Mathematical Sciences

Shelby Center for Science and Technology at UAH in Huntsville, Alabama

 

UAH’s Department of Mathematical Sciences is dedicated to education, scholarship, and service in the mathematical sciences. We offer programs of study leading to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics and to the doctor of philosophy degree in applied mathematics.

“Mathematics…is indispensable as an intellectual technique. In many subjects, to think at all is to think like a mathematician.”

Mathematical Sciences (MA) Catalog Materials

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Lecturer in Mathematical Sciences 

The University of Alabama in Huntsville, classified as a Very High Research Activity institution, offers academic and research programs in the Colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Nursing, and Science. Huntsville maintains one of the highest per capita incomes and standards of living in the Southeast. It is a national center of aerospace and high technology research and is home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Huntsville and surrounding communities present many opportunities for healthcare research and professional practice.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applicants for a non-tenure track faculty position with the rank of Lecturer beginning August 2015. The position is renewable upon the successful result of an annual performance evaluation. Applicants must possess at least a master's degree in mathematics or, preferably, a doctoral degree in mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics education or related field. Evidence of effective teaching experience, excellent communication skills and strong interest in computer-assisted mathematics curriculum is expected. The successful candidate will teach four mathematics courses per semester during fall and spring, plus three or more during summer terms.

Send letter of application, vita, official transcripts and contact information for three references by email tolangtj@uah.edu Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. UAH is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer/ minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled.

Please refer to log number: 15/16-569


Lecturer in Mathematical Sciences

The University of Alabama in Huntsville, classified as a Very High Research Activity institution, offers academic and research programs in the Colleges of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Nursing, and Science. Huntsville maintains one of the highest per capita incomes and standards of living in the Southeast. It is a national center of aerospace and high technology research and is home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Huntsville and surrounding communities present many opportunities for healthcare research and professional practice.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applicants for a non-tenure track faculty position with the rank of Lecturer beginning August 2015. The position is renewable upon the successful result of an annual performance evaluation. Applicants must possess at least a master's degree in mathematics or, preferably, a doctoral degree in mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematics education or related field. Evidence of effective teaching experience, excellent communication skills and strong interest in computer-assisted mathematics curriculum is expected. The successful candidate will teach four mathematics courses per semester during fall and spring, plus three or more during summer terms.

Send letter of application, vita, official transcripts and contact information for three references by email to langtj@uah.edu Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. UAH is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer/ minorities/ females/ veterans/ disabled.

Please refer to log number: 15/16-567

 

Math Fact

Monty hall problem

 

Monty Hall Problem


The Monty Hall problem was named after the American game show Lets make a deal hosted by Monty hall. It is a brain teaser puzzle.  Here is the puzzle,

There will be three doors. Behind one of the door is the car and behind other two doors are the goats.  The host will ask the contestant to pick one of the door. Consider it as Door 1. It will remain unopened.

Host knows what is behind the three doors. So, he opens one of the unpicked door, consider it as door 3. Host always opens the door with the goat. Now the host gives the open choice to stick with the door 1 or to pick the Door 3.

What is the best choice now for the contestant. Should he stick to his pick or should he change his choice.  Math suggests that its always good to change the door. Why?

Contestant who switch every time will lose only when the door they selected initially have car behind it.  Hence we can say that chance of winning the game on the first move is 1/3 and the chance of losing the game when you change the door is also 1/3

Contestant who change the door every time have 2/3 chance of winning the car.  So if you stay back with the same door, your chance of winning the car is 1/3 and when you switch your chance of winning the car is 2/3.

 

 

UAH Math Club News

The Math Club raised enough money last year to support a child this year for the Secret Meals For Hungry Children Program sponsored by the Alabama Credit Union. The Math Club is looking forward to an exciting 2015-2016 academic year and again will be diligent with their fund raising efforts for group this year.

The Secret Meals feeds well over 1,100 disadvantaged schoolchildren. 100% of each donation goes entirely to the purchase of Secret Meals food packs, so every dollar of support makes a difference. A donation of $140 would feed one child weekly for an entire school year.

Contact Us

The University of Alabama in Huntsville
Shelby Center for Science and Technology, Room 258A
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899

256.824.6470