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  • Textbook — Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    the Barnes and Noble bookstore at SLU ISBN numbers for information only Sullivan Standalone My Math Lab ISBN 13 978 0 321 19991 x MyMathLab Student Access kit with My Math Lab New only 79 15 Sullivan College Algebra Enhanced with Graphing Utilities 5th Edition 3 hole punch with MyMathLab ISBN 13 978 0 321 62214 3 New only 105 15 Used without MyMathlab 59 35 Sullivan College Algebra Enhanced with Graphing Utilities 5th Edition with MyMathLab ISBN 13 978 032160784 3 Bound copy New only 161 80 Sullivan College Algebra Enhanced with Graphing Utilities 5th Edition ISBN 13 978 0 13 600491 2 Text only Bound copy Used 108 35 Sullivan College Algebra Enhanced with Graphing Utilities 5th Edition Student Solution Manual ISBN 13 978 0 13 600196 6 New 38 20 Used 28 60 Math 122 Finite Math Prices are from the Barnes and Noble bookstore at SLU ISBN numbers for information only Goldstein Standalone My Math Lab ISBN 13 978 0 321 19991 x MyMathLab Student Access kit with My Math Lab New only 79 15 Goldstein Finite Mathematics and its Applications 10th Edition 3 hole punch with MyMathLab ISBN 13 978 0 321 62214 3 New only 111 45 Used without MyMathlab 83 60 Goldstein Finite Mathematics and its Applications 10th Edition with MyMathLab ISBN 13 978 032160784 3 Bound copy New only 161 80 Text only Bound copy no MyMathLab Used 108 35 Math 132 Survey of Calculus Section 1 of this course is being taught with Excel and students are required to use a laptop computer in the course The book for that section is a CD Networked Business Math Third Edition Felkel and Richardson ISBN 13 978 0 7575 6754 4 37 75 The other sections of the course use MyMathLab with Calculus for Business Economics and the Life Sciences by Barnett 11th edition Prices are from the Barnes and Noble bookstore at SLU ISBN numbers for information only Barnett Standalone My Math Lab ISBN 13 978 0 321 19991 x MyMathLab Student Access kit with My Math Lab New only 79 15 Barnett Calculus for Business Economics and the Life Sciences 11th Edition 3 hole punch with MyMathLab ISBN 13 978 0 321 62214 3 New only 107 00 Used without MyMathlab 80 25 Barnett Calculus for Business Economics and the Life Sciences 11th Edition with MyMathLab ISBN 13 978 032160784 3 Bound copy New only 153 45 Used without MyMathlab 115 10 Calculus MATH 142 143 and 244 The text we use for these three courses is titled Calculus by Hughes Hallet McCallum et al and published by Wiley Students who only plan to take Calculus I and Calculus II can buy a smaller single variable version of the book Students who plan to take only Calculus III can get the smaller multivariable portion of the book If students are planning to take all three semesters or Calculus II and Calculus III they should get the larger Single and Multivariable version

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  • Statistics Requirements — Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    1260 Previously MATH STAT 1260 Statistics Including Sports and Politics A SLU inquiry seminar Producing data through the use of samples and experiments organizing data through graphs and numbers that describe the distribution of the data of one variable or the relationship between two variables probability statistical inference including confidence intervals and tests of significance Pre requisite 3 5 years of high school mathematics or a grade of C or better in MATH 1200 MATH STAT 1300 Previously MATH STAT 1300 Elementary Statistics with Computers Data production and analysis probability basics distributions sampling estimation with confidence intervals hypothesis testing t test correlation and regression crosstabulations and chi square Students learn to use a statistical package such as SPSS Prerequisite MATH 1200 or equivalent DSCI 2070 Previously DSCI 2070 Intro Business Statistics Introduction to descriptive statistics for displaying and summarizing business data the use of probabilities and random variables in business decision models probability distribution statistical inference as a decision making tool sampling of business data simple linear regression and correlation time series analysis and use of index numbers in economic data Prerequisite MATH 1200 EDR 5100 Previously EDR 510 Introduction to Inferential Statistics for Educators 3 This course is a survey of basic statistical methods including descriptive statistics z tests and t tests of means and proportions chi square analyses correlation and regression analyses and analysis of variance The Statistical Package for the Social Sciences SPSS will also be used You can only get graduation credit for one of these courses This page is designed to help students decide which course is correct for them If you have a question you should check back with your major program Department Preferences Notes Arts and Sciences MATH 1260 and Math 1300 fill the college core math requirement STAT 1100 and DSCI 2070

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  • Employment Opportunities — Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    Arts Sciences Home Apply Now Prospective Students Info Employment Opportunities Jobs and Internships for Math and Computer Science Majors The primary location for finding job listings both for full time jobs and internships is through SLU s office of Career services All current students and alumni should have access to their online Handshake system for a listing of current opportunities That said our Department occasionally receives announcements about job opportunities

