Courses
This page displays the schedule of Bryn Mawr courses in this department for this academic year. It also displays descriptions of courses offered by the department during the last four academic years.
For information about courses offered by other Bryn Mawr departments and programs or about courses offered by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, please consult the Course Guides page.
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Spring 2024 MATH
Course  Title  Schedule/Units  Meeting Type Times/Days  Location  Instr(s) 

MATH B101001  Calculus I  Semester / 1  Lecture: 2:10 PM3:00 PM MWF  Park 300 
Williams,S. 
MATH B101L099  Calculus I lab  Semester / 0.5  Laboratory: 11:25 AM12:45 PM TH  Park 180 
Sudparid,D. 
MATH B102001  Calculus II  Semester / 1  Lecture: 10:10 AM11:00 AM MWF  Park 300 
Sudparid,D. 
MATH B102002  Calculus II  Semester / 1  Lecture: 12:10 PM1:00 PM MWF  Park 245 
Sudparid,D. 
MATH B104001  Basic Probability and Statistics  Semester / 1  Lecture: 2:40 PM4:00 PM MW  Park 25 
Kasius,P. 
MATH B104002  Basic Probability and Statistics  Semester / 1  LEC: 2:40 PM4:00 PM MW  Carpenter Library 21 
Cheng,L. 
MATH B201001  Multivariable Calculus  Semester / 1  Lecture: 2:40 PM3:30 PM MWF  Park 245 
Myers,A. 
MATH B203001  Linear Algebra  Semester / 1  Lecture: 11:10 AM12:00 PM MWF  Park 300 
Kasius,P. 
MATH B203002  Linear Algebra  Semester / 1  Lecture: 12:10 PM1:00 PM MWF  Park 300 
Kasius,P. 
MATH B206001  Transition to Higher Mathematics  Semester / 1  Lecture: 8:40 AM10:00 AM MW  Park 245 
Traynor,L. 
MATH B208001  Introduction to Modeling and Simulation  Semester / 1  Lecture: 1:10 PM2:30 PM MW  Park 25 
Graham,E. 
MATH B221001  Introduction to Topology and Geometry  Semester / 1  Lecture: 2:25 PM3:45 PM TTH  Park 245 
Melvin,P., Melvin,P. 
Problem Solving: 7:00 PM8:00 PM W  Park 300 

MATH B295001  Select Topics in Mathematics: Statistics with R  Semester / 1  LEC: 12:10 PM1:00 PM MWF  Dalton Hall 300 
Myers,A. 
MATH B302001  Real Analysis II  Semester / 1  Lecture: 12:55 PM2:15 PM TTH  Park 300 
Milicevic,D. 
MATH B303001  Abstract Algebra I  Semester / 1  Lecture: 2:40 PM4:00 PM MW  Park 159 
Kara,S. 
MATH B304001  Abstract Algebra II  Semester / 1  Lecture: 11:25 AM12:45 PM TTH  Park 328 
Melvin,P., Melvin,P. 
Problem Solving: 8:00 PM9:30 PM M  Park 328 

MATH B322001  Functions of Complex Variables  Semester / 1  Lecture: 9:55 AM11:15 AM TTH  Park 245 
Milicevic,D. 
MATH B325001  Advanced Topics in Applied Mathematics  Semester / 1  Lecture: 10:10 AM11:30 AM MW  Park 328 
Graham,E., Graham,E. 
Laboratory: 10:10 AM11:30 AM F  Park 328 

MATH B399001  Senior Conference  Semester / 1  Lecture: 11:40 AM1:00 PM MW  Park 159 
Dept. staff, TBA 
MATH B400001  Senior Thesis  1  Melvin,P.  
MATH B403001  Supervised Work  1  Dept. staff, TBA  
MATH B504001  Graduate Algebra II  Semester / 1  LEC: 11:40 AM1:00 PM MW  Park 328 
Kara,S., Kara,S. 
Problem Session: 12:10 PM1:00 PM F  Park 328 

MATH B522001  Complex Analysis  Semester / 1  Lecture: 9:55 AM11:15 AM TTH  Park 245 
Milicevic,D. 
MATH B701001  Supervised Work  1  Cheng,L.  
