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Welcome to Math 245, Mathematical Models, this Spring 2015!

### Course Information

- Course Syllabus
- Read Letters from past students
- Course Calendar
- Homework Assignments, Lecture Notes, and Topics Covered
- Guidelines for completing homework assignments
- A description of the term-long project.
- Course resources for Mathematica
- A link to Blackboard

### Key Dates: (subject to change)

**First Day of Class:**January 28**Project Topic Due:**February 25**First Exam:**March 11**Organizational Statement Due:**March 16**Final Draft of Project Due:**April 13**Peer Review Day:**April 29**Second Exam:**May 6**Project Due:**May 11**Last Day of Class:**May 13**Project Presentations:**May 11, May 13, and during the scheduled final exam time.

### Mathematical Models links:

- Wolfram Alpha
- The case for fitting data points visually
- Chaos in dynamical systems (Logistic Map)
- Help determine if a variable is dependent or independent
- Sampling methods
- Least-Squares Polynomial Applet
- Modeling using random numbers
- 2D Random Walk Simulation of a walk on an infinite grid.
- 2D Random Walk Simulation of a sailor through city blocks
- Modeling people's behavior for going to a bar
- Crime Fighting and Mathematical Models
- Examples of Correlation not implying Causation (read the first answer)
- Things that correlate
- Extrapolation: Moore's Law
- DataGenetics: A wonderful blog of data driven analysis.
- A refresher about random variables (YouTube)