MAT 145 Mathematical Modeling and Applied Calculus

An introduction to the process of mathematically modeling biological, economic, physical, and sociological phenomena. The course first explores modeling with the common functions used in calculus and then develops the method of least squares to find the best model for a given data set. These models are then analyzed using single and multivariable calculus. The course includes the study of parameterized families of functions, dimensional analysis, matrix and vector algebra, the method of least squares, differentiation, optimization, integration, and differential equations.  Scientific computing skills are developed.




Basic skills in mathematics.