Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

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MATH 3010 Math of the Inca Empire

Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 1261 or MATH 2600 and permission of instructor. This course is an introduction to the mathematics of the Incas in pre-Columbian Latin America. Inca engeneering and astronomy are investigated and their mathematical framework is compared with earlier pre-Columbian cultures and modern western cultures. Topics also include quipus and the geometry of Inca textiles and ceramics.

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MATH 3030 Foundations of Mathematics

Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 1262. This course is an introduction to abstract mathematics and the nature of a mathematical proof. Topics include: methods of proof, symbolic logic, set theory, relations and functions, countable and uncountable sets.

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MATH 3900 Directed Readings

Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 3030 and permission of the instructor. This course consists of directed readings in mathematics under the supervision of a faculty member. Material may be drawn from classical and modern texts as well as the literature. This course is repeatable for credit.

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