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Honours Applied Mathematics (60 credits)

Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

Applied Mathematics is a very broad field and students are encouraged to choose a coherent program of complementary courses. Most students specialize in "continuous" or "discrete" applied mathematics, but there are many sensible combinations of courses, and the following informal guidelines should be discussed with the student's adviser. Also, aside from seeking to develop a sound basis in Applied Mathematics, one of the objectives of the program is to kindle the students' interest in possible areas of application. To develop an appreciation of the diversity of Applied Mathematics, students are advised to develop some depth (e.g., by completing a minor) in a field related to Applied Mathematics such as Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Economics, Engineering, Management, Physics, Physiology, and Psychology.

Required Courses (42 credits)

* COMP 250 may be preceded by COMP 202.
** Students select either MATH 251 or MATH 247, but not both.

  • COMP 250 Introduction to Computer Science (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : An introduction to the design of computer algorithms, including basic data structures, analysis of algorithms, and establishing correctness of programs. Overview of topics in computer science.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Mathieu Blanchette, Jérôme Waldispuhl, Hamed Hatami (Fall) Martin Robillard (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisites: Familiarity with a high level programming language and CEGEP level Math.
    • Restrictions: COMP 203 and COMP 250 are considered to be equivalent from a prerequisite point of view, and cannot both be taken for credit.
  • COMP 252 Honours Algorithms and Data Structures (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : The design and analysis of data structures and algorithms. The description of various computational problems and the algorithms that can be used to solve them, along with their associated data structures. Proving the correctness of algorithms and determining their computational complexity.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Luc P Devroye (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: COMP 250 and MATH 240
    • Restrictions: Open only to students registered in following programs: Honours in Computer Science, Joint Honours in Mathematics and Computer Science, Honours in Applied Mathematics, Honours in Mathematics. Not open to students who have taken or are taking COMP 251.
    • Note: COMP 252 can be used instead of COMP 251 to satisfy prerequisites.
  • MATH 235 Algebra 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Sets, functions and relations. Methods of proof. Complex numbers. Divisibility theory for integers and modular arithmetic. Divisibility theory for polynomials. Rings, ideals and quotient rings. Fields and construction of fields from polynomial rings. Groups, subgroups and cosets; group actions on sets.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Payman L Kassaei (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 hours lecture; 1 hour tutorial
    • Prerequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent
  • MATH 242 Analysis 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : A rigorous presentation of sequences and of real numbers and basic properties of continuous and differentiable functions on the real line.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Axel W Hundemer (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: MATH 141
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who are taking or who have taken MATH 254.
  • MATH 247 Honours Applied Linear Algebra (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Matrix algebra, determinants, systems of linear equations. Abstract vector spaces, inner product spaces, Fourier series. Linear transformations and their matrix representations. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalizable and defective matrices, positive definite and semidefinite matrices. Quadratic and Hermitian forms, generalized eigenvalue problems, simultaneous reduction of quadratic forms. Applications.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Piotr Przytycki (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent.
    • Restriction: Intended for Honours Physics and Engineering students
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 236, MATH 223 or MATH 251
  • MATH 248 Honours Advanced Calculus (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Partial derivatives; implicit functions; Jacobians; maxima and minima; Lagrange multipliers. Scalar and vector fields; orthogonal curvilinear coordinates. Multiple integrals; arc length, volume and surface area. Line integrals; Green's theorem; the divergence theorem. Stokes' theorem; irrotational and solenoidal fields; applications.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Pengfei Guan (Fall)

