Co-requisites: SCI 1111

Credits: 2 MTH

Hours: 3-0-3

Usually offered: Fall

For information contact: John Geddes and Mark Somerville

Course description: This course provides an introduction to mathematical modeling and computer simulation of physical systems. Working with a broad range of examples, students practice the steps involved in modeling and analyzing a physical system, learn the role of models in explaining and predicting the behavior of the physical world, and develop skills with the programming and computational tools necessary for simulation. Students work in a studio environment on increasingly open-ended projects, and learn how to present their results, with an emphasis on visual and oral communication.

Competencies: qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, teamwork, communication, lifelong learning, understanding of context, diagnosis