Course Syllabus - Fall 2003
Course Title: Mathematical Modeling
Hours Credit: 3 hours
Instructor: Varies (multiple sections)
Instructor Office Hours: Varies (at least 10hrs/week)
Course Description: This course is an introduction to mathematical modeling using graphical, numerical, symbolic, and verbal techniques to describe and explore real-world data and phenomena. Emphasis is on the use of elementary functions to investigate and analyze applied problems and questions, supported by the use of appropriate technology, and on effective communication of quantitative concepts and results. Credit for this course is not allowed if the student already has credit for a higher-numbered mathematics course.
Topics: Data analysis; Funtions ( Linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential, & logarithmic); Rates of change; Linear systems; Law of exponents & logarithms, Growth & Decay models; as well as related topics as they pretain to the scoop of the course.
Text: Explorations in College Algebra, 2nd edition, Klime & Clark; Wiley; 2001
Learning Outcomes: Students should be able to:
Grading Methods: Tests, Quizzes, Final Exam, Homework; Percentages decided by instructor.