This course is designed to give the student an introduction to the principles and practice of mathematical modeling. Emphasis will be placed on the entire problem-solving process, which includes: problem identification; model selection or design; model implementation and erification; model revision. Possible techniques include: linear systems of equations, difference equations, differential equations, matrix algebra, linear programming, dynamic programming,

Markov processes. Particular emphasis will be placed on the use of differential equations. Throughout, students will be led to understand the scope and limitations of such models.

Prerequisite Courses