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The Applied Mathematics Office of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics is located in Room 122 of the Petrie Science Building (phone: (416) 736-5248). The Applied Mathematics Program aims to give students a solid base of knowledge of mathematics which has important applications in fields such as computer science, physics, earth and atmospheric science, chemistry, biology, psychology and also in economics and business. Our graduates have gone into a variety of careers including business, industry and government as well as teaching. In particular, many have found jobs in various aspects of fields relating to computing. Some students have continued their studies in graduate schools of mathematics, physics or other areas of application. Professional qualifications are obtainable by the award of a diploma in Operations Research or by writing the examinations of the Society of Actuaries (see the section on Career Information). There are potential jobs for our students wherever mathematics is employed. Students in Applied Mathematics in the Faculty of Pure and Applied Science may pursue a course of study leading to either a BSc (usually three years) or a BSc (Hons) (usually four years). Students may combine their studies in Applied Mathematics with another subject such as Physics, Earth and Atmospheric Science, Biology, or Computer Science and thereby graduate with a BSc (Hons) Double Major or, in some cases, a BSc (Hons) Major/Minor in two subjects. Applied Mathematics students interested in Economics, Psychology, or another subject offered by the Faculty of Arts may pursue a combined Program by selecting a BA (Hons) Double Major or Major/Minor Program in the Faculty of Arts. For example, an Economics-Applied Mathematics Major/Minor BA (Hons) would be a natural combination. Our students are given the opportunity to take electives in other areas of interest, such as business administration. All students take a common core of courses in Calculus, Differential
Equations, Linear Algebra, Symbolic Computing (Maple),
and Numerical Analysis. The core of required
courses is larger for Honours students. There is a
wide choice of elective courses in Applied
Mathematics, including Graph Theory, Operations Research,
Partial Differential Equations, Advanced Numerical Analysis, and Complex
Variables. In addition, students can select a number of optional courses
from outside the Program. Courses in the Program stress applications
of mathematics and computing to the solution of problems arising
in many facets of science, engineering and commerce. Applied Math in Physical Sciences / Differential Equations: MATH 3271, MATH 3410, MATH 4141, MATH 4142, MATH 4241, MATH 4270, MATH 4271, MATH 4470, MATH 4830 Statistical Applied Math: MATH 3131, MATH 3132, MATH 3033, MATH 3034, MATH 3330, MATH 3430, MATH 4230, MATH 4430, MATH 4431, MATH 4630, MATH 4730, MATH 4830, MATH 4930. (In all cases, you should make sure that you satisfy all your degree
requirements, given in the checklists towards the back of
this minicalendar.) If you would like further information, please contact the Program Director, Prof. Buks van Rensburg, or the Program Secretary, Gillian Moore ((416) 736-5248; e-mail: gmoore@yorku.ca). Mathematics The Honours Programs in Mathematics (BA and BSc) are suitable for students who have a special fondness for mathematics. These Programs provide an excellent background for many occupations demanding skills in mathematical reasoning and techniques. They are ideal for students who intend to pursue graduate study in mathematics. An Honours Program in mathematics emphasizes the understanding of concepts, abstraction and reasoning; these then become the tools for problem-solving, as well as the language and environment in which problems are solved ("proofs''). Most students who creditably complete a York Honours degree in mathematics are routinely accepted (with financial support included!) into Graduate Schools across North America. Taking mathematics in combination with Computer Science, Statistics, or Economics makes for a very impressive curriculum vitae for a graduate seeking a career in Industry, Government, or Business. Mathematics is one of the oldest academic disciplines. A mathematician is known as one who has exceptional reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. While the public knows of the utility of mathematics, less well known is the fact that most mathematicians do math because they love it. The Honours Programs are designed to help you cultivate this same passion. You will meet like-minded classmates, and you will find that your studies are a rewarding and exciting adventure bringing you to the frontier of scientific discovery. The Bachelor Program (BA and BSc) provides a three-year degree in mathematics that is much less demanding than the honours program and is very flexible. It allows the student to select courses in a wide variety of pure and applied mathematical areas. Students can also choose a liberal arts education with a moderate emphasis on mathematics, for example with Mathematics as a Minor in an Honours Major/Minor degree. Many students find that they are not yet ready to begin an Honours
Program in Mathematics in first year. The department has
introduced the course MATH 3110 for this reason. A
student who completes the regular Calculus
sequence MATH 1300/1310/2310 may later take MATH
3110, and use these four half-courses as a
substitute for the Honours sequence MATH
1000/1010/2010 (currently, 2310 replaces 2010). A
student considering an Honours degree in
Mathematics should seriously consider enrolling in the Honours courses
1000/1010, since they are designed for those with
a genuine interest in Mathematics. In addition,
Honours students who wish to switch back, in
mid-term, to the Bachelor stream will be
accommodated to the extent that the Registrar's
Office will allow. Statistics is an interdisciplinary field providing the foundations
and techniques to collect, analyze and present
information in an effective and efficient manner.