    • Fall and Winter and Summer
    • Prerequisites: MATH 133 and MATH 222 or consent of Department.
    • Restriction: Intended for Honours Mathematics, Physics and Engineering students
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 314
  • MATH 251 Honours Algebra 2 (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Linear equations over a field. Introduction to vector spaces. Linear maps and their matrix representation. Determinants. Canonical forms. Duality. Bilinear and quadratic forms. Real and complex inner product spaces. Diagonalization of self-adjoint operators.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Piotr Przytycki (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: MATH 235 or permission of the Department
    • Restriction: Not open to students who are taking or have taken MATH 247
  • MATH 255 Honours Analysis 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Basic point-set topology, metric spaces: open and closed sets, normed and Banach spaces, Hölder and Minkowski inequalities, sequential compactness, Heine-Borel, Banach Fixed Point theorem. Riemann-(Stieltjes) integral, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Taylor's theorem. Uniform convergence. Infinite series, convergence tests, power series. Elementary functions.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Vojkan Jaksic (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: MATH 242 or MATH 254 or permission of the Department
  • MATH 325 Honours Ordinary Differential Equations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : First and second order equations, linear equations, series solutions, Frobenius method, introduction to numerical methods and to linear systems, Laplace transforms, applications.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Antony Raymond Humphries (Fall) Charles Roth (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter
    • (3-0-6)
    • Prerequisite: MATH 222.
    • Restriction: Intended for Honours Mathematics, Physics and Engineering programs.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 263 (formerly MATH 261), MATH 315
  • MATH 350 Graph Theory and Combinatorics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Graph models. Graph connectivity, planarity and colouring. Extremal graph theory. Matroids. Enumerative combinatorics and listing.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Sergey Norin (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: MATH 235 or MATH 240 and MATH 251 or MATH 223.
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 343 or MATH 340.
    • Intended for students in mathematics or computer science honours programs.
  • MATH 356 Honours Probability (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Sample space, probability axioms, combinatorial probability. Conditional probability, Bayes' Theorem. Distribution theory with special reference to the Binomial, Poisson, and Normal distributions. Expectations, moments, moment generating functions, uni-variate transformations. Random vectors, independence, correlation, multivariate transformations. Conditional distributions, conditional expectation.Modes of stochastic convergence, laws of large numbers, Central Limit Theorem.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Abbas Khalili Mahmoudabadi (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite(s): MATH 133 or MATH 134, and MATH 222 or permisson of the Department.
    • Corequisite(s): MATH 242 or MATH 254
  • MATH 357 Honours Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Data analysis. Estimation and hypothesis testing. Power of tests. Likelihood ratio criterion. The chi-squared goodness of fit test. Introduction to regression analysis and analysis of variance.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: David B Wolfson (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: MATH 356 or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 324
  • MATH 375 Honours Partial Differential Equations (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : First order partial differential equations, geometric theory, classification of second order linear equations, Sturm-Liouville problems, orthogonal functions and Fourier series, eigenfunction expansions, separation of variables for heat, wave and Laplace equations, Green's function methods, uniqueness theorems.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Adam Oberman (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: MATH 247 or MATH 251 or equivalent, MATH 248 or equivalent, MATH 325
  • MATH 376 Honours Nonlinear Dynamics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : This course consists of the lectures of MATH 326, but will be assessed at the honours level.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Jean-Christophe Nave (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: MATH 222, MATH 223
    • Restrictions: Intended primarily for Honours students. Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 326.
    • Note: Additionally, a special project or projects may be assigned.
  • MATH 470 Honours Research Project (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : The project will contain a significant research component that requires substantial independent work consisting of a written report and oral examination or presentation.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Djivede Kelome, Antony Raymond Humphries, Jean-Christophe Nave, Gantumur Tsogtgerel, Adrian Roshan Vetta (Fall) Djivede Kelome (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter and Summer
    • Requires Departmental Approval
    • Students are advised to start contacting potential project supervisors early during their U2 year.
    • Prerequisite: appropriate honours courses with approval of the project supervisor

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

Advising Notes:
Students interested in continuous applied mathematics are urged to choose these as part of their Complementary Courses: MATH 354 and MATH 355, and are advised to choose additional courses from MATH 387, MATH 397, MATH 555, MATH 560, MATH 574, MATH 578, MATH 579, MATH 580, MATH 581.

Students interested in discrete applied mathematics are advised to choose from these as part of their Complementary Courses: COMP 362, COMP 490, MATH 370, MATH 371, MATH 407, MATH 547, MATH 487, MATH 550, MATH 552, MATH 560.

