New Course, Spring 2018

Math 152 (listed as Math 10N02)
Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences
Limits, continuity and the derivative. The power rule, product and quotient rules, the chain rule, and implicit differentiation.
The Mean Value Theorem and the Intermediate Value Theorem. curve sketching and optimization, and linear approximation.
Riemann integral and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Various applications to economics, life sciences, and physical sciences. Students will not be allowed to obtain credit for both MATH 152 and MATH 150. Students planning on taking more than one semester of calculus should take MATH 150 instead.
Prerequisites: MATH 125 with a grade of C or higher, or the appropriate score on the CUNY math placement exam.
Not open to students who have taken MATH 150.
4 cr., 4 hrs.
Students, please note that this course is a terminal calculus course, with a focus on applications.
It cannot serve as a prerequisite for Calculus II (Math 155). If you are planning on taking Math 155
then you should register for Calculus I (Math 150) instead. If you are planning on going into a graduate program or medical school, please check the requirements for that program, you may be in the wrong class and have to register for Math 150 instead. If you have any questions about the appropriateness of this class you have to talk to your departmental advisor (or a mathematics or pre-med advisor).

 You're invited 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Infinite Periodic Groups and Burnside Problems

Groups and Semigroups with Applications to Computer Science
(GRECS) Seminar
presented by Diljit Singh, Mathematics Major at Hunter College

Room 921 East Building, Hunter College, 3:00-4:00 pm

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Analysis of Error Control in Large Scale Two-Stage Multiple Hypothesis Testing

CUNY Applied Probability and Statistics Seminar

presented Wenge Guo, Associate Professor of Statistics, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Room 922 East Building, 1:15-2:15 pm

Friday, November 17, 2017
Wicks forms and normal forms for the mapping class group of a once punctured surface

NY Group Theory Seminar
Groups and Semigroups with Applications to Computer Science
(GRECS) Seminar
presented jointly by Eric Swenson, Professor of Mathematics, Brigham Young University,
and Alina Vdovina, the Ada Peluso Visiting Professor, Hunter College
Room 5417, CUNY Graduate Center, 4:00-5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Classifying Amalgams 

Groups and Semigroups with Applications to Computer Science (GRECS)
presented by Corneliu Hoffman, University of Birmingham, UK
Room 921 East Building, 1:10-2:14 pm

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Ring TheoreticAnalogues of C*-Algebras
Groups and Semigroups with Applications to Computer Science (GRECS)
presented by Ben Steinberg, Professor of Mathematics at the City College of New York, CUNY
Room 921 East Building, 1:10-2:10 pm

alina building
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Expander Graphs From Buildings
a talk by Alina Vdovina, the Ada Peluso Visiting Professor at Hunter College (Fall 2017-Spring 2018)
and Lecturer in Pure Mathematics at Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Room 920 East Building, 1:15 pm

Don't miss the LECTURES page so you can plan on attending our talks on topics of special interest.  All are welcome. 
Refreshments will be served.

Here are announcements of CONFERENCES.

Join us for the Soup and Science monthly series.  Good lunch and talks are on the menu.  Open and free to all.

See our
NEWS page for items of current and past interest, including the Department's First Endowed Faculty Position.

Read about the history of MATHEMATICS AT CUNY.

Hunter Math Students outside Thomas Hunter Hall - 1914

Why Study Mathematics?
Many people think that a degree in mathematics only prepares one for a career in teaching or in the actuarial field, and nothing else. This is not true.

A major in mathematics is excellent preparation for work in the world of finance, economics, or business. Almost every bureau and branch of the federal government employs mathematicians. Many fields that require applied science and technology, such as medicine, DNA forensics, weather forecasting, environmental science, and computer programming, to name just a few, need people with a strong mathematics background.

Here are two quotes from prominent mathematicians on the nature and significance of mathematics.

"A mathematician, like a painter or a poet, is a maker of patterns."
G.H. Hardy

"Applied mathematics is mathematics for which I happen to know an application. This, I think, includes almost everything in mathematics."
Henry O. Pollack

Many prospective employers are looking for individuals with critical thinking skills combined with a willingness to tackle difficult problems. A degree in mathematics offers evidence of these characteristics.

Why Study Statistics?
Two quotes from leading statisticians give a good summary of the answer to the above question.

"I like to think of statistics as the science of learning from data... It presents exciting opportunities for those who work as professional statisticians. Statistics is essential for the proper running of government, central to decision making in industry, and a core component of modern educational curricula at all levels."
Jon Kettenring
ASA President, 1997

“The best thing about being a statistician is that you get to play in everyone else’s backyard.”
John Tukey
Bell Labs, Princeton University

Statisticians are needed in government, education, science, social science, medicine, engineering, and finance. Our program gives students the basics that they need to become statisticians in any field.

Graduates of the Hunter College statistics program hold positions in universities, pharmaceutical firms, insurance companies, and financial institutions.

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