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Fall 2014 Class Schedule  updated November 24, 2014 at 06:56 am
Number/Section Title  
Days  Time  Room  Instructor 
MATH 11601 Math and Society: Politics and Mathematics of Elections  
MWF  01:10 pm02:10 pm  CARN 06A  Dolan, Saxe 
*First Year Course only; crosslisted with POLI 19401* It’s fall 2014 and so it’s time for midterm elections! Will the Republicans take control of the US Senate? How many governorships and state legislatures will change party hands? How do elections work in the U.S. and in other democracies? What is meant by a ‘representative’ democracy? How is it decided how many Congressional representatives each state has? What are the costs and benefits of political participation? We will focus on the various ways that mathematics and political science interact. Topics covered will include the role of elections and representative government in the United States, comparison of electoral systems used around the world, the apportionment problem, redistricting and gerrymandering, weighted voting systems and voting power, the costs and benefits associated with political participation, and how to predict electoral outcomes. Work during the semester will include some ‘math’ problems (associated, for example, with weighted voting); student predictions on the outcome of numerous competitive congressional and gubernatorial elections across the country; and several short written assignments. This First Year Seminar will be taught jointly by Julie Dolan (Professor of Political Science) and Karen Saxe (Professor of Mathematics). Important facts about the course: • It has no prerequisites, either in math or in political science. • It satisfies either the Social Science (if you sign up for POLI 194) OR the Natural Science/Math (if you sign up for MATH 116) distribution requirement. But, it is the same course no matter which way you sign up! 

MATH 13501 Applied Multivariable Calculus I  
MWF  08:30 am09:30 am  OLRI 241  Lori Ziegelmeier 
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor* 

MATH 13502 Applied Multivariable Calculus I  
MWF  09:40 am10:40 am  OLRI 241  Lori Ziegelmeier 
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor* 

MATH 13503 Applied Multivariable Calculus I  
TR  01:20 pm02:50 pm  OLRI 241  Chad HigdonTopaz 
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor* 

MATH 13504 Applied Multivariable Calculus I  
TR  03:00 pm04:30 pm  OLRI 241  Chad HigdonTopaz 
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor* 

MATH 13601 Discrete Mathematics  
MWF  08:30 am09:30 am  OLRI 243  David Bressoud 
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor* 

MATH 13602 Discrete Mathematics  
MWF  09:40 am10:40 am  OLRI 243  David Bressoud 
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor* 

MATH 13701 Applied Multivariable Calculus II  
MWF  09:40 am10:40 am  NEILL 226  Thomas Halverson 
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor* 

MATH 13702 Applied Multivariable Calculus II  
MWF  10:50 am11:50 am  OLRI 241  Karen Saxe 
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor* 

MATH 13703 Applied Multivariable Calculus II  
TR  01:20 pm02:50 pm  OLRI 243  Daniel Flath 
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor* 

MATH 15501 Intro to Statistical Modeling  
MWF  10:50 am11:50 am  NEILL 226  David Ehren 
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor* 

MATH 15502 Intro to Statistical Modeling  
MWF  01:10 pm02:10 pm  OLRI 241  Vittorio Addona 
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor* 

MATH 15503 Intro to Statistical Modeling  
MWF  12:00 pm01:00 pm  OLRI 241  Vittorio Addona 
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor* 

MATH 15504 Intro to Statistical Modeling  
TR  01:20 pm02:50 pm  NEILL 401  David Ehren 
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor* 

MATH 15505 Intro Stats Modeling: sixfiveone.org: A Twin Cities Statistics Collaborative  
TR  03:00 pm04:30 pm  OLRI 243  Alicia Johnson 
*First Year Course only* Websites such as fivethirtyeight.com have highlighted the power of statistical modeling at the national level. As sixfiveone.org we will bring this local, examining a broad range of issues impacting the surrounding Twin Cities community. In doing so, we will provide a statistical consulting service for partnering organizations, from the Frogtown neighborhood to the West Side. Course activities will include community site visits and material will cover topics in multivariate statistical modeling including hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, and data visualization. No previous statistics experience necessary. 

MATH 23601 Linear Algebra  
MWF  10:50 am11:50 am  OLRI 243  David Shuman 
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor* 

MATH 23701 Multivariable Calculus  
TR  08:00 am09:30 am  OLRI 241  Daniel Flath 
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor* For Fall 2014 this course will be offered as Multivariable Calculus, with the following description: Differentiation and integration of functions of two and three variables. Applications of these, including optimization techniques. Also includes introduction to vector calculus, with treatment of vector fields, line and surface integrals, and Green’s Theorem. (4 credits) For Spring 2015 this course will be offered as Applied Multivariable Calculus III, with the following description: This course focuses on calculus useful for the mathematical and physical sciences. Topics include: scalar and vectorvalued functions and derivatives; parameterization and integration over regions, curves, and surfaces; the divergence theorem; and Taylor series. Attention is given to both symbolic and numerical computing. Applications drawn from the natural sciences, probability, and other areas of mathematics. (4 credits) 

MATH 23702 Multivariable Calculus  
TR  09:40 am11:10 am  OLRI 241  Daniel Flath 
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor* For Fall 2014 this course will be offered as Multivariable Calculus, with the following description: Differentiation and integration of functions of two and three variables. Applications of these, including optimization techniques. Also includes introduction to vector calculus, with treatment of vector fields, line and surface integrals, and Green’s Theorem. (4 credits) For Spring 2015 this course will be offered as Applied Multivariable Calculus III, with the following description: This course focuses on calculus useful for the mathematical and physical sciences. Topics include: scalar and vectorvalued functions and derivatives; parameterization and integration over regions, curves, and surfaces; the divergence theorem; and Taylor series. Attention is given to both symbolic and numerical computing. Applications drawn from the natural sciences, probability, and other areas of mathematics. Every semester. (4 credits) 

