Note: Not all courses are offered in every session. Students must consult with the Graduate Program Director regarding course offerings and course selection and must have their course selections approved by the Graduate Program Director each term. Refer to the Timetable for scheduling information:
http://www.brocku.ca/registrar/guides/grad/timetable/terms.php
MATH 5F93
MSc Thesis
A research project involving the preparation of a thesis which will demonstrate a capacity for independent work. The research shall be carried out under the supervision of a faculty member.
MATH 5P05
Introduction to Wavelets
An introduction to wavelets in the context of Fourier Analysis. Topics include inner product spaces, Fourier series, Fourier transform, Haar wavelet analysis, multiresolution analysis: linear spline and Shannon wavelets, Daubechies wavelets, convergence theorems, waveletGalerkin numerical solution of ordinary differential equations.
Note: taught in conjunction with MATH 4P05.
MATH 5P09
Solitons and Integrability of Nonlinear Evolution Equations
Introduction to solitons: travelling waves, nonlinear wave and evolution equations (Korteweg de Vries, Bousinesq, nonlinear Schrodinger, sineGordon), soliton solutions and their interaction properties, Lax pairs and construction of single and multi soliton solutions.
Note: taught in conjunction with MATH 4P09.
MATH 5P10
Modern Algebra
Advanced group theory and ring theory, such as group actions, pgroups and Sylow subgroups, solvable and nilpotent groups, FCgroups, free groups, finiteness conditions in rings, semisimplicity, the WedderburnArtin theorem, the Jacobson radical, rings of algebraic integers.
MATH 5P11
Topics in Group Rings
An introduction to group rings. Group rings and their unit groups, augmentation ideals, algebraic elements, several important types of units, isomorphism problem, free groups of units.
MATH 5P20
Computational Methods for Algebraic and Differential Systems
Computer algebra applications of solving polynomial systems of algebraic and differential systems of equations are covered, including the necessary algebraic background. Polynomials and ideals,Groebner bases, affine varieties, solving by elimination, Groebner basis conversion, solving equations by resultants, differential algebra, differential Groebner bases.
MATH 5P21
Heuristic and Parallel Techniques for Algebraic and Differential Systems
Heuristic methods in simplifying systems, parallel computer algebra applied to very nonlinear problems, safety aspects of large computations, humanmachine interface issues for handling large systems.
MATH 5P30
Dynamical Systems
Introduction to mathematical models of complex systems. Topdown approach to mathematical modeling. Differential equations: flows, stability, bifurcations, limit cycles. Recurrence relations: stability, Poincaré maps, local bifurcations, Hopf bifurcations, universality. Chaotic dynamics: routes to chaos, characterization of chaos, strange attractors, chaotic models.
MATH 5P31
Advanced Topics in Mathematical Models of Complex Systems
Bottomup approach to mathematical modeling. Cellular automata and agentbased models: rules, approximate methods, kinetic growth phenomena, siteexchange automata. Networks: graphs, random networks, smallworld networks, scalefree networks, dynamics of network models. Additional topics may include powerlaw distributions in complex systems, self organized criticality, phase transitions, and critical exponents.
MATH 5P32
Topics in Mathematical Foundations of Statistical Physics
The phase space of a mechanical system, theorems of Liouville and Birkhoff, ergodic problem; statistical mechanics as probability theory with constraints; the concept of temperature in thermal and nonthermal systems; phase transitions and critical behavior, spin models, scaling; renormalization group theory; phase transitions in percolation models, calculations of critical exponents, open problems.
MATH 5P40
Functional Analysis
An introduction to the basic principles, topologies, and spaces of Functional Analysis and to variational formulations of boundary value problems in the context of Sobolev spaces. Topics include the HahnBanach theorem; the BanachSteinhaus theorem; the open mapping and the closed graph theorems; weak topologies, reflexive, separable, and uniformly convex spaces; Lebesgue and Orlicz spaces; Hilbert spaces; the spectral theorem; Sobolev Spaces and their imbeddings; the maximum principle; variational formulations of boundary value problems.
MATH 5P41
Nonlinear Functional Analysis I
An introduction to the theory of linear monotone operators and their applications to linear differential equations. Topics include variational problems; the Ritz method; the Galerkin method for differential and integral equations; Hilbert space methods and linear elliptic, parabolic, and hyperbolic differential equations.
MATH 5P42
Nonlinear Functional Analysis II
An introduction to the theory of nonlinear monotone operators and their applications to nonlinear differential equations. Topics include monotone and pseudomonotone operators, applications to quasilinear elliptic differential equations, noncoercive equations, nonlinear Fredholm aternative, maximal accretive operators, nonexpansive semigroups and first order evolution equations, maximal monotone operators and applications to integral equations and to first and second order evolution equations.
MATH 5P44
Wavelet Bases in Functions Spaces With Applications
Wavelet bases in Sobolev and Besov spaces and their applications to the numerical solution of PDEs and statistical estimation. Topics include an overview of Lebesgue integration, Lpspaces, weak differentiability and Sobolev spaces, Besov spaces, wavelet expansions in Sobolev and Besov spaces, Galerkin wavelet methods for the resolution of elliptic problems in bounded domains, density estimation.
MATH 5P50
Algebraic Number Theory
Topics include: the general theory of factorization of ideals in Dedekind domains and number fields, Kummer's theory on lifting of prime ideals in extension fields, factorization of prime ideals in Galois extensions, local fields, the proof of Hensel's lemma, arithmetic of global fields.
MATH 5P60
Partial Differential Equations
Heat equation, wave equation, basic existence and uniqueness theory of parabolic and hyperbolic linear PDEs, fundamental solutions, introduction to weak solutions and Sobolev spaces, analysis of nonlinear evolution equations, exact solution techniques and formal geometric properties (symmetries and conservation laws).