MATH B701002  Supervised Work  1  Donnay,V.  
MATH B701003  Supervised Work  1  Graham,E.  
MATH B701004  Supervised Work  1  Melvin,P.  
MATH B701005  Supervised Work  1  Milicevic,D.  
MATH B701006  Supervised Work  1  Traynor,L.  
MATH B701007  Supervised Work  1  Kara,S.  
MATH B701001  Supervised Work  1  Cheng,L.  
MATH B701002  Supervised Work  1  Donnay,V.  
MATH B701003  Supervised Work  1  Graham,E.  
MATH B701004  Supervised Work  1  Melvin,P.  
MATH B701005  Supervised Work  1  Milicevic,D.  
MATH B701006  Supervised Work  1  Traynor,L.  
MATH B701007  Supervised Work  1  Kara,S.  
MATH B702001  Research Seminar  1  Milicevic,D.  
MATH B702002  Research Seminar  1  Graham,E.  
MATH B702001  Research Seminar  1  Milicevic,D.  
MATH B702002  Research Seminar  1  Graham,E.  
CMSC B231001  Discrete Mathematics  Semester / 1  Lecture: 11:25 AM12:45 PM TTH  Park 245 
Zhou,Y. 
ECON B304001  Econometrics  Semester / 1  Lecture: 12:55 PM2:15 PM TTH  Dalton Hall 10 
Kim,J. 
Fall 2024 MATH
Course  Title  Schedule/Units  Meeting Type Times/Days  Location  Instr(s) 

MATH B101001  Calculus I  Semester / 1  Lecture: 10:10 AM11:00 AM MWF  Park 245 
Sudparid,D. 
MATH B101002  Calculus I  Semester / 1  Lecture: 12:10 PM1:00 PM MWF  Park 245 
Sudparid,D. 
MATH B101L099  Calculus I lab  Semester / 0.5  Laboratory: 2:10 PM3:30 PM W  Park 328 
Sudparid,D. 
MATH B102001  Calculus II  Semester / 1  Lecture: 10:10 AM11:00 AM MWF  Park 159 
Myers,A. 
MATH B102002  Calculus II  Semester / 1  Lecture: 11:10 AM12:00 PM MWF  Park 159 
Myers,A. 
MATH B104001  Basic Probability and Statistics  Semester / 1  Lecture: 2:10 PM3:00 PM MWF  Park 300 
Kasius,P. 
MATH B104002  Basic Probability and Statistics  Semester / 1  Lecture: 3:10 PM4:00 PM MWF  Park 300 
Kasius,P. 
MATH B201001  Multivariable Calculus  Semester / 1  Lecture: 10:10 AM11:00 AM MWF  Park 300 
Traynor,L. 
MATH B201002  Multivariable Calculus  Semester / 1  Lecture: 12:10 PM1:00 PM MWF  Park 300 
Kasius,P. 
MATH B201003  Multivariable Calculus  Semester / 1  LEC: 10:10 AM11:30 AM TTH  Park 300 
Kara,S. 
MATH B206001  Transition to Higher Mathematics  Semester / 1  Lecture: 2:40 PM4:00 PM MW  Park 245 
Myers,A. 
MATH B210001  Differential Equations with Applications  Semester / 1  Lecture: 8:40 AM10:00 AM MW  Park 300 
Cheng,L. 
MATH B295001  Select Topics in Mathematics: Evolutionary Game Theory  Semester / 1  LEC: 12:10 PM1:00 PM MWF  Park 159 
Chu,O. 
MATH B301001  Real Analysis I  Semester / 1  Lecture: 10:10 AM11:30 AM TTH  Park 245 
Cheng,L. 
MATH B301002  Real Analysis I  Semester / 1  Lecture: 1:10 PM2:30 PM TTH  Park 245 
Cheng,L. 
MATH B303001  Abstract Algebra I  Semester / 1  Lecture: 2:40 PM4:00 PM TTH  Park 245 
Kara,S. 
MATH B312001  Topology  Semester / 1  LEC: 1:10 PM2:30 PM MW  Park 245 
Traynor,L. 
MATH B398001  Senior Conference  Semester / 1  Lecture: 10:10 AM11:30 AM MW  Park 328 
Dept. staff, TBA 
MATH B400001  Senior Thesis  Semester / 1  LEC: 8:10 AM9:00 AM T  Park 245 
Cheng,L. 
