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Math Courses at Adelphi University

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Katelyn Heuer

Adelphi University is a private university located in Garden City, New York.  Some of AU's most notable alumni include Jonathan Larson, Paul Ekman, Alice Hoffman, and more! Like most universities, AU wants its students to leave after their four years with a vast knowledge in all subjects. This, of course, includes math! Keep reading this post to learn about some of the math courses offered at Adelphi University.

1. MAT 104 - Introduction to Games

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If you don't love math but need to take one, consider taking this course! In this course, taught by Professors Joseph Marriott and Peter Maceli, students will design their own combinatorial games. In order to do this, students will play various combinatorial games so they can determine how to win and what properties make them fun to play. Just make sure you've taken MATH 103 first!

2. MAT 105 - Explorations In Mathematics

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In this course, taught by Professors Alvin Estrada and Joshua Hiller, students will explore various topics in math, chosen by the instructor. Some possible topics you may learn about include problem solving, number theory, graph theory, voting models, fair division, symmetry, fractals, Fibonacci numbers, and consumer mathematics. Make sure you check with the professor which of these topics will be covered before you sign up for the class!

3. MAT 113 - Survey Of Statistics

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Survey of Statistics taught by Professors Diane Quirin, Mahmoud Pournazari, Pedro Mujica, Onsy Elshamy, and Joseph Marriott is exactly what it sounds like -- a survey of statistics! In this course, students will learn about some basic statistics concepts such as binomial random variables, normal random variables, and the Central Limit Theorem. Students will also learn how to determine confidence intervals and perform hypothesis tests for means and proportions.

4. MAT 141 - Calculus I

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Calculus I, taught by Professors Tuval Foguel, Monica Hernandez, Kenneth Gittelson, and Carl Guiffre, is the first course in the three part calculus series at Princeton. Some of the topics covered in this course include limits, continuity, derivatives, and antiderivatives. With these skills, students will be able to solve problems involving optimization and related rates. Just make sure you've taken MAT 100 first!

5. MAT 142 - Calculus II

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Calculus II, taught by Professors Scott Friedberg, Monica Hernandez, Robert Bradley, Tuval Foguel, and Mahmoud Pournazari, is a continuation of Calculus I, meaning that students will continue to study single variable calculus. In this course, students will heavily focus on different integration techniques such as standard substitution, integration by parts, trigonometric substitution, and partial fractions. Students will also learn about sequences and series, convergence, power series, and Taylor series. Just make sure that you've taken (and passed) Calculus I first!

6. MAT 214 - Numbers, Equations, and Proofs

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MAT 214, taught by Professor Mark Weaver McConnell, is designed for students who are interested in taking higher level math courses. Some of the topics covered include Pythagorean tripes, unique factorization, Chinese remainder theorem, arithmetic of Gaussian integers, finite fields, and more! The best part, however, is that there is no prerequisite for this class! All you need is the desire to learn!

7. MAT 225 - Statistics And Data Analytics

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MAT 225, taught by Professors Carl Guiffre, Morales Hernandez, and Joshua Hiller, introduces students to statistics and data analytics with modern computing systems. Students will explore different sources of data, data formats, and transformations. Students will then use spreadsheets and databases, statistical analysis, pattern recognition, data mining, and big data for data presentation.

8. MAT 243 - Calculus III

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Calculus III, taught by Professors Robert Bradley and Peter Maceli, is the last course in the three part calculus series. Students will use the skills they learned in Calculus I and II and apply them to multivariable calculus, partial derivatives, multiple integrals, and vector analysis. Some other topics covered in the course include vector fields, line integrals, Green's theorem, curl, divergence, and Stokes' theorem. Just make sure you've taken both Calculus I and II first!

9. MAT 250 - Multivariable Mathematics

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In Multivariable Mathematics, taught by Professors L. Stemkoski and Monica Hernandez, students will covered a wide variety of topics. This includes geometry, vector algebra, systems of linear equations, matrices, diagonalization, eigenvectors, and vector valued functions. Students will also explore multivariable functions, parametric curves, partial derivatives, gradients, the chain rule, and multiple integration.

10. MAT 341 - Complex Variables

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In MAT 341, taught by Professor R. Bradley, students will be introduced to the topic of complex variables. Students will explore the complex number plane, functions of complex variables, derivatives, analytic functions, and elementary functions. With this knowledge, students will then apply the Cauchy-Riemann equations, evaluate complex line integrals, determine Taylor Series, and learn the properties of conformal maps.

Princeton is known for being one of the best universities in the world, take advantage of that and take all the classes you can! Come back to this post when you pick your classes for next semester!


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