QUAN 001 Intro to Quantitative Reasoning (Qsem)
1.0-credit. Offered Fall and Spring. This course can be used to fulfill the Quantitative Readiness (QR) requirement at Bryn Mawr. It is designed to prepare students to succeed in entry level quantitative courses in the Social Sciences and Sciences. The course addresses a variety of basic topics in Mathematics and Statistics with an emphasis on applications. Topics include: computation, basic probability, central tendency, tables & graphs, basic algebra, magnitude & scale, and the interpretation of word problems. Qsem is taught in a collaborative, small seminar format.
QUAN 100 Intro to Quantitative & Computational Methods
0.5-credit. Offered during the second half of Fall semester only, in concert with CHEM 103, MATH 101, PHYS 121, and CMSC 110. Please contact Betsy Horner for information about this course.
QUAN 111 Modeling Change with Functions
1.0-credit. Offered Spring only. This course covers functions that provide useful models for studying motion and change: linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric. Practice with these concepts and skills will prepare students for success in calculus, where they will use functions to model real-world phenomena, such as falling objects and growing populations. This course fulfills the QM requirement.
QUAN 121 Topics in Quantitative Analysis
1.0-credit. Offered Spring only. In this course students will assess the scope of quantitative problems in disparate disciplines, and use mathematical calculations (linear, exponential or log functions), and/or computing algorithms to solve them. Spring 2017 topic: the Intersection of Computing and Sound in Language & Music. Students study the Python programming language; use the principles of Physics to understand the experience of music (production, propagation, and perception of sound); and use the Navajo Language Academy's Navajo Verb Generator for reference and inspiration. This course fulfills the QM requirement.
QUAN 015 STEM Math Lab
0.5-credit. Offered Spring 2016 only. In this course students will practice the mathematical concepts and skills necessary for success in introductory physics, chemistry and calculus courses. We will be using online learning modules specifically designed for this purpose and tailored to Bryn Mawr’s introductory science and mathematics courses. Students will develop mastery in solving problems in several areas relevant to the material taught in introductory calculus, physics and chemistry. These include using a variety of functions (linear, quadratic, exponential, and trigonometric), graphing data, working with vectors, using scientific notation, making unit conversions, factoring polynomials, and applying geometry. You will also develop proficiency in using these skills to model various real-world phenomena, and to draw conclusions about them based on the models. Co-requisites: Phys121, Phys122, Phys101, Phys102, Chem103, Chem104, Math 101, or Math 102.