Math 396 / Math 395


Ron Buckmire
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Math 396/395: Mathematical Modeling / Applied Mathematics

This is not a regular class! The format of the class will be a year long seminar (2-credits each semester) which meets once a week for 90 minutes. The students will play an integral part in the presentation and understanding of the material. You may take either semester or both (or neither!)

Pre-requisites are Math 212 (Multivariable Calculus) and Math 214 (Linear Algebra) or Permission of Instructor.

 The Spring 2009 edition is Math 395, the first Special Topics course to be offered by the Mathematics Department in decades. It will cover mathematical methods commonly found in classical Applied Mathematics such as dimensional analysis and perturbation methods. The text is Applied Mathematics (1997, 2nd Edition, Wiley-Interscience) by J. David Logan. The class will meet on Tuesdays from 3:00-4:25pm.

The Fall 2008 edition is Math 396, Mathematical Modeling, which is an introduction to the art of applying mathematics to real world problems. The text will be A First Course in Mathematical Modeling  (3rd edition, 2003, Brooks/Cole) by Giordano, Fox & Weir. The class will meet on Thursdays from 3:00-4:25pm.

The goals of the Mathematical Modeling course are to:

The goals of the Applied Mathematics course are to:


Last Updated July 23, 2008