## Applied Mathematics Department

**Amanda Hattaway, Chair**

Annex Central Room 207

Phone: 617-989-4368

### Faculty

**Professors**

- Eleanor K. Canter
- Michael R. John
- Francis E. Nestor
- David E. Stevens
- Gary M. Simundza

**Associate Professors**

- Robert C. Cournoyer
- Donald J. Filan
- Amanda Hattaway, Ph.D.
- Dwight F. Horan
- Marcia J. Kemen
- Anita A. Penta

**Assistant Professors**

- Ophir Feldman, Ph.D.
- John Haga, Ph.D.
- Emma Smith Zbarsky, Ph.D.

### Department Vision and Mission Statement

Mathematics courses comprise part of the core of each Wentworth student's college program. Our departmental offerings are designed to help facilitate student success across all programs at the Institute.

The B.S. in Applied Mathematics program links mathematics and the worlds of science, technology, engineering and social science. Mathematical principles are used to derive such varied types of information as the strength of materials, the behavior of fluids, the spread of disease and the rate of inflation. Students will learn to integrate analytical and computational tools in the modeling of physical, biological and/or economic processes. The problem solving skills that the Applied Math major develops will apply across disciplines.

### Degree Program

#### Applied Mathematics: Leading to the Bachelor of Science degree

**Program Description**

Wentworth Institute of Technology offers a three-year B.S. in Applied Mathematics. In three years, Applied Math majors take six semesters of classes and complete two marketable applied math internships while in the program. Graduates, in addition to continuing their education at the graduate level, may seek employment in a variety of fields such as: government, finance, risk-management and actuarial science, predictive modeling, research, operations, software engineering, statistics, biomedicine or informatics.

While the degree is designed as a three year program, students may opt to complete the degree in four years. Please contact the Applied Mathematics department for more information.

**Applied Mathematics Program Objectives**

Program graduates will be able to:

- Apply mathematics and critical thinking to solve applied problems.
- Apply mathematical concepts to perform computations, model phenomena, and write proofs.
- Effectively and efficiently use mathematical software packages to solve problems and to use for written and oral presentations.
- Write code in a high-level computer programming language.
- Deliver clear and precise, written and oral presentations, demonstrating: (1) comprehension of mathematical content and (2) the ability to communicate that mathematical content to different audiences.
- Advance further in applied mathematics, whether in industry or in academia.
- Work and function in an ever-changing technical and diverse society.

**First Year**

Fall Semester |
Course |
R |
L |
C |
---|---|---|---|---|

MATH270 | Methods and Topics in Applied Mathematics I | 4 | 0 | 4 |

ENGLISH | English Sequence† | 4 | 0 | 4 |

MATH285 | Engineering Calculus I | 4 | 0 | 4 |

MATH410 | Discrete Math | 4 | 0 | 4 |

COMP128 | Computer Science I | 3 | 2 | 4 |

Total | 19 | 2 | 20 | |

Spring Semester |
Course | R | L | C |

MATH275 | Methods and Topics in Applied Mathematics II | 4 | 0 | 4 |

ENGLISH | English Sequence† | 4 | 0 | 4 |

PHYS310 | Engineering Physics I | 3 | 2 | 4 |

MATH295 | Engineering Calculus II | 4 | 0 | 4 |

COMP201 | Compupter Science II | 3 | 2 | 4 |

Total | 18 | 4 | 20 |

#### Second Year

Fall Semester |
Course |
R |
L |
C |
---|---|---|---|---|

MATH505 | Probability and Statistics for Engineers | 4 | 0 | 4 |

MATH515 | Multivariable Calculus | 4 | 0 | 4 |

MATH625 | Differential Equations | 4 | 0 | 4 |

ELECTIVE | Humanities/Social Science Elective* | 4 | 0 | 4 |

ELECTIVE | Technical Elective^{1} |
4 | 0 | 4 |

Total | 20 | 0 | 20 | |

Spring Semester |
Course |
R |
L |
C |

ELECTIVE | Humanities/Social Science Elective* | 4 | 0 | 4 |

MATH310 | Operations Research | 4 | 0 | 4 |

MATH320 | Introduction to Numerical Analysis | 4 | 0 | 4 |

MATH890 | Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory | 4 | 0 | 4 |

ELECTIVE | Technical Elective^{1} |
4 | 0 | 4 |

Total | 20 | 0 | 20 | |

Summer Semester |
Course | R | L |
C |

COOP400 | Co-op Work Semester I | 0 | 0 | 0 |

#### Third Year^{}

Fall Semester |
Course |
R |
L |
C |
---|---|---|---|---|

MATH690 | Applied Mathematics Final Year Design I | 4 | 0 | 4 |

ELMC805 | Advanced Mathematical Modeling | 3 | 0 | 3 |

MATH605 | Advanced Statistics | 4 | 0 | 4 |

ELECTIVE | Humanities/Social Science Elective* | 4 | 0 | 4 |

ELECTIVE | Technical Elective^{1} |
4 | 0 | 4 |

MATH297 | Exposition in Applied Mathematics | 1 | 0 | 1 |

Total | 20 | 0 | 20 | |

Spring Semester |
Course | R | L |
C |

COOP600 | Co-op Work Semester II | 0 | 0 | 0 |

Summer Semester |
Course |
R |
L |
C |

ELECTIVE | Humanities/Social Science Elective* | 4 | 0 | 4 |

MATH691 | Applied Mathematics Final Year Design II | 4 | 0 | 4 |

ELECTIVE | Humanities/Social Science Elective* | 4 | 0 | 4 |

ELECTIVE | Technical Elective^{1} |
4 | 0 | 4 |

ELECTIVE | Technical Elective^{1} |
4 | 0 | 4 |

Total | 20 | 0 | 20 |

R=Class Hours Per Week, L=Lab Hours Per Week, C=Semester Credit Hours

^{†}Please refer to the English sequence requirement.

*Please refer to the humanities/social science elective requirement.

^{1}A total of 16 semester credit hours of technical electives must be taken as a part of the program. Students may choose, after consultation with their faculty advisor, among the electives offered each semester. Technical elective courses will include biological, financial and physical science applications through courses offered by the Applied Mathematics Department (such as: Actuarial Mathematics, Abstract Algebra, Mathematical Biology, Dynamical Systems and Chaos, Complex Analysis, and Stochastic Processes) as well as courses offered by other departments besides the Applied Math Department (with approval from the Applied Math Department Chair and the student’s advisor); examples include: COMP611 Introduction to Biostatistics with Applications and COMP411 Algorithm Design and Analysis.