MATH B400002  Senior Thesis  Semester / 1  LEC: 8:10 AM9:00 AM T  Park 328 
Kara,S. 
MATH B403001  Supervised Work  1  Dept. staff, TBA  
MATH B512001  General Topology  Semester / 1  LEC: 1:10 PM2:30 PM MWF  Park 245 
Traynor,L. 
MATH B701001  Supervised Work  1  Cheng,L.  
MATH B701002  Supervised Work  1  Donnay,V.  
MATH B701003  Supervised Work  1  Graham,E.  
MATH B701004  Supervised Work  1  Melvin,P.  
MATH B701005  Supervised Work  1  Milicevic,D.  
MATH B701006  Supervised Work  1  Traynor,L.  
MATH B701007  Supervised Work  1  Kara,S.  
MATH B701001  Supervised Work  1  Cheng,L.  
MATH B701002  Supervised Work  1  Donnay,V.  
MATH B701003  Supervised Work  1  Graham,E.  
MATH B701004  Supervised Work  1  Melvin,P.  
MATH B701005  Supervised Work  1  Milicevic,D.  
MATH B701006  Supervised Work  1  Traynor,L.  
MATH B701007  Supervised Work  1  Kara,S.  
MATH B702001  Research Seminar  1  Milicevic,D.  
MATH B702001  Research Seminar  1  Milicevic,D.  
CHEM B221001  Physical Chemistry I  Semester / 1  Lecture: 1:10 PM2:30 PM MW  Park 180 
Goldsmith,J. 
CMSC B231001  Discrete Mathematics  Semester / 1  Lecture: 10:10 AM11:30 AM TTH  Park 245 
Zhou,Y. 
CMSC B340001  Analysis of Algorithms  Semester / 1  Lecture: 11:40 AM1:00 PM MW  Park 159 
Xu,D., Xu,D. 
Laboratory: 1:10 PM2:30 PM W  Park 230 

PHYS B205001  Mathematical Methods in the Sciences I  First Half / 0.5  Laboratory: 12:10 PM1:00 PM MWF  Matlin,M.  
PHYS B207001  Mathematical Methods in the Sciences II  Second Half / 0.5  Laboratory: 12:10 PM1:00 PM MWF  Matlin,M. 
Spring 2025 MATH
Course  Title  Schedule/Units  Meeting Type Times/Days  Location  Instr(s) 

MATH B101001  Calculus I  Semester / 1  Lecture: 2:10 PM3:00 PM MWF  Chu,O.  
MATH B101L099  Calculus I lab  Semester / 0.5  Laboratory: 11:40 AM1:00 PM TH  Park 328 
Sudparid,D. 
MATH B102001  Calculus II  Semester / 1  Lecture: 10:10 AM11:00 AM MWF  Park 300 
Sudparid,D. 
MATH B102002  Calculus II  Semester / 1  Lecture: 12:10 PM1:00 PM MWF  Park 245 
Sudparid,D. 
MATH B104001  Basic Probability and Statistics  Semester / 1  Lecture: 2:40 PM4:00 PM MW  Park 300 
Sudparid,D. 
MATH B201001  Multivariable Calculus  Semester / 1  Lecture: 10:10 AM11:30 AM TTH  Park 300 
Kara,S. 
MATH B203001  Linear Algebra  Semester / 1  Lecture: 11:10 AM12:00 PM MWF  Park 300 
Kasius,P. 
MATH B203002  Linear Algebra  Semester / 1  Lecture: 12:10 PM1:00 PM MWF  Park 300 
Kasius,P. 
MATH B206001  Transition to Higher Mathematics  Semester / 1  Lecture: 10:10 AM11:00 AM MWF  Park 159 
Myers,A. 
MATH B206002  Transition to Higher Mathematics  Semester / 1  LEC: 2:10 PM3:00 PM MWF  Park 159 
Myers,A. 
MATH B208001  Introduction to Modeling and Simulation  Semester / 1  Lecture: 1:10 PM2:30 PM TTH  Park 245 
Graham,E. 
