Mathematics

Students develop expertise in applied mathematics, and supplement math courses with courses in other fields. Biology, chemistry, computer science, and engineering are integrated with mathematic theory. Majors go on to attend graduate schools like MIT, Notre Dame, and Carnegie Mellon, and have successful careers in business, science, government, engineering and education. Carroll teams have placed as "Outstanding" (the top 1%) three times in the international Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling in the past nine years.

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MATH.BA
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Mathematics
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MTH
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Mathematics

MA 131 - Calculus Single Variable Funct

4.00 Cr
Quantitative Analysis. This course covers all aspects of single-variable calculus including derivatives, antiderivatives, definite integrals, and the fundamental theorem of calculus. We highlight how we can use calculus to understand real-world problems such as laying an oil pipeline around a swamp, fluid pumping and lifting, and how rain catchers are used in city drain systems. We use technology extensively, meeting in the computer lab once each week. We also focus on learning how to explain mathematics orally and in writing. This is the same material that is covered in MA 121-122, except this is an accelerated course that does not review precalculus material.

MA 121 - Differential Calculus

3.00 Cr
Quantitative Analysis. This is the first of a two-semester, six-credit calculus sequence. We begin the first semester by reviewing functions from several perspectives (symbolic, numeric, and graphic). For most of the course we study differential calculus, emphasizing how we can use calculus to understand real-world problems such as police radar detection, laying an oil pipeline around a swamp, and understanding motion. Specific topics include limits, continuity, derivatives, the mechanics of finding derivatives, instantaneous rate of change, concavity, the extreme value theorem, and optimization. We use technology extensively, and we also focus on learning how to explain mathematics orally and in writing. The sequence MA 121-MA 122 is considered to be equivalent to MA 131.

MA 233 - Multivariable Calculus

4.00 Cr
In this course we study multivariable and vector calculus including vectors, parametric equations, surfaces, partial differentiation, multiple integrals, and vector calculus. The big spotlight in this course is using these ideas to understand things like force fields, the flow of water, and magnetic fields. Once a week we meet in the computer lab to use the power of computers to focus on the visual aspects of these concepts to gain insight into more complex situations. We also focus on learning how to explain mathematics verbally and in writing.

MA 102 - Foundations of College Math

3.00 Cr
This course presents fundamental math concepts so students can develop the foundational math skills required for subsequent college math courses. Students will utilize in-class instruction and online learning materials.

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A Solid Background

At Carroll, our Mathematics major focuses on the skills you need to succeed at the next level.

Our emphasis on real-world problems, through group and independent projects, and the effective communication of results...Read more

MATHEMATICS - Example Student Summer Positions

Ben Dill
REU: Groups, Graphs, and Geometry at University of North Carolina at Asheville
"An Investigation of Two-Dimensional Coxeter Groups"

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What are the MCM and ICM?

The Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) and its sister contest, the ...Read more

Montana Mathematical Modeling Challenge

The Montana Mathematical Modeling Challenge (MMMC) is an intense, 24 hour contest for undergraduate students. Teams are presented with two open ended, real world problems and have one day to choose and...Read more

Sample Honors Thesis

Hamming Codes and the McEliece Cryptosystem

Ben Dill - Mathematics with a Concentration in Physics

In this paper, we seek to understand some basic principles of coding

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