MAT-3002 Introduction to Mathematical Research 2 - 10 ECTS
Same prerequisites as those for admission into the Master of Mathematical Sciences program. In particular, a bachelor’s degree in one of the natural sciences, or equivalent, including core mathematics courses (calculus and linear algebra), with a grade C or better in the Norwegian grading system.
Application code 9371.
The course will prepare students for advanced training and work in the mathematical sciences, both within and outside of academia. It will provide students with foundational mathematical tools and introduce them to scientific standards and traditions for referencing and publishing. The knowledge acquired through the course will be demonstrated in a portfolio of reports, summarizing the calculations and theoretical techniques implemented and addressing the broader relevance of the mathematical problems investigated for society.
The course is central to the Master’s program because it will provide a panoramic view of the ongoing research activities at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, it will introduce the necessary common background for all Master’s students, and it will serve as training in preparation for the Master’s project and future professional career.
The course will consist of three parts:
- Fundamental aspects of the mathematical sciences - part 2
- Publishing and innovation
- Report writing
1. Fundamental aspects of the mathematical sciences
Three mathematical modules will reflect topics that are most relevant for both theoretical and applied work in the mathematical sciences. In this course, these three thematic modules will focus on:
- Applied mathematics: Mathematical Modeling, part 2
- Pure mathematics: Geometry
- Statistics: Bayesian analysis
The student must participate in at least 90% of the lectures.
2. Publishing and innovation
Via seminars and lectures, students will become familiar with concepts related to scientific publishing and result dissemination:
- Citation styles and standards in the mathematical sciences
- Scientific publications: components, authorship, publication stages
- Copyright and open access models
- Innovation and intellectual property
3. Report writing and oral presentation
Each student will create a portfolio of reports and present a short lecture based on one of these. The goal is to demonstrate mastery of the course material and the ability to present work orally and in a formal written format. Reports are based on material introduced in the course in the thematic areas of Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics, and Statistics. The portfolio of reports will be used for the final assessment of the student’s performance.
After the course, the student will have acquired a solid and broad theoretical / practical foundation for future work in the mathematical sciences. This means that the student:
- has broad knowledge of the core topics presented in applied mathematics, pure mathematics, and statistics modules
- has in-depth knowledge of techniques used in oral and written scientific communication
- understands how to structure various types of scientific reports
- understands the legal framework of scientific publication
- can write clear and concise professional scientific reports and oral presentations
- can make appropriate choices regarding publication styles and copyright conditions
- can communicate scientific results both in writing and orally, with appropriate standards and structures
- can critically evaluate scientific reports
|Portfolio||Passed / Not Passed|
To take an examination, the student must have passed the following coursework requirements:
|Mandatory attendance||Approved/ Not approved|
|Oral presentation||Approved/ Not approved|
- About the course
- Campus: Tromsø |
- ECTS: 10
- Course code: MAT-3002
- Responsible unit
- Institutt for matematikk og statistikk
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