A
project of a pure or applied nature in mathematics or statistics under the
supervision of a faculty member. The project allows the student to apply
mathematical or statistical knowledge to problems of current interest. A
report is required at the conclusion of the project.
The student works under supervision of a faculty member,
who is selected by the Course Coordinator and the student. The project allows
the student to apply mathematical or statistical knowledge to problems
of current interest. A report is required at the conclusion of the
project.
Students in the Applied Mathematics Honours Programmes are particularly
encouraged to take this course. The procedure is as follows: Each
year, faculty members who are interested in supervising projects will
submit project descriptions to the Course Coordinator for Applied Mathematics.
Students will meet with the CC for AM,
and they will jointly decide on a faculty member to supervise the project,
taking into account the background and interests of the student, as well
as the availability and interests of faculty members.
The amount of work expected of the student is approximately ten hours per week,
that is, the equivalent of a standard fullyear (for 4000 6.0) or halfyear
(for 4000 3.0) course. The supervisor is expected to spend about one
or two hours per week
with the student, averaged over the duration of the
project. In addition to the final report, regular short progress
reports will be expected at definite times during the course. The
final grade will be based upon the final report as well as the interim
progress reports.
Applied Mathematics Coordinator: Martin Muldoon
Maths. for Commerce Coordinator: Morton Abramson
Pure Mathematics Coordinator: Walter Whiteley
Statistics Coordinator: Stephen Chamberlin
Prerequisite:May be taken for major credit by
students in Honours Programmes in Applied
Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics for Commerce,
and Statistics. Permission of the appropriate Coordinator
(above) is required. Applied Mathematics students can enrol only
after they have completed the core programme in Applied Mathematics.
