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Course Dynamics

The course combines formal lectures with computer laboratories and simulations of dynamical systems and models. Undergraduates work in teams on modeling projects, under the supervision of graduate or post-graduate mentors. Each team writes a midterm and a final report and gives oral presentations of its work. Students taking the course for graduate credit work on their own modeling problems. At the end of the semester, students present their projects in a poster session held in a public venue.

Students' Posters

The links below point to PDF files containing copies of the posters prepared by the students.
  • Spring 2006
    • Agregation of retail stores, by Shahil Rais, Jared Roberts, and Matthew Rounds.
    • Barchan sand dunes, by Luke Diaz, Sujoy Ganguly, Jesse Horner, and Shawn Miller.
    • Investigation of borehole reflection tomography, by M. Serkan Arca.
    • Mathematical model of tumor metabolism, by Ajit Divakaruni.
    • Modeling collective behaviors of organisms, by Caitlin Casey, Jared Jackson, Gabriel Marcus, Andrew Puza, and Adam Rosenthal.
    • Modeling dislocations in an elastic half-space, by Sarah K. Thompson.
    • Modeling the spread of SARS using small world networds, by Tim Gonzalez, Masa Iwado, Kristie Manalo, Jason Simental, and Larrison Nez.
    • Price dispersion, by Christian Botsford, Christopher Caraway, Ding Shen, Emily Simpson, and Gloria Yeomans.
    • Resistance to antibiotics, by René Bernal-Gonzales, Matt Foster, Maaz Iqbal, Arjang Talattof, and Seth Wagenman.

  • Spring 2005
    • An alternative language learning model, by Ryan Hatch and Adam Rinne.
    • Analyzing the Red Grouse - T. tenuis System, by Denise Brown, Ryan Humphrey, Jessica Ryder, and David Sonnenschein.
    • Mathematical epidemiology: modeling the spread of the West Nile virus, by Joe Aldridge, Katie Moore, and Shaheed Shabazz.
    • Parallel parking and RSA, by Matt Behrens, Anita Lee, Matt Levin, and Michael Winslow.
    • RPO: Rotational position optimization, by Daniel Norwood, Joseph Ortiz, and Chris Summitt.
    • Traffic flow, by Khoa Han, Gabriel Leake, Azer Novo, and Michael Stoltenberg.


The redesigning of the Mathematical Modeling course and the writing of the accompanying course notes was made possible thanks to a University of Arizona TRIF (Technology and Research Initiative Fund) grant to Joceline Lega. This support is acknowledged with great appreciation.
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