Mathematics Lower-Division Courses

1. Precalculus. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Preparation: three years of high school mathematics. Requisite: successful completion of Mathematics Diagnostic Test. Function concept. Linear and polynomial functions and their graphs, applications to optimization. Inverse, exponential, and logarithmic functions. Trigonometric functions. P/NP or letter grading.

2. Finite Mathematics. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Preparation: three years of high school mathematics. Finite mathematics consisting of matrices, Gauss/Jordan method, combinatorics, probability, Bayes theorem, and Markov chains. P/NP or letter grading.

3A. Calculus for Life Sciences Students. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Preparation: three and one half years of high school mathematics (including trigonometry). Enforced requisite: successful completion of Mathematics Diagnostic Test (score of 35 or better) or course 1 with grade of C− or better. Not open for credit to students with credit in another calculus sequence. Modeling with functions, limits, and derivatives, decisions and optimization in biology, derivative rules and tools. P/NP or letter grading.

3B. Calculus for Life Sciences Students. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisite: course 3A with grade of C− or better. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 31B. Applications of differentiation, integration, differential equations, linear models in biology, phase lines and classifying equilibrium values, bifurcations. P/NP or letter grading.

3C. Ordinary Differential Equations with Linear Algebra for Life Sciences Students. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisite: course 3B with grade of C− or better. Multivariable modeling, matrices and vectors, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, linear and nonlinear systems of differential equations, probabilistic applications of integration. P/NP or letter grading.

11N. Gateway to Mathematics: Number Theory. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisites: courses 31A, 31B. Introductory number theory course for freshmen and sophomores. Topics include prime number theory and cryptographic applications, factorization theory (in integers and Gaussian integers), Pythagorean triples, Fermat descent (for sums of squares and Fermat quartic), Pell’s equation, and Diophantine approximation. P/NP or letter grading.

19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars. (1) Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

31A. Differential and Integral Calculus. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Preparation: at least three and one half years of high school mathematics (including some coordinate geometry and trigonometry). Requisite: successful completion of Mathematics Diagnostic Test or course 1 with grade of C− or better. Differential calculus and applications; introduction to integration. P/NP or letter grading.

31AL. Differential and Integral Calculus Laboratory. (5) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour; laboratory, one hour. Preparation: at least three and one-half years of high school mathematics (including some coordinate geometry and trigonometry). Requisite: successful completion of Mathematics Diagnostic Test or course 1 with grade of C− or better. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 31A. Intended for students who still need to review precalculus material (laboratory) while starting calculus. Differential calculus and applications; introduction to integration. P/NP or letter grading.

31AX. Workshop in Differential Calculus. (1) Discussion, one hour. Corequisite: course 31A. Supplementary techniques and applications for solving problems in differential calculus. Limits of investigation set by individual instructor. P/NP grading.

31B. Integration and Infinite Series. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisite: course 31A with grade of C− or better. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 3B. Transcendental functions; methods and applications of integration; sequences and series. P/NP or letter grading.

31BH. Integration and Infinite Series (Honors). (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 31A with grade of B or better. Honors course parallel to course 31B. P/NP or letter grading.

31BX. Workshop in Integral Calculus. (1) Discussion, one hour. Corequisite: course 31B. Supplementary techniques and applications for solving problems in integral calculus. Limits of investigation set by individual instructor. P/NP grading.

31E. Calculus for Economics Students. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisite: course 31A with grade of C− or better. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 3B, 3C, or 31B. Calculus for applications to economics. Partial differentiation, implicit functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, extrema, optimization, constrained optimization. P/NP or letter grading.

32A. Calculus of Several Variables. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 31A with grade of C− or better. Introduction to differential calculus of several variables, vector field theory. P/NP or letter grading.

32AH-32BH. Calculus of Several Variables (Honors). (4-4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite for course 32AH: course 31A with grade of B or better; for 32BH: courses 31B and 32A, with grades of B or better. Honors sequence parallel to courses 32A, 32B. P/NP or letter grading.

