M448 | 2977 | Brothers

P: M301 or M303, M311, M360 or M365, which may be taken concurrently, or consent of instructor. Text: None. Course requirements: Graded problem sets, evening mid-term and final. Group participation in national Mathematical Modeling Contest. Group research paper. Course description: M448 is the second semester of the mathematical modeling sequence M447-M448. The approach is primarily stochastic and will be of interest to graduates and undergraduates majoring in business, economics, biology, and mathematics. Prerequisites are linear algebra (M301 or M303), probability (M360 or M365), and linear programming, which can be learned in M447 or by studying the appropriate chapters of the M118 text. The computer algebra system Maple will be used where appropriate. Topics covered will include linear game theory, deterministic and stochastic growth and decay models, queuing theory, and simulation. II Sem.