VIU Math Department

Upper-Level Course Offerings


MATH 320  (3)  Introduction to Probability

An introduction to probability theory. Topics include rigorous definitions of probability and random variables, probability distributions, expectation and moments, joint distributions and combination of random variables, inequalities and limit theorems. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min "C+" in MATH 254.

Taught by Dean Slonowsky.

MATH 330  (3)  Introduction to Abstract Algebra

Development of the number systems of elementary algebra; groups, rings, integral domains and fields; polynomials. Not open to students with credit in MATH 230. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "C" in MATH 241 and min. "C" in one of MATH 200 or MATH 223.

Taught by David Bigelow.

Math 370 (3) Topics in Mathematics (Advanced Linear Algebra) 

Taught by Jacobus Swarts.


MATH 370A  (3)  Topics in Mathematics: Advanced Abstract Algebra

Topics in mathematics that are not covered in the calendar list of courses. Selection of topic would vary from year to year from topics such as complex variables, analysis, linear programming, mathematical biology, group theory, etc. Note: May be taken for credit more than once if the topics are different. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Six credits of 200-level Mathematics courses (excluding MATH 203). Additional prerequisites, depending on the topic to be studied, may be in effect.

Taught by David Bigelow.

MATH 372  (3)  Introductory Complex Variables

An introduction to Complex variables, beginning with the algebra and geometry of the complex number system. Topics include: complex functions, analytic functions, Cauchy's theorem and its consequences, Taylor and Laurent series, residue calculus, evaluations of real integrals and summation of series. (3:0:0)

Prerequisite: Min. "B-" in each of MATH 123 and MATH 200.

Taught by Glen Pugh.