Math 396/97: Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Modelling |

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.

The Fall edition is **Math 397**, a
brand new Independent Study course called *Applied Mathematics *which will cover mathematical methods
commonly found in 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** Thursdays from 10:00am-11:30 in Fowler 301.**

The Spring edition is **Math 396**, *Mathematical
Modelling*, a course which has been in the Course Catalog for years and
is an introduction to the art of applying mathematics to real world
problems. The text will be *Mathematical
Models*
(1998, 1st Edition, SIAM) by Richard
Haberman. The class will meet on ** Thursdays from 1:30-3:00pm.**

**The goals of this course are to:**

- provide students with an opportunity to apply mathematics to an actual real world problem;
- expose students to important techniques widely used in applied mathematics;
- present a different mode of classroom instruction and student involvement where students see themselves as equal participants in the education process;
- prepare students for participation in the Mathematical Contest in Modeling;
- encourage students to find projects that they could participate in Undergraduate Research;

Last Updated September 13, 2005