My job is to help you to succeed in this class. I will be happy to discuss issues related to this course (or anything mathematical) in person or via email. In addition to the normal office hours listed above, alternative meeting time may be arranged (please give me at least 48hr advanced notice).
Use of mathematical models and computer simulations for solving real world problems.
No textbook is required. However, the following books will be used as references:
Participation in in-class discussions and activities is an important part of the learning process. Therefore class attendance is expected and will be recorded.
Please be respectful of other people in the classroom and use common sense. In particular, please…
Students who violate these rules will be asked to leave the classroom and will not be allowed to return until they have spoken privately with me.
Computer programs are indispensable in mathematical modeling and simulation as many basic tasks will be nearly impossible to do by hand. Therefore you are expected to be able to use some software programs. The following programs are recommended:
You will be expected to be able to carry out basic calculations in at least one of the above software programs.
Programming languages are the means by which you can ask computers to do things. The ability to program is an essential skill in the modern job market. In the context of computer simulation, basic programming skills can be very useful. Familiarity with the following programming languages are not required but strongly recommended:
This course is largely based on projects. You are expected to spent much of your time in (team) projects.
Participation in in-class and online discussions will an important component of the learning process as well as your scores.
The mandatory final exam is scheduled at 11:00am – 12:00pm Dec. 5.
Your final course grade is determined according to your overall performance in (team) projects, in-class and online discussions, and the final exam. It is calculated according to the following weights.
Academic dishonesty: Cheating of any kind will not be tolerated. In particular, you cannot copy (totally or partially) someone else’s solutions or allow someone else to copy your solutions on quizzes or exams. You will receive an “F” in the course if you are caught. Please consult Student Handbook for additional guidelines.
Disability accommodations: Students who need accommodations are asked to arrange a meeting during office hours to discuss your accommodations. If you have a conflict with my office hours, an alternate time can be arranged. To set up this meeting, please contact me by e-mail. If you have not registered for accommodation services through the Center for Disability Services (CDS), but need accommodations, make an appointment with CDS, 147 Taylor Center, or call 334-244-3631 or e-mail CDS at firstname.lastname@example.org
Free academic support: All students have the opportunity to receive free academic support at AUM. Visit the Learning Center (LC) in the WASC on second floor Library or the Instructional Support Lab (ISL) in 203 Goodwyn Hall. The LC and ISL offers writing consulting as well as tutoring in almost every class through graduate school. The LC may be reached at 244-3470 (call or walk-in for a session), and the ISL may be reached at 244-3265. ISL tutoring is first-come-first served. Current operating hours can be found at http://www.aum.edu/learningcenter.