3 credits selected from:

  • MATH 249 Honours Complex Variables (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Functions of a complex variable; Cauchy-Riemann equations; Cauchy's theorem and consequences. Taylor and Laurent expansions. Residue calculus; evaluation of real integrals; integral representation of special functions; the complex inversion integral. Conformal mapping; Schwarz-Christoffel transformation; Poisson's integral formulas; applications.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Gantumur Tsogtgerel (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: MATH 248.
    • Restriction: Intended for Honours Physics and Engineering students
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 316
  • MATH 366 Honours Complex Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Functions of a complex variable, Cauchy-Riemann equations, Cauchy's theorem and its consequences. Uniform convergence on compacta. Taylor and Laurent series, open mapping theorem, Rouché's theorem and the argument principle. Calculus of residues. Fractional linear transformations and conformal mappings.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Dmitry Jakobson (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: MATH 248.
    • Corequisite: MATH 354.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 466, MATH 249, MATH 316, MATH 381.

at least 3 credits selected from:

  • MATH 387 Honours Numerical Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Error analysis. Numerical solutions of equations by iteration. Interpolation. Numerical differentiation and integration. Introduction to numerical solutions of differential equations.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Taught in alternate years
    • Winter (even years)
    • Prerequisites: MATH 325 or MATH 315, COMP 202 or permission of instructor.
    • Corequisites: MATH 255 or MATH 243.
    • Restriction: Intended primarily for Honours students.
  • MATH 397 Honours Matrix Numerical Analysis (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : The course consists of the lectures of MATH 327 plus additional work involving theoretical assignments and/or a project. The final examination for this course may be different from that of MATH 327.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Antony Raymond Humphries (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: MATH 251 or MATH 247, COMP 202 or permission of the instructor.

and the remainder of credits selected from:

  • COMP 362 Honours Algorithm Design (3 credits)

    Offered by: Computer Science (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Computer Science (Sci) : Basic algorithmic techniques, their applications and limitations. Problem complexity, how to deal with problems for which no efficient solutions are known.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Hamed Hatami (Winter)

    • 3 hours
    • Prerequisite: COMP 252
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking COMP 360.
    • Note: COMP 362 can be used instead of COMP 360 to satisfy prerequisites.
  • MATH 352 Problem Seminar (1 credit)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Seminar in Mathematical Problem Solving. The problems considered will be of the type that occur in the Putnam competition and in other similar mathematical competitions.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Sergey Norin (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Enrolment in a math related program or permission of the instructor. Requires departmental approval.
    • Prerequisite: Enrolment in a math related program or permission of the instructor.
  • MATH 354 Honours Analysis 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Review of point-set topology: topological space, dense sets, completeness, compactness, connectedness and path-connectedness, separability. Arzela-Ascoli, Stone-Weierstrass, Baire category theorems. Measure theory: sigma algebras, Lebesgue measure and integration, L^1 functions. Fatou's lemma, monotone and dominated convergence theorem. Egorov, Lusin's theorems. Fubini-Tonelli theorem.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Stephen W Drury (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: MATH 255 or equivalent
  • MATH 355 Honours Analysis 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Continuation of measure theory. Functional analysis: L^p spaces, linear functionals and dual spaces, Hahn-Banach theorem, Riesz representation theorem. Hilbert spaces, weak convergence. Spectral theory of compact operator. Introduction to Fourier analysis, Fourier transforms.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Stephen W Drury (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: MATH 354 or equivalent.
  • MATH 370 Honours Algebra 3 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Introduction to monoids, groups, permutation groups; the isomorphism theorems for groups; the theorems of Cayley, Lagrange and Sylow; structure of groups of low order. Introduction to ring theory; integral domains, fields, quotient field of an integral domain; polynomial rings; unique factorization domains.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Payman L Kassaei (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: MATH 235 and either (MATH 247 or MATH 251)
  • MATH 371 Honours Algebra 4 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Introduction to modules and algebras; finitely generated modules over a principal ideal domain. Field extensions; finite fields; Galois groups; the fundamental theorem of Galois theory; application to the classical problem of solvability by radicals.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Henri Darmon (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: MATH 370
  • MATH 377 Honours Number Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : This course consists of the lectures of MATH 346, but will be assessed at the honours level.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: Enrolment in Mathematics Honours program or consent of instructor
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 346.
    • Note: Additionally, a special project or projects may be assigned.
  • MATH 380 Honours Differential Geometry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : In addition to the topics of MATH 320, topics in the global theory of plane and space curves, and in the global theory of surfaces are presented. These include: total curvature and the Fary-Milnor theorem on knotted curves, abstract surfaces as 2-d manifolds, the Euler characteristic, the Gauss-Bonnet theorem for surfaces.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Niky Kamran (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: MATH 251 or MATH 247, and MATH 248 or MATH 314
  • MATH 480 Honours Independent Study (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Reading projects permitting independent study under the guidance of a staff member specializing in a subject where no appropriate course is available. Arrangements must be made with an instructor and the Chair before registration.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Vojkan Jaksic, Michael Pichot (Fall) Vojkan Jaksic (Winter)

