MCS 386  –  Introduction to Mathematical Modeling

Credit : (404)     ECTS Credit : 5

Semester :   2016 – 2017 Spring

Instructor :   Assist. Prof. Dr. Ozlem Defterli  (Home Page)

 Schedule :   Wednesday 15:20 – 17:10  (RB01) ; Thursday 09:20 - 11:10 (RB01)

Office Hour : Tuesday 14:20 - 15:10,  Wednesday 11:20 – 12:10

Prerequisite :  None 

Catalog Description :  Discrete dynamical systems. Optimization models and Linear Programming. Correlation and regression. Discrete and continuous probabilistic models. Predator-prey models, optimal harvesting, traffic flow. Verification and validation of models.

Textbook : Mathematical Modeling, 3rd Edition, F. R. Giordano, M. D. Weir, W. P. Fox, Brooks/ Cole Thomson, 2003.

Mathematical Modeling, 4th Edition, M.M. Meerschaert, Academic Press, 2013.

Reference Book : A course in Mathematical Modelling, D.D. Mooney, M. R. Swift, The Mathematical Association of America, 1999.

Evaluation Criteria :   Midterm   35%  ,  Homework 15% ,   Final    50%

Exam Dates: 

Midterm : April 07, 2017 at 15.20

Final Exam : May 23, 2017 at 15.00