Through its applications in almost every branch of modern
professional life and research, statistics is a fast-growing discipline
which provides a statistician with a variety of career opportunities.
A Program in statistics is an exploration of the nature of
measurement, relationships amongst measured variables, chance variation,
probability, uncertainty, inductive logic and inference. The
Honours and Bachelor BA and BSc Programs in Statistics provide both
the mathematical foundations and the methods needed in
applications. They also provide exposure to a
variety of computing environments, an essential
asset for nearly all careers today. Statistics combines
naturally with studies in the life, physical or social
sciences, economics, administrative studies or
environmental studies. The Honours Programs
also provide excellent preparation for subsequent graduate
studies in statistics. Mathematics for Commerce is an excellent environment for students who wish to obtain a background in the type of mathematics that can be applied in a business-oriented career. Courses such as Introduction to Computer Use, Mathematics of Investment and Actuarial Science, Mathematics with Management Applications, Operations Research, Regression Analysis, and Sample Survey Design provide the student with the necessary mathematical and statistical skills, techniques and confidence to succeed in a very demanding business world. Graduates of this Program go on to various careers in business, industry, government, schools, colleges and universities. They become actuaries, investment managers, consultants, analysts, or statisticians. Examples of activities in which they may be involved are: optimization problems, project management, inventory control, forecasting, analysing data, investigating patterns and trends, creating mathematical models, evaluating pension funds, and determining premiums for life insurance policies. Of course, many of the Program's students also pursue graduate degrees in areas such as Business Administration, Education, Environmental Studies, and Law. Mathematics for Commerce offers a Bachelor BA Program, an Honours Major BA Program, and an Honours Minor BA Program. The Honours Major may not be combined with any other Honours Major or Minor. The Honours Minor {\it must} be combined with some other Honours Major. The Bachelor degree is usually completed in three years and requires a total of 90 credits. The Honours Minor Program is combined with an Honours Major from another department, as part of a Program totaling 120 credits. The Honours Major degree is usually completed in four years and requires a total of 120 credits. All three Programs are subject to both Faculty of Arts and Department of Mathematics and Statistics requirements listed on two separate pages toward the back of this minicalendar. The Honours Major degree is offered in two streams:
Business and Society
(BuSo) BuSo degree candidates must complete "Streams'' in two of the eight participating BuSo departments. Those who choose Mathematics and Statistics as one of their two Streams must, in effect, concentrate either in Operations Research or in Applied Statistics (18 credits for Bachelor, 24 for Honours).
Further information about BuSo can be obtained from the Arts Advising Centre (S319 Ross), or from the Division of Social Science (S748 Ross). Glendon College Mathematics Courses The following is a selection of courses offered in 2001/2002 by the Department of Mathematics at Glendon College, that are equivalent to courses offered at "Mathstat'' (Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Arts, Keele Campus). "Equivalent courses'' are acceptable for degree program credit both at the Glendon campus and at the Keele campus. For further information, contact the Mathematics Department, 329 York Hall, Glendon College, at (416) 487-6731. Courses are listed with the following information: Mathstat course equivalent: Glendon course identifiers. Language of instruction (Fr, En), Term (Y, F, W), Instructor. MATH 1190: GL/MATH 1650 3.0, Discrete Math. (Fr, F, TBA) (En, F, D. Spring) MATH 1300: GL/MATH 1930 3.0, Calculus I: Differential Calculus with Applications. (En, F, J-C. Bouh\'{e}nic) (Fr, F, J-C. Bouh\'{e}nic) MATH 1310: GL/MATH l940 3.0, Calculus II: Integral Calculus with Applications. (En, W, J-C. Bouh\'{e}nic) (Fr, W, J-C. Bouh\'{e}nic) MATH 2221: GL/MATH 2650 3.0, Linear Algebra I. (En, F, TBA) MATH 2222: GL/MATH 2660 3.0, Linear Algebra II. (En, W, TBA) MATH 2270: GL/MATH 3400 3.0, \'{E}quations diff\'{e}rentielles I. (Fr, W, TBA) MATH 2560: GL/MODES 1610 3.0, Introductory Statistics I. (En, F, J-C. Bouh\'{e}nic) MATH 2570: GL/MODES 1620 3.0, Introductory Statistics II. (En, W, J-C. Bouh\'{e}nic) MATH 2580: GL/MATH 2680 6.0, Les math\'{e}matiques de l'investissement et de l'actuariat. (Fr, Y, D. Spring) MATH 3010: GL/MATH 3200 3.0, Calculus diff\'{e}rentiel et int\'{e}gral III. (Fr, F, TBA) MATH 3020: GL/MATH 3650 6.0, Modern Algebra. (En, Y, D.\ Spring). MATH 3170: GL/MATH 3660 6.0, Operations Research. (En, Y, P.\ Olin) |
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