20162017 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Mathematics Courses


A catalog, “Mathematics Courses in Claremont,” which lists all mathematics courses offered at the Claremont Colleges, is prepared each year by the Mathematics Field Committee. Students who want to take mathematics courses other than those listed below should consult this catalog. Copies are available in the office of the Registrar, from the Mathematics faculty and on the World Wide Web. 
Mathematics Courses
 MATH 001 PZ Mathematics, Philosophy and the “Real World.”
 MATH 009 PZ Math, Art, and the Environment
 MATH 010 PZ. The Mathematical Mystery Tour.
I saw a high wall and as I had a premonition of an enigma, something that might be hidden behind the wall, I climbed over it with some difficulty. However, on the other side I landed in a wilderness and had to cut my way through with a great effort untilby a circuitous routeI came to the open gate, the open gate of mathematics. From there welltrodden paths lead in every direction. (M.C. Escher). Many beautiful and exciting topics in mathematics are accessible to students having only a minimal background in mathematics. Mathematics 10 is intended to introduce such students to areas of mathematics not included in the usual introductory courses for mathematics and science majors. Topics will vary from year to year and the course may be repeated for credit. Courses that have been taught as Mathematics 10 courses in the recent past, or which are likely to be offered in the near future, include:
• Rubik’s Cube and Other Mathematical Puzzles
• TwoPlayer Games
• The Mathematics of Gambling
• Cartography
• Dynamical Systems, Chaos and Fractals
• Topology
The Mathematics 10 offering for 201314 is: MATH 010G PZ Mathematics in Many Cultures
 MATH 025 PZ Precalculus
 MATH 030 PZ Calculus I
 MATH 031 PZ Calculus II
 MATH 032 PZ Calculus III
 MATH 052 PZ Introduction to Statistics
 MATH 060 PZ Linear Algebra
 MATH 100 PZ Introduction to Methods of Proof
 MATH 108 PZ History of Mathematics
 MATH 141 PZ Hyperbolic Geometry
 MATH 142 PZ Differential Geometry
 MATH 145 PZ Topics in Geometry and Topology
 MATH 145B PZ LowDimensional Topology
 MATH 148 PZ Knot Theory
 MATH 199 PZ Senior Thesis



