## Mathematical Modeling (MATH 420/620)

### Spring 2018 course website

**Lectures: ** 12:00pm-12:50pm, MWF, in

PE 104 (

map)

**Scheduled Final: 12:10-2:10pm on Friday, 11 May 2018.** (

PDF of Spring 2018 Finals Schedule;

UNR Academic Calendar).

**Syllabus:** Click here to download (PDF).

**Office Hours:** MW 1-2pm, Th 12:30-1:30pm, or by appointment, in 220 DMSC.

**Textbooks:** **Introduction to Probability Models (10th)** by Sheldon Ross, and

**Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos (2nd)** by Steve Strogatz.

**WebCampus** will be used for this course:

https://wcl.unr.edu
# Tentative Schedule

Week | Monday | Wednesday | Friday | Homework & Notes |

1: 1/22-1/26 | Syllabus; Introduction & overview | Software Introduction r_intro.r | Software continued; The Modeling Process | Homework 1 (due Weds, 31 Jan):
hw1.pdf [hw1.tex] Solution: hw1-soln.pdf [hw1-soln.Rnw] |

2: 1/29-2/2 | The Modeling Process (cont'd); Probability Basics Room: PE 104 | Probability Basics Room: DMSC 106 | Probability Basics Room: PE 104 | probability-review.pdf, probability-distributions.pdf |

3: 2/5-2/9 | Probability & R Room: DMSC 106 | Probability & R Room: DMSC 106 | Statistics Intro Room: PE 104 | Reading: Ross, Ch.1-2 Homework 2 (due Weds, 14 Feb):
hw2.pdf [hw2.tex] |

4: 2/12-2/16 | Estimator Properties Room: DMSC 106 | Maximum Likelihood Estimation rssmle.R Room: DMSC 106 | Regression | |

5: 2/19-2/23 | **Presidents' Day** NO CLASS | | Room: PE 104 | |

6: 2/26-3/2 | | | Room: PE 104 | |

7: 3/5-3/9 | | | Room: PE 104 | |

8: 3/12-3/16 | | | Room: PE 104 | |

9: 3/19-3/23 | SPRING BREAK | SPRING BREAK | SPRING BREAK | |

10: 3/26-3/30 | | | Room: PE 104 | |

11: 4/2-4/6 | | | Room: PE 104 | |

12: 4/9-4/13 | | | Room: PE 104 | |

13: 4/16-4/20 | | | Room: PE 104 | |

14: 4/23-4/27 | | | Room: PE 104 | |

15: 4/30-5/4 | | | Room: PE 104 | |

16: 5/7-5/11 | | Prep Day | Scheduled Final 12:10-2:10pm in PE 104 | |