MA 314
Mathematical Modeling
S Y L L A B U S
Office: KT 290, tel. (260) 4816382
Ofice hours: MW
10:3011:00 a.m. and 4:004:30 p.m., TR 10:0010:30 a.m.
Book: A First Course in Mathematical
Modeling, by Giordano, Weir, and Fox  3^{rd} ed.
Course description: I shall cover Chapters 17 and parts of Chapters
710 and 12. The main content of the course is mathematical modeling in its
different aspects; creative and empirical model construction, model
analysis, and model research. The focus is on discrete modeling including
discrete dynamical systems, model fitting, experimental and probabilistic modeling, simulation and
linear programming. We shall introduce some aspects of continuous modeling
using graphical models, differential equations, and optimization. Different
real scenario projects will be assigned and students will make their own
presentations.
Grading: There will be five projects (10% each),
homework (15%), and midterm (15%) and final exam (20%). The letter grade is obtained according
to the following scale.
A
90 100; B 8089; C 7079; D 6069; F below 60.
Teaching schedule: The
following is a tentative teaching schedule
Chapter 1 – 2 periods

Chapter 5 – 4 periods

Chapter 8 – 2 periods

Chapter 2 – 3 periods

Midterm (03/02) – 1 period

Chapter 9 – 2 periods

Chapter 3 – 3 periods

Chapter 6 – 2 periods

Chapter 10 – 2 periods

Chapter 4 – 3 periods

Chapter 7 – 4 periods

Chapter 12 – 1 period

The Final Exam is scheduled on Tuesday, May 2,
10:30
a.m. – 12:30 p.m.