# 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.

**Warning**

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.

**Instructor**

Probably the right name.

**Place**

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 Descriptions |
Index 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) |
S. Gindikin | CANCELLED |

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 |

640:559
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.

^{th}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 3^{rd} 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.