ERIC Number: ED161756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Case Studies in Applied Mathematics.
Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC.
This collection of nine case studies in applied mathematics was written primarily for the use of the instructor by a Conference sponsored by the Committee on the Undergraduate Program in Mathematics (CUPM). Each chapter contains exercises of varying degrees of difficulty and several include student projects. The materials were used on a trial basis and the results of these experiences are reported. The first chapter discusses the process of applied mathematics. The case studies are: (1) measuring power in weighted voting systems; (2) a model for municipal street-sweeping operations; (3) a mathematical model of renewable resources; (4) some examples of mathematical models for the dynamics of several-species ecosystems; (5) population mathematics; (6) MacDonald's work on Helminth Infections; (7) modeling linear systems by frequency response methods; (8) network analysis of steam generator flow; and (9) heat transfer in frozen soil. (MP)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, College Mathematics, Communicable Diseases, Computers, Ecology, Heat, Higher Education, Instruction, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Models, Political Power, Population Trends, Power Technology, Statistics, Teaching Guides
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Publication Type: Books
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mathematical Association of America, Washington, DC.