Five College Consortium

Mathematical Modeling

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Subject Name: 
Mathematics
Course Number: 
456
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
We learn how to build, use, and critique mathematical models. In modeling we translate scientific questions into mathematical language, and thereby we aim to explain the scientific phenomena under investigation. Models can be simple or very complex, easy to understand or extremely difficult to analyze. We introduce some classic models from different branches of science that serve as prototypes for all models. Student groups will be formed to investigate a modeling problem themselves and each group will report its findings to the class in a final presentation. The choice of modeling topics will be largely determined by the interests and background of the enrolled students. Satisfies the Integrative Experience requirement for BA-Math and BS-Math majors. Prerequisites: Calculus (Math 131, 132, 233), required; Linear Algebra (Math 235) and Differential Equations (Math 331), or permission of instructor required
Comments: 
This course is open to Undergraduate Mathematics majors only. MATH 233 & 235 Note: Math 331 or permission of instructor is required for this course.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Schedule #: 
55892

Course Sections

Mathematical Modeling
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
02 3.0 Nestor Guillen TU TH 8:30AM 9:45AM