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Rensselaer Catalog 2011-2012 [Archived Catalog]

Mathematics of Computation


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The First Two Years - Mathematics


First Year


Fall


  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Hum or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Second Year


Fall


  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4
    (See footnote 2 below)

Spring


  • Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Program Information


In the above curriculum, the first-year seminar courses MATH 1900 and MATH 1910 are not required, but are strongly recommended. This weekly seminar course for math majors presents interesting and challenging mathematical problems and ideas for discussion.

The science electives should be courses from the School of Science outside of math. Note that mathematical science includes all courses with MATH and MATP codes (and any course cross-listed with a MATH or MATP course).

Mathematics of Computation Curriculum


Third Year


Fall


 

  • Mathematics Option Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

 

Spring


  • Computation Option Credit Hours: 4
  • CSCI xxxx - CS Option Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Hum. or Soc. Sci. Elective Credit Hours: 4

Fourth Year


Fall


  • CSCI xxxx - CS Option Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Spring


  • Mathematics Option Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4
  • Elective Credit Hours: 4

Program Information


Computers and computational methods play an important role in all fields of science and engineering. Thus, the above curriculum focuses on the mathematical development, analysis, and application of numerical methods. Surrounding this main focus are courses that build mathematical expertise in analysis, modeling, and applications. This curriculum also allows the flexibility to pursue courses in computer science and other fields of science and engineering.

Students should note that the mathematics options listed above are any 4000-level or higher course from the Department of Mathematical Sciences and the CS options are any 2000-level or higher courses from Computer Science (i.e., courses coded CSCI and not cross listed with any math course), and at most one of the four courses may be taken Pass/No Credit. (Students planning on graduate study are advised against using Pass/No Credit on mathematics options.) The computation option is either MATH 4820 or MATP 4820 and may not be taken Pass/No Credit.

It is also recommended that students take PHYS 1200 and CSCI 1200.

Footnotes


  1. The courses BIOL 1010 and PHYS 1100 may be taken in any semester they are offered and in either order.

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