MATH 5P61
Symmetry Analysis and Conservation Law Methods
Overview of computational methods and theory for symmetry and conservation law analysis of differential equations. Noether's theorem, characteristic form and determining equations for symmetries and conservation laws, computer algebra programs, applications to nonlinear ODEs and evolutionary PDEs.
MATH 5P63
Advanced Topics in Integrability and Formal Geometry of PDEs
Properties of integrable equations and soliton solutions, recursion operators, biHamiltonian structures, connections with classical differential geometry, classification of integrable evolution equations, advanced symmetry and conservation law classification problems, applications to nonlinear PDEs in applied mathematics and mathematical physics.
MATH 5P64
Geometric Topics in Mathematical Physics
Topics will be selected from: Classical aspects of YangMills equations and nonlinear gauge fields. General Relativity theory and black hole spacetimes. Killing tensors and spinors, twistors. Geometrical algebraic approach to classical mechanics and special relativity using quaternions. Advanced aspects of mechanics (Poisson brackets, symplectic manifolds, Hamiltonian dynamics, LiePoisson structures).
MATH 5P70
Topology
An introduction to point set topology concepts and principles. Metric spaces; topological spaces; continuity, compactness; connectedness; countability and separation axioms; metrizability; completeness; Baire spaces.
MATH 5P71
Advanced Topics in Topology
An introduction to topological fixed point theory with applications to differential systems and game theory. Topics include the theorems of Brouwer, Borsuk, SchauderTychnoff, and KnasterKuratowskiMazurkiewicz; fixed points and equilbria for setvalued maps; existence and qualitative properties of differential systems; Minmax theorems and Nash equilibria.
MATH 5P72
Topics in Mathematical Music Theory
An introduction to mathematical music theory. Topics may include: category theory and local and global compositions; general topology and (music) metric and motive structures; group theory and rhythmic canons, group theory and (music) set theory; diophantine analysis and tone systems.
MATH 5P81
Sampling Theory
Theory of finite population sampling; simple random sampling; sampling proportion; estimation of sample size; Stratified sampling; optimal allocation of sample sizes; ratio estimators; regression estimators; systematic and cluster sampling; multistage sampling; error in surveys; computational techniques and computer packages, and related topics.
Note: taught in conjunction with MATH 4P81.
MATH 5P82
Nonparametric Statistics
Order statistics; rank tests and statistics; methods based on the binomial distribution; contingency tables; KolmogorovSmirnov statistics; nonparametric analysis of variance; nonparametric regression; comparisons with parametric methods; computational techniques and computer packages, related topic.
Note: taught in conjunction with MATH 4P82.
MATH 5P83
Linear Models
Classical linear model, generalized inverse matrix, distribution and quadratic forms, regression model, nested classification and classification with interaction. covariance analysis, variance components, binary data, polynomial data, log linear model, linear logit models, generalized linear model, conditional likelihoods, quasilikelihoods, estimating equations, computational techniques and related topics.
MATH 5P84
Time Series Analysis and Stochastic Processes
Time series, trend, seasonality and error, theory of stationary processes, spectral theory, BoxJenkins methods, theory of prediction, inference and forecasting. ARMA and ARIMA processes, vector time series models, state space models, Markov processes, renewal process, martingales, Brownian motion, diffusion processes, branching processes, queueing theory, stochastic models, computational techniques and related topics.
MATH 5P85
Mathematical Statistical Inference
Revision of probability theory, convergence of random variables, statistical models, sufficiency and ancillarity, point estimation, likelihood theory, optimal estimation, Bayesian methods, computational methods, minimum variance estimation, interval estimation and hypothesis testing, linear and generalized linear models, goodnessoffit for discrete and continuous data, robustness, large sample theory, Bayesian inference.
MATH 5P86
Multivariate Statistics
Theory of multivariate statistics, matrix algebra and random vector, sample geometry and random sampling, multivariate normal distribution, inference about means, covariance matrix, generalized Hotelling's T^{2} distribution, sample covariance and sample generalized variance, Wishart distribution, general hypothesis testing, analysis of variance and linear regression model, principle components, factor analysis, covariance analysis, canonical correlation analysis, discrimination and classification, cluster analysis and related topics.
MATH 5P87
Probability and Measure Theory
An introduction to a rigorous treatment of probability theory using measure theory. Topics include probability measures, random variables, expectations, laws of large numbers, distributions and discrete Markov chains. Selected topics from weak convergence, characteristic functions and the Central Limit Theorem.
MATH 5P88
Advanced Statistics
Topics may vary year to year. Advanced methods and theory in statistical inference, survival analysis, risk analysis, sampling techniques, bootstrapping, Jackknife, generalized linear models, mixed models, modern computational statistics, quality control, life data modeling, biostatistics, multivariate analysis, time series analysis and related topics.
MATH 5P92
Topics in Number Theory and Cryptography
Topics may include RSA cryptosystems, ElGamal cryptosystem, algorithms for discrete logarithmic problem, elliptic curves, computing point multiples on elliptic curves, primality testing and factoring algorithms.
Note: taught in conjunction with MATH 4P92.
MATH 5P94
MSc Mathematics Seminar
Independent study and presentation of major research papers in the area of specialization. A list of papers is assigned by the supervisory committee and the student presentations are both in written and seminar form. Each student is required to attend and participate in all seminars given by students registered in the course.
MATH 5P95
MSc Statistics Seminar
Independent study and presentation of major research papers in the area of specialization. A list of papers is assigned by the supervisory committee and the student presentations are both in written and seminar form. Each student is required to attend and participate in all seminars given by students registered in the course.
MATH 5P99
MSc Project
Students will complete a survey paper on a topic chosen in consultation with a supervisor from one of the research areas of specialization.

