MA 314 Mathematical Modeling
S Y L L A B U S
Office: KT
269, tel. (219) 4816382
Ofice hours: MWF
11:0012:00 p.m. TR 11:4512:30
Book: A
First Course in Mathematical Modeling – by Giordano, Weir, and Fox
Course description: I
shall cover Chapters 17 and Chapters 1213. If time allows some other
topics may be introduced. The main content of the course is mathematical
modeling in its different aspects; creative and empirical model construction,
model analysis, and model research. We shall use graphical models,
discrete dynamical systems, model fitting, as well as experimental and
simulation modeling. Different real scenario projects will be assigned
and students will make their own presentations.
Grading: There
will be five projects (8% each), homework (20%), and midterm and final
exams (20% each). The letter grade is obtained according to the following
scale.
A 85 100; B 7584; C 6074; D 5059;
F below 50.
Teaching schedule: The
following is a tentative teaching schedule
Chapter 1 – 2 periods

Chapter 12 – 2 periods

Chapter 7 – 3 periods

Chapter 2 – 2 periods

Midterm (03/02) – 1 period

Chapter 13 – 2 periods

Chapter 3 – 4 periods

Chapter 5 – 4 periods

Presentations – 2 periods

Chapter 4 – 4 periods

Chapter 6 – 4 periods

Total 30 periods

The Final Exam is scheduled on May 2, 8:0010:00
a.m.