Marcos
Zyman
Associate Professor
Mathematics
Email: mzyman@bmcc.cuny.edu
Office: N599Q
Office Hours: Spring 2014
M: 122, 34.
Phone: 2122208000 ext 7489
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Marcos Zyman holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has been a faculty member at Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY since fall 2007.
Before coming to BMCC, Dr. Zyman taught at The City College of New York and Bronx Community College.
His main research interests are in combinatorial group theory. In particular he studies nilpotent, solvable, and exponential groups.
He is the cofounder and coorganizer of the BMCC math colloquium. He is the math honors coordinator and serves as an advisor for students majoring in mathematics.
Marcos Zyman's web page
Courses Taught

MAT 012 : Basic Arithmetic and Algebra
This course is a combination of arithmetic and elementary algebra. It includes the arithmetic of integers, fractions, decimals, and percent. In addition, such topics as signed numbers, algebraic representation, operations with polynomials, factoring, the solution of simultaneous linear equations of two variables, and graphing are covered.

MAT 051 : Elementary Algebra
This course is the first algebra course offered at the College. It includes such topics as algebraic representation, signed numbers, operations with polynomials, factoring, the solution of linear equations, the coordinate system, the solution of simultaneous linear equations of two variables, and graphing. This course is designed to prepare students for the CUNY Freshman Skills Assessment Test required for transfer to the upper division of CUNY, as well as for more advanced math courses. If a student passes MAT 012, the student should not register for MAT 051, since MAT 012 combines MAT 011 and MAT 051.

MAT 056 : Intermediate Algebra and Trigonometry
This course is the second algebra course offered at the college. It is open to students who have completed elementary algebra or its equivalent. It includes such topics as: factoring, solutions of linear and quadratic equations, trigonometric relationships, exponents, logarithms, and the graphs of quadratic equations.

MAT 100 : Fundamentals of Mathematics I
This course includes the study of several mathematical systems. The role of mathematics in modern culture, the role of postulational thinking in all of mathematics, and the scientific method are discussed. The course considers topics such as: the nature of axioms, truth and validity; the concept of number; the concept of set; scales of notation; and groups and fields.

MAT 206 : Precalculus
This course covers basic algebraic and trigonometric skills, algebraic equations, and functions. Topics include: mathematical induction, complex numbers, and the binomial theorem.

MAT 301 : Analytic Geometry and Calculus I
This is an integrated course in analytic geometry and calculus, applied to functions of a single variable. It covers a study of rectangular coordinates in the plane, equations of conic sections, functions, limits, continuity, related rates, differentiation of algebraic and transcendental functions, Rolle's Theorem, the Mean Value Theorem, maxima and minima, and integration.
Prerequisite: MAT 206

MAT 303 : Analytic Geometry and Calculus III
This course is an extension of the concepts of differentiation and integration to functions of two or more variables. Topics include partial differentiation, multiple integration, Taylor series, polar coordinates and the calculus of vectors in one or two dimensions.
Prerequisite: MAT 302
Publications
Current Interests
Nilpotent and solvable groups, localization of groups and spaces, exponential Agroups.
Honors & Awards
 PSCCUNY Grant (2008)
Finitely Generated Solvable Groups
 BMCC Faculty Development Research Award (2009)
IAAutomorphisms of finitely generated solvable groups (with Prof. M. H. Dean)
 PSCCUNY Grant (2009)
Localization of nilpotent Rpowered groups
 PSCCUNY Grant (2010)
Towers of IAautomorphisms
 PSCCUNY Grant (2011)
Homomorphisms of general linear groups
 PSCCUNY Grant (2012)
Automorphisms of wreath products
Current Projects
 Monograph on nilpotent groups
 Finitely generated solvable groups
 The ring of endomorphisms of a bounded abelian group
 Localization of nilpotent Rgroups
Expertise
Group Theory, Abstract Algebra
Degrees
 B.S. National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mathematics, 1999
 M.S. New York University, Mathematics, 2001
 Ph.D. The City University of New York, Mathematics, 2007
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