MATH B295001  Select Topics in Mathematics: Evolutionary Game Theory  Semester / 1  LEC: 1:10 PM2:00 PM MWF  Chu,O.  
MATH B295002  Select Topics in Mathematics: Codes and Ciphers  Semester / 1  LEC: 2:10 PM3:00 PM MWF  Park 245 
Dunham,P. 
MATH B295003  Select Topics in Mathematics: History of Math  Semester / 1  LEC: 10:10 AM11:00 AM MWF  Dunham,B.  
MATH B302001  Real Analysis II  Semester / 1  Lecture: 11:40 AM1:00 PM TTH  Park 245 
Dept. staff, TBA 
MATH B303001  Abstract Algebra I  Semester / 1  Lecture: 3:10 PM4:00 PM MWF  Kasius,P.  
MATH B304001  Abstract Algebra II  Semester / 1  Lecture: 2:40 PM4:00 PM TTH  Park 245 
Kara,S. 
MATH B308001  Applied Mathematics I  Semester / 1  LEC: 10:10 AM11:30 AM TTH  Park 245 
Graham,E. 
MATH B399001  Senior Conference  Semester / 1  Lecture: 8:40 AM10:00 AM MW  Dept. staff, TBA  
MATH B399002  Senior Conference  Semester / 1  LEC: 11:40 AM1:00 PM MW  Park 159 
Dept. staff, TBA 
MATH B400001  Senior Thesis  1  Chu,O.  
MATH B403001  Supervised Work  1  Dept. staff, TBA  
MATH B501001  Graduate Real Analysis I  Semester / 1  LEC: 8:40 AM10:00 AM TTH  Park 245 

MATH B701001  Supervised Work  1  Cheng,L.  
MATH B701002  Supervised Work  1  Chu,O.  
MATH B701003  Supervised Work  1  Graham,E.  
MATH B701004  Supervised Work  1  Melvin,P.  
MATH B701005  Supervised Work  1  Milicevic,D.  
MATH B701006  Supervised Work  1  Traynor,L.  
MATH B701007  Supervised Work  1  Kara,S.  
MATH B701001  Supervised Work  1  Cheng,L.  
MATH B701002  Supervised Work  1  Chu,O.  
MATH B701003  Supervised Work  1  Graham,E.  
MATH B701004  Supervised Work  1  Melvin,P.  
MATH B701005  Supervised Work  1  Milicevic,D.  
MATH B701006  Supervised Work  1  Traynor,L.  
MATH B701007  Supervised Work  1  Kara,S.  
MATH B702001  Research Seminar  1  Milicevic,D.  
MATH B702002  Research Seminar  1  Graham,E.  
MATH B702001  Research Seminar  1  Milicevic,D.  
MATH B702002  Research Seminar  1  Graham,E.  
ECON B304001  Econometrics  Semester / 1  Lecture: 10:10 AM11:30 AM MW  Dalton Hall 2 
Kim,M. 
202425 Catalog Data: MATH
MATH B101 Calculus I
Fall 2024, Spring 2025
This is the first in a sequence of two courses that covers singlevariable calculus. Topics include functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, differentiation formulas, applications of derivatives, integrals, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. Prerequisite: proficiency in highschool mathematics (including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry).
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
MATH B101L Calculus I lab
Fall 2024, Spring 2025
This lab course will reinforce the concepts and skills that are needed to be successful in Calculus 1. Students must be enrolled in MATH B101 Calculus I to enroll in this course.
Course does not meet an Approach
MATH B102 Calculus II
Fall 2024, Spring 2025
This is the second in a sequence of two courses that covers singlevariable calculus. Topics include techniques of integration, applications of integration, infinite sequences and series, tests of convergence for series, and power series. Prerequisite: a merit grade in Math 101 (or an equivalent experience).
Quantitative Methods (QM)
MATH B104 Basic Probability and Statistics
Fall 2024, Spring 2025
This course introduces key concepts in descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include summary statistics, graphical displays, correlation, regression, probability, the Law of Large Numbers, expected value, standard error, the Central Limit Theorem, hypothesis testing, sampling procedures, bias, and the use of statistical software.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Counts Toward Data Science
MATH B195 Select Topics in Mathematics
Not offered 202425
This is a topics course. Course content varies.
