Bilaga 2: Inriktningar
Masterprogram, matematik (TMTHM), Utbildningsplan för kull HT10
The rapid development of hardware as well as software in the information technology sector has significantly improved the ability and need for mathematics in society. The track towards computational mathematics aims at construction, analysis and application of numerical methods for mathematical models.
Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DM)
Discrete mathematics concerns the study of discrete (often finite) structures and concepts. Discrete, mathematical and combinatorial objects are often fascinating as such, but they also have a large number of practical applications and coding theory is used in cd players. Computer science is a very wide discipline which is close to discrete mathematics. Within complexity theory, mathematics and logics are very important tools for understanding what problems can be solved efficiently. Cryptography is another area where mathematical models are used to construct secure and efficient programmes.
The track in mathematics is intended for students who wish to acquire knowledge on mathematics at an advanced level. The specialization may form the foundation for doctorate studies in mathematics, applied mathematics or closely related doctorate programmes. There are a large number of elective courses given, many jointly with the Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University.
Matematisk statistik och finansiell matematik (MSFI)
The aim of the track in mathematical statistics and financial mathematics is to provide broad knowledge on the mathematical foundation of statistical methods and a number of statistical tools for modeling and analysis of situations where randomness and uncertainty must be taken into account. There is a wide range of areas where this knowledge may be applied. In recent years, modelling of financial markets has attracted significant interest. Consequently financial mathematics is, to a large extent, a natural part of mathematical statistics.
Optimeringslära och systemteori (OS)
Optimization and systems theory is an applied mathematical discipline motivated by applications in areas such as operations research, economics, control and signal progressing. Optimization concerns maximizing or minimizing a function subject to constraints. Many such problems arise in real life, for example an airline scheduling aircraft or a telephone company routing calls. In all these problems, the systems concept arises. Systems theory is the study of phenomena and structures of high complexity, often man-made structures. Applications for systems theory can be found in e.g. robotics, control and signal processing.