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    Macalester College
  Feb 19, 2018
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MATH 432 - Mathematical Modeling

Draws on the student’s general background in mathematics to construct models for problems arising from such diverse areas as the physical sciences, life sciences, political science, economics, and computing. Emphasis will be on the design, analysis, accuracy, and appropriateness of a model for a given problem. Case studies will be used extensively. Specific mathematical techniques will vary with the instructor and student interest. All 400-level courses will involve some independent student work such as oral presentations, papers, or computer projects. Alternate fall semesters. Prerequisite(s): MATH 312  or MATH 365 , and COMP 121  or COMP 123 . (4 Credits)