# Math 3850: Mathematical Modeling

• Syllabus

• A MATLAB tutorial by Griffiths

• Homework

• 1/16(T), DUE (T 1/23): 1.1, #1(b,c), 2(b,c), 3(b,c), 4(b,c), 5(b,c).

1/18(Th), Introduction to Matlab.

1/23(T), DUE (T 1/30): 1.1, #8, 9, 11, and 1.2, #1, 2, 9.

1/25(Th), DUE (T 1/30): 1.3, #1(a,c,e), 2(a,b,c,i,j), 3(a,b), 5, 6, 7.

Homework pages from the text book (for the first week or so).

1/30(T), DUE (T 2/6): 1.4, #4(b), 6, 9.

2/1(Th), DUE (T 2/6): 2.1, #4, 6, 2.2, #3, 7, 9, and 2.3, #2, 4.

2/6(T), DUE (T 2/13): 2.3, Project #3, 3.1, #4, 7, and 4.1, #1, 2, 3.

2/8(Th), DUE (T 2/13): 3.3, #2(a,c) (just find a and b), 3 (hint: use matrix form.
Just find the coefficients c1, c2, and c3), 4, 7, 9(d).

2/13(T), DUE (T 2/20): 4.2, #3 (use the first three data points to find the interpolation polynomial of
degree 2 in Lagrange form) and #4 (use the first four data points to find the interpolation polynomial of
degree 3 in Lagrange form).

2/15(Th), DUE (T 2/20): 4.3, #2, 3, 4, 6, and 4.4, #1(a,b,c, just find the piecewise linear splines).

Group Project 1 DUE (T 2/27).

2/20(T), DUE (T 2/27): 4.4, #1(a) - just find the inverse of the piecewise linear (degree 1) splines, and 5.1, #3, 4, 5, 6.

2/22(Th), DUE (T 2/27): 5.2, #1(a,b,d), #2(b,c,d) (use x0 from #1), and 5.3, #1, 2, 3.

2/27(T), DUE (Th 3/8): 5.4, #3. Your assignment is to build the linear spline model using the
cumulative probability, find the inverse linear splines, then generate three random numbers
between 0 and 1 (let us use x = 0.01, 0.5, and 0.91) and calculate the corresponding lag time for each.

3/1(Th), DUE (Th 3/8): 5.5, #1. Your assignment is to build the linear spline model using the
cumulative probability, find the inverse linear splines, then generate three random numbers
between 0 and 1 (let us use x = 0.01, 0.5, and 0.91) and calculate the corresponding unload time for each.
Review for the test.

3/6(T), Exam 1.

• Announcement

• The class will meet in GAB 330 computer lab on Thursday, 01/18.

• Our first exam will be on Tuesday 3/6 which will cover the following sections: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3,
3.1, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 5.1, and 5.2.