Introduction to Continuous Mathematical Modeling

University of Washington, Seattle
AMATH 383
Winter 2014
TuTh 1:00-2:20, MUE 153

Instructor:
Jakob Kotas
jkotas "at" uw.edu

Office hours:
Wed 3:00-5:00
Lewis 129
TA:
Marshita Masui
marshita "at" uw.edu

Office hours:
Tue 3:00-4:00, Wed 11:30-12:30
 Lewis 129
Grader:
Peng Zheng
zhengp "at" uw.edu





Syllabus: pdf

Final project handout: pdf

Grades

Announcements:
4/01/14: Graded final projects can be picked up from Jakob in 214 Lewis on Thu, 4/03 afternoon (12-4 ish). If you want your project back and can't come at that time, email me and we can arrange a different time. It was interesting to read what you all came up with! Thank you for your hard work this quarter.

3/06/14: Progress reports are graded as of Thursday night and in an envelope on the wall outside of 214 Lewis. You can pick them up whenever Lewis Hall is open (7AM-7PM Friday, Monday.) I will bring any that were not picked up to class on Tuesday.

3/06/14: Tuesday's class, March 11, will be optional. No lecture will be given. You can ask last-minute questions about your final project and/or pick-up old graded work. No office hours next week. Code from Lanchester Model for the Battle of Iwo Jima is here: iwojima.m

2/24/14: Lecture notes on optimization of Linear Programs: pdf

2/20/14: Link to Matlab file of 3D plot from today's LP model: surfaceplot.m

2/19/14: Link to Matlab files from yesterday's discrete population models: discretelogistic.m and cobweb.m

1/28/14: Link to Matlab file from today's building heating/cooling model: heatingcooling.m

1/21/14: There is a correction to the last few lines of problem 2 in homework 2. A fixed version is on the webpage now.

1/16/14: Excel spreadsheet from today's lecture on the temperature of the planets xlsx

1/09/14: Matlab basics tutorial: pdf

1/09/14: In addition to the options mentioned in HW1 for accessing Matlab, you can also remotely access the ICL from your own machine. Instructions here

1/07/14: Link to old problems from the Mathematical Contest in Modeling here. Problems "A" are continuous and could help generate ideas for your final project.

12/24/13: The textbook for this class will be "Topics in Mathematical Modeling" by K.K. Tung. It is recommended, but not required to pass the course. It should be available at the campus bookstore at the beginning of the quarter (among other places.)

Homework:
Assignments Supplementary Files Due Solutions
Assignment 0 Not collected Solution 0
Assignment 1 ode45sample.m
familyplotsample.m
Thu 1/16/14 Solution 1
hw1q1a.m
hw1q1b.m
hw1q1c.m
hw1q1d.m
hw1q4a.m
hw1q4b.m
Assignment 2 Thu 1/23/14 Solution 2
hw2q3.m
hw2q4b.m
Assignment 3 hw3q4data.mat
Thu 1/30/14 Solution 3
hw3q1b.m
hw3q2a.m
hw3q4.m
Assignment 4 Thu 2/06/14 Solution 4
hw4q2c.m
Assignment 5 Thu 2/13/14 Solution 5
hw5q2c.m
hw5q4e.m
Assignment 6 Thu 2/20/14 Solution 6
Assignment 7 Thu 2/27/14 Solution 7
Assignment 8 Thu 3/06/14 Solution 8
hw8q2c.m