Mathematics and Physics play an important role in understanding the fundamental laws of nature and it directly correlates the other fields of engineering and natural sciences. Understanding the importance and necessity of acquiring knowledge about the most exciting and interesting branch of science and engineering, Department of Mathematics and Physics belongs to the School of Engineering and Physical Sciences.
The Department of Mathematics and Physics is one of the dynamic departments of North South University, which incorporates fundamental, experimental and mathematical study. We are committed to excellence in teaching and research. All our faculty members are highly qualified and they are responsible for teaching the Mathematics, Physics and Statistics courses offered by the University. Twelve of our sixteen full-time faculty members are Ph.D. s from North America or Western Europe. The breadth of expertise of our faculty members covers almost the entire range of mathematics and physics, pure as well as applied. They are active in all branches of state-of-art research which include, but not limited to, the following topics:
Coding Theory and Mathematical Modeling
Stochastic Models and Multivariate Data Analysis
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
System and Control Theory
Numerical Linear Algebra
High Performance Computing
Solar Cells and Nanostructured Materials and Devices
We would like to transform our department to a full-fledged Department of Mathematical Sciences, which among other things will offer a major in Mathematics and in Physics, and will be a center for undergraduate research in Mathematical Sciences. At present, we offer only a 30 (thirty) credit Mathematics minor.
The mission of the Department of Mathematics and Physics is:
We would like to transform our department from present service position to a full-fledged Department of Mathematical Sciences, which among other things will offer a major in Mathematics and in Physics, and will be a center for undergraduate research in Mathematical Sciences. At present, we offer only a 30 (thirty) credit Mathematics minor.
The mission of the Department of Mathematics and Physics is:
At this precise moment (according to Bangladesh-time) of this century, students from various departments of NSU participated in a celebration of the moment. They formed a human circle with a diameter. Then dividing the number of people in the circumference by the number of people in the diameter yielded a value close to the actual value of pi. They did the same thing with chairs. At the end a large number of people formed the shape of the symbol π.
Professor Partha Pratim Dey, the chairman of the Department was present at the event along with a few other faculty members, namely, Kazi Abu Sayeed, Hasina Akter, and Muhammad Asad-uz-zaman. A few part time faculty members were present as well as Golam Dastegir Al Quaderi, a faculty member of the Physics Department at Dhaka University, who participated as a guest. The initiative was taken by Naureen Ahsan, a part time faculty member at NSU and a full time faculty member at Dhaka University.
Pi-moment of the century, March 14, 15 9:26:53
Chairman of DMP is seen with faculty members and students.
The human circle yielded a close value to pi A chair circle yielded an even closer value to pi
A human pi symbol
• Lattice Boltzmann Simulation of Airflow and Heat Transfer in a Model Ward of Hospital; M. F. Hasan, T. A. Himika, M. M. Molla ; J. Thermal Science and Engineering Applications, Vol. 9, 011011-1, 2017, DOI 10.1115/1.4034817.
• Structure preserving model order reduction using the projection onto the dominant Eigen-space of the Gramian (PDEG) ; M. M. Uddin; in international conference on Electrical, Computer and Communication Engineering (ECCE ), IEEE, 2017, pp. 197--202, 2017.
• Efficient techniques to solve the periodic projected Lyapunov equations and model reduction of periodic systems ; M. Sahadat Hossain and M. M. Uddin; Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Vol. 2017, 2017, 11 pages.
• Structure preserving iterative methods for periodic projected Lyapunov equations and their application in model reduction of periodic descriptor systems; P. Benner, M. Sahadet Hossain; Numerical Algorithms (Springer), pp. 1-24, 2017, DOI 10.1007/s11075-017-0288-y.
• On Quinary Error-Correcting [6,4] Codes; P. Dey, A. K. Ghosh; Journal of DiscreteMathematical Sciences & Cryptography, Vol. 19 (2), pp. 405-411, 2016
• Large-Eddy Simulation of Pulsatile Flow through a Channel with Double Constrictions; M. M. Molla, M. C. Paul; Fluids, Vol 2017 (2), pp. 1-19 (2016).
• Prediction of Heat Transfer to Fully-Developed Pipe Flows with Modified Power-law Viscosity Model Fluid ; M. M. Molla, S. G. Moulic, L-S Yao; Journal of Mechanics, Vol. 1(1), pp.1-47, 2016.
