Accelerated Math Physics

The Accelerated Math Physics program is a five-week integrated calculus and physics summer program designed to accelerate your career at Rose-Hulman. With AMP, you will fulfill your first year calculus and physics requirements - before the start of fall quarter.

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The Accelerated Math Physics (AMP) program will advance your academic career in both mathematics and physics. AMP is an integrated five-week accelerated program for students who have had a year of high school physics and the equivalent of Advanced Placement BC Calculus. Participating in AMP means you’ll be ahead of the game, and able to start some sophomore courses at the beginning of freshman year. You’ll be able to accommodate many possible choices during your time at Rose-Hulman from double majors, multiple minors, interdisciplinary minors, second majors, or a master's degree in four years.

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Students will be selected for AMP on a highly competitive basis. The program is only open to incoming freshmen who meet the requirements below:

Completion of an Advanced Placement Calculus course (BC level) or college equivalent

Completion of a year-long high school physics course

Approval by the Accelerated Math Physics Program selection committee

Two letters of recommendation: one written by the student's high school calculus teacher and one written by the student's high school physics teacher.


This intensive immersion into calculus and physics covers the equivalent of Calculus III, and Physics I, II. Review of single variable calculus, both differential calculus and integral calculus, as needed. Covers from MA113: vectors and parametric equations in three dimensions, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, maxima and minima of functions of several variables, multiple integrals, and other coordinate systems with applications of vectors, parametric equations, partial derivatives and multiple integrals. Covers from PH111, PH112: kinematics, Newton's laws of motion, gravitation, Coulomb's law, Lorentz force law, conservation of energy and momentum, torque and angular momentum, oscillations, one-dimensional waves, electric fields and potentials, electric current and resistance, DC circuits, capacitance, with relevant laboratory experiments.

Students selected for the program are expected to have the ability to place out of MA111 and MA112, and will start the fall quarter effectively as sophomores having learned the material in MA111, MA112, MA113, PH111, and PH112, and will start either MA211 or MA212 and PH113 as applicable to their degree program.


Application materials due: April 17, 2024

Acceptance announcement day: May 3rd, 2024

AMP students should plan to arrive on campus on Friday or Saturday, July 19 or 20. International students may arrive as early as Thursday, July 18.

AMP begins: July 21, 2024

AMP ends: August 23, 2024

Cost: $6,100


Students who have been accepted to Rose-Hulman and qualify for the Accelerated Math Physics program will be invited via email to apply by March. If you believe you qualify for the program but have not received an invitation to apply, you may contact Professor Finn and inquire about your eligibility.

The application period opens Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

Eligible students that would like to apply will find a link on the admit tab of the applicant portal.

Recommendation letters from your calculus and physics teachers should be submitted through the application portal, but may be submitted directly to Dr. Finn. Letters of recommendation should address not only your content knowledge of mathematics and physics, but also your work ethic, willingness to ask for assistance when concepts are difficult, and willingness to offer assistance to others when concepts are difficult.


Contact Professor Finn for more information about the program.

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