Math Models in Nature

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Math Models in Nature

Spring 2019

Taught By: Jennifer Wilson

Section: A

CRN: 2947

Credits: 4

This course combines quantitative reasoning and mathematical modeling. Quantitative reasoning is the ability to make sense of the numbers that surround us: to find patterns, to estimate, to measure complex phenomenon, and to make informed decisions. We will focus particularly on the role of difference equations to model natural processes and to predict future patterns. Using computers as computational and graphical aids students develop the basic algebraic, computational, graphical, and statistical skills necessary to understand these models, and learn why difference equations are the primary tools in the emerging theories of chaos and complexity. This class is offered every spring and is a required course for the Interdisciplinary Science and Environmental Studies major.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Natural Sciences & Mathematics (LSTS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:15pm 7/19/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:30pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 464

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/9/2019