical analysis one explores how mathematical problems
can be
analyzed and solved with a computer. As such, numerical
analysis
has very broad applications in mathematics, physics,
engineering,
finance, and the life sciences. This course gives an
introduction
to this subject for mathematics majors. Theory and practical
examples using Matlab will be combined to study a range of
topics
ranging from simple root-finding procedures to differential
equations
and the finite element method.

**MATH-UA 255
Mathematics
in
Medicine and Biology - identical to G23.1501**

4 points. Fall term.

Prerequisite: MATH-UA
121
Calculus
I or MATH-UA 212 Math for Economics II (for Economics
majors) and V23.0011
Principles
of
Biology
I or permission of the instructor.

Intended primarily for premedical students with interest and
ability in
mathematics. Topics of medical importance using mathematics as
a
tool: control of the heart, optimal principles in the lung,
cell
membranes, electrophysiology, countercurrent exchange in the
kidney,
acid-base balance, muscle, cardiac catheterization, computer
diagnosis. Material from the physical sciences and mathematics
is
introduced as needed and developed within the course.

**MATH-UA 256
Computers in
Medicine
and Biology - identical to G23.1502**

4 points. Spring term.

Prerequisite: MATH-UA 255
Mathematics in Medicine and Biology, or permission of
the instructor. Familiarity
with a programming language is recommended. The language used
in the
course will be MATLAB, but prior experience with MATLAB is not
required.

Introduces students to the use of
computer simulation as a tool for investigating biological
phenomena.
The course requirement is to construct three computer models
during
the semester, to report on results to the class, and to hand
in a
writeup describing each project. These projects can be done
individually, or as part of a team. Topics discussed in class
are the
circulation of the blood, gas exchange in the lung,
electrophysiology
of neurons and neural networks, the renal countercurrent
mechanism,
cross-bridge dynamics in muscle, and the dynamics of epidemic
and
endemic diseases. Projects are normally chosen from this list,
but
may be chosen otherwise by students with other interests.

**MATH-UA 262
Ordinary
Differential
Equations**

4 points. Fall and spring terms.

Prerequisite: MATH-UA
123 Calculus III or MATH-UA 213 Math for Economics III
(for Economics majors) and MATH-UA
140
Linear Algebra with a grade of C or better or the
equivalent.

A first course in
ordinary differential equations, including analytical solution
methods, elementary numerical methods, and modeling.
Topics to be covered include: first-order equations
including integrating factors; second-order equations
including variation of parameters; series solutions;
elementary numerical methods including Euler's methods,
Runge-Kutta methods, and error analysis; Laplace
transforms; systems of linear
equations; boundary-value problems. Some optional
topics to be chosen at the instructor's discretion
include: nonlinear dynamics including phase-plane
description; elementary partial differential
equations and Fourier series.

**MATH-UA 263
Partial
Differential
Equations**

4 points. Spring term.

Prerequisite: MATH-UA 262 Ordinary
Differential Equations with a grade of C or better or
the equivalent.

Many laws of physics are formulated as partial differential
equations. This course discusses the simplest examples, such
as
waves, diffusion, gravity, and static electricity. Non-linear
conservation laws and the theory of shock waves are discussed.
Further applications to physics, chemistry, biology, and
population
dynamics.

**MATH-UA 264
Chaos and
Dynamical
Systems**

4 points. Spring term.

Prerequisite: MATH-UA
122 Calculus II or MATH-UA 212 Math for Economics II
(for Economics majors) and MATH-UA 140
Linear Algebra with a grade of C or better or the
equivalent.

Topics will include dynamics of maps and of first order and
second-order differential equations: stability, bifurcations,
limit
cycles,
dissection of systems with fast and slow time scales. Geometric viewpoint, including phase
planes, will
be stressed. Chaotic behavior will be
introduced in the context of one-variable maps (the logistic),
fractal
sets,
etc. Applications will be drawn from physics and biology.
There will be
homework and projects, and a few computer lab sessions
(programming
experience
is not a prerequisite).

