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Mathematics

MA113H

Calculus II

Prof. Mark Huibregste

Prof. David Vella

A continuation of MA 111, Calculus I. Together these courses cover most of the traditional topics in single variable calculus. The Honors section of this course includes the addition of two two-week research projects and coverage of more sections of the text. The instructor will maintain high expectations for the students’ contribution to their own learning.

MA125H; MA225H; MA325H

Problem Solving

Prof. Dan Hurwitz

Prof. David Vella

Students will work collaboratively on problems posed in various undergraduate mathematics journals and other sources. Solutions to journal problems will be submitted to the journal editors for acknowledgement and possible publication. Problems are taken from all areas of specialty within mathematics. During the fall semester, students will hae an opportunity to compete in the annual William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition. Introductory (125H, for first-year students), intermediate (225H, for sophomores) and advanced (325H, for juniors and seniors) levels will meet concurrently. The course will meet 1-2 hours per week; grades will be on a S/U basis. MA125H prerequisite: QR1, MA225H, MA325H prerequisite: Qr2.

MA126H; MA226H; MA326H

Problem Solving

Prof. Dan Hurwitz

Prof. David Vella

Students will work collaboratively on problems posed in various undergraduate mathematics journals and other sources. Solutions to journal problems will be submitted to the journal editors for acknowledgement and possible publication. Problems are taken from all areas of specialty within mathematics. Introductory (126H, for first-year students), intermediate (226H, for sophomores) and advanced (326H, for juniors and seniors) levels will meet concurrently. The course will meet 1-2 hours per week; grades will be on a S/U basis. MA126H prerequisite: QR1, MA226H, MA326H prerequisite: Qr2.

MA275H

Mathematics Research

Prof. David Vella

Exploration of a research topic in mathematics. The students, in collaboration with a faculty mentor, will participate in a research project in a particular area of mathematics which may be related to the faculty member’s research program.  Prerequisites permission of the instructor.  Students may only take four MA 275H courses in their careers and may take no more than two in any given semester. If two are taken in a single semester, each must be a different section. MA275H may not be counted toward the MA major. Must be taken S/U.

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