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This LibGuide will assist students in completing their senior research capstone (MATH 1951 and MATH 1952).

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Applied Mathematics Capstone

This guide will assist you in developing your research topic and subsequent paper for the applied mathematics capstone.  It will also provide you with links to helpful sites and people.

The applied mathematics major at Pitt-Greensburg prepares students to solve problems of practical concern. Students in this major are required to select an area of concentration such as actuarial science, computer science, education and statistics.

The Research Process in a Nutshell

  • Develop a topic that asks a question or poses a problem that interests you.
  • Select appropriate search terms for your subject. In the field of applied mathematics, you may want to be more specific in your search term to yield better results. For example:
    • Fibonacci numbers
    • mathematical analysis
    • elliptic functions
    • exponential functions
    • differential equations
    • combinatorial analysis
    • Brazil nut effect
  • Search Pittcat Plus and subject oriented databases.
  • Revise your topic. Determine how you will answer your question.
  • Evaluate your resources carefully!
  • When in doubt, contact your librarian.

The sample worksheets listed below will help you refine your research topic and understand how to evaluate a scholarly journal article. You can also link to our online tutorial explaining what scholarly information is all about!

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