**MATH-UA 270
Transformations and
Geometries**

4 points. Fall term of odd years.

Prerequisite: MATH-UA 122 Calculus II
or MATH-UA 212 Math for Economics II (for Economics
majors) with
a grade of C or better or the equivalent. Also, MATH-UA 140
Linear Algebra with the grade of C or better is strongly
suggested.

This is a thorough course in planar Euclidean geometry. Emphasis is placed on development of students' proof-writing and problem-solving skills. It begins with a study of the basic structures (e.g., angles, lines, arcs) and concepts (e.g.,construction, congruence, similarity) known to Euclid and builds toward modern results. The second half of the course will focus on isometries of the plane, their classification, and applications of complex numbers and conformal maps to geometry. Time permitting, contrasts will be made with some non-Euclidean geometries.

**MATH-UA 282
Functions of
a Complex
Variable**

4 points. Spring term.

Prerequisite: MATH-UA
123 Calculus III or MATH-UA 213 Math for Economics III
(for Economics majors) plus
one higher level course such as MATH-UA
140 Linear Algebra with the grade of C or better.

Complex numbers and complex functions. Differentiation and the
Cauchy-Riemann equations. Cauchy’s theorem and the Cauchy
integral formula. Singularities, residues, and Laurent
series. Fractional Linear transformations and conformal
mapping. Analytic continuation. Applications to fluid flow
etc.

**MATH-UA 325
Analysis**

4 points. Fall and spring term.

Prerequisite: MATH-UA
123 Calculus III or MATH-UA 213 Math for Economics III (for Economics majors) and MATH-UA
140 Linear Algebra with a grade of C or better or the equivalent.

This course is an introduction to rigorous analysis on the real line. Topics include: the real number system, sequences and series of numbers, functions of a real variable (continuity and differentiability), the Riemann integral, basic topological notions in a metric space, sequences and series of functions including Taylor and Fourier series.

**MATH-UA 326
Analysis II**

4 points. Fall and Spring term.

Prerequisite: MATH-UA 325 Analysis
or
permission of the department.

Functions of several variables. Limits and continuity. Partial
derivatives. The implicit function theorem. Transformation of
multiple integrals. The Riemann integral and
its extensions.

**MATH-UA 328 Honors Analysis I**

4 points. Fall term.

Prerequisite: MATH-UA 123 Calculus III or MATH-UA 213 Math for
Economics III (for Economics majors) and MATH-UA 140 Linear Algebra with a grade of C or better or the equivalent.

Recommended: Intensive calculus versions MATH-UA 221 Honors Calculus I and MATH-UA 222 Honors Calculus II.

This is an introduction to the rigorous treatment of the foundations of real analysis in one variable. It is based entirely on proofs. Students are expected to know what a mathematical proof is and are also expected to be able to read a proof before taking this class. Topics include: properties of the real number system, sequences, continuous functions, topology of the real line, compactness, derivatives, the Riemann integral, sequences of functions, uniform convergence, infinite series and Fourier series. Additional topics may include: Lebesgue measure and integral on the real line, metric spaces, and analysis on metric spaces.

**MATH-UA 329 Honors Analysis II**

4 points. Spring term.

Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in MATH-UA 328 Honors Analysis I, or grade of A in MATH-UA 325 Analysis in conjunction with permission by instructor.

This is a continuation of MATH-UA 328 Honors Analysis I. Topics include: metric spaces, differentiation of functions of several real variables, the implicit and inverse function theorems, Riemann integral on R^n, Lebesgue measure on R^n, the Lebesgue integral.

**MATH-UA 343 Algebra**

4 points. Fall term and Spring terms

Prerequisite: MATH-UA 123 Calculus III or MATH-UA 213 Math for Economics III (for Economics majors), and
MATH-UA 140 Linear Algebra with a
grade of C
or better and/or the equivalent.

