Math 445

- Syllabus: All pertinent information about the course

Office hours: Monday/Friday 12-1pm

Format and length will be similar to Midterm Projects.

As some of you already experienced, it is wise to start working with your teams NOW for the final project and presentation, to avoid last minute surprises.

Final Project Reports can be a relatively informal summary of your results from the presentation, and may be handed in during the first week of exams.

You will be asked to sign a form stating you have worked by yourself. Trust me, it's very easy for me to recognize when people have been working together. You don't want to know what has to them when they are found out.

The Final exam will be posted on the website one week before the scheduled exam date for this class (April 26th, 8:30am). Final exams will be handed in during the scheduled exam period.

Each of you will hand in the final exam individually, and will be asked to give a few minutes of explanation of a randomly selected part of your work.

You will spend a few minutes explaining your work.

9am-9:30am: Family names beginning with D-K

9:30am-10am: Family names beginning with R-Y

10am-10:30am: Family names beginning with L-N

10:30am-11am: Family names beginning with A-C

- Notes on Optimization Models
- Notes on Dynamical Systems Models
- Notes on Probabilistic Models
- Notes on Markov Models

- Homework 1: Due Jan. 13
- Homework 1: Solutions
- Homework 2: Due Jan. 20
- Homework 2: Solutions
- Homework 3: Due Jan. 27
- Homework 3: Solutions
- Homework 4: Due Feb. 10
- Homework 4: Solutions
- Homework 5: Due Feb. 24
- Homework 5: Solutions
- Homework 6: Due March 3
- Homework 6: Solutions
- Homework 7: Due March 17
- Homework 7: Solutions
- Homework 8: Due March 27
- Homework 9:
**Extension:**Due April 14

- Optimization Projects: Presentations
on Feb 6,8

Schedule: Monday Feb. 6: Teams 1,3; Wednesday, Feb. 8: Team 4,2

- Dynamical Systems Projects: Presentations March 13, 15

Schedule: Monday Mar. 13: Teams 5,6; Wednesday, March 15: Team 7,8

- Project/Presentation Guidelines
- Teams

The schedule is very tight, so there is 1 minute time limit for set-up, etc.

You should keep things written on the board to a minimum.

Reminders of variables or notation should be built into your transparencies

Anything written on the board has to be done before all presentations start at 2pm

Attendance is mandatory for the entire class at all presentations

April 3: 2:17pm Team 4: AIDS

April 5: 2:00pm Team 8: Death rates

April 5: 2:17pm Team 6: Demography

April 5: 2:34pm Team 3: Golf club

April 7: 2:00pm Team 7: Finance/Manufacturing

April 7: 2:17pm Team 5: 99 B-Line

April 7: 2:34pm Team 1: Traffic flow

Proposals due March 15/17 (roughly 1 page)

See Syllabus for outline for Proposals

Presentations will be on April 3,5, and 7. Attendance is MANDATORY.

Presentations and Reports follow same outline as Midterm Projects

You can look for additional ideas from references in the text, or other math modeling books/websites.

I am also available to help you to focus your topic.

Topics for your team's Final Project must be different from the Midterm Project

The presenter for the Final Presentation must be different from the presenter for the Midterm Project.

Modeling and analysis should incorporate more than one approach/technique covered in class.

That is, it should include some aspects from more than one of the following areas:

Optimization, dynamical systems, probabilistic/statistical methods