Mathematics, M.S.

COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

About the Program

The Department of Mathematics offers graduate work leading to the Master of Science degree. The aim of the M.S. program is to provide students with a foundation sufficient to pursue careers in mathematics in industry, government, or education. The program offers opportunities to conduct original research under the supervision of a faculty member.

Time Limit for Degree Completion: 3 years

Campus Location: Main

Full-Time/Part-Time Status: Students complete the degree program through classes offered before 4:30 p.m. The degree program can be completed on a full- or part-time basis.

Interdisciplinary Study: The program encourages interdisciplinary coursework, research, and interactions among faculty and students with interest in computer and information sciences, physical and life sciences, statistics, and engineering.

Affiliation(s): The Mathematics program at Temple University is affiliated with the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America.

Study Abroad: Department faculty are active internationally and sometimes travel overseas for conferences and extended research visits. In some cases, students may participate in these activities.

Accreditation: This program adheres to accepted professional standards of mathematics education and research.

Areas of Specialization: The department has approximately 25 faculty members actively involved in research and graduate education. With a graduate student body of less than 40, we are a program of moderate size with a high faculty/student ratio. Thus, we provide students with unique opportunities for flexible program design and ample interaction with faculty. Classes are small and are held in an informal atmosphere enabling students and faculty to work closely together.

The department offers a great variety of choices for areas of specialization. A strong research presence exists in the following areas: algebra, computational mathematics, differential geometry and topology, geometric group theory, global geometry, harmonic analysis, invariant theory, mathematical biology, mathematical physics, mathematics of materials, numerical analysis, partial differential equations, probability, representation theory, and several complex variables. Both prospective and matriculated students are encouraged to browse faculty web pages and contact faculty directly for more detailed information regarding areas of specialization and opportunities for further research.

Job Prospects: Graduates either continue advanced educational programs or pursue employment in industry, education, or government laboratories and agencies.

Non-Matriculated Student Policy: Non-matriculated students must coordinate coursework with the Graduate Chair.

Financing Opportunities: Teaching Assistants teach basic undergraduate mathematics courses, ranging from remedial courses through calculus. The standard teaching load is 20 hours per term. In determining the load, credit is given for more difficult and challenging teaching assignments. Research Assistantships are sometimes available, typically through special projects and grants. Support generally includes a stipend and tuition of up to 9 credits per term.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines

Application Deadline:

Fall: February 15

Applications are processed on a semi-rolling basis.

APPLY ONLINE to this graduate program.

Letters of Reference:
Number Required: 3

From Whom: Letters of recommendation should be obtained from individuals who are well acquainted with the applicant's abilities and achievements in mathematics and related areas, particularly former instructors in mathematics courses and projects. Letters from instructors in related areas such as computation or the physical and life sciences are also appropriate. In certain cases, letters from employment supervisors or project leaders may be appropriate as well.

Coursework Required for Admission Consideration: Applicants must have completed fundamental undergraduate mathematics courses.

Bachelor's Degree in Discipline/Related Discipline: All applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

Statement of Goals: Describe your strengths and motivation, the purpose for applying to a graduate program in mathematics, and why you are interested in the intended degree. This forum should be used to make your strongest case for admission and, thus, should be well written.

Standardized Test Scores:
GRE: No rigid minimum score criteria. The department considers an applicant's overall record. Students who wish to discuss their scores are encouraged to contact the department directly.

TOEFL score: 79 iBT or 550 PBT minimum

Resume: Current resume required.

Transfer Credit: Students who have taken graduate courses at other institutions, or at Temple University prior to matriculation, may apply for transfer credit. Applications for transfer credit are not considered until the student has completed at least one term of full-time graduate study or the equivalent, if the student is part-time. All applications for transfer credit are reviewed by the Mathematics Graduate Committee and may be denied if the committee decides that the courses involved are substantially inferior to similar courses offered by the department. No course completed more than five years before the date of application will be awarded credit. Credit for courses substantially similar to courses taken since matriculation will not be awarded. If a course was taken before the bachelor's degree was earned, it cannot be awarded transfer credit. Transfer credit is only available for graduate-level courses in mathematical content. The maximum number of credits a student may transfer is 9.

