Applied Math & Computational Science (AMCS)

AMCS 510 Complex Analysis

Complex numbers, DeMoivre's theorem, complex valued functions of a complex variable, the derivative, analytic functions, the Cauchy-Riemann equations, complex integration, Cauchy's integral theorem, residues, computation of definite integrals by residues, and elementary conformal mapping.

Taught by: Staff.

One-term course offered either term

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

AMCS 514 Advanced Linear Algebra

Topics will include: Vector spaces, Basis and dimension, quotients; Linear maps and matrices; Determinants, Dual spaces and maps; Invariant subspaces, Cononical forms; Scalar products: Euclidean, unitary and symplectic spaces; Orthogonal and Unitary operators; Tensor products and polylinear maps; Symmetric and skew-symmetric tensors and exterior algebra.

Prerequisite: Math 114 or Math 115

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

AMCS 520 Ordinary Differential Equations

After a rapid review of the basic techniques for solving equations, the course will discuss one or more of the following topics: stability of linear and nonlinear systems, boundary value problems and orthogonal functions, numerical techniques, Laplace transform methods.

One-term course offered either term

Prerequisite: Math 240

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

AMCS 525 Partial Dif Equations

Method of separation of variables will be applied to solve the wave, heat, and Laplace equations. In addition, one or more of the following topics will be covered: qualitative properties of solutions of various equations (characteristics, maximum principles, uniqueness theorems), Laplace and Fourier transform methods, and approximation techniques.

Course usually offered in fall term

Prerequisites: MATH 240 or permission of instructor. Knowledge of PHYS 150-151 will be helpful.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

AMCS 530 Intro to Probability

Random variables, events, special distributions, expectations, independence, law of large numbers, introduction to the central limit theorem, and applications.

Prerequisites: Math 240.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

AMCS 567 Mathematical and Computational Modeling of Biological Systems.

This is an introductory course in mathematical biology. The emphasis will be on the use of mathematical and computational tools for modeling physical phenomena which arise in the study biological systems. Possible topics include random walk models of polymers, membrane elasticity, electrodiffusion and excitable systems, single-molecule kinetics, and stochastic models of biochemical networks.

Course not offered every year

Also Offered As: BE 567

Prerequisites: BE 324 and BE 350

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

AMCS 584 Math of Med Imag&Measure

Course not offered every year

Also Offered As: BE 584

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

AMCS 599 Independent Study

Activity: Independent Study

1 Course Unit

AMCS 602 Algebraic Techniques for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, I.

We turn to linear algebra and the structural properties of linear systems of equations relevant to their numerical solution. In this context we introduce eigenvalues and the spectral theory of matrices. Methods appropriate to the numerical solution of very large systems are discussed. We discuss modern techniques using randomized algorithms for fast matrix-vector multiplication, and fast direct solvers. Topics covered include the classical Fast Multipole Method, the interpolative decomposition, structured matrix algebra, randomized methods for low-rank approximation, and fast direct solvers for sparse matrices. These techniques are of central importance in applications of linear algebra to the numerical solution of PDE, and in Machine Learning. The theoretical content of this course is illustrated and supplemented throughout the year with substantial computational examples and assignments.

Course not offered every year

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

AMCS 603 Algebraic Techniques for Applied Mathematics and Computational Science, II.

We begin with an introduction to group theory. The emphasis is on groups as symetries and transformations of space. After an introduction to abstract groups, we turn our attention to compact Lie groups, in particular SO(3), and their representations. We explore the connections between orthogonal polynomials, classical transcendental functions and group representations. This unit is completed with a discussion of finite groups and their applications in coding theory.

Course not offered every year

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

AMCS 608 Analysis

Complex analysis: analyticity, Cauchy theory, meromorphic functions, isolated singularities, analytic continuation, Runge's theorem, d-bar equation, Mittlag-Leffler theorem, harmonic and sub-harmonic functions, Riemann mapping theorem, Fourier transform from the analytic perspective. Introduction to Real Analysis: Weierstrass approximation, Lebesgue measure and integration Euclideanspaces, Borel measures and convergence theorems, C0 and the Riesz-Markov theorem, Lp-spaces, Fubini's Theorem.

Course not offered every year

Prerequisite: Math 508-509

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

AMCS 609 Analysis

Real analysis: general measure theory, outer measures and Cartheodory construction, Hausdorff measures, Radon-Nikodym theorem, Fubini's theorem, Hilbert space and L2-theory of the Fourier transform. Functional analysis: normed linear spaces, convexity, the Hahn-Banach theorem, duality for Banach spaces, weak convergence, bounded linear operators, Baire category theorem, uniform boundedness principle, open mapping theorem, closed graph theorem, compact operators, Fredholm theory, interpolation theorems, Lp-theory for the Fourier transform.

Course not offered every year

Prerequisites: Math 608 or permission of the instructor.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

AMCS 610 Functional Analysis

Convexity and the Hahn Banach Theorem. Hilbert Spaces, Banach Spaces, and examples: Sobolev spaces, Holder spaces. The uniform bounded principle, Baire category theorem, bounded operators, open mapping theorem, closed graph theorem and applications. The concepts of duality and dual spaces. The Riesz theory of compact operators and Fredholm theory. Functional calculus and elementary Spectral Theory. Interpolation theorems. Applications to partial differential equations and approximation theory.

Prerequisites: Math 608 or 609, some elementary complex analysis is essential.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

AMCS 637 Mesoscale Model and Simulation

This course is targeted at engineering, physical science, computational and mathematics Ph.D. students. The course focuses on techniques for the simulation/modeling of materials on a time and/or length scale that is large compared with atomistic/molecular but with structure that is fine on the scale of typical (homogenized) continuum theory. The course explores kinetic models, defect dynamics, and statistical mechanics models and their implementation in computer simulation.

Also Offered As: MSE 637

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

AMCS 701 Topics in Applied Math

This course offers first-hand experience of coupling mathematics with computing and applications. Topics include: Random walks, randomized algorithms, information theory, coding theory, cryptography, combinatorial optimization, linear programming, permutation networks and parallel computing. Lectures will be supplemented by informal talks by guest speakers from industry about examples and their experience of using mathematics in the real world.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

AMCS 990 Masters Reg Tuition

Activity: Masters Thesis

1 Course Unit

AMCS 999 Independent Study & Research

Study under the direction of a faculty member.

Activity: Independent Study

1 Course Unit