Minor: Applied Mathematics
in this section
Offered jointly by: Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Department of Mathematics
Students intending to earn a minor in Applied Mathematics should seek advice and preapproval of their minor academic program from Professor Richard Rand, rhr2@cornell.edu.
Eligibility
Engineering undergraduates affiliated with all Engineering Majors are eligible to
participate in the Applied Mathematics minor.
Educational Objectives
This minor is aimed at providing a focus for students who are interested in applied mathematics.
Requirements
Students must take MATH 2930, MATH 2940, and at least six (6) courses beyond MATH 2940, to be chosen as follows:
 At most one course may be chosen from any one of groups 1, 2, 3, or 4.
 At least three courses must be chosen from groups 5 and 6.
 At most one 2000level course may be chosen.
 At most one course may be chosen that is offered by the student’s Major department.
Group 1. Analysis
 AEP 3210: Mathematical Physics I
 MATH 3230: Introduction to Differential Equations
 MATH 4200: Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems
 MAE 3100: Introduction to Applied Mathematics I
Group 2. Computational Methods
 CS 4210: Numerical Analysis and Differential Equations
 ENGRD 3200: Engineering Computation
 ENGRD 3220: Introduction to Scientific Computation
 ORIE 3300: Optimization I
Group 3. Probability and Statistics
 CEE 3040: Uncertainty Analysis in Engineering
 ECE 3100: Introduction to Probability and Inference for Random Signals and Systems
 ENGRD 2700: Basic Engineering Probability and Statistics
 MATH 4710: Basic Probability
 ORIE 3500: Engineering Probability and Statistics II
Group 4. Applications
 AEP 3330: Mechanics of Particles and Solid Bodies
 CEE 3310: Fluid Mechanics
 CEE 3710: Structural Modeling and Behavior
 CHEME 3230: Fluid Mechanics
 CS 2800: Discrete Structures
 CS 2850: Networks
 ECE 3200: Networks and Systems
 ECE 4250: Digital Signal Processing
 MAE 3230: Introductory Fluid Mechanics
 MSE 3030: Thermodynamics of Condensed Systems
Group 5. Advanced Courses
Only one of the following two may be chosen:
 AEP 4220: Mathematical Physics II
 MATH 4220: Applied Complex Analysis
Only one of the following two may be chosen:
 ECE 4110: Random Signals in Communications and Signal Processing
 ORIE 3510: Introductory Engineering Stochastic Processes I
You may also choose from:
 CS 3810: Introduction to Theory of Computing
 CS 4820: Introduction to Analysis of Algorithms
 ORIE 3310: Optimization II
 ORIE 4330: Discrete Models
 ORIE 4350: Introduction to Game Theory
 ORIE 4520: Introductory Engineering Stochastic Processes II
 ORIE 5600: Financial Engineering with Stochastic Calculus I
 ORIE 5610: Financial Engineering with Stochastic Calculus II
 MAE 4730/5730: Intermediate Dynamics and Vibrations
 MAE 5790: Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos
 MAE 6810: Methods of Applied Mathematics I
 MAE 6820: Methods of Applied Mathematics II
Group 6. Mathematics Courses
Any 3000+ level course offered by the Mathematics Department in algebra, analysis, probability/statistics, geometry, or logic, with the following exceptions:
 (i) MATH 3230 or MATH 4200, if any course from group 1 is chosen.
 (ii) MATH 4710, if any course from group 3 is chosen.
 (iii) MATH 4220, if AEP 3220 is chosen from group 5.
 (iv) Only one of the following may be chosen:

 MATH 3320: Introduction to Number Theory
 MATH 3360: Applicable Algebra
Academic Standards
At least C in each course in the minor.