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Mathematical Modeling

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-140

Formerly listed as: MATH-14

Moodle site: Course

Faculty

Tanya L. Leise (Section 01)

Description

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 including biology and the social sciences (e.g., flocking and schooling behavior, disease spread in populations, generation of artificial societies). 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 to 24 students. Fall semester.  Professor Leise.

If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to non-quantitative majors

Keywords

Attention to Writing, Quantitative Reasoning, Science & Math for Non-majors

Offerings

2017-18: Offered in Fall 2017
Other years: Offered in Fall 2008, Fall 2012, Fall 2014, Spring 2016