Mathematics and Statistics Classes

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Fall 2014 Class Schedule - updated September 18, 2014 at 03:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
MATH 116-01  Math and Society: Politics and Mathematics of Elections
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm CARN 06A Dolan, Saxe
*First Year Course only; cross-listed with POLI 194-01* 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 135-01  Applied Multivariable Calculus I
MWF 08:30 am-09:30 am OLRI 241 Lori Ziegelmeier
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor*

MATH 135-02  Applied Multivariable Calculus I
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 241 Lori Ziegelmeier
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor*

MATH 135-03  Applied Multivariable Calculus I
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm OLRI 241 Chad Higdon-Topaz
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor*

MATH 135-04  Applied Multivariable Calculus I
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 241 Chad Higdon-Topaz
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor*

MATH 136-01  Discrete Mathematics
MWF 08:30 am-09:30 am OLRI 243 David Bressoud
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor*

MATH 136-02  Discrete Mathematics
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 243 David Bressoud
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor*

MATH 137-01  Applied Multivariable Calculus II
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am NEILL 226 Thomas Halverson
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor*

MATH 137-02  Applied Multivariable Calculus II
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 241 Karen Saxe
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor*

MATH 137-03  Applied Multivariable Calculus II
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm OLRI 243 Daniel Flath
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor*

MATH 155-01  Intro to Statistical Modeling
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am NEILL 226 David Ehren
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor*

MATH 155-02  Intro to Statistical Modeling
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 241 Vittorio Addona
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor*

MATH 155-03  Intro to Statistical Modeling
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm OLRI 241 Vittorio Addona
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor*

MATH 155-04  Intro to Statistical Modeling
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm NEILL 401 David Ehren
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor*

MATH 155-05  Intro Stats Modeling: sixfiveone.org: A Twin Cities Statistics Collaborative
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 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 236-01  Linear Algebra
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 243 David Shuman
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor*

MATH 237-01  Multivariable Calculus
TR 08:00 am-09:30 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 vector-valued 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 237-02  Multivariable Calculus
TR 09:40 am-11:10 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 vector-valued 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 254-01  Probability and Mathematical Statistics
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm OLRI 101 Alicia Johnson
*Not available to students who've previously taken MATH 354 (Probability)*

MATH 312-01  Differential Equations
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am OLRI 258 Chad Higdon-Topaz
*ACTC students may register on May 2 with permission of the instructor*

MATH 353-01  Survival Analysis
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 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 373-01  Number Theory
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am OLRI 243 David Bressoud
 
MATH 377-01  Real Analysis
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm OLRI 150 Elizabeth Strouse
 
MATH 437-01  Continuous Applied Mathematics
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 245 David Shuman
 
MATH 471-01  Topics in Topology/Geometry
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 245 Lori Ziegelmeier
 

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Spring 2015 Class Schedule - updated September 18, 2014 at 03:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
MATH 125-01  Epidemiology
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 101 Vittorio Addona
 
MATH 135-01  Applied Multivariable Calculus I
MWF 12:00 pm-01:00 pm OLRI 241 STAFF
 
MATH 135-02  Applied Multivariable Calculus I
TR 08:00 am-09:30 am OLRI 243 Daniel Flath
 
MATH 135-03  Applied Multivariable Calculus I
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am OLRI 243 Daniel Flath
 
MATH 136-01  Discrete Mathematics
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am NEILL 226 David Bressoud
 
MATH 137-01  Applied Multivariable Calculus II
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 241 Karen Saxe
 
MATH 137-02  Applied Multivariable Calculus II
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 241 Karen Saxe
 
MATH 137-03  Applied Multivariable Calculus II
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 101 Thomas Halverson
 
MATH 155-01  Intro to Statistical Modeling
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 243 Katherine Kinnaird
 
MATH 155-02  Intro to Statistical Modeling
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 243 Katherine Kinnaird
 
MATH 155-03  Intro to Statistical Modeling
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 226 Alicia Johnson
 
MATH 155-04  Intro to Statistical Modeling
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm OLRI 241 Alicia Johnson
 
MATH 155-05  Intro to Statistical Modeling
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 243 David Ehren
 
MATH 212-01  Philosophy of Mathematics
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm MAIN 001 Janet Folina
*Cross-listed with PHIL 312-01*

MATH 236-01  Linear Algebra
MWF 08:30 am-09:30 am OLRI 243 Lori Ziegelmeier
 
MATH 236-02  Linear Algebra
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am OLRI 243 Lori Ziegelmeier
 
MATH 237-01  Applied Multivariable Calculus III
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 241 Karen Saxe
 
MATH 237-02  Applied Multivariable Calculus III
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm OLRI 243 Chad Higdon-Topaz
 
MATH 254-01  Probability and Mathematical Statistics
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 250 Vittorio Addona
*Not available to students who've previously taken MATH 354 (Probability)*

MATH 312-01  Differential Equations
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am OLRI 258 Chad Higdon-Topaz
 
MATH 361-01  Theory of Computation
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 205 Susan Fox
*Cross-listed with COMP 261-01*

MATH 365-01  Computational Linear Algebra
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am OLRI 245 David Shuman
*Cross-listed with COMP 365-01*

MATH 365-02  Computational Linear Algebra
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm OLRI 245 David Shuman
*Cross-listed with COMP 365-02*

MATH 376-01  Algebraic Structures
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am OLRI 205 Thomas Halverson
 
MATH 394-01  Bayesian Statistics
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm OLRI 241 Alicia Johnson
 
MATH 469-01  Discrete Applied Mathematics
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm OLRI 258 Andrew Beveridge
 
MATH 477-01  Topics in Analysis
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am OLRI 100 David Bressoud
 

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