Math 336 - Mathematical Modeling
San Diego State University -- This page last updated 27-Apr-04
Week 1: Work all of the exercises on p.
38. 1.8 #1-4.
Next week you will choose a project from p. 38. The choices are 1.1 (modified to add creating an amortization formula), 1.2, or 1.3.
Week 2: Continue work on the exercises above. Choose a project from the ones listed to work in the computer lab (GMCS 405) on Thursday (January 22).
Week 3: Work the exercises on p. 90 2.6 #1-4. Choose from the projects p. 43, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8.
Week 4: Choose from the projects p. 93, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3.
Week 5: Work the exercises on p. 91 2.6 #5, 6, 7, 9, and 10. Choose from the projects p. 97, 2.4, 2.5
Week 7: More homework on Discrete Dynamical models is provided. The project has you work on the lesser grain borer using the logistic growth and Ricker's model. (Hint: For Ricker's model, Excel's solver needs to have the option setting checked for non-negative parameters in the model.)
Week 8: A Take-home Exam is given out to practice the material that will be examined in class next week. A hyperlink is provided for the large data set of this Take-home Exam.
Week 9: The Mid-Term Exam will be given in the Lab on Thursday, March 11. It will be open notes and free use of the computer.
Week 13: The differential equations project examines two population models, one for world growth and the other for the growth of a culture of Paramecium.
Week 15: The Take-Home Final is available and due on May 6 at the time of the In-class Final (which will be held in GMCS 405).