Bachelor of ScienceMajorYear: 2017
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A/Professor Harry Quiney (School of Physics)
Professor Omar Foda (Department of Mathematics and Statistics)
This major combines the overviews of the Physics and the Mathematics and Statistics majors.
Intended learning outcomes
Mathematical Physics Major Graduates should demonstrate:
- mastery of a broad spectrum of mathematical methods and ability to use these methods to solve diverse problems in the physical as well as the engineering sciences;
- appreciation of the distinction between mathematics which is a science based on rigorous proofs and physics which is a science based on experimental results;
- ability to move back and forth between abstract mathematical concepts and concrete physical results, transferring ideas from one subject to the other;
- aptitude at modelling physical phenomena in mathematical terms, as well proposing physical realizations of mathematical results;
- ability to communicate abstract mathematical ideas to an audience with a heterogeneous background in the physical and engineering sciences as well as communicating real-life experimental results to mathematicians;
- intuition into applicability of mathematics in the real world and ability to extract a physical significance of mathematical facts;
- facility in successfully joining groups of researchers from diverse backgrounds including mathematicians as well as physicists and engineers.
Last updated: 24 January 2023