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Course Description:

Mathematical Modeling looks at the world in a numerical way to gain a better understanding of how things work and interrelate. The focus of this course will be on patterns of growth. There are countless examples that will allow the course to include new or newsworthy problems each term. When will an outbreak of a disease become an epidemic? Which investment strategies give the best return? When does a species, such as the spotted owl of the great Northwest, decline to a point that it is doomed to extinction? When is a problem too big to be solved by a computer?

Learn how to frame questions and use mathematical models to shed light on the problem. Learn how experts arrive at their conclusions. Learn various mathematical models, skills in applying these models to real world case studies, and strategies for refining a model to match the unique characteristics of a problem and to maximize the effectiveness of its solution. Students will work in teams throughout the term.

Prerequisites: Calculus I, Statistics required. Calculus II recommended

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1.

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