After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the College of Charleston, Sarah Bailey Frick began her graduate work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her thesis was in the field of Ergodic Theory and Symbolic Dynamics. During two summers of graduate school, Dr. Frick had the opportunity to be a Visiting Researcher at the Erwin Schrodinger International Institute for Mathematical Physics in Vienna, Austria. She finished her Ph.D. in 2006. After graduating, Dr. Frick spent three years as an Arnold Ross Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University. She came to Furman in August 2009. Dr. ​Frick has published five research papers and given numerous research talks. She has a special interest in encouraging women to pursue mathematics. To this end, she has worked as mentor in the Career Mentoring Workshop for female mathematics graduate students. Dr. Frick has served on a panel for the Association for Women in Mathematics.

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Finite Mathematics

Topics include: set theory, combinatorics, probability, statistics, matrix algebra, linear programming, Markov chains, graph theory, and mathematics of finance. A student cannot receive credit for this course after credit has been received for MTH-260 or any mathematics course numbered greater than MTH-302.


Integrated Precalc/Calc II

Introduction to applications of the derivative and the theory and applications of the definite integral. Topics include: trigonometric functions and their derivatives, applications of derivatives, antiderivatives, the definite integral and applications of the integral.


Calc for Life & Social Science

Introduction to the methods of differential and integral calculus with an emphasis on applications in the management, life, and social sciences. Topics include limits and continuity, differentiation and integration of functions of one variable, exponential and logarithmic functions, and applications.


Analytic Geometry/Calculus I

First course in the standard calculus sequence. Introduction to the theory, methods, and applications of differential calculus and an introduction to the definite integral. Topics include: algebraic and trigonometric functions, limits and continuity, rules for differentiation, applications of the derivative, antiderivatives, and the definition and basic properties of the definite integral.


Analytic Geometry/Calculus II

The second course in the standard calculus sequence. An introduction to the logarithmic and exponential functions, the applications of the definite integral, techniques of integration, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, numerical methods, and infinite series.


Vectors and Matrices

Introduction to the theory of vectors and matrices. Among the topics included are: vectors, vector operations, the geometry of Euclidean space, systems of equations, matrices, matrix operations, special transformations, eigenvalues, and applications of matrix theory.


Vector Calculus

Introduction to multivariate and vector calculus. Topics include vector functions and the differential and integral calculus of functions of several variables including Green?s Theorem and Stokes? Theorem.


Differential Equations

Introduction to the theory, methods, and applications of ordinary differential equations, including first- and higher-order differential equations, series solutions, systems, approximate methods, Laplace transforms, and phase plane analysis.


Higher Mathematics Transition

Introduction to the main ideas and proof techniques of mathematics with an emphasis on reading, writing and understanding mathematical reasoning. Among the topics covered are logic, proof techniques, sets, cardinality, combinatorial enumeration, mathematical induction, relations, functions, and others selected by the instructor.


Complex Variables

Study of the complex plane and the calculus of functions of a complex variable. Topics to be considered include the algebra and geometry of complex numbers, limits and derivatives of functions of a complex variable, the Cauchy-Riemann equations, contour integrals, Taylor and Laurent series, and residues.


Linear Algebra & Matrix Theory

Study of finite dimensional real vector spaces, linear transformations, determinants, inner product spaces, eigenvalues and eigenvectors.


Real Analysis

A theoretical introduction to some of the basic ideas of real analysis: real numbers and the topology of the real line, sequences and series of real numbers, limits of functions, continuity, uniform continuity, differentiation, the Riemann integral, and sequences and series of functions.


Topics in Analysis

An in-depth investigation of selected topics in analysis.

Sarah Bailey Frick's work is focused on Ergodic Theory and Symbolic Dynamics.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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