AMATH 383: Introduction to Continuous Mathematical Modeling

TTh 2:30-3:50, HCK 132
(Prerequisites: AMATH 351 or MATH 307)

Instructor:

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

Teaching Assistants:

Mr. Felix Ye
tel: 685-
fax: 685-
office hours: W: 4:00-6:00
Lewis Hall 128


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.

Textbook

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

Syllabus

Schedule and Homework

Homework and Exams Homework Due Date Homework Problem Sets Homework Solutions
First day of classes Tuesday, January 5
Thursday, January 7 due Thu. Jan. 14 Homework # 1
Thursday, January 14 due Thu. Jan. 21 Homework # 2
Thursday, January 21 due Thu. Jan. 28 Homework # 3
Thursday, January 28 due Thu. Feb. 4 Homework # 4
Thursday, Febeuary 4 due Thu. Feb. 11 Homework # 5
Thursday, February 18 Term paper proposal due
Thursday, March 10 Term paper Due
Last day of classes Friday, March 11

Grading

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,

Week 2: Notes 3,

Week 5: Notes 4, competition model, additional material

Week 6: Notes 5: robust, sustained oscillations

Week 7: Notes 6: probabilistic theory of exponential decay


<hqian@u.washington.edu> Tue Dec 7 16:30:37 PST 2015