20132014 Catalog
Applied Mathematics Department
Amanda Hattaway, Chair
Annex Central Room 207
Phone: 6179894368
FACULTY
Professors 
Gary M. Simundza 

Associate Professors 
Robert C. Cournoyer 
Dwight F. Horan 
Donald C. Filan 
Anita A. Penta 

Amanda Hattaway, Ph.D. 

Assistant Professors 
Sukanya Basu, Ph.D. 
Barry Husowitz, Ph.D. 
Ophir Feldman, Ph.D. 
Grace Kennedy, Ph.D. 

Georgi Gospodinov, Ph.D. 
Emma Smith Zbarsky, Ph.D 

John Haga, 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
Wentworth Institute of Technology offers a threeyear 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, riskmanagement 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 highlevel 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 everchanging technical and diverse society.
DEGREE DETAILS
Total Required Credits: 120
This is a three year program that begins in the fall semester of the student’s first year and is planned to complete in the summer semester of the student’s third year. Students interested in completing the program in four years should contact the department office.
Please refer to Graduation Requirements – Undergraduate for information regarding the English sequence and the Humanities and Social Sciences elective requirement.
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, Machine Learning, Dynamical Systems and Chaos, Complex Variables, Partial Differential Equations, Topology, Math Methods in Science/Engineering, and Real Analysis I) 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.
APPLIED MATHEMATICS 

Fall Semester 
Spring Semester 
Summer Semester 

Course 
Course 
Course 

First Year 
MATH270 Methods and Topics in Applied Mathematics I 
4 
MATH275 Methods and Topics in Applied Mathematics II 
4 
COOP300 PreCooperative Work Term (Optional) 
0 
MATH285 Engineering Calculus I 
4 
MATH295 Engineering Calculus II 
4 


MATH410 Discrete Mathematics 
4 
COMP201 Computer Science II 
4 

COMP128 Computer Science I 
4 
PHYS310 
4 

ENGLISH English Sequence 
4 
ENGLISH English Sequence 
4 

TOTAL CREDITS 
20 
20 

Second Year 
MATH505 Probability and Statistics for Engineers 
4 
MATH310 Operations Research 
4 
COOP400 Coop Work Semester I 
0 
MATH515 Multivariable Calculus 
4 
MATH320 Introduction to Numerical Analysis 
4 


MATH625 Differential Equations 
4 
MATH890 Linear Algebra & Matrix Theory 
4 

PHYS320 
4 
ELECTIVE Technical 
4 

ELECTIVE Humanities/Social Science 
4 
ELECTIVE Humanities/Social Science 
4 

TOTAL CREDITS 
20 
20 
0 

Third Year 
MATH297 Exposition in Applied Mathematics 
1 
COOP600 Coop Work Semester II 
0 
MATH691 Applied Mathematics Final Year Design II 
4 
MATH605 Advanced Statistics 
4 

ELECTIVE Technical 
4 

MATH690 Applied Mathematics Final Year Design I 
4 
ELECTIVE Technical 
4 

ELMC805 Advanced Mathematical Modeling 
3 
ELECTIVE Humanities/Social Science 
4 

ELECTIVE Technical 
4 
ELECTIVE Humanities/Social Science 
4 

ELECTIVE Humanities/Social Science 
4 


TOTAL CREDITS 
20 
0 
20 
The minor in applied mathematics provides a focus for students who are interested in the subject and want to integrate an aspect of applied mathematics with their major.
To earn the minor a student must pass three core courses and two elective courses.

Course 

Credits 
Core Courses 
MATH505 
Probability and Statistics for Engineers 
4 
MATH615 
Differential Equations and Systems Modeling OR 
4 

MATH625 
Differential Equations 
4 

MATH890 
Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory 
4 

Elective Courses 
MATH310 
Operations Research 
4 
MATH320 
Introduction to Numerical Analysis 
4 

MATH330 
Math Methods in Science/Engineering 
4 

MATH470 
Introduction to Abstract Algebra 
4 

MATH520 
Actuarial Math 
4 

MATH525 
Complex Variables 
4 

MATH530 
Topology 
4 

MATH600 
Real Analysis I 
4 

MATH605 
Advanced Statistics 
4 

MATH635 
Partial Differential Equations 
4 

MATH645 
Dynamical Systems and Chaos 
4 

MATH650 
Machine Learning 
4 


TOTAL CREDITS FOR MINOR 
20 