To help ensure students will be successful in the program there are three required prerequisite courses.
- Beginning scientific computing.
- Introduction to differential equations and applications.
- Applied linear algebra and numerical analysis.
Beginning Scientific Computing (AMATH 301 or equivalent coursework)
Introduction to the use of computers to solve problems arising in the physical, biological and engineering sciences. Application of mathematical judgment, programming architecture and flow control in solving scientific problems. Introduction to MATLAB routines for numerical programming, computation and visualization.
Introduction to Differential Equations and Applications (AMATH 351 or equivalent coursework)
Introductory survey of ordinary differential equations. Linear and nonlinear equations. Taylor series. Laplace transforms. Emphasis on formulation, solution and interpretation of results. Examples from physical and biological sciences and engineering. Introduction to MATLAB as a tool for solving differential equations.
Applied Linear Algebra and Numerical Analysis (AMATH 352 or equivalent coursework)
Analysis and application of numerical methods and algorithms to problems in the applied sciences and engineering. Applied linear algebra, including eigenvalue problems. Emphasis on use of conceptual methods in engineering, mathematics and science.
Advanced calculus or real analysis coursework is recommend but not required.