Faculty Profile

Jennifer Schaefer

Associate Professor of Mathematics (2008)

Contact Information

schaefje@dickinson.edu

Tome Scientific Building Room 236
717.245.1402
http://users.dickinson.edu/~schaefje

Bio

Her research interests include the areas of representation theory of finite groups and finite dimensional algebras, symmetric spaces, and writing in the discipline.

Education

  • B.S., University of North Dakota, 2003
  • M.S., University of Iowa, 2004
  • Ph.D., 2008

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

MATH 170 Single Variable Calculus
The study of real-valued functions, including transcendental functions, limits, derivatives and their applications, the definition of the Riemann integral, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.Three hours of classroom and one and a half hour of lab per week. Prerequisite: 151 or departmental placement. Offered every semester.

MATH 170 Single Variable Calculus
The study of real-valued functions, including transcendental functions, limits, derivatives and their applications, the definition of the Riemann integral, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.Three hours of classroom and one and a half hour of lab per week. Prerequisite: 151 or departmental placement. Offered every semester.

Spring 2017

MATH 211 Discrete Mathematics
An introduction to fundamental mathematical concepts used in mathematics as well as computer science, with an emphasis on writing mathematical arguments. The course presents the principles of mathematical logic and methods of proof such as direct and indirect proofs and mathematical induction. Other topics include sets, functions, relations, matrix algebra, and techniques from elementary combinatorics and graph theory. Prerequisite: 170 or COMP 131 or departmental placement. Offered every semester.

MATH 351 Abstract Algebra
An introduction to axiomatic formalism using algebraic structures as paradigms. Topics chosen from groups, rings, integral domains, fields and vector spaces. Prerequisite: 262. Offered every spring.