Welcome to the  Walla Walla University Department of Mathematics Moodle server. Here you will find resources for all MATH courses offered by the department.

    Available courses

    Designed to give the liberal arts student an overview of the various ways mathematics is used in a modern society. Topics include linear equations and systems of linear equations, matrices, sets and counting, probability, and descriptive statistics. Additional topics are selected from logic, linear programming, game theory, and the mathematics of finance.

    Designed for students in health-related majors, the social sciences, or other fields in which a basic knowledge of statistical methods is required. Topics include sampling, descriptive statistics, simple linear regression, probability, the normal and binomial distributions, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing for means and proportions, chi-square tests, and simple analysis of variance.  Computer-based lab activities are required.

    A continuation of MATH 112.  Topics include algebraic and functional reasoning, graphing, coordinate geometry, the geometry of shapes, measurements, transformations and symmetry, congruence and similarity, descriptive statistics, and an introduction to probability.  Emphasizes constructing concrete models for these concepts and lab work is required.

    Designed for students majoring in scientific or technical fields who need a knowledge of college algebra, or for students preparing to take Calculus I. Topics include integer, rational, real, and complex numbers; solving equations and inequalities; and algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs.

    A continuation of MATH 121.  Topics include trigonometric functions and their graphs, trigonometric identities, matrices, determinants, sequences, mathematical induction, and the binomial theorem.

    Designed for students majoring in the life sciences or intending to pursue graduate or professional degrees in health-related fields.  Topics include a review of algebra; a survey of polynomial, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; limits and continuity; and derivatives and their application.  Emphasizes the aspects of calculus most relevant to the life sciences, including biology, medicine, and ecology.

    Designed for students majoring in mathematics, engineering, or the physical sciences, or for those seeking a rigorous introduction to the Calculus. Topics include limits, continuity, derivatives and applications, and integration up through substitution. Includes formal definitions of the limit, derivative, and Riemann integral as well as proofs of standard theorems, including the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

    Designed to introduce the mathematically inclined student to the process of statistical investigation and the use of statistical software packages. Topics include descriptive statistics; sampling; estimation and hypothesis testing; simple and multiple linear regression models; and linear time series models including estimation, data analysis, and forecasting. Substantial projects using real-world data are required.

    Designed to introduce students in the mathematical and computational sciences to discrete mathematical structures and to act as a transition to higher mathematics and computer science courses.  Topics include symbolic logic, methods of proof, sets and functions, combinatorics, recursion, graph theory, and trees.  Emphasizes mathematical reasoning and proof writing.

    A continuation of MATH 181. Topics include indefinite integrals, the calculus of inverse functions, L'Hôpital's rule, techniques and applications of integration, and an introduction to differential equations. Includes formal definitions and proofs of standard theorems.

    A continuation of MATH 281. Topics include sequences, series, tests for convergence, Taylor and Maclaurin series, polar coordinates, parametric equations, and vector calculus. Includes formal definitions and proofs of standard theorems.

    A continuation of MATH 282. Topics include differential and integral calculus of multi-variable functions, line and surface integrals, Green's theorem, the divergence theorem, and Stokes' theorem. Includes formal definitions and proofs of standard theorems. 

    Designed to introduce students majoring in mathematics, computing, engineering, or the physical sciences to the concepts of linear algebra. Topics include systems of linear equations, matrices, matrices and determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, linear transformations, and Euclidean n-space. Emphasizes applications and computation.

    Designed to provide mathematics majors, especially those concentrating in secondary education, and other mathematically inclined students with an overview of the axiomatic development and history of Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries. Topics include Euclidean geometry, analytic geometry, hyperbolic geometry, spherical geometry, and transformations. Additional topics may be selected from affine, finite, fractal, and projective geometries and impossible constructions. Gives special attention to the contributions of diverse cultures to the field.

    Designed to give students majoring in mathematics, computing, engineering, or the physical sciences an overview of numerical methods of analysis with computer applications.  Topics include numerical solutions of nonlinear equations, numerical solutions of differential equations, and numerical integration.  Other topics may include interpolation and numerical solutions to systems of equations.

    Designed for senior mathematics majors as the capstone experience in the major.  Each student will conduct an independent investigation in some field of mathematics in consultation with an assigned faculty research supervisor.  Students will additionally observe and reflect on mathematics presentations given by the faculty as they prepare their own preliminary oral report on their research.

    A continuation of MATH 461. Topics include the group isomorphism theorems, Sylow theorems, rings, and fields.

    Designed for students who enter university without having met the mathematics entrance requirements of a one-year course in high school Algebra II. Topics include sets, numbers, exponents, polynomials, factoring rational algebraic expressions, graphs, first and second-degree equations, and inequalities. Credit does not apply toward graduation. (Course fees apply.)