Test Waivers: An applicant who wishes to have certain admission requirements waived must contact the department directly. Requests are considered by the department on a case-by-case basis. In some cases, an additional appeal to the Graduate School may be required. In such a case, the department makes a preliminary determination for the applicant and, if positive, issues a supporting letter to the Graduate School on the applicant's behalf.

Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credit Hours Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:
The Master of Science degree requires 10 graduate courses at the 5000 level or above. The program of study must be designed in coordination with a Mathematics faculty advisor and approved by the departmental Graduate Committee. With the approval of the faculty advisor and Graduate Committee, relevant courses from departments other than Mathematics may be included.

The M.S. degree is offered with an optional concentration in Applied and Computational Mathematics. The concentration is designed for students interested in incorporating advanced study in mathematical and computational methods into the Master of Science program. Students pursuing this concentration complete at least 15 credits of coursework in applied and computational mathematics within their 30-credit degree program.

Culminating Events:
After satisfying the 30-credit course requirement, students may choose between the following three options as the culminating event of the M.S. degree:

  • Master's Thesis
  • Master's Comprehensive Examination
  • Master's Pass on the Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination

Master's Thesis:
Students who choose to submit a master's thesis must select a faculty advisor and a thesis advisory committee. These arrangements are subject to the approval of the Mathematics Graduate Committee. The date, time, and location of a thesis defense are set by the Graduate Chair in consultation with the student's advisory committee.

Master's Comprehensive Examination:
For students selecting this option, a written Master's Comprehensive Examination will be composed by at least two departmental Graduate Faculty. The topics covered should correspond to the student's program of study as approved by the Graduate Committee. The exam is graded by at least two Mathematics faculty members, with grades of either Pass or Fail. Students interested in taking the Master's Comprehensive Examination are required to make a written request to the Graduate Chair at least four weeks in advance. If the examination is failed, it may be taken again once, or the student may attempt a master's pass on the Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination.

Master's Pass on the Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination:
Students choosing this option must take three of the separate 25-point sections of the written Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination. A student who achieves a total score of at least 40 on the three sections of the examination, with no individual section below 8, obtains a master's pass on the exam and has fulfilled the examination requirement for the M.S. degree. If one of the individual exam scores falls below 8 points, that exam may be repeated once, or the exam in a different topic may be attempted once, or the student may take the Master's Comprehensive Examination described above. Such arrangements are subject to approval by the Graduate Committee. The case of a student failing the comprehensive exam by a small margin is discussed by the department's Graduate Committee, which takes the student's whole academic record into account in its decision.

Courses

MATH 5000. Special Topics in Math. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 5001. Linear Algebra. 3 Credit Hours.

Vector spaces and subspaces over the real and complex numbers; linear independence and bases; linear mappings; dual and quotient spaces; fields and general vector spaces; polynomials, ideals and factorization of polynomials; determinant; Jordan canonical form. Fundamentals of multilinear algebra.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 5041. Concepts of Analysis I. 3 Credit Hours.

Advanced calculus in one and several real variables. Topics include topology of metric spaces, continuity, sequences and series of numbers and functions, convergence, including uniform convergence. Ascoli and Stone-Weierstrass theorems. Integration and Fourier series. Inverse and implicit function theorems, differential forms, Stokes theorem.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 5042. Concepts of Analysis II. 3 Credit Hours.

Advanced calculus in one and several real variables. Topics include topology of metric spaces, continuity, sequences and series of numbers and functions, convergence, including uniform convergence. Ascoli and Stone-Weierstrass theorems. Integration and Fourier series. Inverse and implicit function theorems, differential forms, Stokes theorem.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
MATH 5041|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

MATH 5043. Introduction to Numerical Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

Roots of nonlinear equations, errors, their source and propagation, linear systems, approximation and interpolation of functions, numerical integration.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 5045. Ordinary Differential Equations. 3 Credit Hours.

Existence and uniqueness theorems, continuous and smooth dependence on parameters, linear differential equations, asymptotic behavior of solutions, isolated singularities, nonlinear equations, Sturm-Liouville problems, numerical solution of ODEs.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 5061. Fundamentals of Computer Programming for Scientists and Engineers. 4 Credit Hours.

