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**TMATH 098 Intermediate Algebra (0) **

Intermediate algebra equivalent to third semester of high school algebra. Extra tuition required. Prerequisite: either elementary algebra, a score of 70-120 on the ACC-AL placement test, or a score of 0-34 on the ACC-CL placement test.

**TMATH 107 Mathematics: A Practical Art (5) NW, QSR **

Focuses on the important ideas of mathematics and mathematical methods of investigation with application to real life problems. Covers selected topics in arithmetic, geometry, probability and statistics. For students who have at least 1.5 years of high school algebra and do not plan to take additional mathematics. Prerequisite: either TMATH 098, score of 147-155 on MPT-GS placement test, or a score of 144 on the MPT-AS placement test.

**TMATH 110 Introductory Statistics with Applications (5) NW, QSR **

**TMATH 120 Precalculus (5) NW, QSR **

Examines polynomial, rational, exponential, and trigonometric functions. Prerequisite: either minimum grade of 2.0 in TMATH 098 or score of 35-120 on the ACC-CL placement test; cannot be taken for credit if credit earned in TMATH 121.

**TMATH 122 Calculus and Its Practical Applications (5) NW, QSR **

The study of calculus, the mathematics of motion and change, and its applications in science and business. Topics include advanced functions and their limits, maximums and minimums, rates of change or derivatives, and areas of integrals. Functions analyzed graphically using computer techniques. Prerequisite: TMATH 111, MATH 111, TMATH 120, MATH 120, score of 68% on MPT-A placement test, score of 75% on MATHEC placement test, or score of 2 on AP test. Cannot be taken for credit if credit earned in TMATH 124 or MATH 124.

**TMATH 124 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (5) NW, QSR **

First quarter in calculus of functions of a single variable. Emphasizes differential calculus. Emphasizes applications and problem solving using the tools of calculus. Prerequisite: 2.0 in TMATH 120, score of 68% on MPT-A placement test, score of 75% on MATHEC placement test, or score of 2 on AP test. Cannot be taken for credit if credit earned in TMATH 122.

**TMATH 125 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5) NW **

Second quarter in the calculus of functions of a single variable. Emphasizes integral calculus. Emphasizes applications and problem solving using the tools of calculus. Prerequisite: either 2.0 in TMATH 124, score 3 on AB advanced placement test, or score of 3 on BC advanced placement test.

**TMATH 126 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (5) NW **

Third quarter in calculus sequence. Sequences, series, Taylor expansions, and an introduction to multivariable differential calculus. Prerequisite: 2.0 in TMATH 125, score of 5 on AB advanced placement test, or score of 4 on BC advanced placement test.

**TMATH 210 Intermediate Statistics with Applications (3/5) QSR **

Investigates intermediate concepts of statistical inference and testing using statistical software for analysis. Analyzes datasets and examples from a variety of disciplines such as environmental and social science. Includes critical review of scholarly reports. Recommended: either TMATH 110 or equivalent.

**TMATH 214 Analytical Thinking (5) QSR **

Develops problem-solving skills, decision-making methods, and precise written formulation of ideas through elementary mathematics. Emphasizes logical thinking and precise formulation of statements rather than mathematical formulae and theorems. Analyzes real life problems and situations; examines optimal decisions/solutions. No specialized mathematical skills required.

**TMATH 307 Introduction to Differential Equations (3) NW **

Introductory course in ordinary differential equations. Includes first- and second-order equations and Laplace transform. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in either TMATH 125 or MATH 125.

**TMATH 308 Matrix Algebra with Applications (3) NW **

Systems of linear equations, vector spaces, matrices, subspaces, orthogonality, least squares, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, applications. For students in engineering, mathematics, and the sciences. Credit allowed for only MATH 308 or MATH 318. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in TMATH 126.

**TMATH 310 Statistics for Environmental Applications (5) NW, QSR **

Investigates concepts of statistical inference specific to the environmental sciences. Includes sampling design, t-tests, ANOVA, multiple comparisons, regression, transformations, principle component analysis, chi-squared tests, and non-parametric tests, using statistical software for analysis. Prerequisite: TMATH 110.

**TMATH 327 Introduction to Real Analysis (4) NW **

Introduces basic set theory, the construction of the real numbers, infima and suprema, formal treatment of limits, boundedness, monotonicity, Cauchy sequences, continuity, uniform convergence, the derivative, the mean value theorem, and topology of the real numbers. Prerequisite: TMATH 308; TCSS 321.

**TMATH 390 Probability and Statistics in Engineering and Science (4) NW **

Concepts of probability and statistics. Conditional probability, independence, random variables, distribution functions. Descriptive statistics, transformations, sampling errors, confidence intervals, least squares and maximum likelihood. Exploratory data analysis and interactive computing. Students may receive credit for either MATH 390/STAT 390, STAT 481/ECON 481, or ECON 580. Prerequisite: TMATH 126.

**TMATH 402 Introduction to Abstract Algebra (4) NW **

Focuses on group theory with a brief introduction to rings and fields. Emphasizes proofs. Topics include cosets, Lagrange's theorem, homomorphisms, normal subgroups, quotient groups, the isomorphism theorms, cyclic and symmetric groups, Caughy's theorem, automorphisms, and elementary properties of rings and fields. Prerequisite: either TMATH 308 or TCSS 321.

**TMATH 408 Numerical Methods (2) NW, QSR *** Horak *

Covers basic numerical methods and techniques. Topics include: error analysis, Newton's method, interpolation, numerical integration, Runge-Kutta methods, iterative methods for solving linear systems, discrete least squares approximation.

**TMATH 412 Cryptography: Theory and Practice (5) QSR **

Covers simple "classical" cryptosystems, and design of block ciphers including data encryption standards Data Encryption Standard and Advanced Encryption Standard. Describes most common public key cryptosystems and their security. Contains a unified treatment of keyed and unkeyed hash functions. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in either TMATH 125, TMATH 308, TMATH 402, or TCSS 321.

**TMATH 490 Special Topics in Quantitative Studies (1-7, max. 21) NW, QSR **

Advanced course offerings in quantitative studies designed to respond to faculty and student interests and needs.