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  • Success in Mathematics — Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    at least you get an idea of how the math you are learning can help solve actual real world problems Solving an Applied Problem First convert the problem into mathematics This step is usually the most challenging part of an applied problem If possible start by drawing a picture Label it with all the quantities mentioned in the problem If a quantity in the problem is not a fixed number name it by a variable Identify the goal of the problem Then complete the conversion of the problem into math i e find equations which describe relationships among the variables and describe the goal of the problem mathematically Solve the math problem you have generated using whatever skills and techniques you need refer to the four step process above As a final step you should convert the answer of your math problem back into words so that you have now solved the original applied problem For Further Reading George Pólya How to Solve It Princeton University Press Princeton 1945 Studying for a Math Test Everyday Study is a Big Part of Test Preparation Good study habits throughout the semester make it easier to study for tests Do the homework when it is assigned You cannot hope to cram 3 or 4 weeks worth of learning into a couple of days of study On tests you have to solve problems homework problems are the only way to get practice As you do homework make lists of formulas and techniques to use later when you study for tests Ask your Instructor questions as they arise don t wait until the day or two before a test The questions you ask right before a test should be to clear up minor details Studying for a Test Start by going over each section reviewing your notes and checking that you can still do the homework problems actually work the problems again Use the worked examples in the text and notes cover up the solutions and work the problems yourself Check your work against the solutions given You re not ready yet In the book each problem appears at the end of the section in which you learned how do to that problem on a test the problems from different sections are all together Step back and ask yourself what kind of problems you have learned how to solve what techniques of solution you have learned and how to tell which techniques go with which problems Try to explain out loud in your own words how each solution strategy is used e g how to solve a quadratic equation If you get confused during a test you can mentally return to your verbal capsule instructions Check your verbal explanations with a friend during a study session it s more fun than talking to yourself Put yourself in a test like situation work problems from review sections at the end of chapters and work old tests if you can find some It s important to keep

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  • Sample Schedule — Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    credits taken in high school ability level individual preference and career goals The following represents a typical schedule Well prepared students can begin at a more advanced level The mathematics major requires two upper division year long sequences and an additional upper division course Students thinking of majoring or minoring in mathematics should contact the department as soon as possible even if they are not ready to formally declare a major Mathematics B A Typical course of study Year Fall Spring 1 Calculus I Calculus II 2 Calculus III Principles of Mathematics Introduction to Linear Algebra 3 Upper division mathematics sequence Upper division mathematics sequence 4 Upper division mathematics sequence Upper division mathematics Course Upper division mathematics sequence In thinking about a schedule of classes it is useful to look at how often classes are typically taught and when they will be available The upper division math sequences offered every year MATH 355 455 457 Differential Equations MATH 401 402 Probability and Statistics MATH 411 412 Algebra MATH 421 422 Analysis MATH 451 452 Complex Variables Other upper division math courses that are not part of the sequences but are routinely offered at least every other year MATH 311 Linear

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  • Why study mathematics? — Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    much more than arithmetic and geometry mathematics today is a diverse discipline that deals with data measurements and observations from science with inference deduction and proof and with mathematical models of natural phenomena of human behavior and social systems The process of doing mathematics is far more than just calculation or deduction it involves observation of patterns testing of conjectures and estimation of results As a practical matter mathematics is a science of pattern and order Its domain is not molecules or cells but numbers chance form algorithms and change As a science of abstract objects mathematics relies on logic rather than on observation as its standard of truth yet employs observation simulation and even experimentation as means of discovering truth The special role of mathematics in education is a consequence of its universal applicability The results of mathematics theorems and theories are both significant and useful the best results are also elegant and deep Through its theorems mathematics offers science both a foundation of truth and a standard of certainty In addition to theorems and theories mathematics offers distinctive modes of thought which are both versatile and powerful including modeling abstraction optimization logical analysis inference from data and use

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  • Mathematics at SLU — Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    the requirements of the major and of a teaching certificate at the same time Outside the offerings of the department SLU students have the opportunities one would expect at a comprehensive private University At SLU a comprehensive liberal arts core prepares students with a well rounded education This is routinely viewed as a big plus by employers The curriculum allows space so that students either add a second major or concentration to add context to their degree or to add significant extra coursework in mathematics Many job opportunities in mathematics concern mathematics in a particular setting At SLU one can prepare for those careers with a minor or coursework Finance operations research or actuarial science Mathematics and business Secondary education Mathematics and education Bioinformatics Mathematics computer science and biology Cryptography Mathematics and computer science Similarly many graduate programs look for a preparation of mathematics and a second field At SLU one can prepare for those careers Finance and operations research Mathematics and business Biostatistics Computational science Cryptography and computer security Study abroad SLU has a campus in Madrid and a robust collection of study abroad programs that fit well in the academic structure The mathematics faculty A big factor to weigh in choosing schools is the faculty in the major department The faculty members in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at SLU are leaders both in teaching and in research Teaching For an undergraduate teaching has a more immediate impact Nine members of the department have won awards for their teaching either at the college the state or the national level A number of faculty members are involved in innovative projects to develop teaching materials and methods for the national mathematics community The projects cover the full range of courses from the freshman level to graduate level All

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  • Our Graduates — Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
    many career paths including business industry medicine government and college teaching Many also pursue an MBA or other advanced degree Mathematics graduates may choose to attend graduate school to earn masters or Ph D degrees in mathematics Our students have gone on to earn these degrees at Yale Berkeley University of Illinois University of Iowa University of Virginia and Saint Louis University among others They have entered careers in college

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