Scientists and engineers use computers for a multitude of purposes. Even with ready-to-use applications, some amount of computer programming is commonly required to adapt to changing technology while attaining the rigorous standards of each specific discipline. This course focuses on fundamental computer programming constructs, introducing the languages Python, C++ and Fortran. Through lectures and intensive exercises students will learn to implement fundamental mathematical constructs and solve basic programming problems relevant to scientific applications. The course briefly reviews also the Linux environment, its software development tools and language interoperability. For each programming language, the course focuses on constructs and syntax designed for performance and numerical accuracy, in connection with methods from applied science, mathematics and engineering. The students taking the course are expected to have sufficient mathematical maturity, as evidenced, for example, by having completed an undergraduate Calculus sequence. The majority of the grade is determined by a mid-term and a final exam, both including a combination of questionnaires and supervised programming assignments.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 5063. Introduction to High-Performance Computing Technology for Scientists. 4 Credit Hours.

This course is an introduction to the technology used in Linux clusters and supercomputers dedicated to calculations in applied science and engineering. The basic architecture of modern computers (processing units, memory, storage, operating system) is briefly reviewed, emphasizing the role and performance impact of each element in numerical computation. The core of the course focuses on setup and management of computer hardware specialized for scientific computing, and on its impact on commonly used strategies and methods for scientific computation. The material is organized in a combination of lectures and hands-on exercises, using computer hardware hosted at local facilities as well as virtualized resources. The majority of the grade is determined by a mid-term and a final exam, both including a combination of questionnaires and identification of the most efficient solution to common numerical problems.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
MATH 5061|Minimum Grade of B-|May be taken concurrently.

MATH 8001. Candidates Seminar. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

Challenging problems from many different areas of mathematics are posed and discussed.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 8002. Candidates Seminar. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

Challenging problems from many different areas of mathematics are posed and discussed.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 8003. Number Theory. 3 Credit Hours.

This is an introduction to the ideas and techniques of number theory, elementary, analytic, and algebraic. The object of the course is to demonstrate how real and complex analysis and modern algebra can be applied to classical problems in number theory. References: H. Rademacher, "Lectures on elementary number theory"; H. Davenport, "Multiplicative number theory"; Rosen and Ireland, "A classical introduction to algebraic number theory."

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 8004. Number Theory. 3 Credit Hours.

This is an introduction to the ideas and techniques of number theory, elementary, analytic, and algebraic. The object of the course is to demonstrate how real and complex analysis and modern algebra can be applied to classical problems in number theory. References: H. Rademacher, "Lectures on elementary number theory"; H. Davenport, "Multiplicative number theory"; Rosen and Ireland, "A classical introduction to algebraic number theory."

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 8007. Introduction to Methods in Applied Mathematics I. 3 Credit Hours.

This is the first semester of a two-semester general overview of mathematical concepts and tools for applied mathematics. Topics to be covered include modeling and derivation of equations of continuum mechanics; solution methods for linear PDE in special domains, such as Fourier and Laplace transforms as well as Green's functions; calculus of variations and control theory.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 8008. Introduction to Methods in Applied Mathematics II. 3 Credit Hours.

This is the second semester of a two-semester general overview of mathematical concepts and tools for applied mathematics. Topics to be covered include dynamical systems and bifurcation theory; asymptotic analysis and perturbation theory; systems of hyperbolic conservation laws. Material is largely independent of MATH 8007.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
MATH 8007|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

MATH 8011. Abstract Algebra I. 3 Credit Hours.

Groups, rings, modules, fields; Galois theory; linear algebra.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 8012. Abstract Algebra II. 3 Credit Hours.

Groups, rings, modules, fields; Galois theory; linear algebra.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
MATH 8011|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

MATH 8013. Numerical Linear Algebra I. 3 Credit Hours.

The syllabus includes iterative methods, classical methods, nonnegative matrices. Semi-iterative methods. Multigrid methods. Conjugate gradient methods. Preconditioning. Domain decomposition. Direct Methods. Sparse Matrix techniques. Graph theory. Eigenvalue Problems.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 8014. Numerical Linear Algebra II. 3 Credit Hours.

The syllabus includes iterative methods, classical methods, nonnegative matrices. Semi-iterative methods. Multigrid methods. Conjugate gradient methods. Preconditioning. Domain decomposition. Direct Methods. Sparse Matrix techniques. Graph theory. Eigenvalue Problems.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
MATH 8013|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

MATH 8023. Numerical Differential Equations I. 3 Credit Hours.

Analysis and numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. Elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic systems. Constant and variable coefficients. Finite difference methods. Finite element methods. Convergence analysis. Practical applications.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 8024. Numerical Differential Equations II. 3 Credit Hours.

