MATH 3820
Introduction to Mathematical Modelling

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General information about the course

Course objectives

This course will introduce mathematical modelling, through a combination of analytical and numerical methods.

Schedule / Office hours / Announcements

We meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, in MH 415, from 11:30 to 12:45. My office hours are Tuesdays, 17:15-18:30 and Thursdays, 13:30-15:00, or by appointment. The midterm will be on March 3, in MH, from 11:30 to 13:30.

Course material

The sections might not appear in the order we covered them in class.

Introduction to modelling and to software

Single population growth



Maple 10

Example showing the symbolic solving of the logistic equation (you will need to save this file before using it).

Parameter identification

Residence time

Slides (4 slides per page).


Slides (4 slides per page).


Traffic flow

Slides (4 slides per page).


Shallow water

Slides (4 slides per page).

Material from previous terms

Keep in mind that the program for these examinations might not be the same as the one we have covered.





A list of some past projects in Math 3820.