M331 Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
Fall 2002

Text: This course will be based on class notes. (available on web or will be handed out in class)
Meeting times: MWF 11, EE-205.
Instructor: Professor Kirby, Weber 115, kirby@math.colostate.edu
Office Hours: Monday 1:20-2:10; Wednesday 10:00-11:00, Thursday 10:30-11:30.
Teaching Assistant: Amanda Fox, Weber 10, fox@math.colostate.edu
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12:00-12:50.
Prerequisite: M160;   Co-Requisite: M161
WEB: http://www.math.colostate.edu/~kirby/teaching/m331/Fall2002/M331.htm

Topics Outline

Homework Assignments (Homework is due every Wednesday -- no homework will be accepted after class ends.) Grading Lecture Summary:
  1. Introduction to class: Overview
  2. Modeling with functions: supply/demand
  3. Graphical modeling: arms race, islands
  4. Modeling with proportions
  5. Heart rate of mammals
  6. Dimensional analysis