Analysis and numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations. Elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic systems. Constant and variable coefficients. Finite difference methods. Finite element methods. Convergence analysis. Practical applications.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
MATH 8023|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

MATH 8031. Probability Theory. 3 Credit Hours.

With a rigorous approach the course covers the axioms, random variables, expectation and variance. Limit theorems are developed through characteristic functions.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 8032. Stochastic Processes. 3 Credit Hours.

Random sequences and functions; linear theory; limit theorems; Markov processes; branching processes; queuing processes.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
MATH 8031|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

MATH 8041. Real Analysis I. 3 Credit Hours.

The syllabus coincides with the syllabus for the Ph.D. Examination in Real Analysis.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 8042. Real Analysis II. 3 Credit Hours.

The syllabus coincides with the syllabus for the Ph.D. Examination in Real Analysis.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
MATH 8041|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

MATH 8051. Functions of a Complex Variable I. 3 Credit Hours.

Analytic functions. Conformal mapping. Analytic continuation. Topics in univalent functions, elliptic functions, Riemann surfaces, analytic number theory. Nevanlinna theory, several complex variables.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 8052. Functions of a Complex Variable II. 3 Credit Hours.

Analytic functions. Conformal mapping. Analytic continuation. Topics in univalent functions, elliptic functions, Riemann surfaces, analytic number theory. Nevanlinna theory, several complex variables.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
MATH 8051|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

MATH 8061. Differential Geometry and Topology I. 3 Credit Hours.

Elementary theory of smooth manifolds. Singular cohomology and DeRham's theorem. Fundamental group and covering spaces. Hodge theory.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 8062. Differential Geometry and Topology II. 3 Credit Hours.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
MATH 8061|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

MATH 8107. Mathematical Modeling for Science, Engineering, and Industry. 3 Credit Hours.

In this course, students work in groups on projects that arise in industry, engineering, or in other disciplines of science. In addition to being advised by the course instructors, in all projects an external partner is present. The problems are formulated in non-mathematical language, and the final results need to be formulated in a language accessible to the external partner. This means in particular that the mathematical and computational methods must be selected or created by the students themselves. Students disseminate their progress and achievements in weekly presentations, a mid-term and a final project report, and a final presentation. Group work with and without the instructors' involvement is a crucial component in this course.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics, Engineering: Engineering
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(MATH 8007|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (MATH 8008|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently).

MATH 8141. Partial Differential Equations I. 3 Credit Hours.

The classical theory of partial differential equations. Elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic operations.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 8142. Partial Differential Equations II. 3 Credit Hours.

The classical theory of partial differential equations. Elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic operations.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
MATH 8141|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

MATH 8161. Topology. 3 Credit Hours.

Point set topology through the Urysohn Metrization Theorem; fundamental group and covering spaces. Differential forms; the DeRham groups.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
MATH 5041|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

MATH 8200. Topics in Applied Mathematics. 3 Credit Hours.

Variable topics, such as control theory and transform theory, will be treated.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 8210. Topics in Applied Mathematics II. 3 Credit Hours.

Variable topics, such as control theory and transform theory, will be treated.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 8700. Topics Computer Program. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 8710. Topics Computer Program. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 8985. Teaching in Higher Education. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 9000. Topics in Number Theory I. 3 Credit Hours.

Analytic and algebraic number theory. Classical results and methods and special topics such as partition theory, asymptotic, Zeta functions, transcendence, modular functions.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 9003. Modular Functions. 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses upon the modular group and its subgroups, the corresponding fundamental region and their invariant functions. Included will be a discussion of the basic properties of modular forms and their construction by means of Eisenstein and Poincar © series and theta series. Other topics: the Hecke correspondence between modular forms and Dirichlet series with functional equations, the Peterson inner product, the Hecke's operators. Emphasis will be placed upon applications to number theory. References: M. Knopp, "Modular functions in analytic number theory"; J. Lehner, "A short course in automorphic forms"; B. Schoeneberg, "Elliptic modular forms."

