College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
    
    Feb 04, 2023  
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

MATH 056. Modeling


(Cross-listed as ENVS 079 )
 
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: Credit for, or placement out of,  MATH 027  or MATH 028 , and a grade of C or better in one of  MATH 043  or  MATH 044 ; or  permission of the instructor.
Natural sciences and engineering.
1 credit.
Eligible for ENVS. COGS.
Spring 2024. Staff.
Catalog chapter: Mathematics and Statistics  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/mathematics-statistics


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