Applied Mathematics Modeling

One of the primary features of CAM is the one-year sequence of courses on Applied Mathematics Modeling. In the recent past, instructors would teach students about modeling problems in different areas of applied mathematics. For example, courses have been offered on topics such as Fourier analysis, wavelet theory and applications, weather modeling and mathematical biology. From 2009-2012, the fall course was taught as a large-scale computational modeling course. This course was designed as part of the $700,000 grant “CSUMS: A Computational Training and Interdisciplinary Research Program for Undergraduates in the Mathematical Sciences at the University of St. Thomas” funded by the National Science Foundation. Starting in Fall 2013, this course reverted to a topics-based course. The spring course is also a topics-based course, but a special section of the spring course will be taught to a small (2-4) number of students as part of the proposed CAM Industrial Opportunity Program. These courses offer outstanding opportunities for our students to learn how mathematics is used in the “real world.”

MATH 315:

Applied Math & Modeling I

This is a topics course in applied mathematics. Course content will be drawn from topics that coincide with expertise of department members. Recent topics include finite element methods, techniques in scientific computing, wavelets and applications, mathematical biology, and weather modeling. Offered fall semester.

Prerequisites: A grade of C- or above in MATH 210 and 240, or permission of instructor.

MATH 316:

Applied Math & Modeling II

This is a second topics course in applied mathematics. It does not require MATH 315 as a prerequisite. Course content will be drawn from the topics listed under MATH 315. Offered spring semester.

Prerequisites: A grade of C- or above in MATH 210 and MATH 240, or permission of instructor.