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Mathematics

Algebra I is a preparatory math course that deals with basic and intermediate algebra topics ranging from solving equations, inequalities, systems of linear equations, factoring and simplifying algebraic expressions, to basic graphing techniques. Focus will be on applying these skills to solving problems. A minimum passing grade of 'C' is required. Credits do not count toward degree requirements.

This course is designed to expose the student to a wide range of general mathematics. Problem Solving and Critical Thinking skills, along with the use of technology, will be emphasized and reinforced throughout the course as the student becomes actively involved solving applied problems. Topics included: NumberTheory and Systems, Functions and Modeling, Finance, Geometry and Measurement, Probability and Statistics, and selected subtopics. Students who do not satisfactorily place into MATHN103N will be required to enroll in the corresponding Co-Requisite Workshop.

This course is designed for students pursuing degrees in technical trades. Topics covered will include: Calculations involving fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions; Calculations involving linear measure; Calculations involving unit conversion; Algebraic manipulation of formulas including direct and inverse variation. Calculations of areas and volumes; Pythagorean Theorem, and right triangle trigonometry. Analysis of statistical information including measures of center and information presented in charts and graphs. If time permits Law of Sines Cosines as well as Vectors & Vector operations will be introduced. Prerequisite: Students who do not satisfactorily place into MATHN105N will be required to enroll in the corresponding Co-Requisite Workshop.

UNH Transfer Preference

An introductory course in modern statistics concerned with the basic concepts involved in the planning and conduct of a statistical analysis. Special emphasis is placed on an integrated coverage and presentation of descriptive and inductive statistical tools and techniques in support of meaningful decision making. Topics include scales of measurement, random sampling, graphs and tables, measures of central tendency, probability and probability distributions, confidence interval, error and sample size estimation, hypothesis testing, linear correlation, regression analysis, and prediction. Students who do not satisfactorily place into MATH106N will be required to enroll in the corresponding Co-Requisite Workshop.

An introductory course in statistical analysis will explore how the application of statistical methods can be utilized to accurately interpret data from various fields of study. Students will learn how to employ the necessary skills relating to scales of measurement, random sampling, graphs and tables, measures of central tendency, probability distributions, confidence intervals, error and sample size estimation, linear correlation, and regression analysis. The project-based approach will allow students to test hypotheses and clearly communicate research findings through interpretative data. Students will apply mathematical analysis toward the advancement of new interpretations and development of arguments, a critical thinking skill set essential in all academic and professional fields.

This course covers essential algebraic and trigonometric concepts and prepares students for future study of Precalculus and Calculus. Algebraic topics include: quadratic functions, radical equations, transformations, composite functions, polynomial functions, remainder and factor theorems, and rational functions. Trigonometry topics include right triangle trigonometry and the laws of Sines and Cosines. Vectors are also studied and applications are emphasized.

This course is intended to prepare students for the study of calculus. Students will investigate the properties of exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions. Trigonometry topics include graphs of trigonometric functions, identities, inverse trigonometric functions, and trigonometric identities. Other topics include complex numbers, polar coordinates, conics, and DeMoivre's Theorem. Additionally, a selection of topics from the following list may be chosen by the instructor: sequences and series, mathematical induction, binomial expansions, systems of equations and inequalities, introduction to derivatives. Mastery of the topics in this course will prepare the student for Calculus. Applications will be integrated throughout the course and particular attention will be paid to the process of problem solving.

This course is concerned with the finite processes and sets of elements that can be listed. It covers the basics of discrete mathematics including propositional logic, proof techniques, fundamentals of counting, sets, relations, functions, trees, graphs and Boolean algebra.

This course will emphasize the use of statistical procedures in research applications. Students will investigate studies pertaining to business and behavioral sciences and learn to perform the appropriate statistical analysis. Topics include t-tests, hypothesis testing, linear and multiple regression, analysis of variance, and nonparametric statistics. Students will be required to purchase a student version of the computer program SPSS. This course contains a service learning option.

Calculus is introduced through the study of functions, limits, differentiation and higher order derivatives. Derivatives of polynomial, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions are covered. Problems in optimization, curve sketching and related rates are considered. Integration is introduced by analyzing the definite and indefinite integral.

This course is a continuation of calculus I. Topics include definite and indefinite integration and the use of calculus in the calculation of areas and volumes. Various integration methods are covered including: integration by parts, trigonometric substitution, and partial fractions. Improper integrals are introduced as well as the study of infinite sequences and series, power series, Taylor series, and determining convergence or divergence of series.

A course in the calculus of functions of more than one variable usually follows a year of calculus involving functions of only one variable. This course will commence with discussions of vectors and vector value functions. Partial differentiation, multiple integration, and vector operators including: gradient, divergence, and curl and related integral theorems: Green's theorem, the Divergence theorem, and Stokes' theorem will be introduced and applications will be included throughout.

In this course, students will be introduced to both the theory and the computational methods used in the study of matrices, vector spaces, linear transformations, diagonalization, eigenvalues, and orthogonality. Students are expected to use mathematical reasoning to read and write proofs pertaining to the study of course material.

This first course in differential equations studies the theory, solutions methods, and application of ordinary differential equations. Topics include separable differential equations, method of integrating factors, method of undetermined coefficients, variation of parameters, Laplace transforms, numerical methods, and series solutions to differential equations.