MATH 25401 Probability and Mathematical Statistics  
TR  01:20 pm02:50 pm  OLRI 101  Alicia Johnson 
*Not available to students who've previously taken MATH 354 (Probability)* 

MATH 31201 Differential Equations  
TR  09:40 am11:10 am  OLRI 258  Chad HigdonTopaz 
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor* 

MATH 35301 Survival Analysis  
MWF  09:40 am10:40 am  OLRI 245  Vittorio Addona 
*Not available to students who've previously taken MATH 353 (Modern Statistics) as "Survival Analysis"; ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor* 

MATH 37301 Number Theory  
TR  09:40 am11:10 am  OLRI 243  David Bressoud 


MATH 37701 Real Analysis  
TR  01:20 pm02:50 pm  OLRI 150  Elizabeth Strouse 


MATH 43701 Continuous Applied Mathematics  
MWF  02:20 pm03:20 pm  OLRI 245  David Shuman 


MATH 47101 Topics in Topology/Geometry  
MWF  01:10 pm02:10 pm  OLRI 245  Lori Ziegelmeier 

Spring 2015 Class Schedule  updated November 24, 2014 at 06:56 am
Number/Section Title  
Days  Time  Room  Instructor 
MATH 12501 Epidemiology  
MWF  09:40 am10:40 am  OLRI 101  Vittorio Addona 


MATH 13501 Applied Multivariable Calculus I  
TR  08:00 am09:30 am  OLRI 243  Daniel Flath 


MATH 13502 Applied Multivariable Calculus I  
TR  09:40 am11:10 am  OLRI 243  Daniel Flath 


MATH 13601 Discrete Mathematics  
MWF  09:40 am10:40 am  ARTCOM 202  David Bressoud 


MATH 13701 Applied Multivariable Calculus II  
MWF  09:40 am10:40 am  OLRI 241  Karen Saxe 


MATH 13703 Applied Multivariable Calculus II  
MWF  01:10 pm02:10 pm  OLRI 101  Thomas Halverson 


MATH 15501 Intro to Statistical Modeling  
MWF  01:10 pm02:10 pm  OLRI 243  Katherine Kinnaird 
*First day attendance required* 

MATH 15502 Intro to Statistical Modeling  
MWF  02:20 pm03:20 pm  OLRI 243  Katherine Kinnaird 
*First day attendance required* 

MATH 15503 Intro to Statistical Modeling  
TR  09:40 am11:10 am  NEILL 226  Alicia Johnson 
*First day attendance required* 

MATH 15504 Intro to Statistical Modeling  
TR  01:20 pm02:50 pm  OLRI 241  Alicia Johnson 
*First day attendance required* 

MATH 15505 Intro to Statistical Modeling  
MWF  03:30 pm04:30 pm  OLRI 243  David Ehren 
*First day attendance required* 

MATH 21201 Philosophy of Mathematics  
MWF  01:10 pm02:10 pm  MAIN 001  Janet Folina 
*Crosslisted with PHIL 31201* 

MATH 23601 Linear Algebra  
MWF  08:30 am09:30 am  OLRI 243  Lori Ziegelmeier 


MATH 23602 Linear Algebra  
MWF  09:40 am10:40 am  OLRI 243  Lori Ziegelmeier 


MATH 23701 Applied Multivariable Calculus III  
MWF  01:10 pm02:10 pm  OLRI 241  Karen Saxe 


MATH 23702 Applied Multivariable Calculus III  
TR  01:20 pm02:50 pm  OLRI 243  Chad HigdonTopaz 


MATH 23703 Applied Multivariable Calculus III  
MWF  10:50 am11:50 am  OLRI 241  Karen Saxe 


MATH 25401 Probability and Mathematical Statistics  
MWF  01:10 pm02:10 pm  NEILL 401  Vittorio Addona 
*Not available to students who've previously taken MATH 354 (Probability)* 

MATH 31201 Differential Equations  
TR  09:40 am11:10 am  OLRI 258  Chad HigdonTopaz 


MATH 35501 Bayesian Statistics  
TR  03:00 pm04:30 pm  OLRI 241  Alicia Johnson 


MATH 36101 Theory of Computation  
MWF  02:20 pm03:20 pm  OLRI 241  Susan Fox 
*Permission of instructor required; first day attendance required; crosslisted with COMP 26101* 

MATH 36501 Computational Linear Algebra  
TR  09:40 am11:10 am  OLRI 245  David Shuman 
*Crosslisted with COMP 36501; first day attendance required* 

MATH 36502 Computational Linear Algebra  
TR  01:20 pm02:50 pm  OLRI 245  David Shuman 
*Crosslisted with COMP 36502; first day attendance required* 

MATH 37601 Algebraic Structures  
MWF  10:50 am11:50 am  OLRI 205  Thomas Halverson 


MATH 46901 Discrete Applied Mathematics  
TR  01:20 pm02:50 pm  OLRI 205  Andrew Beveridge 
*Crosslisted as COMP 46901* 

MATH 47701 Topics in Analysis  
TR  09:40 am11:10 am  OLRI 100  David Bressoud 
