Mathematics

MTH 95 (1-5 CR)
Topics In Mathematics

Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. This is a supplemental course and does not count towards graduation requirements.

MTH 103 (3 CR)
Applied Technical Mathematics I

Prerequisite: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests; or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent; or proof of successful completion of appropriate college-level mathematics

Presents a review of arithmetic, elements of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Directs applications to specialty areas. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 104 (3 CR)
Applied Technical Mathematics II

Prerequisites: a placement recommendation for MTH 103 and one unit of high school mathematics or equivalent; or proof of successful completion of appropriate college-level mathematics

Presents a review of arithmetic, elements of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry. Directs applications to specialty areas. Part II of II.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 141 (3 CR)
Business Mathematics I

Prerequisite: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-3 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests; or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent; or proof of successful completion of appropriate college-level mathematics

Provides instruction, review, and drill in percentage, cash and trade discounts, mark-up, payroll, sales, property and other taxes, simple and compound interest, bank discounts, loans, investments, and annuities. Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 151 (3 CR)
Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I

Prerequisite: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests; or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent; or proof of successful completion of appropriate college-level mathematics

Presents topics in sets, logic, numeration systems, geometric systems, and elementary computer concepts. Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 157 (3 CR)
Elementary Statistics

Prerequisite: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-5 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests; or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent; or proof of successful completion of appropriate college-level mathematics  (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 157 and MTH 240 or MTH 241) (Students may not receive credit toward graduation in any program of study for both MTH 157 and BUS 221)

Presents elementary statistical methods and concepts including descriptive statistics, estimation, hypothesis testing, linear regression, and categorical data analysis. Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 163 (3 CR)
Precalculus I

Prerequisite: Competency in Math Essentials MTE 1-9 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostic tests, or by satisfactorily completing the required MTE units or equivalent  (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 163 and MTH 166)

Presents college algebra, matrices, and algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 164 (3 CR)
Precalculus II

Prerequisite: MTH 163 or equivalent  (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 164 and MTH 166 or MTH 164 and MTH 168)

Presents trigonometry, analytic geometry, and sequences and series. Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 166 (5 CR)
Precalculus with Trigonometry

Prerequisite: a placement recommendation for MTH 166  (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 163 and MTH 166 or MTH 164 and MTH 166)

Presents college algebra, analytic geometry, trigonometry, and algebraic exponential and logarithmic functions.  Lecture 5 hours per week.

MTH 173 (5 CR)
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

Prerequisites: a placement recommendation for MTH 173 or completion of MTH 163-164 or MTH 166 and four units of high school mathematics including Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry and Trigonometry or equivalent (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of MTH 173, MTH 175 or MTH 273)

Presents analytic geometry and the calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions including the study of limits, derivatives, differentials, and introduction to integration along with their applications. Designed for mathematical, physical and engineering science programs. Lecture 5 hours per week.

MTH 174 (5 CR)
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II

Prerequisite: MTH 173 or equivalent (Credit will not be awarded for more than one of MTH 174, MTH 176 or MTH 274)

Continues the study of analytic geometry and the calculus of algebraic and transcendental functions including rectangular, polar, and parametric graphing, indefinite and definite integrals, methods of integration, and power series along with applications. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.  Lecture 5 hours per week.

MTH 177 (2 CR)
Introduction to Linear Algebra

Co-requisite: MTH 173 or instructor permission (Credit will not be awarded for MTH 177 and MTH 285)

Covers matrices, vector spaces, determinants, solutions of systems of linear equations, and eigen values. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Lecture 2 hours per week.

MTH 200 (3 CR)
Abstract Algebra

Prerequisite: MTH 174 or instructor permission

Covers groups, isomorphisms, fields, homomophisms, rings, and integral domains.  Fulfills the abstract algebra requirement for Virginia high school mathematics teaching endorsement.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 250 (3 CR)
College Geometry

Prerequisite: a placement recommendation for MTH 250 and MTH 174 or equivalent

Presents topics in Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries chosen to prepare individuals for teaching geometry at the high school level. Studies Euclid’s geometry and its limitations, axiomatic systems, techniques of proof, and Hilbert’s geometry, including the parallel postulates for Euclidean, hyperbolic, and elliptic geometries.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 270 (3 CR)
Applied Calculus

Prerequisite: MTH 163 or MTH 166 or equivalent (Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 270 and MTH 271)

Introduces limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraic and transcendental functions, techniques of integration, and partial differentiation. Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 277 (4 CR)
Vector Calculus

Prerequisite: MTH 174 or equivalent

Presents vector valued functions, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and topics from the calculus of vectors. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs. Lecture 4 hours per week.

MTH 285 (3 CR)
Linear Algebra

Prerequisite: MTH 174 or equivalent (Credit will not be awarded for MTH 177 and MTH 285)

Covers matrices, vector spaces, determinants, solutions of systems of linear equations, basis and dimension, eigen values, and eigen vectors. Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 287 (3 CR)
Mathematical Structures

Prerequisite: MTH 163-164, or MTH 166 or equivalent

Presents topics in mathematical structures of value to students majoring in Computer Science or other disciplines requiring programming skills. Covers logic, set theory, number theory, combinatorics, functions, relations, and graph theory. Lecture 3 hours per week.

MTH 291 (3 CR)
Differential Equations

Prerequisite: MTH 174 or equivalent

Introduces first order differential equations, linear differential equations, numerical methods, and applications. Designed for mathematical, physical, and engineering science programs.  Lecture 3 hours per week.