Mathematical modeling means (1) translating a real-life problem into a mathematical object, and (2) studying that object using mathematical techniques, and (3) interpreting the results in order to learn something about the real-life problem. Mathematical modeling is used in biology, economics, chemistry, geology, sociology, political science, art, and countless other fields. This is an advanced, seminar-style, course appropriate for students who have a strong enthusiasm for applied mathematics.
The Class: Type: discussion, research
Requirements/Evaluation: writing assignments, modeling activities, presentations, research project
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: MATH 250, MATH 309 or similar, and some experience with computer programming (equivalent to CSCI 134 or MATH 307)
Enrollment Preference: Professor's discretion
Distributions: Division III; Quantative/Formal Reasoning;