Mathematics at New College is challenging and exciting. Working closely with faculty mentors, you will have the opportunity to actively participate in your own education, and by your senior year you will be taking advanced coursework more typically found at the master’s level rather than undergraduate.

### About the Math Area of Concentration

The Mathematics Area of Concentration at New College is both challenging and exciting. Students are exposed to a broad range of mathematical disciplines from linear and abstract algebra to analysis and differential equations. They develop strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, the ability to produce rigorous mathematical proofs, and a deep understanding of powerful mathematical theories having many applications as well as their own internal beauty. A variety of courses and tutorials on advanced topics are available, giving majors the opportunity to work on advanced material often found in graduate school offerings.

## Featured Course

MATH 2320

### Linear Algebra

This course is an introduction to the theory of vector spaces, linear transfomations and their representation by means of matrices. The topics that will be covered are: matrices and linear systems of equations, algebra of matrices, determinants, vector spaces, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, matrix diagonalization, and inner product spaces.

### Recent courses

- Abstract Algebra II
- Calculus and Math Tools for the Social Sciences
- Calculus with Theory I
- Complex Analytics
- Discrete Mathematics
- Galois Theory
- Graph Theory
- Introduction to Mathematics for the Sciences
- Introduction to Number Theory with Applications to Cryptography
- Mathematical Modeling
- Ordinary Differential Equations
- Writing in Mathematics

### Career Pathways

- Research Science
- Law
- Education
- Computer Programming
- Insurance
- Banking and Finance

## Contact Us

### Natural Sciences Division

Phone Number

Email Address

Location

Heiser Natural Sciences Complex 172C

### Christopher Kottke

Associate Professor of Mathematics

### Patrick McDonald

Professor of Mathematics

### Eirini Poimenidou

Professor of Mathematics

### Vlad Serban

Associate Professor in Mathematics

### Necmettin Yildirim

Professor of Mathematics

Soo Bong Chae Chair of Applied Mathematics

### David Mullins

Emeritus Professor of Mathematics