MATH 056. Modeling
An introduction to the formulation and analysis of mathematical models. This course will present a general framework for the development of discrete and continuous models of diverse phenomena. Principles of modeling will be drawn from multiple areas, such as kinetics, population dynamics, disease spread, traffic flow, particle mechanics, and network science. Mathematical techniques and theory useful for understanding models will be emphasized, such as dimensional analysis, phase plane diagrams, stability analysis, bifurcation theory, conservation laws, random walks, constitutive relations, chaos theory, and computer simulation. A primary goal of this course is to give insights into the connections between mathematics and real-world problems, allowing students to apply the course concepts to applications that excite them.
Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in MATH 027 or MATH 028 ; in one of MATH 034 or MATH 035 ; and in MATH 043 or MATH 044 ; or permission of the instructor.
Natural sciences and engineering.
Eligible for ENVS
Spring 2022. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Mathematics and Statistics
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/mathematics-statistics
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