Fall 2003 courses in the Rutgers-New Brunswick Math Graduate Program

Fall 2003 courses in the Rutgers-New Brunswick Math Graduate Program

About the table below

Please see Beginning the fall semester at the bottom of this page.

All of the entries are currently correct and intended to still be correct at the start of the semester. Updating will occur when the maintainer of this page is informed. Experience has shown that schedules, instructors, and topics will change.

Course number
640 is the prefix for Mathematics courses and 642 is the prefix for Applied Mathematics courses. There is no distinction in degree requirements for Mathematics and Applied Mathematics; the numbering convention remains to assist anthropologists.

Index number
This five digit number is needed to register for a course in the Rutgers system.

Course name
This is the official course name which is in the Rutgers system for the course corresponding to the given course number. There may be little relationship between this name and the course contents.

Probably the right name.

Presently undetermined. HLL refers to Hill Center. The Graduate Program and the Math Department control the use of only a few (four) real classrooms. There are other spaces available which have sometimes been used for class meetings.

Days, period; times
Tentative. Constraints on meeting times include times which should be left free for faculty meetings, times left free for traditional seminar meetings, and 8 AM. Most faculty and almost all graduate students are quite unwilling to admit that 8 AM exists as a time for intellectual converse. Note: Monday=M, Tuesday=T, Wednesday=W, Thursday=Th, Friday=F. The "period" refers to the Rutgers 80-minute period. Period 1 begins at 8:10. There are 20 minutes between periods.

Informal description
Faculty were asked to supply informal descriptions of their courses. These descriptions were edited mildly. Some descriptions which are given may change, hopefully not too much.

You may click on any course number and get a course description.

Course number
Course name Instructor Place
Days, period; times
640:501 22379 Theor Func Real Vari D. Ocone HLL 525
MW 5; 2:50-4:10
640:503 22380 Theor Func Comp Vari H. Sussmann HLL 124
M3; 11:30-12:50 and W2; 9:50-11:10
640:507 29263 Functional Analysis R. Nussbaum CANCELLED
640:509 32199 Sel Topics in Analysis
(Radon Transform & Generalizations)
640:517 33719 Partial Diff Equations Z. Han HLL 425
MW 4; 1:10-2:30
640:519 30877 Sel Topics in Diff Equ S. Chanillo HLL 423
TF 2; 9:50-11:10
640:541 33720 Intro Alg Topology P. Landweber HLL 525
TTh 4; 1:10-2:30
640:547 33729 Topology of Manifolds
(Topology and Geometry of 3-Manifolds)
F. Luo HLL 525
MTh 3; 11:30-12:50
640:550 34217 Lie Algebras S. Sahi HLL 425
MTh 2; 9:50-11:10
640:551 22381 Abstract Algebra V. Retakh HLL 423
TTh 5; 2:50-4:10
640:555:2 34218 Sel. Topics in Algebra
(Sphere Packings, Lattices and Group Actions)
L. Carbone HLL 425
W2 W3; 9:50-12:50
aka 640:615
33723 Commutative Algebra C. Weibel To be given as a reading course.
Meets T3; 11:30-12:50 in H425.
640:560 34977 Homological Algebra
(Theory & Appl.of Tensor Categories)
Y.-Z. Huang HLL 423
MW 4; 1:10-2:30
640:569 33763 Sel. Topics in Logic
(Set-theoretic forcing)
S. Thomas HLL 525
TTh 6; 4:30-5:50
640:571 34738 Number Theory S. Miller HLL 124
TF 3; 11:30-12:50
642:527 22457 Methods of Appl Math T. Butler HLL 423
TTh 6; 4:30-5:50
642:550 22458 Linear Alg & Applications J. Tunnell HLL 423
MW6; 4:30-5:50
642:561 33726 Intro. Math. Physics M. Kiessling HLL 425
MTh 7; 6:10-7:30
642:563 34219 Statistical Mechanics J. Lebowitz T6; 4:30-5:50 in H425 & W4;1:10-2:30 in H612
sometimes M6; 4:30-5:50 in H525
642:573 33884 Numerical Analysis M. Vogelius CANCELLED
642:582 22459 Combinatorics M. Saks HLL 525
TF 2; 9:50-11:10
642:587 29666 Algebraic Methods in Combinatorics
(Discrepancy Theory)
J. Beck HLL 525
W4; 1:10-2:30 & F5; 2:50-4:10
642:593 33728 Math Fdns Ind Eng T. Butler HLL 423
MTh 2; 9:50-11:10
642:611:01 33730 Sel Top Appl Math
(Financial Math)
P. Feehan HLL 124
TTh 4; 1:10-2:30
642:611:02 34976 Sel Top Appl Math
(Math Foundations for Biology)
N. Komarova HLL 525
T3; 11:30-12:50 & Th5; 2:50-4:10
642:613 33886 Sel Top Physiol & Medicine
(Mathematical Physiology)
E. Sontag HLL 423
W2; 9:50-11:10 & F5; 2:50-4:10
642:661 25810 Topics Math Physics
(chaotic motions & stochastic processes)
G. Gallavotti and D. Ruelle HLL 124
TF2; 9:50-11:10

Beginning the fall semester

  • The first class day of the fall 2003 semester is Tuesday, September 2, 2003.
  • Written qualifying exams will be given during the week before the semester begins, Wednesday and Thursday morning (August 27 and 28, 2003).
  • There will be a reception for new graduate students on Friday afternoon (August 29, 2003) of the week before the semester begins.
"Tea" (coffee/tea/etc.) and "cookies" (variable in type and quantity) are available most afternoons (3:30-4:30 PM) during the semester, usually in the lounge on the 7th floor. On rare occasions even more food appears. There are many interesting seminars almost every week.

More complete descriptions of courses including information about texts are usually posted outside the 3rd floor mailroom. Almost all introductory graduate courses in mathematics are given as a series of lectures. Most such courses have written homework, and one or more oral or written examinations. Many basic courses have assigned texts. More advanced courses depart from these rules. Students are sometimes asked to lecture, and there are rarely assigned texts.

Last Modified 4/29/2003.

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