MATH 46 Introduction to Applied Mathematics
Develops tools to analyze phenomena in the physical and life sciences, from cell aggregation to vibrating drums to traffic jams. Focus is on applied linear and nonlinear partial differential equations: methods for Laplace, heat and wave equations (Fourier transform, Green's functions, eigenfunction expansions), Burger's and reaction-diffusion equation. Further topics may include linear and integral operators, nonlinear optimization, linear programming, asymptotics, boundary layers, or inverse problems. Students will develop numerical skills with a package like MATLAB/Octave.
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Distributive and/or World Culture
Offered17S: 12, 18S: Arrange