Introduction to Mathematical Modelling, Latex and Mathematica

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Doel vak

After this course the student...
1. ... can formulate a mathematical model (differential equation) to
describe a simple practical situation;
2. ... is able to analyse the model using exact solution methods, or
using the computer;
3. ... can interpret the outcome of the mathematical analysis in the
original practical context, while being aware of the limitations of the
4. ... is able to present the model, analysis and results clearly and
understandably to fellow students in writing;
5. ... can produce his/her own LaTeX document and perform simple
operations and computations in Mathematica.

Inhoud vak

This is a course about mathematical modelling: translating real life
problems into mathematical language, analysing the resulting equations,
and drawing conclusions. You will work in small groups on two
assignments, and will report on these assignments in writing. You will
also learn to use the mathematical typesetting software LaTeX, and to
work with the mathematical software package Mathematica.


Exercise classes and computer classes. Contact hours per week: 8.


Written reports after weeks 1,2 and 4, and counting, respectively, for
15%, 35% and 50% towards the final grade. When initially graded
insufficient, each report may be handed in a second time, but only once
and within two weeks from the first attempt. Other than this, there is
no resit exam.

Vereiste voorkennis

Single Variable Calculus.


Texts and assignments will be made available through Canvas.


BSc Mathematics Year 1

Overige informatie

It is essential that all students are present at the first lecture.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode XB_0006
Studiepunten 3 EC
Periode P3
Vakniveau 100
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Bètawetenschappen
Vakcoördinator prof. dr. B.W. Rink
Examinator dr. T.O. Rot
Docenten prof. dr. B.W. Rink
dr. T.O. Rot

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