Applied Mathematics: Solid Mechanics and Vibrations Option (B.S.)

Applied Mathematics: Solid Mechanics and Vibrations Option (B.S.)

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What is the solid mechanics and vibrations option in applied mathematics?

This option in the applied mathematics degree program combines a foundation in mathematics with coursework designed to give students a fundamental understanding of how materials respond to forces large and small. Students completing this program will be prepared for graduate study in applied mathematics or work in a variety of industries that use material science. 

Why study applied mathematics at UNH?

This program allows you to choose a specific interest and pursue it alongside accomplished mathematicians, statisticians and educators who have won prestigious honors including a Grammy Award and a MacArthur “genius” grant. Upper-level mathematics classes tend to be small, so you’ll enjoy close connections to professors as they delve into the intricacies of advanced ideas. An accelerated master’s program is available in applied mathematics, allowing students to complete their master’s degree early.  This department has produced many winners of the prestigious Department of Defense SMART Scholarship.

Potential careers

  • Computational scientist
  • Financial services/actuary
  • Mathematician/statistician (government/research/academia)
  • Programmer
  • Quantitative specialist in business or industry
  • Software developer
  • Teacher/educator/curriculum supervisor
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Kingsbury Hall, W383
33 Academic Way
Durham, NH 03824

Phone: (603) 862-2320

Curriculum & Requirements

This degree program prepares students for employment and/or graduate study in a variety of fields and research specializations in which mathematics plays a critical role in the solution of important scientific and technological problems.

Graduation Requirements

In all courses used to satisfy the requirements for its major programs, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics requires that a student earn a grade of C- or better and have an overall grade-point average of at least 2.00 in these courses.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
MATH 425 Calculus I 4
Inquiry Course 4
Discovery Course 4
Discovery Course 4
MATH 400 Freshman Seminar 1
 Credits17
Spring
MATH 426 Calculus II 4
MATH 445 Mathematics and Applications with MATLAB 4
PHYS 407 General Physics I 4
ENGL 401 First-Year Writing 4
 Credits16
Second Year
Fall
MATH 528 Multidimensional Calculus 4
MATH 539 Introduction to Statistical Analysis 4
PHYS 408 General Physics II 4
ME 525 Statics 4
 Credits16
Spring
MATH 527 Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 4
MATH 531 Mathematical Proof 4
MATH 645 Linear Algebra for Applications 4
ME 526 Mechanics of Materials 3
 Credits15
Third Year
Fall
MATH 647 Complex Analysis for Applications 4
MATH 745 Foundations of Applied Mathematics I 4
ME 627 Dynamics 3
Discovery Course 4
 Credits15
Spring
ME 561 Introduction to Materials Science 4
ME 724 Vibration Theory and Applications 4
Discovery Course 4
Discovery Course 4
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Fall
MATH 753 Introduction to Numerical Methods I 4
700-level ME Elective Course 4
Discovery Course 4
Elective Course 4
Elective Course 2
 Credits18
Spring
Capstone: 4
MATH 797
or MATH 798
or MATH 799
Senior Seminar
or Senior Project
or Senior Thesis
 
Elective Course 4
Elective Course 4
Elective Course 4
 Credits16
 Total Credits129

Major Requirements

MATH 425Calculus I4
MATH 426Calculus II4
MATH 445Mathematics and Applications with MATLAB4
or IAM 550 Introduction to Engineering Computing
MATH 527Differential Equations with Linear Algebra 14
MATH 528Multidimensional Calculus 14
MATH 531Mathematical Proof4
MATH 644Statistics for Engineers and Scientists 24
MATH 645Linear Algebra for Applications 14
MATH 753Introduction to Numerical Methods I4
PHYS 407General Physics I4
Capstone - select one of the following:2-4
MATH 797
Senior Seminar
MATH 798
Senior Project
MATH 799
Senior Thesis
Total Credits42-44

Solid Mechanics and Vibrations Option Requirements

PHYS 408General Physics II4
MATH 647Complex Analysis for Applications4
MATH 745Foundations of Applied Mathematics I4
ME 525Statics3
or CEE 500 Statics for Civil Engineers
ME 526Mechanics of Materials3
or CEE 501 Strength of Materials
ME 561Introduction to Materials Science4
ME 627Dynamics3
Select TWO of the following:8
ME 724
Vibration Theory and Applications
ME 727
Advanced Mechanics of Solids
ME 730
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
ME #731
Fracture and Fatigue Engineering Material
One 700-level Elective 3
Total Credits33

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