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 9004. Modular Functions. 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses upon the modular group and its subgroups, the corresponding fundamental region and their invariant functions. Included will be a discussion of the basic properties of modular forms and their construction by means of Eisenstein and Poincar © series and theta series. Other topics: the Hecke correspondence between modular forms and Dirichlet series with functional equations, the Peterson inner product, the Hecke's operators. Emphasis will be placed upon applications to number theory. References: M. Knopp, "Modular functions in analytic number theory"; J. Lehner, "A short course in automorphic forms"; B. Schoeneberg, "Elliptic modular forms."

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 9005. Combinatorial Mathematics. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics include: Enumeration, Trees, Graphs, Codes, Matchings, Designs, Chromatic Polynomials, Coloring, Networks.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 9010. Topics in Number Theory II. 3 Credit Hours.

Analytic and algebraic number theory. Classical results and methods and special topics such as partition theory, asymptotic, Zeta functions, transcendence, modular functions.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 9011. Homological Algebra. 3 Credit Hours.

Students will learn fundamental notions of homological algebra such as chain complexes, Abelian categories, derived functors, and spectral sequences. A portion of this course is also devoted to rudiments of category theory. Students will learn how to apply constructions of homological algebra and category theory to questions from abstract algebra, topology and deformation theory.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(MATH 8011|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (MATH 8012|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently).

MATH 9012. Representation Theory I. 3 Credit Hours.

This is the first semester of a two-semester course on the principal methods and results of algebraic representation theory. The course will start with an introduction to the fundamental notions, tools and general results of representation theory in the setting of associative algebras. This will be followed by a thorough coverage of the classical representation theory of finite groups over an algebraically closed field of characteristic zero. If time permits, then the semester will conclude with a brief introductory discussion of the representation theory of the general linear group.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(MATH 8011|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (MATH 8012|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently).

MATH 9013. Representation Theory II. 3 Credit Hours.

This is the second part of a two-semester course sequence on the principal methods and results of algebraic representation theory. The main focus will be on representations of finite-dimensional Lie algebras, with particular emphasis on the case of semisimple Lie algebras. Time permitting, the course will conclude with an introduction to the representation theory of Hopf algebras.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
MATH 9012|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

MATH 9014. Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry I. 3 Credit Hours.

This is the first semester of a two-semester course on the fundamental concepts of commutative algebra and classical as well as modern algebraic geometry. Topics for the first semester include: ideals of commutative rings, modules, Noetherian and Artinian rings, Noether normalization, Hilbert's Nullstellensatz, rings of fractions, primary decomposition, discrete valuation rings and the rudiments of dimension theory.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(MATH 8011|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (MATH 8012|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently).

MATH 9015. Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry II. 3 Credit Hours.

This is the second semester of a two-semester course on the fundamental concepts of commutative algebra and classical as well as modern algebraic geometry. Topics for the second semester include: affine and projective varieties, morphisms of algebraic varieties, birational equivalence, and basic intersection theory. In the second semester, students will also learn about schemes, morphisms of schemes, coherent sheaves, and divisors.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
MATH 9014|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

MATH 9021. Riemannian Geometry. 3 Credit Hours.

The main goal of this one-semester course is to provide a solid introduction to the two central concepts of Riemannian Geometry, namely, geodesics and curvature and their relationship. After taking this course, students will have an intimate acquaintance with the tools and concepts that are needed for pursuing research in Riemannian Geometry or applying its ideas to other fields of mathematics such as analysis, topology, and algebraic geometry. The topics covered include Riemannian metrics, Riemannian connections, geodesics, curvature (sectional, Ricci, and scalar curvatures), the Jacobi equation, the second fundamental form, and global results such as the Gauss-Bonnet Theorem, the theorems of Hopf-Rinow and Hadamard, variations of energy, the theorems of Bonnet-Myers and of Synge-Weinstein, and the Rauch comparison theorem.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(MATH 8061|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (MATH 8062|Minimum Grade of B-|May be taken concurrently).

MATH 9023. Knot Theory and Low-Dimensional Topology I. 3 Credit Hours.

This is the first semester of a year-long course surveying the modern theory of knots and providing an introduction to some fundamental results and techniques of low-dimensional topology. The course will start at the very beginning of knot theory; it will then proceed to several classical knot invariants (Alexander, Jones, HOMFLY polynomials). The first semester will also touch on braid groups and mapping class groups, and use these groups to show that every (closed, orientable) 3-manifold can be constructed via knots.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(MATH 8061|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (MATH 8062|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently).

MATH 9024. Knot Theory and Low-Dimensional Topology II. 3 Credit Hours.

