This major combines the overviews of the Physics and the Mathematics and Statistics majors.
NOTE - Students undertaking this major may not be concurrently admitted to the Diploma in Mathematical Sciences (D-MATHSC).
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.