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.
MATH241, MATH 246, (MATH240 or MATH461), (CMSC106 or CMSC131), and STAT 400; or MATH340, MATH341, (CMSC106 or CMSC131), and Stat400.
The main objective of this course is to learn from experience the various aspects of the modeling process, including:
Formulating and refining a mathematical model
Mathematical and computational analysis of the model
Oral and written communication of the results
Mathematical techniques discussed will be motivated by problems from areas such as physics, biology, economics, etc.