32B. Calculus of Several Variables. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisites: courses 31B and 32A, with grades of C− or better. Introduction to integral calculus of several variables, line and surface integrals. P/NP or letter grading.

33A. Linear Algebra and Applications. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 3B or 31B or 32A with grade of C− or better. Introduction to linear algebra: systems of linear equations, matrix algebra, linear independence, subspaces, bases and dimension, orthogonality, least-squares methods, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, matrix diagonalization, and symmetric matrices. P/NP or letter grading.

33AH. Linear Algebra and Applications (Honors). (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 3B or 31B or 32A with grade of B or better. Honors course parallel to course 33A. P/NP or letter grading.

33B. Differential Equations. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisite: course 31B with grade of C− or better. Highly recommended: course 33A. First-order, linear differential equations; second-order, linear differential equations with constant coefficients; power series solutions; linear systems. P/NP or letter grading.

33BX. Workshop in Infinite Series and Differential Equations. (1) Discussion, one hour. Corequisite: course 33B. Supplementary techniques and applications for solving problems in infinite series and differential equations. Limits of investigation set by individual instructor. P/NP grading.

61. Introduction to Discrete Structures. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisites: courses 31A, 31B. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 180 or 184. Discrete structures commonly used in computer science and mathematics, including sets and relations, permutations and combinations, graphs and trees, induction. P/NP or letter grading.

71SL. Classroom Practices in Elementary School Mathematics. (2) Seminar, three hours; fieldwork, three hours. Introduction for prospective mathematics teachers to field of elementary education and teaching and learning of mathematics in elementary school classrooms. Pairs of students are placed in local elementary school classrooms to observe, participate, and assist mentor teachers in instruction. Introduction to inquiry-based learning practices, national and California standards, reading and learning differences in children, and cognitive ability of elementary-age children as it relates to introduction of concepts, curricular planning, classroom management, and learning assessment. P/NP grading.

72SL. Classroom Practices in Middle School Mathematics. (2) Seminar, 90 minutes; fieldwork, two and one half hours. Requisites: courses 31A and 31B, with grades of C− or better. Introduction for prospective mathematics teachers to field of secondary education and teaching and learning of mathematics in middle school classrooms. Pairs of students are placed in local middle school classrooms to observe, participate, and assist mentor teachers in instruction. Discussion of learning in middle school culture, cognitive development of students at this level, and best means to teach appropriate mathematics concepts at this level. P/NP grading.

89. Honors Seminars. (1) Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

89HC. Honors Contracts. (1) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower-division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

95. Transition to Upper-Division Mathematics. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Enforced requisites: courses 32A, 32B. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 131A or 132. Introduction to rigorous methods of proof-based upper-division mathematics courses. Basic logic; structure of mathematical proofs; sets, functions, and cardinality; natural numbers and induction; construction of real numbers; topology of real numbers; sequences and convergence; continuity. May not be applied toward major requirements. P/NP or letter grading.

97. Variable Topics in Mathematics. (4) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Study of selected topics in mathematics at introductory level. P/NP or letter grading.

98XA. PEERS Collaborative Learning Workshops for Life Sciences Majors. (1) Laboratory, three hours. Corequisite: associated undergraduate lecture course in mathematics for life sciences majors. Limited to Program for Excellence in Education and Research in Science (PEERS) students. Development of intuition and problem-solving skills in collaborative learning environment. May be repeated four times, but only 1 unit may be applied toward graduation. P/NP grading.

98XB. PEERS Collaborative Learning Workshops for Physical Sciences and Engineering Majors. (1) Laboratory, three hours. Corequisite: associated undergraduate lecture course in mathematics for physical sciences and engineering majors. Limited to Program for Excellence in Education and Research in Science (PEERS) students. Development of intuition and problem-solving skills in collaborative learning environment. May be repeated four times, but only 1 unit may be applied toward graduation. P/NP grading.

99. Student Research Program. (1 to 2) Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower-division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.