Math 450 - Introduction to modelling

We will learn to model problems and systems using mathematics and computers. We'll be using the python computer language (which I will teach everybody at the start of the course). We'll cover statistical models, automata models, and classical applied-math models.

We'll also discuss the nature of modelling, based on readings from Nate Silver's Signal and the Noise.

At the end of the course, you'll have the start of a very valuable skill set.

Course syllabus

Canopy - python software for scientific computing that we'll make use of in class.


Laboratories and Code samples

Links from class discussion