# 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.

## 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).

^{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 sometimes 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.

## The compact schedule

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