• Lattice Boltzmann simulation of airflow and mixed convection in a general word of hospital ; T. A. Himika, M. F. Hasan, M. M. Molla; J. Engineering Computation, Vol. 2016, 15 pages, 2016.
• Natural convection flow of Nanofluid along a vertical wavy surface; F. Habiba, M. M. Molla, M. A. H. Khan; AIP Conf. Proc. 1754, 050018, 2016.
• Natural convection flow in porous enclosure with localized heating from below with heat flux ; M. N. A. Siddiki, M. M. Molla, S. C. Saha; AIP Conf. Proc. 1754, 050016 (2016).
• Natural convection of non-Newtonian fluid along a vertical thin cylinder using modified power-law model; S. Thohura, M. M. Molla, M. M. A. Sarker; AIP Conf. Proc. 1754, 040021, 2016.
• Large-eddy-simulation of air flow and heat transfer in general ward of hospital using lattice Boltzmann method; F. Hassan, T. Himika, M. M. Molla; AIP Conf. Proc. 1754, 050022 (2016)
• Model Reduction of Time-Varying Descriptor Systems:Numerical Methods, Algorithms, and Applications; Mohammad Sahadet Hossain; Publisher: Scholars' Press, Germany.ISBN: 978-3-659-84001-2
• Projection-Based Model Reduction for Time-Varying Descriptor Systems: New results; Mohammad-Sahadet Hossain; Numerical Algebra, Control and Optimization (NACO); Publisher-American Institute of Mathematical Sciences(AIMS), vol. 6(1), pp. 73-90, 2016.
• Structure preserving mor for large sparse second order index-1 systems and application to a mechatronic model ; P. Benner, J. Saak, and M. M. Uddin; Mathematical and Computer Modelling of Dynamical Systems, Vol. 22 (6), pp. 509-523, 2016.
• Balancing based model reduction for structured index 2 unstable descriptor systems with application to ow control ; P. Benner, J. Saak, and M. M. Uddin; Numerical Algebra, Control and Optimization (AIMS), Vol. 5(1), pp. 1-20, 2016.
• Reduced-order modeling of index-1 vibrational systems using interpolatory projections ; P. Benner, J. Saak, and M. M. Uddin; in 19th International Conference On Computer and Information Technology (ICCIT), IEEE. pp. 134-138, 2016.
• Rational Krylov subspace method (RKSM)for solving the Lyapunov equations of index-1 descriptor systems and application to balancing based model reduction ; M. M. Uddin, M. S. Hossain and M. F. Uddin; in 9th International Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering, IEEE, pp. 451- 454, 2016.
• Parametric study on thermal performance of horizontal earth pipe cooling system in summer; S. F. Ahmed, M. T. O. Amanullah, M. M. K. Khan, M. G. Rasul, and N. M. S. Hassan; Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 114, pp. 324-337, 2016.
• Lax Pairs and Integrability Conditions of Higher-Order Nonlinear Schr ̈odinger Equations; M. Asad-uz-zaman, H. Chachou Samet, U. Al Khawaja; Communications in Theoretical Physics, Vol. 66(2), 2016.
The Department of Mathematics and Physics is located on the 10th floor of the SAC building. It does not offer an undergraduate degree like a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics or Physics yet. It is because the department came into existence only six months ago. However, the department serves a significant number of students through a wide range of service courses. It primarily imparts the mathematics and physics training for the undergraduate students of the university. The department also runs a thirty–credit minor program in mathematics.
Currently we have full-time and part-time faculty members in our department. Ten of our thirteen full-time faculty members are Ph.D. s from North America or Western Europe. The part-time faculty members are from among the best faculty members of the reputed universities in Dhaka like Dhaka University, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology etc. The breadth of expertise of our faculty members covers almost the entire range of mathematics and physics, pure as well as applied.
We have a plan to transform our department from present service position to a full-fledged Department of Mathematical Sciences, which among other things will offer a major in mathematics as well as a major in Physics. I believe, given our faculty strength, this transformation should be a piece of cake.
Partha Pratim Dey
Professor & Chair
Department of Mathematics and Physics (DMP)