Additionally, it is suggested
for
students to have taken MATH-UA 325
Analysis as a prerequisite.

Introduction to abstract algebraic structures, including groups, rings, and fields. Sets and relations. Congruences and unique factorization of integers. Groups, permutation groups, homomorphisms and quotient groups. Rings and quotient rings, Euclidean rings, polynomial rings. Fields, finite extensions.

**MATH-UA 344
Algebra II**

4 points. Fall and Spring terms.

Prerequisite: MATH-UA 343 Algebra
with a grade of C or better

Extension fields, roots of polynomials. Construction with
straight-edge and compass. Elements of Galois theory.

**MATH-UA 348 Honors Algebra I**

4 points. Fall term.

Prerequisite: MATH-UA 123 or MATH-UA 213 Math for Economics III (for Economics majors) and MATH-UA 140 Linear Algebra with a grade of C or better and/or the equivalent.

Recommended: Intensive calculus versions MATH-UA 221 Honors Calculus I and MATH-UA 222 Honors Calculus II.

Introduction to abstract algebraic structures, including groups, rings, and fields. Sets and relations. Congruences and unique factorization of integers. Groups, permutation groups, group actions, homomorphisms and quotient groups, direct products, classification of finitely generated abelian groups, Sylow theorems. Rings, ideals and quotient rings, Euclidean rings, polynomial rings, unique factorization.

**MATH-UA 349 Honors Algebra II**

4 points. Spring term.

Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in MATH-UA 348 Honors Algebra I, or grade of A in MATH-UA 343 Algebra in conjunction with permission by instructor.

Principle ideal domains, polynomial rings in several variables, unique factorization domains. Fields, finite extensions, constructions with ruler and compass, Galois theory, solvability by radicals.

**MATH-UA 375 Topology**

4 points. Spring Term.

Prerequisite: MATH-UA 325 Analysis with a grade of C or higher
or permission of the department.

Set-theoretic preliminaries. Metric spaces, topological
spaces,
compactness, connectedness, covering spaces, and homotopy
groups.

**MATH-UA 377
Differential
Geometry**

4 points. Spring term.

Prerequisite: MATH-UA 329 Honors Analysis II with a grade of C or higher
or permission of the department.

The differential properties of curves and surfaces.
Introduction
to differential manifolds and Riemannian geometry.

**MATH-UA 393 Honors I**

4 points. Fall term of even years.

Prerequisite: Honors standing or approval of the director of the honors program.

A lecture/seminar course on advanced topics. Topics vary yearly and are updated from time to time. Detailed course descriptions are available during preregistration.

**MATH-UA 394 Honors II**

4 points. Spring term of odd years.

Prerequisite: Honors standing or approval of the director of the honors program.

A lecture/seminar course on advanced topics. Topics vary yearly and are updated from time to time. Detailed course descriptions are available during preregistration.

**MATH-UA 395-396 Special Topics I, II**

4 points each term. Offered on request.

Prerequisite: Permission of the department.

Covers topics not offered regularly; experimental courses and
courses
offered on student demand. Detailed course descriptions are
available during preregistration.

**MATH-UA 397 Honors III**

4 points. Fall term of odd years.

Prerequisite: Honors standing or approval of the director of the honors program.

A lecture/seminar course on advanced topics. Topics vary yearly and are updated from time to time. Detailed course descriptions are available during preregistration.

**MATH-UA 398 Honors IV**

4 points. Spring term of even years.

Prerequisite: Honors standing or approval of the director of the honors program.

A lecture/seminar course on advanced topics. Topics vary yearly and are updated from time to time. Detailed course descriptions are available during preregistration.

**MATH-UA 997-998 Independent Study**

2 or 4 points each term. Fall and spring terms.

Prerequisite: Permission of the department.

To register for this course a student must complete an application form for Independent Study and have the approval of a faculty sponsor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies.