Bob Fray received a B.S. degree in mathematics from Roanoke College in 1961 and a Ph.D. degree in mathematics with a specialization in number theory from Duke University in 1965. Dr. Fray taught at Florida State University for six years and came to Furman in 1971. At Furman, he was chair of the Mathematics Department for 13 years and chair of the faculty for two years. He has held visiting positions at the University of Washington, Loughborough University of Technology (England), and Humboldt State University. He also served as chair of the Southeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America and president of the Resource Modeling Association.​

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MTH-110

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.

MTH-120

Introduction to Statistics

Non-calculus based course in elementary probability and statistics. Counting problems, probability, various distributions, random variables, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, analysis of variance, and nonparametric methods. A student cannot receive credit for this course and ECN-225 or MTH-341.

MTH-140

Integrated Precalc/Calc I

Introduction to the theory and methods of differential calculus. Topics include functions, graphs, limits, continuity and derivatives. May not be enrolled on a pass-fail basis.

MTH-141

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.

MTH-150

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.

MTH-151

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.

MTH-241

Introduction to Statistics

Non-calculus based course in elementary probability and statistics. Counting problems, probability, various distributions, random variables, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, analysis of variance, and nonparametric methods. A student cannot receive credit for this course and ECN-225 (25) or MTH-341 (47).

MTH-250

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.

MTH-255

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.

MTH-335

Mathematical Models & Applictn

A selection of mathematical models using various continuous and discrete methods and having applications in business and the social and biological sciences. Included are ecological models, epidemic models, Richardson146s arms race model, and population growth models. Other topics discussed are linear programming, voting problems, and Markov chains.

MTH-341

Mathematical Statistics

Calculus based course in statistics covering sampling, estimation, hypothesis testing, chi-square tests, regression, correlation, analysis of variance, experimental design, and nonparametric statistics.

Bob Fray's current research is in the field of modeling animal population growth. He has been active in the Resource Modeling Association, and currently serves as the editor of the newsletter of that organization.

Education
PH.D.
Duke University
B.S.
Roanoke College

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