MATH B201 Multivariable Calculus
Fall 2024, Spring 2025
This course extends calculus to functions of multiple variables. Topics include functions, limits, continuity, vectors, directional derivatives, optimization problems, multiple integrals, parametric curves, vector fields, line integrals, surface integrals, and the theorems of Gauss, Green and Stokes. Prerequisite: a merit grade in Math 102 (or an equivalent experience).
Quantitative Methods (QM)
MATH B203 Linear Algebra
Spring 2025
This course considers systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, determinants, vector spaces, subspaces, linear independence, bases, dimension, linear transformations, eigenvalues, eigenvectors, orthogonality, and applications of linear algebra. Prerequisite (or corequisite): Math 102.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
MATH B205 Theory of Probability with Applications
Not offered 202425
The course analyzes repeatable experiments in which shortterm outcomes are uncertain, but longrun behavior is predictable. Topics include: random variables, discrete distributions, continuous densities, conditional probability, expected value, variance, the Law of Large Numbers, and the Central Limit Theorem. Prerequisite: Math 201.
MATH B206 Transition to Higher Mathematics
Fall 2024, Spring 2025
This course focuses on mathematical writing and proof techniques. Topics include symbolic logic, set notation and quantifiers, proof by contradiction and induction, set notation and operations, relations and partitions, functions, and more. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH B201 or MATH B203. Not open to students who have taken a 300 level Math course
Quantitative Methods (QM)
MATH B208 Introduction to Modeling and Simulation
Spring 2025
Mathematical models are constructed to describe the complex world within and around us. Computational methods are employed to visualize and solve these models. In this course, we focus on developing mathematical models to describe realworld phenomena, while using computer simulations to examine prescribed and/or random behavior of various systems. The course includes an introduction to programming (in R or Matlab/Octave), and mathematical topics may include discrete dynamical systems, model fitting using least squares, elementary stochastic processes, and linear models (regression, optimization, linear programming). Applications to economics, biology, chemistry, and physics will be explored. Prior programming experience not required. Prerequisite: MATH B102 or the equivalent (merit score on the AP Calculus BC Exam or placement).
Course does not meet an Approach
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
Counts Toward Data Science
MATH B210 Differential Equations with Applications
Fall 2024
Ordinary differential equations, including general firstorder equations, linear equations of higher order and systems of equations, via numerical, geometrical, and analytic methods. Applications to physics, biology, and economics. Corequisite: MATH 201 or 203.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
MATH B221 Introduction to Topology and Geometry
Not offered 202425
An introduction to the ideas of topology and geometry through the study of knots and surfaces in threedimensional space. The course content may vary from year to year, but will generally include some historical perspectives and some discussion of connections with the natural and life sciences. Corequisite: MATH 201 or 203.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
MATH B225 Introduction to Financial Mathematics
Not offered 202425
Topics to be covered include market conventions and instruments, BlackScholes optionpricing model, and practical aspects of trading and hedging. All necessary definitions from probability theory (random variables, normal and lognormal distribution, etc.) will be explained. Prerequisite: MATH 102. ECON 105 is recommended.
MATH B290 Elementary Number Theory
Not offered 202425
Properties of the integers, divisibility, primality and factorization, congruences, Chinese remainder theorem, multiplicative functions, quadratic residues and quadratic reciprocity, continued fractions, and applications to computer science and cryptography. Prerequisite: MATH 102.
MATH B295 Select Topics in Mathematics
Section 001 (Fall 2023): Math Modeling and Sustainability
Section 001 (Spring 2024): Statistics with R
Section 001 (Fall 2024): Evolutionary Game Theory
Section 001 (Spring 2025): Evolutionary Game Theory
Section 002 (Spring 2025): Codes and Ciphers
Section 003 (Spring 2025): History of Math
Fall 2024, Spring 2025
This is a topics course. Course content varies. Not all topics are open to first year students.
Current topic description: This course introduces basic concepts in evolutionary game theory (EGT) and dynamics. Evolutionary dynamics is the mathematical study of the evolutionary processes that influence biological and social processes. In this course, we will cover fundamental topics in EGT, including evolutionarily stable strategies, replicator dynamics, and games on networks. We will introduce the mathematical techniques and modeling approaches needed to study realworld problems, with a focus on social evolution and human cooperation.
