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ERIC Number: ED017462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jan
Pages: 52
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Reference Count: 0
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RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE UNDERGRADUATE MATHEMATICS PROGRAM FOR ENGINEERS AND PHYSICISTS.
DURST, LINCOLN K.
THIS REPORT PRESENTS A PROGRAM FOR THE UNDERGRADUATE MATHEMATICAL PREPARATION OF ENGINEERS AND PHYSICISTS. THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS SERVE AS UNDERLYING ASSUMPTIONS FOR ANYONE EXPECTING TO MAKE USE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS--(1) THE PROGRAM IS ONE FOR THE PRESENT AND THE PROPOSALS ARE SUCH THAT THEY CAN BE CONTINUALLY MODIFIED TO KEEP UP WITH FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS, (2) THE RECOMMENDED PROGRAM MAY SEEM EXCESSIVE IN THE LIGHT OF THE PRESENT STATUS OF PROGRAMS, BUT THE COMMITTEE BELIEVES THAT THIS IS THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF MATHEMATICS APPROPRIATE FOR STUDENTS WHO WILL BE STARTING THEIR CAREERS WITHIN FIVE YEARS, AND (3) BEYOND THE COURSES REQUIRED OF ALL STUDENTS THERE MUST BE FLEXIBILITY TO ALLOW FOR VARIATIONS IN FIELDS AND IN THE QUALITY OF STUDENTS. THE RECOMMENDED PROGRAM FOR ENGINEERS INCLUDES--(1) COURSES TO BE REQUIRED OF ALL STUDENTS, (2) COURSES RECOMMENDED FOR STUDENTS INTENDING TO GO INTO RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, (3) COURSES AVAILABLE FOR THEORETICALLY-MINDED STUDENTS CAPABLE OF EXTENDED GRADUATE STUDY, AND (4) COURSES OF POSSIBLE INTEREST TO SPECIAL GROUPS. ALSO INDICATED IS THE RECOMMENDED PROGRAM FOR PHYSICISTS. A DESCRIPTION OF EACH OF THE RECOMMENDED COURSES CONCLUDES THE REPORT. THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO AVAILABLE WITHOUT CHARGE FROM CUPM CENTRAL OFFICE, P. O. BOX 1024, BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA 94701. (RP)
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Authoring Institution: Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers: MATHEMATICAL ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA; NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION