Professor:  Dr. Nathan Louis Gibson  
Office:  Kidd 056  
Office Hours:  WF 22:50  
Course Website:  http://www.math.oregonstate.edu/~gibsonn/Teaching/MTH323010W19  
Text Book: 

Learning Outcomes:
After completing this class, successful students will be able to:
Your goals in this course are to learn how to interpret the mathematical models published in contemporary texts and journals, how to formulate your own mathematical models, and how to present your modeling efforts in a wellwritten paper.
An approximate outline of topics follows.
Topic  Applications  Models  Concepts 
Mechanical Models  Springmass system
Pendulum  Ordinary differential equations  Linearization 
Population Dynamics  Discrete onespecies systems Harvesting  Difference equations
Leslie matrix models Models with time delays  Equilibria and Stability
Chaos Stochasticity 
Particle Flow  Traffic flow
Heat transfer  Partial differential equations  Waves and shocks 
The remaining portion of the writing requirement will be comprised of homework assignments and informal inclass assignments pertaining to lecture.
For resources on writing, see Links Section below. Writing Assignments will be posted to Canvas.
Assignments will be posted to Canvas. For resources on MATLAB, see the section below.
Deliverables in preparation for the final paper are as follows:
Please see this sample proposal which is much longer and more detailed than you need to be, but demonstrates the structure and layout of a proposal.
Your proposal should be typed and uploaded as a pdf file to Canvas.
Please see this sample paper which is much longer and more detailed than you need to be, but demonstrates the structure and layout of each section of a research paper.
Please make use of Writing Resources under Links below.
Please make use of Writing Resources under Links below.
Reading Assignments  20% 
Writing Assignments  20% 
Homework Assignments  10% 
Computer Assignments  0% 
Term Paper  30% 
Final  20% 
Total  100% 
The following are online resources for learning Matlab: