MATHEMATICS
MINOR
Program
Description:
Mathematicians study concepts and theories used to solve problems involving
quantitative relationships. Opportunities for mathematicallyoriented
graduates exist in such areas as physics, engineering, space technology,
economics, business management, statistics, actuarial sciences, operations
research, medical research, environmental sciences, and teaching.
The Mathematics minor prepares
graduates for positions in industry and teaching or to continue their
education in graduate programs.
Contact:
Chair, Department of Mathematics
(All of the following:)
MTH 245 Calculus I 4 credits
MTH 246 Calculus II 4 credits
MTH 529 Linear Algebra 3 credits
MTH 545 Differential Equations 3
credits
Two additional MTH courses numbered
300 or above. 4 credits
MATHEMATICS LOGIC MINOR
Program Description: Mathematical logic is the study of
the processes used in mathematical deduction. It has origins in philosophy.
This is because the usual rules for inference and deduction can only be
shown by nonmathematical argument. The program of study will examine the
nature of formal systems including firstorder and secondorder logic.
Methods of proof will be studied. Much of mathematical logic is based on the
assumption that the notion of a set is unambiguous. This assumption was
noticed not to be tme over a century ago. Fuzzy set theory replaces the
yes/no statement of set membership with a qualitative predicate. Related
fields will be open to study, e.g., Algebraic Logic. Applications to Law
will be featured.
Contact: Chair, Department of Mathematics
(All of the following:)
MTH 245 Calculus I 4 credits
MTH 310 Fundamentals of Mathematics 3 credits
PHL 312 Symbolic Logic 3 credits
MTH 572 Fuzzy Logic 3 credits
MTH 583 Fuzzy Mathematics 3 credits
(One of the following:) 3 credits
PHL 201 Introduction to Logic 3 credits
PHI. 469 Contemporary Analytic Philosophy 3 credits
MTH 581 Modem Algebra I 3 credits
MTH 591 Analysis I 3 credits
