Descriptions of Mathmatics

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All mathematics courses up to
MATH 140, 150, 151 or 155
require suitable placement
scores on the placement
examination administered by
the Learning Resources Center
unless appropriate collegelevel
prerequisite courses have
been passed with a grade of
“C” or better. Placement
examination also is
recommended for students
whose last mathematics
course was taken several
years ago.

MATH 099
Introductory Algebra. [0]
Designed for the student with little
or no knowledge of algebra.
Topics include properties of integers
and real numbers, linear
equations and inequalities, operations
on monomials and simple
polynomials, factoring seconddegree
polynomials, rational
expressions, properties of exponents
and square roots, and
graphing inequalities. Note:
Three “institutional credits” (not
applicable to the degree) are
awarded. NOTE: This course is
usually given as LRC 099. Prerequisite:
A qualifying score on
the mathematics placement test.

MATH 100
Introduction to Contemporary
Mathematics (MS). [3]
Students will be introduced to
many topics from contemporary
mathematics. These are especially
of interest to students in
the social and information sciences.
Topics include networks
and graphs, the traveling salesman
problem, scheduling linear
programming, social choice, voting
systems game theory, fair
division, patterns, tilings form,
similarity and symmetry. Prerequisite:
A suitable score on LRC
algebra placement exam.

MATH 106
Algebra and
Elementary Functions. [3]
An introduction to the basic
techniques and functions of
mathematics. This course is
especially recommended for
those students who need to
brush up due to a shaky high
school preparation or for those
who haven’t had a mathematics
course in several years. Topics
include linear equations and
inequalities; quadratic equations;
polynomials; and rational
functions and their inverses,
including the exponential and
the logarithm. Note: Not open
to students who have passed
MATH 150 or above. Not transferrable
to other Maryland public
institutions for college-level
credit. Prerequisite: Qualifying
score on LRC algebra placement

MATH 115
Finite Mathematics (MS). [3]
An introduction to linear algebra,
matrices, set theory, combinatorial
analysis and probability
theory. Appropriate for students
desiring a knowledge of
elementary linear algebra and
probability theory. Note: Not
open to students who have
passed MATH 221, STAT 350,
351, 355 or 451. Prerequisite:
A qualifying score on the LRC
Algebra placement test.

MATH 131
Mathematics for Elementary
School Teachers I (MS). [4]
Intended primarily for prospective
elementary school teachers.
Structural aspects of mathematics
and the “why” of arithmetical
computations. Topics
include sets, functions, logic,
numbers and number systems,
numeration systems, properties
of mathematical operations,
techniques for computation,
decimals, elementary number
theory, metric and non-metric
geometry, elements of probability
and statistics. (Fall) Note:
Enrollment is restricted to students
pursuing certification in
elementary or secondary education.
Prerequisites: A suitable
score on LRC algebra placement

MATH 132
Mathematics for Elementary
School Teachers II (MS). [4]
Continuation of MATH 131.
(Spring) Prerequisite: MATH

MATH 140
Differential Calculus (MS). [3]
This course covers the fundamentals
of differential calculus
with review of notions of analytic
geometry and trigonometry
as needed. Content includes
limits; rate of change and velocity;
derivatives and rules of differentiation;
differentiation of
polynomial, algebraic and
trigonometric functions; curve
sketching and optimization
problems; and differentiation of
inverse functions, anti-derivatives
and indefinite integrals.
Note: MATH 140 does not cover
all the material of MATH 151. It
is equivalent to the first quarter
of calculus at institutions on a
quarter system. Prerequisite:
MATH 150.

MATH 141
Integral Calculus. [3]
Topics of this course include:
computation of areas, definition
of the definite integral, integrals
of algebraic and trigonometric
functions, applications of integrals,
the calculus of exponential
and logarithmic functions,
basic and advanced techniques
of integration, numerical integration
and improper integrals.
Note: The combination of MATH
140 and 141 includes all material
in MATH 151 and can serve
as a prerequisite to MATH 152.
MATH 141 is equivalent to the
second quarter of calculus at
institutions on quarter system.
Prerequisite: MATH 140 or

MATH 142
Calculus Applications
and Infinite Series. [3]
Topics of this course include:
first introduction to differential
equations; further applications
of the differential and integral
calculus; infinite sequences and
series; Taylor and Maclaurin
series for functions, including
the trigonometric, logarithmic
and exponential functions.
Note: Completion of this course
is equivalent to completion of
MATH 152. This is equivalent to
the third quarter of calculus at
institutions on a quarter system.
Prerequisite: MATH 141.

MATH 150
Mathematics (MS). [4]
This course provides the mathematical
preparation necessary
for success in calculus. It also
provides preparation for basic
physics, computer science and
engineering science courses.
Topics covered include review of
functions and graphing techniques;
logarithmic and exponential
functions; review of
basic right-angle trigonometry
followed by an extensive treatment
of trigonometric functions,
identities and applications to
the analytic geometry of the
conic sections, applications to
two-dimensional vectors and to
the geometry of complex numbers.
Prerequisites: A suitable
score on LRC algebra placement
exam or MATH 106.

MATH 151
Calculus and
Analytic Geometry I (MS). [4]
Topics of this course include
limits, continuity, the rate of
change, derivatives, differentiations
formulas for algebraic and
trigonometric functions, maxima
and minima, integration and
computation of areas. Areas
and volumes of solids of revolution,
applications. Note: Nonscience-
oriented students interested
in calculus should consider
MATH 155. Credit will not
be given for both MATH 151
and 155. Prerequisite: MATH
150 or a qualifying score on the
LRC calculus readiness placement

MATH 152
Calculus and
Analytic Geometry II. [4]
Topics of this course include
logarithmic and exponential
functions, inverse functions,
methods of integration,
improper integrals, hyperbolic
functions, sequences and infinite
series, power series, Taylor
series, applications, conic sections
and polar coordinates.
Prerequisites: MATH 151, 141
or 155B.

MATH 155
Calculus I (MS). [3]
Basic ideas of differential and
integral calculus, with emphasis
on elementary techniques of
differentiation and integration
with applications are treated in
this course. Not recommended
for students majoring in mathematics,
computer science, engineering,
biological or physical
sciences. Note: Credit will not
be given for both MATH 151
and 155. Prerequisite: A suitable
score on the LRC algebra
placement test or MATH 106.

Calculus of
Trigonometric Functions. [1]
The main topics of this course
are the differentiation and integration
of trigonometric functions,
together with a treatment
in greater depth of topics in
MATH 155. Note: MATH 155B
is a prerequisite to MATH 152.
Prerequisite: MATH 155.