Examines mathematical theories and concepts within their historical and cultural contexts. Topics vary with instructor and may include mathematical symmetries, the organization and modeling of space, cryptology, mathematical models of social decision making, and/or theories of change and strategy.
WINTER 2008 - BIS 329, Topics in Mathematics Across the Curriculum: Modeling
The course will concentrate on quantitative models that are useful across the Bothell disciplines. The topics chosen can vary from year to year and will be chosen with consultation with other Bothell faculty. Examples may include the following: From environmental science: dispersion of gases, from social science: economic mobility models, from art: classification of two-dimensional designs, and from finance: asset-allocation models. Both the underlying structure of the model and the quantitative methods needed to use the model will be stressed.
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