2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

MATH 17342 An Introduction to Modeling

This course is a bridge between the study of mathematics and applications of mathematics to various fields.  The course provides an introduction to the entire modeling process.  As part of their problem-solving capabilities, students will have the opportunities to practice Empirical model construction, Model analysis, and Model research.  The course requires extensive use of various software, CAS, Excel spreadsheets, R, or Python, to solve modeling problems.  Application areas may include difference equations, model fitting, empirical model construction, divided difference tables, cubic splines, Monte Carlo simulation models, reliability models, linear programming, and nonlinear optimization.  Prerequisites: MATH 17114, MATH 17120, and (MATH 17145 or CSIS 44141), or consent of instructor. (S)