This is the second semester of a year-long course surveying the modern theory of knots and providing an introduction to some fundamental results and techniques of low-dimensional topology. This course will continue the development of knot invariants begun during the first semester, in particular exploring the connection between knots and braid groups. It will also use Dehn surgery techniques to extend construct quantum invariants of closed 3-dimensional manifolds. Finally, the course will survey several results in 4-dimensional topology and their connection to knot theory.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
MATH 9023|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

MATH 9031. Advanced Probability Theory. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is a continuation of MATH 8031 and is based on measure theory. It covers advanced topics in probability theory: martingales, Brownian motion, Markov chains, continuous time Markov processes, ergodic theory and their applications.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 9041. Functional Analysis I. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics covered include Banach and Hilbert spaces, Banach-Steinhaus theorem, Hahn-Banach theorem, Stone-Weierstrass theorem, Operator theory, self-adjointness, compactness. Also covered are Sobolev spaces, embedding theorems, Schwartz distributions, Paley-Wiener theory. If time permits, Banach and C algebras will be covered.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(MATH 8041|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (MATH 8042|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (MATH 8161|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently).

MATH 9042. Functional Analysis II. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics covered include: Banach and Hilbert spaces, Banach-Steinhaus theorem, Hahn-Banach theorem, Stone-Weierstrass theorem, Operator theory, self-adjointness, compactness. Also covered are Sobolev spaces, embedding theorems, Schwartz distributions, Paley-Wiener theory. If time permits, Banach and C algebras will be covered.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
MATH 9041|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

MATH 9043. Calculus of Variations. 3 Credit Hours.

First variation and Euler-Lagrange equations. Null-Lagrangians and the Caratheodory's "Royal Road". Geodesic coverings, the eikonal and the Hamilton-Jacobi equation. Second variation and Jacobi's theory of conjugate points. Strong variations and Weierstrass E-function. Hamiltonian formalism and convex duality. Hilbert's invariant integral.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 9044. Harmonic Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

A year long course to explore the real-variable techniques developed in Harmonic Analysis to study smoothness properties of functions and the behavior of certain spaces under the action of some operators. These techniques are also essential in many applications to PDE's and several complex variables. Offered every two years.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 9051. Several Complex Variables I. 3 Credit Hours.

Holomorphic functions of several complex variables, domains of holomorphy, pseudoconvexity, analytic varieties, CR manifolds.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(MATH 8051|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (MATH 8052|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently).

MATH 9052. Several Complex Variables II. 3 Credit Hours.

Holomorphic functions of several complex variables, domains of holomorphy, pseudoconvexity, analytic varieties, CR manifolds.

Department restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Departments: CST:Mathematics
Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
MATH 9051|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

MATH 9053. Harmonic Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

A year long course to explore the real-variable techniques developed in Harmonic Analysis to study smoothness properties of functions and the behavior of certain spaces under the action of some operators. These techniques are also essential in many applications to PDE's and several complex variables. Offered every two years.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 9061. Lie Groups. 3 Credit Hours.

This course develops Lie theory from the ground up. Starting with basic definitions of Lie group-manifolds and Lie algebras, the course develops structure theory, analytic and algebraic aspects, and representation theory. Interactions with other fields, e.g., differential equations and geometry are also discussed.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 9062. Lie Groups. 3 Credit Hours.

This course develops Lie theory from the ground up. Starting with basic definitions of Lie group-manifolds and Lie algebras, the course develops structure theory, analytic and algebraic aspects, and representation theory. Interactions with other fields, e.g., differential equations and geometry are also discussed.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 9063. Riemann Surfaces. 3 Credit Hours.

Introduction to differential geometry, Riemannian manifolds and Hodge theory; classification of complex structures of oriented two-manifolds as conformal classes of Riemannian metrics; covering spaces and the uniformization theorem; the moduli space of the torus; the Riemann-Roch theorem for compact Riemann surfaces; interpretation of the Riemann-Roch theorem as the index of an elliptic operator.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 9064. Riemann Surfaces. 3 Credit Hours.

Moduli and Teichmueller spaces for compact Riemann surfaces; introduction to modular forms; embedding of compact Riemann surfaces in complex projective spaces. Branched coverings and maps onto the Riemann sphere.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 9071. Differential Topology. 3 Credit Hours.

