Mathematics

Mathematics

Enrollments & Textbooks

Herewith a listing of average class sizes in each of our courses and information on the textbooks we usually use. Since Eckerd does not have a mandatory minimum class size, many of our upper-division courses meet with even a small number of students enrolled.

Survey of Mathematics

  • Average class size - 30
  • Typical textbook - Kerr's in-class notes
  • Offered once a year

Precalculus

  • Average class size - 30
  • Typical textbook - Ratti & McWaters' Precalculus Essentials
  • Offered every semester

Calculus I

  • Average class size - 30
  • Typical textbook - Stewart's Essential Calculus
  • Offered every semester

Calculus II

  • Average class size - 26
  • Typical textbook - Stewart's Essential Calculus
  • Offered every semester

Statistics, an Introduction

  • Average class size - 28
  • Typical textbook - Moore, McCabe, & Craig's Introduction to the Practice of Statistics
  • Offered every semester

Calculus III

  • Average class size - 17
  • Typical textbook - Stewart's Essential Calculus
  • Offered every Fall Semester

Differential Equations

  • Average class size - 20
  • Typical textbook - Zill's First Course in Differential Equations
  • Offered every Spring Semester

Linear Algebra

  • Average class size - 20
  • Typical textbook - Lay's Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • Offered every Fall Semester

Optimization Techniques

  • Average class size - 4
  • Typical textbook - Peressini, Sullivan, & Uhl's The Mathematics of Nonlinear Programming
  • Offered occasionally

Computational Linguistics

  • Average class size - 17
  • Typical textbook - Merchant's in-class notes
  • Offered every other year

Learnability and Linguistic Theory

  • Average class size - 17
  • Typical text book - Merchant's in-class notes
  • Offered every other year

Probability and Statistics I and II

  • Average class size - 9
  • Typical textbook - Wackerly, Mendenhall, & Scheaffer's Mathematical Statistics with Applications
  • Offered every other year

Abstract Algebra I and II

  • Average class size - 4
  • Typical textbook - Bland's Basics of Abstract Algebra
  • Offered every other year

Combinatorics

  • Average class size - 8
  • Typical textbook - Tucker's Applied Combinatorics
  • Offered occasionally

Dynamical Systems

  • Average class size - 6
  • Typical textbook - Strogatz's Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
  • Offered occasionally 

Numerical Analysis

  • Average class size - 5
  • Typical textbook - Burden & Faires' Numerical Analysis
  • Offered occasionally

Fourier Analysis

  • Average class size - 10
  • Typical textbook - Walker's Fourier Analysis
  • Offered occasionally

Introduction to Topology

  • Average class size - 4
  • Typical textbook - Munkres' Topology
  • Offered occasionally

Partial Differential Equations

  • Average class size - 6
  • Typical textbook - Logan's Applied Partial Differential Equations
  • Offered every other year

Mathematical Logic

  • Average class size - 15
  • Typical textbook - Cori, Lascar, & Pelletier's Mathematical Logic, Parts I and II
  • Offered every other year

Real Analysis I and II

  • Average class size - 4
  • Typical textbook - Schramm's Introduction to Real Analysis
  • Offered every other year

Complex Analysis

  • Average class size - 5
  • Typical textbook - Marsden & Hoffman's Basic Complex Analysis
  • Offered every other year

Our Graduates

Many of our graduates go on to graduate school at such institutions as MIT, Stanford, Dartmouth, Brown, Duke, UCLA, Vanderbilt and more. Click here for a list of just a few of these institutions.