2010-2011
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The Minor may be taken in conjunction with any primary program in the Faculty of Science (other than programs in Mathematics). Students should declare their intention to follow the Minor Mathematics at the beginning of the penultimate year and should obtain approval for the selection of courses to fulfil the requirements for the Minor from the Departmental Chief Adviser (or delegate).
It is strongly recommended that students in the Minor Program take MATH 323. The remaining credits may be freely chosen from the required and complementary courses for Majors and Honours students in Mathematics, with the obvious exception of courses that involve duplication of material. Alternatively, up to six credits may be allowed for appropriate courses from other departments.
Generally no more than six credits of overlap are permitted between the Minor and the primary program. However, with an approved choice of substantial courses the overlap restriction may be relaxed to nine credits for students whose primary program requires 60 credits or more and to 12 credits when the primary program requires 72 credits or more.
* MATH 223 may be replaced by MATH 235 and MATH 236. In this case the complementary credit requirement is reduced by three.
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Taylor series, Taylor's theorem in one and several variables. Review of vector geometry. Partial differentiation, directional derivative. Extreme of functions of 2 or 3 variables. Parametric curves and arc length. Polar and spherical coordinates. Multiple integrals.
Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011
Instructors: Wilbur Jonsson, Neville G F Sancho (Fall) Wilbur Jonsson (Winter)
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Review of matrix algebra, determinants and systems of linear equations. Vector spaces, linear operators and their matrix representations, orthogonality. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization of Hermitian matrices. Applications.
Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011
Instructors: James G Loveys, Hongnian Huang (Fall) James G Loveys (Winter)
Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : First order ordinary differential equations including elementary numerical methods. Linear differential equations. Laplace transforms. Series solutions.
Terms: Fall 2010, Winter 2011, Summer 2011
Instructors: Neville G F Sancho (Fall) Jian-Jun Xu (Winter)
15 credits selected from the required and complementary courses for Majors and Honours students in Mathematics, with MATH 323 strongly recommended; alternatively, up to 6 credits may be allowed for appropriate courses from other departments.