Moduli and Teichmueller spaces for compact Riemann surfaces; introduction to modular forms; embedding of compact Riemann surfaces in complex projective spaces. Branched coverings and maps onto the Riemann sphere.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 9072. Differential Topology. 3 Credit Hours.

Topics and emphasis may vary depending on instructor and may include surgery, handlebodies, cobordism; topological manifolds with smooth structure, manifolds with more than one smooth structures; topology of vector bundles, characteristic classes, index theorem.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

MATH 9082. Independent Study. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

Independent research supervised by a Mathematics faculty member.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 9083. Independent Study. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

Independent research supervised by a Mathematics faculty member.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 9100. Topics in Algebra. 3 Credit Hours.

Variable topics in theory of commutative and non-commutative rings, groups, algebraic number theory, algebraic geometry.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 9110. Topics in Algebra. 3 Credit Hours.

Variable topics in theory of commutative and non-commutative rings, groups, algebraic number theory, algebraic geometry.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 9120. Seminar in Algebra. 3 Credit Hours.

The seminar aims to lead participating students up to the frontier of current research in algebra. The typical formats are single lectures or short series of lectures by students or the instructor on various topics in algebra, including noncommutative algebra, representation theory, group theory, operads and connections to mathematical physics. Occasionally, slightly longer mini-courses are presented in the framework of the seminar or an entire semester is devoted to a single topic of particular interest.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 9200. Topics in Numerical Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

These courses cover some basic, as well as advanced topics in numerical analysis. The topics can be changed from time to time. The usual topics include: scientific computing, numerical methods for differential equations, computational fluid dynamics, Monte Carlo simulation, Optimization, Spare matrices, Fast Fourier transform and applications, etc.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 9210. Topics in Numerical Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

These courses cover some basic, as well as advanced topics in numerical analysis. The topics can be changed from time to time. The usual topics include: scientific computing, numerical methods for differential equations, computational fluid dynamics, Monte Carlo simulation, Optimization, Spare matrices, Fast Fourier transform and applications, etc.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 9300. Seminar in Probability. 3 Credit Hours.

Research topics related to probability theory are presented in the seminar. Topics vary depending on the interests of the students and the instructor. Current topics include stochastic calculus with applications in mathematical finance, statistical mechanics, interacting particle systems, percolation, and probability models in mathematical physics.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 9310. Seminar in Probability. 3 Credit Hours.

Research topics related to probability theory are presented in the seminar. Topics vary depending on the interests of the students and the instructor. Current topics include stochastic calculus with applications in mathematical finance, statistical mechanics, interacting particle systems, percolation, and probability models in mathematical physics.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 9400. Topics in Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

Variable content course.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 9410. Topics in Functional Analysis. 3 Credit Hours.

This is a year-long sequence. The content varies from time to time depending on the interests of the students. Typical topics include some of the following: pseudodifferential operators, Fourier integral operators, singular integral operators, applications to partial differential equations.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 9420. Topics in Differential Equations II. 3 Credit Hours.

This is a year-long sequence. Topics covered may include the theory of elliptic partial differential equations in divergence form and non-divergence form, and nonlinear PDEs. These courses may also focus on pseudodifferential operators and Fourier integral operators.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 9994. Preliminary Examination Preparation. 1 to 6 Credit Hour.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 9996. Master's Thesis Project. 3 Credit Hours.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 9998. Pre-Dissertation Research. 1 to 6 Credit Hour.

Registration required each semester after Preliminary Examinations while researching the dissertation proposal.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

MATH 9999. Dissertation Research. 1 to 6 Credit Hour.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
Student Attribute restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Student Attributes: Dissertation Writing Student

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

Contacts

Program Web Address:

https://math.temple.edu/graduate/

Department Information:

Dept. of Mathematics

638 Wachman Hall

1805 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122-6094

grad.math@temple.edu

215-204-7842

Mailing Address for Application Materials:

Dept. of Mathematics

c/o CST Graduate Office

1803 N. Broad Street, 400 Carnell Hall (041-03)

Philadelphia, PA 19122

Department Contacts:

Admissions:

Eileen K. Weinberg

CSTGRAD@temple.edu

215-204-7842

Graduate Chairperson:

Shiferaw Berhanu

grad.math@temple.edu

215-204-7848

Chairperson:

Irina Mitrea

imitrea@temple.edu

215-204-6741