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Continuum and Fluid Mechanics

  • Our courses Continuum Mechanics (AMATH 361) and Fluid Mechanics (AMATH 463) provide a unique opportunity for undergraduates to learn about this fascinating field. These courses combine mathematical analysis of the physical phenomena with computer visualization and demonstrations using equipment in our Fluids lab.
  • The option in Earth Science, which can be combined with our AMATH program, is designed for students who are interested in Fluid Mechanics and would like to learn how it is related to environmental issues.

Control Theory

  • We have a fourth year course in Control Theory (AMATH 455), which builds on the foundational courses in ordinary differential equations and complex analysis. We also have a related course in the Calculus of Variations (AMATH 456).
  • When taking the control theory course you will do some experiments in our Control lab.
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  • If you find Control Theory interesting, consider enrolling in our program Applied Mathematics with Engineering Electives. One of the areas of specialization is "Communication & Control". You could take a course in "Robot Dynamics & Control".

Dynamical Systems

  • Two of our foundation courses (AMATH 250 & AMATH 351) deal with methods for analyzing the solutions of differential equations. They provide the background for a fourth year course on dynamical systems.

Quantum Theory

  • An introduction to the fascinating quantum world is provided by our courses AMATH 373/473 (Quantum Theory 1 and 2).
  • AMATH 473, together with PHYS 467 (Introduction to Quantum Information Processing), will provide the foundation for those interested in research in Quantum Information Theory and Quantum Computing.
  • If you find quantum theory interesting, consider enrolling in our program in Mathematical Physics.

Scientific Computing

  • Our courses AMATH 342 (Computational methods for DEs) And AMATH 442 (Computational methods for PDEs) give a solid introduction to the development of computational methods, their implementation in Matlab, and numerical simulations in a variety of areas of applications.
  • If using computers to solve problems in science and technology appeals to you consider enrolling in our program Scientific Computation/Applied Mathematics.