MATH 537 Applied Mathematics
Boise State University Spring 2013

INSTRUCTOR:

 

Jodi Mead

OFFICE:

 

MG 218B

PHONE:

 

426-2432

EMAIL:

 

jmead@boisestate.edu

WEB:

 

http://math.boisestate.edu/~mead/m537/s13

OFFICE HOURS:

 

10:15-11:15 TuTh and by appointment

CLASS MEETINGS:

 

9:00-10:15 TuTh in ILC room 401


TEXT
Principles of Applied Mathematics, by James Keener, Westview Press, 2000, ISBN: 9780738201290.  


COURSE OBJECTIVES
The goal of this course is to learn tools to understand and analyze the behavior of mathematical  models in science and engineering.  This course is not about the numerical solutions of  models, rather it is about the principles used to develop numerical techniques.  We will cover  transform theory,  differential operators,  analytic function theory and asymptotic analysis.  Each student will complete a project where they apply these tools to a  linear partial differential equation.  


GRADING SCHEME:

Late Homework Policy:   Homework should be turned in on the date it is due, and unless there are extenuating circumstances, there is a 10% per day late penalty.

Collaboration Policy:   Students may collaborate on homework questions however, once you begin writing the version that you will submit, you may no longer collaborate on that problem.   In particular, each student will turn in their own work, and there will be a penalty if students turn in the same work.

It is important to have a well designed project, therefore both a proposal draft and final proposal will be required for each student, due March 12 and April 2, respectively. In addition, a one page typed progress report is due April 14, presentations will be May 7, 9 and 14, and the final report is due by 5:00 on May 14.


IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

Last Day

Jan. 28

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