This is an honors version of
Math 240.
It will cover the material in greater depth than that course, with more challenging problems and more attention to definitions
and to the reasons behind the results. The course assumes familiarity with the material in
Math 116.
The precise sequence of topics within each semester will differ somewhat between
the Math 114-240 sequence and the Math 116-260 sequence; but over the course
of the two semesters, the honors sequence will cover the usual material and
more. Students who wish to take further mathematics courses beyond Math 116
and 260 will be prepared to take either of two sequences in analysis/advanced
calculus (Math 360-361 or Math 508-509), and either of two sequences in abstract
and linear algebra (Math 370-371 or Math 502-503).
Textbook:
[To Be Decided]
Contents of course:
Linear algebra: vectors, matrices, systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.
Ordinary differential equations: linear differential equations, systems of differential equations.
Calculus of scalar and vector fields: functions of several variables,
applications of differential calculus, line integrals, multiple integrals, surface integrals.
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