MATH/AMSC 420 Description and Prerequisites

UM Undergraduate Catalog Course Description

MATH/AMSC 420, Mathematical Modeling (3 credits) The course will develop skills in mathematical modeling through practical experience. Students will work in groups on specific projects involving real-life problems that are accessible to their existing mathematical backgrounds. In addition to the development of mathematical models, effective oral and written presentation of the results will be emphasized.

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This course teaches mathematical modeling as a process, not as a collection of techniques. Students will work in groups on projects motivated by real-life problems. They will, with the aid of the instructor, complete the entire process including:

Some background in linear algebra, ordinary differential equations, basic probability and statistics, and computational methods is expected. Additional mathematics will be introduced as dictated by the projects. Mathematical techniques discussed will be motivated by problems from areas such as physics, biology, economics, etc.