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Information for Prospective Students - Divison of Mathematics - University of Dundee

Information for Prospective Students

PhD programme

Applications to study for a PhD are welcomed from those with a 1st or upper 2nd honours degree from a UK university or similar degree from an international institution. A brief description of the various research interests within the Department are given on the research pages of our research groups:

Research in Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing
Research in Magnetohydrodynamics
Research in Mathematical Biology
Research in Applied Analysis

If you wish to obtain further details of possible projects in one of these areas, the persons referred to will be only too pleased to respond. We offer also a number of taught courses to our PhD students, details can be found on our Information about Postgraduate Training pages.

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Application forms can be downloaded here.

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A cross-sectional image of a Nautilus sea shell shows the spiral curve of the shell and the internal chambers that the animal steadily adds as it grows. The chambers provide buoyancy in the water. The spiral formed by the chambers is a logarithmic spiral or approximately a Fibonacci spiral. Fibonacci numbers form a sequence defined by the recurrence relation on the right. Fibonacci definition That is, after two starting values, each subsequent number in the series is given by the sum of the two preceding numbers. The first Fibonacci numbers, also denoted as Fn, for n = 0, 1, are: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, ... More »