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Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MTH 1080 Mathematical Inquiry

3 Hours

Prerequisites: MTH ACT score greater than or equal to 25, Math SAT score greater than or equal to 570, or Belmont Math Placement Test score greater than or equal to 24.

This is an inquiry course with topics chosen to develop mathematical thinking, abstract thought, an understanding of proof and the role of mathematics in constructing our world view. Topics will be selected from landmark proofs and and real-world applications spanning ancient times to the 20th century, including some of the following: symbolic logic, Fibonacci numbers, Fermat’s Last Theorem, counting principles, infinity, number theory, exotic geometry, iterative processes, chaos, voting, and risk. Unless the student has prior written approval of the Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, credit is not allowed for this course if the student already has credit for MTH 1020 . This course will not count toward either a major or a minor in mathematics.

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