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Mathematics Department

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics will be able to

1.Demonstrate mastery of the core concepts in algebra and analysis.

2.Give clear and organized written and verbal explanations of mathematical ideas.

3.Develop and write mathematical proofs.

4. Solve mathematical problems independently.

5. Use appropriate technology to solve mathematical problems.

6. Understand and apply algorithms to solve problems.

7. Model and analyze real world problems by reformulating these problems in a mathematical context.

8. Recognize the interdependency of different areas of mathematics, the connections between mathematics and other disciplines, and the historical context for the development of mathematical ideas.

Students who graduate with a Master of Science in Mathematics will be able to

1. Demonstrate mastery of the foundations of one or more advanced areas of mathematics.

2. Write extended passages of mathematical prose following modern conventions of precision and clarity.
3. Explain advanced mathematics orally following modern conventions of precision and clarity.
Produce mathematical proofs in advanced areas of mathematics.

3. Understand, and critique for accuracy, complex mathematical proofs.

4. Understand, produce, and critique mathematical models and algorithms appropriate to their fields of specialty, utilizing appropriate software where necessary.

5. Understand, appreciate, and explain the motivation and culture of their field(s) of specialty. This includes the major historical developments of the field, and the connections between the field other areas of mathematics and science.

6. Master the techniques, proofs and applications of differential and integral calculus, and apply the methods of calculus in a variety of situations, such as analyzing numerical methods, ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, measure theory, complex analysis, applicable analysis, and differential geometry.

Fall 2008