Current topic description: This course introduces basic concepts in evolutionary game theory (EGT) and dynamics. Evolutionary dynamics is the mathematical study of the evolutionary processes that influence biological and social processes. In this course, we will cover fundamental topics in EGT, including evolutionarily stable strategies, replicator dynamics, and games on networks. We will introduce the mathematical techniques and modeling approaches needed to study realworld problems, with a focus on social evolution and human cooperation.
Current topic description: This course is an introduction to classical and modern methods for encoding secret messages (cryptography) and the science of breaking codes and ciphers (cryptanalysis). It blends the history of secret writing, the art of creating codes, and the mathematics underlying the theory and practice of encryption and decryption. Topics include substitution and transposition ciphers, Vigenere and Hill ciphers, statistical methods in cryptanalysis, and applications from linear algebra and number theory to cryptananalysis, digital signatures, PGP, RSA, and other publickey ciphers. Latter topics also will require use of computer applets. Prerequisites: Math B203 (Linear Algebra) or Math B206 (Transition to Higher Mathematics).
Current topic description: This course samples mathematical landmarks from Classical times to the 19th century. Among these are Euclid's proof of the Pythagorean Theorem, Archimedes' determination of cirucular area, Newton's approximation of p, Euler's solution of the Basel problem, and Catnor's theory of the infinite. We end with a look at the mathematical heritage of Bryn Mawr College and the "math matriarchs" who built our department. In short, the course will have historical and biographical components, but its primary object is to examine, in full mathematical detail, landmarks from the long and glorious history of mathematics. Prerequisite: Any 200level math course.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Counts Toward Data Science
MATH B301 Real Analysis I
Fall 2024
A first course in real analysis, providing a rigorous development of single variable calculus, with a strong focus on proof writing. Topics covered: the real number system, elements of set theory and topology, limits, continuous functions, the intermediate and extreme value theorems, differentiable functions and the mean value theorem, uniform continuity, the Riemann integral, the fundamental theorem of calculus. Possible additional topics include analysis on metric spaces or dynamical systems. Prerequisite: MATH 201 and MATH B206 or permission of instructor.
Writing Attentive
MATH B302 Real Analysis II
Spring 2025
A continuation of Real Analysis I: Infinite series, power series, sequences and series of functions, pointwise and uniform convergence, and additional topics selected from: Fourier series, calculus of variations, the Lebesgue integral, dynamical systems, and calculus in higher dimensions. Prerequisite: MATH 301.
MATH B303 Abstract Algebra I
Fall 2024, Spring 2025
A first course in abstract algebra, including an introduction to groups, rings and fields, and their homomorphisms. Topics covered: cyclic and dihedral groups, the symmetric and alternating groups, direct products and finitely generated abelian groups, cosets, Lagrange's Theorem, normal subgroups and quotient groups, isomorphism theorems, integral domains, polynomial rings, ideals, quotient rings, prime and maximal ideals. Possible additional topics include group actions and the Sylow Theorems, free abelian groups, free groups, PIDs and UFDs. Prerequisite: MATH 203 and MATH B206 or permission from instructor.
Writing Attentive
MATH B304 Abstract Algebra II
Spring 2025
A continuation of Abstract Algebra I. Vector spaces and linear algebra, field extensions, algebraic and transcendental extensions, finite fields, fields of fractions, field automorphisms, the isomorphism extension theorem, splitting fields, separable and inseparable extensions, algebraic closures, and Galois theory. Also, if not covered in Abstract Algebra I: group actions and Sylow theorems, free abelian groups, free groups, PIDs and UFDs. Possible additional topic: finitely generated modules over a PID and canonical forms of matrices. Prerequisite: MATH 303.
MATH B308 Applied Mathematics I
Spring 2025
This course will provide a general introduction to methods and modeling in applied mathematics. A variety of mathematical tools will be used to develop and study a wide range of models, including deterministic, discrete, and stochastic methods. Additional emphasis will be placed on techniques for analyzing mathematical models, including phase plane methods, stability analysis, dimensional analysis, bifurcation theory, and computer simulations. Applications to biology, physics, chemistry, engineering, and the social sciences may be discussed. Prerequisite: MATH B203 and MATH B206 and MATH B210 or permission of instructor.
