Fall 2012

Mathematical Modeling

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-140

Formerly listed as: MATH-14

Moodle site: Course


Tanya L. Leise (Section 01)


Mathematical modeling is the process of translating a real world problem into a mathematical expression, analyzing it using mathematical tools and numerical simulations, and then interpreting the results in the context of the original problem. Discussion of basic modeling principles and case studies will be followed by several projects from areas such as environmental studies and biology (e.g., air pollution, ground water flow, populations of interacting species, social networks). This course has no requisites; projects will be tailored to each student’s level of mathematical preparation. Four class hours per week, with occasional in-class computer labs. 

Limited to24 students. Fall semester.  Professor Leise.


Science & Math for non-majors, Writing attentive, Quantitative Reasoning


2016-17: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2012, Fall 2014, Spring 2016