Listed in: Mathematics and Statistics, as MATH-140
Formerly listed as: MATH-14
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 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. Spring semester. Professor Leise.
If Overenrolled: Preference will be given to non-quantitative majors
This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.
|Growing Artificial Societies
|Epstein & Axtell
|Signal and the Noise
These books are available locally at Amherst Books.