How do we solve complex problems faithfully in an age of big data?
Explore the stimulating world of mathematics as you find, represent, apply and verify numerical and spatial patterns. Develop strong techniques for solving problems and exploring theorems in the context of mathematics’ historical, cultural and philosophical influences as you unfold the potential of creation and can stand in awe of our Creator as you discover the order and patterns within our world.
Mathematics is a Bachelor of Science degree program. It is offered as an honours major, a major and as a minor.
Right from the start, small class sizes allow for meaningful class discussion, lead by professors who are actively researching in the field and are excited to include students in their work.
Your first-year courses focus on the basic concepts of calculus and its applications. Additional courses in physics discuss the calculus-based study of the physical world with hands-on time in the labs to better understand specific topics related to mechanics, wave motion, thermodynamics, and more
The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and get you to think deeply and broadly about what you’re studying. Think about it this way…
In your classes, you will develop good techniques for solving problems and proving theorems in the classroom, alongside expert professors who are actively researching in the field. Courses like Statistics, Numerical Analysis, Modern Geometry, and Mathematical Biology provide students with a detailed understanding of the major fields of mathematics and prepare them for a broad spectrum of applied mathematics positions.
Work alongside one of your professors by helping them to solve open research problems. Student research positions and courses with a lab component allow for plenty of hands-on experiences for students.
NSERC student research positions have often resulted in students co-authoring articles with their professors published in mathematics journals.
contributes to the design of control systems for locomotives in his career as an engineering support specialist.
Dr. Moriah Pellowe ’14 is using mathematics to better understand and optimize medical treatment and access.
Fourth-year student Esther Vander Meulen is pursuing greater knowledge of God and the world through her studies and summer research in mathematics.
By putting mathematics in context, Redeemer students move past idolizing a powerful way of knowing.
Dr. Kevin Vander Meulen, professor of mathematics, spent his two-term sabbatical further studying matrix algebra.
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This course develops skills and competencies needed to understand, analyze, and solve mathematical problems related to business and economics. Not open to students in a mathematics major or minor.
An introduction to the basic concepts and methods of calculus for students who have no previous experience in the subject. The topics covered include functions, limits, derivative, exponential and logarithmic functions, integration, and applications.
An introduction to calculus, including the basic concepts of differentiation and integration. Applications, series expansions, and polar coordinates are discussed in relation to calculus. This course meets 4 hours a week.
A continuation of MAT-121. This course meets 4 hours a week.
A study of systems of linear equations, determinants, vector algebra, n-dimensional vector spaces, linear transformations, and the eigenvalue problem. This course meets 4 hours a week.
Topics include: descriptive statistics; probability; random variables and probability distributions; expectation; binomial, Poisson, and normal distributions; random sampling and sampling distributions; point and interval estimation; classical hypothesis testing and significance testing. Statistical examples and applications from life sciences will be emphasized. (Not for mathematics majors).
A study of the collection, analysis and interpretation of numerical data. Topics covered are probability spaces, conditional probability, random variables both continuous and discrete, Binomial, Normal, Poisson, Student’s t and Chi-square distributions, expectations, sampling distributions, estimation, tests of significance, regression analysis, and design of experiments. Includes lab time to emphasize the use of computer software for statistics. This course meets 4 hours a week.
Core topics include elementary set theory, combinations and permutations, an introduction to logic, mathematical induction, recursion, and properties of integers. Additional topics may include an introduction to graphs and trees, introduction to automata theory, and advanced counting techniques.
Multivariable calculus: the derivative, multiple integration, vector calculus and applications. This course meets 4 hours a week.
An introduction to solutions and applications of ordinary differential equations. Laplace transforms, series solutions, and partial differential equations are also discussed.
A study of numerical methods of solving problems. Topics include linear algebraic equations, polynomial interpolation, numerical integration, and differentiation.
An introduction to the ideas, methods and applications of graph theory. Topics include: finding shortest paths and maximum matchings in weighted graphs and determining the connectivity of a graph.
An introduction to mathematical modeling in biology focusing on difference and differential equations, covering applications from population models to spread of diseases. A key focus of the course will be to develop and interpret mathematical models of health issues in populations, including disease spread and vaccination consideration.
A study of basic concepts of euclidean and non-euclidean geometry in historical context.
An introduction to structures of modern algebra: groups, integral domains, fields, rings, and polynomials.
Topics include vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices, determinants, inner products, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, spectral decompositions, orthogonality, and inner product spaces.
A study of the real number system and functions of a real variable. Topics included in the course are topology of the reals, types of continuity, differential calculus, sequences and series of functions, double summations and products of infinite series.
As a continuation of MAT-341, topics covered include measure and integration, the Lebesgue integral, the Riemann-Stieltjes integral, Lp spaces, Fourier series, and other selected topics.
For information on setting up an independent study see page 60 of the Academic Calendar.
For more information on setting up an independent research project see page 61 of the Academic Calendar.
An introduction to physical phenomena basic to the health sciences, physical education, and biology. Included are topics which apply to the life sciences: mechanics and properties of matter, heat, wave phenomena, electricity and magnetism, modern physics, basic electronics, measurement, and data analysis. Includes a weekly lab. Materials fee applies.
An introductory, calculus-based study of the physical world. The course covers mechanics and other selected topics. Includes a weekly lab. Materials fee applies.
A continuation of PHY-121, this course covers selected topics in wave motion, thermodynamics, optics, and modern physics. Includes a weekly lab. Materials fee applies.
This course is an overview of the discipline of computer science and an introduction to computer programming Students will learn to design, code, debug, test, and document well-structured programs using the Python programming language. The course also includes an introduction to the history of computing and introduces how faith relates to computer technology.
An introduction to key topics in the history and philosophy of Western science. The course explores how scientific ideas (in the past and now) are situated historically and culturally, are informed by worldviews, and shape worldviews.
There are courses required for students pursuing a Bachelor of Sciences in Mathematics at Redeemer:
Applicants from Ontario will be considered for general undergraduate admission based on the following requirements: