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Unit: College of Arts and Sciences

Department: Department of Mathematics

##### Office location and address

211 Kerchof Hall

141 Cabell Dr

Charlottesville,
Virginia
22904
##### Publications

##### Sponsored Awards

Operator algebras and model theory

Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences

June 01, 2012 – May 31, 2015

##### Courses

Credits: 3

A first calculus course for business/biology/social-science students. Topics include limits and continuity/differentiation & integration of algebraic & elementary transcendental functions/applications to related-rates & optimization problems as well as to curve sketching & exponential growth. At most one of MATH 1190, MATH 1210, and MATH 1310 may be taken for credit.

Credits: 4

A continuation of Calc I and II, this course is about functions of several variables. Topics include finding maxima and minima of functions of several variables/surfaces and curves in three-dimensional space/integration over these surfaces and curves. Additional topics: conservative vector fields/Stokes' and the divergence theorems/how these concepts relate to real world applications. Prerequisite: MATH 1320 or the equivalent.

Credits: 3

Examines assumptions and methods in the original text of Euclid's Elements. Covers selected geometric topics such as symmetries, spherical geometry, curvature, the dissection theory of area, constructible numbers, and the discovery of non-Euclidean geometry. Prerequisite: Some familiarity with calculus.

Credits: 4

Covers basic concepts with an emphasis on writing mathematical proofs. Topics include logic, sets, functions and relations, equivalence relations and partitions, induction, and cardinality. Prerequisite: Math 1320; and students with a grade of B or better in Math 3310, 3354, or any 5000-level Math course are not eligible to enroll in Math 3000.

Credits: 3

Introduces fundamental ideas of probability, the theory of randomness. Focuses on problem solving and understanding key theoretical ideas. Topics include sample spaces, counting, random variables, classical distributions, expectation, Chebyshev's inequality, independence, central limit theorem, conditional probability, generating functions, joint distributions. Prerequisite: MATH 1320 or equivalent. Strongly recommended: MATH 2310

Credits: 3

Covers functions of a complex variable that are complex differentiable and the unusual and useful properties of such functions. Some topics: Cauchy's integral formula/power series/the residue theorem/Rouché's theorem. Applications include doing real integrals using complex methods and applications to fluid flow in two dimensions. Prerequisite: MATH 2310.

Credits: 3

Review of topics from Math 3351 including vector spaces, bases, dimension, matrices and linear transformations, diagonalization; however, the material is covered in greater depth with emphasis on theoretical aspects. The course continues with more advanced topics including Jordan and rational canonical forms of matrices and introduction to bilinear forms. Additional topics such as modules and tensor products may be included. Prerequisite: MATH 3351

Credits: 1–3

Reading and study programs in areas of interest to individual students. For third- and fourth-years interested in topics not covered in regular courses. Students must obtain a faculty advisor to approve and direct the program.

Credits: 1–3

Discussion of issues related to the practice of teaching, pedagogical concerns in college level mathematics, and aspects of the responsibilities of a professional mathematician. Credits may not be used towards a Master's degree. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in mathematics.

Credits: 3

Studies the basic principles of linear analysis, including spectral theory of compact and selfadjoint operators. Prerequisite: MATH 7340 and 7310, or equivalent.

Credits: 3

Topics in the theory of operators on a Hilbert space and related areas of function theory.

Credits: 3

Operator Theory Seminar

Credits: 3–9

Independent Research

Credits: 1–12

For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.

Credits: 1–12

The Mathematics Colloquium is held weekly, the sessions being devoted to research activities of students and faculty members, and to reports by visiting mathematicians on current work of interest. For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.