Mathematics - Physics
The Mathematics and Physical Sciences Core encourages all majors and minors in our Department to experience similar theoretical, analytical, and algorithmic viewpoints. This collection of courses incorporates programming, problem-solving, abstract analysis, and applications.
Note: Students interested in graduate work in physics are strongly encouraged to take PHY-240/240L, all upper-division physics courses (300 and 400 level) and MAT-431 Complex Variables. Some facility with general-purpose programming is strongly urged.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Communicates effectively, using the language, concepts, and processes of mathematics and physics.
- Uses the methodologies of mathematics and physics to define and solve problems independently and collaboratively.
- Uses a wide variety of laboratory techniques with accuracy and precision.
- Finds, selects, and uses appropriate scientific and mathematical information to support his/her work.
- Uses different strategies to analyze and synthesize physical data.
- Critiques the data, strategies, and models used in mathematics and physics.