3 semester credits. Mathematics is often seen as difficult to master. It often seems so abstract that people seek to avoid it. Math, however, lies at the very foundations of the modern world and we avoid it at our peril. This course aims to put the everyday world back in math by exploring it through approachable, practical examples and putting the uses of math in context. Through lectures and engaging activities such as labs, and tutorial exercises, and demonstrations, students will directly experience the simple logical rules and the reasons behind the rules that give math its universal applicability and appeal for any student engaged in academic studies.
SMMABM150 The Logic and Beauty of Mathematics
SMMAFM150 Finite Mathematics
3 semester credits. This course features topics that demonstrate basic mathematical ideas used to analyze and problem solve questions of individual or societal need. Topics include mathematical logic, sets, counting techniques, probability, statistics, and geometry.
SMMAIC190 Introduction to Calculus
3 semester credits. In this course, students will be exposed to the foundations of calculus. They will engage in the study of functions in order to then identify how to define and employ limits of functions, derivatives, and integrals. The course has an extensive practical aspect, which consolidates theory by solving problems and exercises, and sketching graphs. The importance of calculus and the essential role it plays in many disciplines, such as physical and biological sciences, economics, and even social sciences, will be emphasized.
SMMAIC290 Intermediate Calculus
3 semester credits. This course serves to develop an understanding of calculus. The first half of the course focuses on the application of derivatives and integrals, including: limits at infinity and asymptotes, determining the volumes of solids, and exponential growth and decay. During the second half, emphasis is placed on differential equations, separable equations, logistic equations, sequences and series. Students will continuously bridge theory and practice, while becoming more familiar with the significance of calculus in the analysis of real life scenarios related to physics, economics, and sociology.