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Math 400: Applied Mathematics

This is not a regular class! The format of the class will be a year long seminar (2-credits each semester) in applications of mathematics that 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 Fall  2020 edition is Math 400 Senior Colloquium: Applied Mathematics. This class partially fulfills the major requirement to take two semesters of senoir colloquium courses prior to graduation.  It will cover mathematical methods commonly found in classical Applied Mathematics such as dimensional analysis and perturbation methods. We will primarily be using material from Applied Mathematics (2013, 4th Edition, Wiley-Interscience) by J. David Logan and Introduction to the Foundations of Applied Mathematics (2019, 2nd edition, Springer) by Mark Holmes  The class will meet on Tuesdays from 10:15-11:40am.

The Spring 2021 edition is Math 396 Mathematical Modeling, which is an introduction to the art of applying mathematics to real world problems. The text will be Methods of Mathematical Modelling  (1st edition, 2020, Springer) by Thomas Witelski and Mark Bowen. The class will meet on Tuesdays from 10:15-11:40am.

The goals of the Mathematical Modeling course are to:

The goals of the Applied Mathematics course are to:


Last Updated August 11, 2020