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

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


About the table below

Please see Beginning the spring semester at the bottom of this page. There is a compact version at the bottom of this page. More detailed course descriptions are also available.

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. The word "Probably" is used here as a periodic reminder of this fact.

Course number
640 is the prefix for Mathematics courses and 642 is the prefix for Applied Mathematics courses. There is now no distinction in degree requirements for Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, and to some extent there has been a steady decrease in any emotional or intellectual separation which might have existed.

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.

Place
Probably. 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
Probably. 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.

Seminar on college teaching
A seminar organized by the Graduate School called Introduction to College Teaching will run during the first twelve weeks of the spring semester, meeting on Busch campus. Please see the indicated link for more information.


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

Course number
Descriptions
Index
number
Course name Instructor Place
Days, period; times
640:502 42284 Theor Func Real Vari M. Kiessling HLL 525
TTh 6; 4:30-5:50
640:504 48841 Theor Func Comp Vari X. Huang HLL 423
MW 5; 2:50-4:10
640:508 53785 Functional Analysis R. Nussbaum M4, HLL 425
Th 4, HLL 423
1:10-2:30
640:509:02 53786 Sel Topics in Analysis Y. Li HLL 423
MW 2; 9:50-11:10
640:518 54464 Partial Diff Equations A. Shadi Tahvildar-Zadeh HLL 423
TTh 5; 2:50-4:10
640:534:01 53783 Sel Topics in Geometry C. Woodward HLL 425
MW 2; 9:50-11:10
640:534:02 47978 Sel Topics in Geometry X. Rong HLL 124
TTh 2; 9:50-11:10
640:536 53787 Algebraic Geometry J. Tunnell HLL 525
MW 4; 1:10-2:30
640:540 53788 Intro Alg Topology F. Luo HLL 425
MTh 3; 11:30-12:50
640:552 42283 Abstract Algebra F. Knop HLL 425
TTh 4; 1:10-2:30
640:555:01 51820 Topics in Algebra W. Vasconcelos HLL 425
MW5; 2:50-4:10
640:555:02 51821 Topics in Algebra S. Sahi HLL 423
MTh 3; 11:30-12:50
640:573 47542 Spec Top Number Theory H. Iwaniec HLL 124
TF 3; 11:30-12:50
642:527 53789 Methods of Appl Math T. Butler HLL 124
TTh 7; 6:10-7:30
642:528 42362 Methods of Appl Math G. Goldin HLL 124
TTh 6; 4:30-5:50
642:581 44316 Applied Graph Theory M. Saks HLL 423
TF 3; 11:30-12:50
642:583 53790 Combinatorics D. Zeilberger HLL 525
MTh 2; 9:50-11:10
642:587 54461 Sel Topics Discrete Math J. Kahn HLL 425
TF 2; 9:50-11:10
642:612:01 54462 Sel Top Appl Math O. Costin HLL 425
MW 6; 4:30-5:50
642:662:01 49786 Topics Math Physics J. Lebowitz HLL 124
M 4; 1:10-2:30 & W 2; 9:50-11:10
642:662:02 49787 Topics Math Physics Y. Huang HLL 423
MW 4; 1:10-2:30


Beginning the spring semester

  • The first class day of the spring 2003 semester is Tuesday, January 21, 2003.
  • Written qualifying exams will be given during the week before the semester begins, Wednesday and Thursday morning (January 15 and 16, 2003).
"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 sometimes 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.

The compact schedule

Links here are to further information about each course on the course description page. Back to the top of this page.

Period & times Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
2  9:50-11:10 AM 640:509:02 HLL 423
640:534:01 HLL 425
642:583 HLL 525
640:534:02 HLL 124
640:508 HLL 423
642:587 HLL 425
642:662:01 HLL 124
640:509:02 HLL 423
640:534:01 HLL 425
640:534:02 HLL 124
640:508 HLL 423
642:583 HLL 525
642:587 HLL 425
3  11:30 AM-12:50 PM 640:555:02 HLL 423
640:540 HLL 425
640:573 HLL 124
642:581 HLL 423
Faculty should leave this time open. 640:555:02 HLL 423
640:540 HLL 425
640:573 HLL 124
642:581 HLL 423
4  1:10-2:30 PM 642:662:01 HLL 124
642:662:02 HLL 423
640:536 HLL 525
640:552 HLL 425
640:662:02 HLL 423
640:536 HLL 525
640:552 HLL 425
Faculty should leave this time open.
5  2:50-4:10 PM 640:504 HLL 423
640:555:01 HLL 425
640:569 HLL 124
640:518 HLL 423
640:504 HLL 423
640:555:01 HLL 425
640:569 HLL 124
640:518 HLL 423
 
6  4:30-5:50 PM 642:612:01 HLL 425
640:509:01 HLL 423
642:528 HLL 124
640:502 HLL 525
642:612:01 HLL 425
640:509:01 HLL 423
642:528 HLL 124
640:502 HLL 525
Colloquium (4:30-5:30)
Almost always in HLL 705.
7  6:10-7:30 PM 642:527 HLL 124
    642:527 HLL 124
 

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