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MATH 401 - Directed Individual Study


Credits: 1
Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Individual conferences. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Winter 2015 topics:

MATH 401-01: Actuarial Prep (1). Prepares students for the FM (Financial Mathematics) actuary exam. Finch.

MATH 401-02: Combinatorics of Partially Ordered Sets (1) Prerequiisite: Instructor consent. Introduction to partially ordered sets: Dilworth's theorem, linear extensions, linear discrepancy, interval orders, and online algorithms for posets. Keller.

MATH 401-03: Counting Permutations with Restricted Positions (1). Prerequisite: Instructor consent. An examination of the number of permutations on n letters with various restrictions. Dymàček.

Fall 2014 topics:
MATH 401-01: Actuarial Problem Solving (1). Prerequisite: Instructor consent. An investigation of various problem-solving techniques in preparation for Exam P, the probability and statistics actuary exam. Beanland.

MATH 401-02: GRE Problem Solving (1). Prerequisite: Instructor consent. An investigation of various problem-solving techniques in preparation for the GRE math subject exam. Students are required to register for and take the GRE math subject exam (in the middle of November) as part of this course. Denne and Keller.

MATH 401-03: Counting Permutations with Restricted Positions (1). Prerequisite: Instructor consent. An examination of the number of permutations on n letters with various restrictions. Dymàček.

MATH 401-04: Putnam Problem Solving (1). Prerequisite: Instructor consent. An investigation of various problem-solving techniques in preparation for the Putnam math exam. Students are required to register for and take the Putnam exam (the first Saturday of December) as part of this course. Luery and Richards.





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