Rensselaer Catalog 20142015 [Archived Catalog]
Applied Mathematics


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The First Two Years  Mathematics
Fall
 HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
Spring
 Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
 Elective Credit Hours: 4
 HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
Fall
 Elective Credit Hours: 4
 HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
(See footnote 2 below)
Spring
 Science Elective Credit Hours: 4
 Elective Credit Hours: 4
 HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
Program Information
In the above curriculum, the firstyear 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).
Applied Mathematics Curriculum
Fall
 Elective Credit Hours: 4
 HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
 Mathematics Option Credit Hours: 4
Spring
 Mathematics Option Credit Hours: 4
 Mathematics Option Credit Hours: 4
 Elective Credit Hours: 4
 HASS Elective Credit Hours: 4
Fall
 Elective Credit Hours: 4
 Elective Credit Hours: 4
Spring
 Mathematics Option Credit Hours: 4
 Elective Credit Hours: 4
 Elective Credit Hours: 4
Program Information
The above curriculum stresses courses that involve the construction, analysis, and evaluation of mathematical models of realworld problems and those areas of mathematics most widely used to solve them. Thus, it prepares students to deal with mathematical problems that arise in science, engineering, or management. Applied mathematics students enjoy considerable flexibility, but are urged to acquire a solid background in the three principal areas of applied mathematics, which are modeling, analysis or solution methods, and numerical analysis.
Students should note that the mathematics options listed above are any 4000level or higher course from the Department of Mathematical Sciences at most one of which may be taken Pass/No Credit. (Students planning on graduate study are advised against using Pass/No Credit on mathematics options.) It is also recommended that students take PHYS 1100 and PHYS 1200. Footnotes
 The courses BIOL 1010 and PHYS 1100 may be taken in any semester they are offered and in either order.
 The culminating experience is a course or project to be chosen with the approval of the Mathematical Sciences Department.
 Students taking MATH 4090 in the fall semester of their sophomore year may consider MATH 4120, MATH 4020, or MATH 4010, as another proof based course for spring semester.

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