    • Fall and Winter and Summer
    • Please see regulations concerning Project Courses under Faculty Degree Requirements
    • Requires approval by the chair before registration
  • MATH 487 Honours Mathematical Programming (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : The course consists of the lectures of MATH 417, but will be assessed at the honours level.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Nicolas Bousquet (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: MATH 248, MATH 251 and COMP 202 or COMP 250 or permission of instructor.
    • Restriction: Intended primarily for honours students. Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 417.
    • Note: Additionally, a special project or projects may be assigned.
  • MATH 488 Honours Set Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Axioms of set theory. Operations on sets. Ordinal and cardinal numbers. Well-orderings, transfinite induction and recursion. Consequences of the axiom of choice. Boolean algebras. Cardinal arithmetic.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Marcin Sabok (Winter)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: MATH 251 or MATH 255 or permission of instructor
  • MATH 490 Honours Mathematics of Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : This course consists of the lectures of MATH 430, but will be assessed at the honours level.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: MATH 222, MATH 323 or equivalent. (Intended primarily for honours students.)
    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken MATH 330. Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 430.
    • Note: Additionally, a special project or projects may be assigned.

All MATH 500-level courses.

No more than 6 credits from the following courses for which no Honours equivalent exists:

  • MATH 204 Principles of Statistics 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : The concept of degrees of freedom and the analysis of variability. Planning of experiments. Experimental designs. Polynomial and multiple regressions. Statistical computer packages (no previous computing experience is needed). General statistical procedures requiring few assumptions about the probability model.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: MATH 203 or equivalent. No calculus prerequisites
    • Restriction: This course is intended for students in all disciplines. For extensive course restrictions covering statistics courses see Section 3.6.1 of the Arts and of the Science sections of the calendar regarding course overlaps.
    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.
  • MATH 329 Theory of Interest (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Simple and compound interest, annuities certain, amortization schedules, bonds, depreciation.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Neville G F Sancho (Winter)

    • Winter
    • Prerequisite: MATH 141
  • MATH 338 History and Philosophy of Mathematics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Egyptian, Babylonian, Greek, Indian and Arab contributions to mathematics are studied together with some modern developments they give rise to, for example, the problem of trisecting the angle. European mathematics from the Renaissance to the 18th century is discussed in some detail.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Thomas F Fox (Fall)

    • Fall
  • MATH 348 Topics in Geometry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Selected topics - the particular selection may vary from year to year. Topics include: isometries in the plane, symmetry groups of frieze and ornamental patterns, equidecomposibility, non-Euclidean geometry and problems in discrete geometry.

    Terms: Summer 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: MATH 133 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
  • MATH 407 Dynamic Programming (3 credits)

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Sequential decision problems, resource allocation, transportation problems, equipment replacement, integer programming, network analysis, inventory systems, project scheduling, queuing theory calculus of variations, markovian decision processes, stochastic path problems, reliability, discrete and continuous control processes.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • Prerequisites: COMP 202; MATH 223 or MATH 236, MATH 314, MATH 315 and MATH 323

Other courses with the permission of the Department.

Faculty of Arts—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)