Spring 2020

Mathematical Modeling with Environmental Applications

Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-142

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Faculty

Sarah A. Hews (Section 01)

Description

Mathematical modeling is used by scientists to understand the dynamics of a system, make predictions and inform policy. It involves an iterative process of translating a real world problem into a mathematical expression, analyzing it using mathematical tools and numerical simulations, and interpreting the results. This course covers systems thinking and the principles of mathematical modeling in the context of environmental problems. Group projects will be centered on current environmental research questions. Contributions to the projects will be tailored to each student’s level of mathematical preparation and interest. Four class hours per week.

Limited to 24 students. This course and Math 140 cannot both be counted towards the Mathematics major. Spring semester. Professor Hews.

If Overenrolled: If overenrolled: preference will be given to ensure a diversity of participants in terms of majors and colleges.

Keywords

Quantitative Reasoning

Offerings

2019-20: Offered in Spring 2020