AMATH 383: Introduction to Continuous Mathematical Modeling

TTh 2:00-3:20, SMI 211
(Prerequisites: AMATH 351 or MATH 307)


Professor Hong Qian
Lewis Hall 319
tel: 543-2584
fax: 685-1440
office hours: W: 10:30-12:30

Teaching Assistants:

Mr. Felix Ye
Lewis Hall 129
tel: 685-
fax: 685-
office hours: Tu: 3:30-5:50.

Course description Textbook Syllabus Schedule

Course Description

Introductory survey of applied mathematics with emphasis on modeling of physical and biological problems in terms of differential equations. Formulation, solution, and interpretation of the results.


Topics in Mathematical Modeling, by K.K. Tung, Princeton University Press, Hardcover. (It is available at the University Book Store.)


Schedule and Homework

Homework and Exams Homework Due Date Homework Problem Sets Homework Solutions
First day of classes Thursday, October 1
Thursday, October 8 due Thu. Oct. 15 Homework # 1
Thursday, November 19 Term paper proposal due
Thanksgiving Thursday, November 26 No class
Thursday, December 10 Term paper Due
Last day of classes Friday, December 11


There will be no exams. There will be 5 homework assignments, each counting 10% towards the final grade. There is a term paper (40% of the final grade). The remaining 10% is for class participation.

Additional Course Materials, Notes, etc.

Week 1: Notes 1, Notes 2

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