Subject: Mathematics
Credit units: 0
Offered: Term 1 and 2
College: Arts and Science
Department: Mathematics and Statistics


Each student in the course is required to prepare and submit a written document treating a topic in the mathematical and/or statistical sciences. The topic should be one that is not typically taught in the standard course offerings of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Each student will work under the guidance of a faculty advisor. After submitting the thesis, the student will deliver an oral presentation on their topic for their peers in the course, the faculty advisors, and the course coordinator(s).

Prerequisite(s): Students must be registered in an Honours or Double Honours program in Mathematical Physics, Mathematics, or Statistics.
Note: Students enrolled in this course are expected to find a faculty advisor for the thesis work from Mathematics & Statistics (or from another unit, with the approval of the Undergraduate Chair for Mathematics & Statistics). The course coordinator(s) will assist with finding an advisor as necessary. Mathematical Physics students taking PHYS 491 or PHYS 493 in addition to MATH 402 may be able to coordinate their research project in PHYS 491 or PHYS 493 with their thesis work in MATH 402, subject to the approval of both the MATH 402 course coordinator(s) and the PHYS 491 or PHYS 493 supervisor(s).

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