Spring 2004 courses in the RutgersNew 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 will also be available soon.
Warning All of the entries are intended to still be correct at the start of the semester. Please inform the graduate office if it needs to be updated. 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 Pure 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 differentiation dates to the 1960's.
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 80minute 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.
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 20, 2003.
 Written qualifying exams will be given during the week before the semester begins, Wednesday and Thursday morning (January 14 and 15, 2004).
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. More complete descriptions of courses including information about texts are usually posted outside the 3^{rd} floor mailroom.Period & times  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 

2 9:5011:10 AM 
640:523 HLL 423 640:547 HLL 525 640:555 HLL 425 
640:552 HLL 425 642:583 HLL 423 
640:523 HLL 423 640:547 HLL 525 640:555 HLL 425 
640:552 HLL 425 642:583 HLL 423 

3 11:30 AM12:50 PM 
640:504 HLL 423 640:549 HLL 525 
640:574 HLL 423 642:581 HLL 124 
Faculty: leave this time open.  640:504 HLL 423 640:549 HLL 525 
640:574 HLL 423 642:581 HLL 124 
4 1:102:30 PM 
640:518 HLL 525 640:534 HLL 425 
640:507 HLL 525 642:567 HLL 423 642:612 HLL 124 
640:518 HLL 525 640:534 HLL 425 
640:507 HLL 525 642:567 HLL 423 642:612 HLL 124 
Faculty: leave this time open. 
5 2:504:10 PM 
640:502 HLL 425 640:509 HLL 423 
640:558 HLL 425 642:587 HLL 423 
640:502 HLL 425 640:509 HLL 423 
640:558 HLL 425 642:587 HLL 423 

6 4:305:50 PM 
640:556 HLL 525 642:528 HLL 423 
640:556 HLL 525 642:528 HLL 423 

7 6:107:30 PM 
640:562 HLL 425  640:562 HLL 425 
Back to the top of this page.
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 11/29/2003.