# LAS Supportive Courses

## Math

**MTH 501 - Topics in Applied Mathematics I**
*(3 hours)*

Theory, applications, and algorithms for basic problems of modern applied mathematics. Symmetric linear systems, minimum principles, equilibrium equations, calculus of variations, orthogonal expansions, and complex variables. Prerequisite: MTH 224 or 345.

**MTH 502 - Topics in Applied Mathematics II**
*(3 hours)*

Continuation of MTH 501. Selected numerical algorithms: Fast Fourier transform, initial value problems, stability, z-transforms, and linear programming. Prerequisite: MTH 501 or consent of instructor.

**MTH 510 - Numerical Methods I**
*(3 hours)*

Introduction to numerical and computational aspects of various mathematical topics: finite precision, solutions of non-linear equations, interpolation, approximation, linear systems of equations, and integration. Cross listed as CS 510. Prerequisite: CS 101; MTH 207 and 223.

**MTH 511 - Numerical Methods II**
*(3 hours)*

Continuation of CS/MTH 510: further techniques of integration, ordinary differential equations, numerical linear algebra, nonlinear systems of equations, boundary value problems, and optimization. Cross listed as CS 511. Prerequisite: MTH 224 or 345; CS/MTH 510.

**MTH 514 - Partial Differential Equations**
*(3 hours)*

Fourier series and applications to solutions of partial differential equations. Separation of variables, eigenfunction expansions, Bessel functions, Green's functions, Fourier and Laplace transforms. Prerequisite: MTH 224 or 345.

## Philosophy

**PHL 551 - Reading in Philosophy**
*(1-3 hours)*

Directed individual study. Prerequisite: 6 hours in philosophy; senior or graduate standing; consent of department chair.

**PHL 552 - Reading in Philosophy**
*(1-3 hours)*

Directed individual study. Prerequisite: 6 hours in philosophy; senior or graduate standing; consent of department chair.

## Physics

**PHY 539 - Topics in Theoretical Physics**
*(3 hours)*

Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. Prerequisite: PHY 301, 305, 501; consent of instructor.

**PHY 541 - Physics Basics**
*(2 hours)*

Numerical and graphical analysis of data; basic mechanics including Newton's laws and gas laws; hydrostatics and hydrodynamics; energy conservation principles; thermal physics; electricity and magnetism; and solubility and transport processes. Only students in the Nurse Administered Anesthesia Program may register.

**PHY 568 - Condensed Matter Physics**
*(3 hours)*

Introduction to the physics of the solid state and other condensed matter especially for students of physics, materials science, and engineering; structure of crystals; molecular binding in solids, thermal properties, introduction to energy band structure and its relation to charge transport in solids, semiconductors, superconductivity. Prerequisite: Physics majors: PHY 301, 202 or 303; PHY 305. Other majors need instructor consent.