*Prequisites:* MATH2202 (Multivariable Calculus) and MATH2210 (Linear Algebra)

This course introduces students to methods of mathematical modeling. The emphasis is on ways to analytically represent and study today’s complex modeling problems, with cases from the natural and social sciences. Topics include the model building process, mathematical models of systems, and modeling data to discover properties and hidden characteristics. The calculus of ﬁnite differences and solutions to classes of difference equations will serve as the core mathematical theory taught in this course. The dynamics of certain linear and nonlinear models will be explored from various domains (e.g., population models, economic models, Markov models). The course will conclude with an introduction to mathematical graph theory and its application to modeling interacting and interdependent systems and networks.

- Syllabus
- Homework:
- First assignment, due Friday, September 9.
- Second assignment, due Friday, September 16.
- Third assignment, due Friday, September 23.
- Fourth assignment, due Monday, October 3.
- Fifth assignment, due Friday, October 21.
- Sixth assignment, due Friday, October 28.
- Seventh assignment, due Friday, November 4.

- Examinations
- Wednesday, October 5.
- Monday, November 7.
- Wednesday, December 7.
- Final examination: Monday, December 17, 12:30PM