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

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

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.

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 539Introduction to Statistical Analysis4
MATH 645Linear Algebra for Applications 14
MATH 753Introduction to Numerical Methods I4
PHYS 407General Physics I4
Capstone - select one of the following:4
Senior Seminar
Senior Project
Senior Thesis
Total Credits44

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
Vibration Theory and Applications
Advanced Mechanics of Solids
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Fracture and Fatigue Engineering Material
Total Credits33

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