Time and Place : Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:30, 2211 Rood

INSTRUCTOR : Dr. Paul Eenigenburg

Office Hours in 3324 Everett: TTh (8:30 - 11:30), MTWTh (3:00 - 4:00)

Other times by appt.

Phone: 387-4582 e-mail : eenigenburg@wmich.edu FAX : 387-4530

You may also obtain assignments and
other information at this site as the course progresses.

Check after 5:00pm each Thursday for the next week’s assignment.

TEXT : *Mathematical Modeling * by Giordano, Weir, and
Fox.

COURSE OBJECTIVES : A “model” is a mathematical description
of a particular real

world phenomenon. In this course, we will gain experience in
the construction of models,

analysis of models, and the interpretation and verification of the
results. (See the diagram

on page 1, and also the discussion in the Preface.) We
will focus most of our attention on

discrete models (chapters 1 - 8), many of which could be suitable for
use in your own

classroom. Near the end of the course, we will investigate some
continuous models - and

thereby have an opportunity to review differential equations.

TECHNOLOGY : It is required that you bring a computing device
to class, either a graphing

calculator or a computer. Assignments can generally be completed
with help from either of these.

EXAMINATIONS & GRADING : Homework and projects:
70%

Final Exam (Apr 23, 7:15): 30%

Letter grades will be given on individual assignments.