I am looking to supplement my Computer Science major with a Mathematics minor. My CS program requires 21 hours of certain Math courses. A Math minor is 24 hours with 6 hours at the 3000-level. My program doesn't require any 3000-level courses. So I am looking for 2 courses that I could pick up to get a Math minor.

Here are some 3000-level courses:

Vector Calc

Intro to Complex Analysis

Applied Graph Theory

Set Theory

There are others too. If you have a better subject just let me know and I will check to see if my school offers it. I know there is a Cryptography class that is offered by the Faculty of Mathematics, but it is a "special topic" and is only offered every 2 years are so.

Thanks

# Maths Used in CS?

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 10:53 AM

Vector Calc, Graph, and Set Theory are all used in different areas of CS. Complex analysis sounds like it might, but I think I'd have to see a course description.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 10:59 AM

Take Set Theory - any discrete math topics are always good for CS.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 01:59 PM

We HAD to take Discrete Math in order to even get into our component college/major program. I am an engineering major, but I'm only 1 class away from a math minor. I decided I'm going to take Calc 4 (CEG majors only have to take up to 3).

Math I've taken:

Calc 1

Calc 2

Calc 3 (in progress)

Matirx Algebra

Discrete Math

Math I've yet to take that I need to for major in CEG:

Differential Equations

Statistics (*shudder*)

I looked at the checklist, and it says "Courses cross-lists with the student's major deparment cannot be included in the minor". So.... does this mean I'm disqualified? Great, I'm gonna have to talk to my advisor.

Math I've taken:

Calc 1

Calc 2

Calc 3 (in progress)

Matirx Algebra

Discrete Math

Math I've yet to take that I need to for major in CEG:

Differential Equations

Statistics (*shudder*)

I looked at the checklist, and it says "Courses cross-lists with the student's major deparment cannot be included in the minor". So.... does this mean I'm disqualified? Great, I'm gonna have to talk to my advisor.

This post has been edited by **NeoTifa**: 10 September 2010 - 02:01 PM

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 03:41 PM

Here is a complete list of what my desired major requires I take:

MATH 1090 - Algebra & Trigonometry

MATH 1000 - Calculus I

MATH 1001 - Calculus II

MATH 2000 - Calculus III

PMAT 2320 - Discrete Mathematics

MATH 2050 - Linear Algebra

STAT 2510 - Statistics for Physical Science Students

I need to add 2 courses on top of this.

MATH 1090 - Algebra & Trigonometry

MATH 1000 - Calculus I

MATH 1001 - Calculus II

MATH 2000 - Calculus III

PMAT 2320 - Discrete Mathematics

MATH 2050 - Linear Algebra

STAT 2510 - Statistics for Physical Science Students

I need to add 2 courses on top of this.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 05:19 PM

i'd pick applied graph theory, and set theory

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 07:33 PM

I absolutely love graph theory. If you are interested in data structures, I think you'll have fun in this class. I'm torn between Vector Calculus and Set Theory. I'd probably take all 4 of those classes you mentioned given the opportunity. But I love math.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 09:01 PM

I will only have the opportunity to take 2 of the 4, unfortunately. I think Graph Theory and Set Theory will be my choices but I have plenty of time to make a decision on that front. Thanks for the input!

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 09:27 PM

I'm glad that I found someone who shares my interests here on DIC. I havent seen many people here who are interested in Algorithms, data structures, and the math behind them.

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:55 PM

Only 4 classes for us to choose from? Complex analysis, graph theory.

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 07:05 AM

Nikitin: There are more than those 4, but I was lazy and didn't feel like listing all of the options.

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