Compulsory final semester course for BSc (Research) Mathematics.
Prerequisites: MAT498 Undergraduate Thesis I.
Overview: The course can take a variety of forms, from a reading course on advanced topics to computational work in an application of mathematics. The work will be presented in a public seminar at the end of the academic year.
The student must select and gain the consent of a project supervisor (from the faculty of the Department of Mathematics) by the end of the first week of his/her seventh semester. If the student is unable to fix a supervisor, the Department Undergraduate Committee will arrange one. The student will begin work during the seventh semester by registering for MAT498 Undergraduate Thesis I.
The supervisor will help the student in deciding the structure of the project and identifying reading material and other resources.
While the supervisor will help and encourage the student, successful completion of the project is the student’s responsibility. Credit will be given for independence and initiative in identifying resources and topics.
The project will conclude with the submission of a written report (dissertation) and a public presentation of the work done.
The dissertation should be a detailed exposition of the work done, including a literature review as well as specific investigations. It should be typeset using LaTeX/MS Word.