MATH B310 Mathematics of Financial Derivatives
Not offered 202425
An introduction to the mathematics utilized in the pricing models of derivative instruments. Topics to be covered may include Arbitrage Theorem, pricing derivatives, Wiener and Poisson processes, martingales and martingale representations, Ito's Lemma, BlackScholes partial differentiation equation, Girsanov Theorem and FeynmanKac Formula. Prerequisite: MATH 201 and MATH B206 or permission of instructor.
MATH B312 Topology
Fall 2024
General topology (topological spaces, continuity, compactness, connectedness, quotient spaces), the fundamental group and covering spaces, introduction to geometric topology (classification of surfaces, manifolds). Typically offered yearly in alternation with Haverford. Corequisite: MATH 301, MATH 303, or permission of instructor.
MATH B322 Functions of Complex Variables
Not offered 202425
Analytic functions, Cauchy's theorem, Laurent series, calculus of residues, conformal mappings, Moebius transformations. Prerequisite: MATH 301 or permission of instructor.
MATH B325 Advanced Topics in Applied Mathematics
Not offered 202425
This topics course will focus on one advanced area in applied mathematics. Topics may include numerical linear algebra, applied partial differential equations, optimal control, parameter estimation and model fitting. Prerequisite: Math B210: Differential Equations AND one of the following: Math 206, or Math B301, or permission of instructor
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
MATH B390 Number Theory
Not offered 202425
Study of integers with an emphasis on their multiplicative structure and topics related to analysis, and a first course in analytic number theory. Core topics: divisibility and primes, arithmetic functions, average and extremal orders, techniques of analytic number theory, Riemann zeta function, prime number theorem, Dirichlet characters, Lfunctions. Possible additional topics may include approximations by rational numbers, geometry of numbers, algebraic numbers and class numbers, sums of squares, and the idea of modular forms. Prerequisite: Math 201 and MATH B206, or permission of instructor.
MATH B398 Senior Conference
A seminar for seniors majoring in mathematics. Topics vary from year to year.
MATH B399 Senior Conference
A seminar for seniors majoring in mathematics. Topics vary from year to year.
MATH B403 Supervised Work
MATH B501 Graduate Real Analysis I
Spring 2025
In this course we will study the theory of measure and integration. Topics will include Lebesgue measure, measurable functions, the Lebesgue integral, the RiemannStieltjes integral, complex measures, differentiation of measures, product measures, and L^{p} spaces.
MATH B502 Graduate Real Analysis II
Not offered 202425
This course is a continuation of Math 501.
MATH B503 Graduate Algebra I
Not offered 202425
This is the first course in a two course sequence providing a standard introduction to algebra at the graduate level. Topics in the first semester will include categories, groups, rings, modules, and linear algebra.
MATH B504 Graduate Algebra II
Not offered 202425
This course is a continuation of Math 503, the two courses providing a standard introduction to algebra at the graduate level. Topics in the second semester will include linear algebra, fields, Galois theory, and advanced group theory. Prerequisite: MATH B503.
MATH B512 General Topology
Fall 2024
This course covers the basic notions of point set topology, with an introduction to algebraic and geometric topology. Topics covered include topological spaces, continuity, compactness, connectedness, quotient spaces, the fundamental group and covering spaces, and the classification of surfaces.
MATH B522 Complex Analysis
Not offered 202425
This course covers the basic notions of complex analysis. Topics covered include analytic functions, Cauchy's theorem, the calculus of residues, conformal mappings, Riemann mapping theorem and Picard's little theorem.
MATH B525 Algebraic Topology
Not offered 202425
This course covers the basic notions of algebraic topology. Topics covered include homology theory, cohomology theory, duality on manifolds, and an introduction to homotopy theory.
MATH B530 Differential Topology
Not offered 202425
This course covers the basic notions of differential topology. Topics covered include smooth manifolds, smooth maps, differential forms, and integration on manifolds.
CHEM B221 Physical Chemistry I
Fall 2024
Introduction to quantum theory and spectroscopy. Atomic and molecular structure; molecular modeling; rotational, vibrational, electronic and magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Lecture three hours. Prerequisites: CHEM B104 and MATH B201.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
Counts Toward Biochemistry & Molecular Bio
CMSC B231 Discrete Mathematics
Fall 2024
An introduction to discrete mathematics with strong applications to computer science. Topics include propositional logic, proof techniques, recursion, set theory, counting, probability theory and graph theory. Corequisites: BIOL B115 or CMSC B109 or CMSC B113 or CMSC H105 or CMSC H107.
Quantitative Methods (QM)
CMSC B311 Computational Geometry
Not offered 202425
A study of algorithms and mathematical theories that focus on solving geometric problems in computing, which arise naturally from a variety of disciplines such as Computer Graphics, Computer Aided Geometric Design, Computer Vision, Robotics and Visualization. The materials covered sit at the intersection of pure Mathematics and applicationdriven Computer Science and efforts will be made to accommodate Math majors and Computer Science majors of varying math/computational backgrounds. Topics include: graph theory, triangulation, convex hulls, geometric structures such as Voronoi diagrams and Delaunay triangulations, as well as curves and polyhedra surface topology. Prerequisite: CMSC/MATH B/H231 and CMSC B151 or CMSC/MATH B/H231 and CMSC H106 or CMSC/MATH B/H231 and CMSC H107.
CMSC B340 Analysis of Algorithms
Fall 2024
This course will cover qualitative and quantitative analysis of algorithms and their corresponding data structures from a precise mathematical point of view. Topics include: performance bounds, asymptotic and probabilistic analysis, worst case and average case behavior and correctness and complexity. Particular classes of algorithms will be studied in detail. This course fulfills the writing requirement in the major. Prerequisites: CMSC B151, or CMSC H106/107, and CMSC B231; or permission of instructor.
Writing Intensive
Quantitative Readiness Required (QR)
ECON B304 Econometrics
Spring 2025
The econometric theory presented in ECON 253 is further developed and its most important empirical applications are considered. Each student does an empirical research project using multiple regression and other statistical techniques. Prerequisites:ECON B253 or ECON H203 or ECON H204 and ECON B200 or ECON B202 and MATH B201 or permission of instructor.
Counts Toward Data Science
PHYS B205 Mathematical Methods in the Sciences I
Fall 2024
This course is the first of two halfsemester sessions which presents topics in applied mathematics useful to students in physics, engineering, physical chemistry, geology, and computer science. This first session will cover infinite series, complex variables, Fourier series, integral transforms, special functions, and ordinary differential equations. Lecture three hours and additional recitation sessions as needed. Prerequisite: MATH B102.
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PHYS B207 Mathematical Methods in the Sciences II
Fall 2024
This course is the second of two halfsemester sessions which presents topics in applied mathematics useful to students in physics, engineering, physical chemistry, geology, and computer science. This second session covers advanced ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, special functions, series solutions, and boundaryvalue problems. Lecture three hours and additional recitation sessions as needed. Prerequisite: PHYS B205, MATH B201 and MATH B203
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PHYS B306 Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences
Not offered 202425
This course presents topics in applied mathematics useful to students, including physicists, engineers, physical chemists, geologists, and computer scientists studying the natural sciences. Topics are taken from Fourier series, integral transforms, advanced ordinary and partial differential equations, special functions, boundaryvalue problems, functions of complex variables, and numerical methods. Lecture three hours and additional recitation sessions as needed. Prerequisite: MATH 201 and 203.
PHYS B328 Galactic Dynamics & Advanced Classical Mechanics
Not offered 202425
This course is for the advanced undergraduate interested in the physics galactic dynamics and evolution, i.e. collisionless, gravitational Nbody systems composed of stars and dark matter. Topics covered will include potential theory, orbit theory, collisionless Boltzmann equation, Jeans equations, disk stability, violent relaxation, phase mixing, dynamical friction and kinetic theory. To support the these theories, we will also cover advanced topics in classical mechanics including Lagrange & Hamilton methods, the central force problem, canonical transformations, actionangle variables, chaos and perturbation theory. This course is taught in a seminar format, in which students are responsible for presenting much of the course material in class meetings. Prerequisites: MATH B201, MATH B203, PHYS B201, B214, and PHYS B308 or permission from instructor.
Department of Mathematics
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