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Mathematical Physics

MajorYear: 2019

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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.
Last updated: 17 April 2019