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1016 461 Fall 2003 Professor: Dr. Bernard Brooks Email: bpbsma@rit.edu Office Phone: 475 – 4717 Office: 08 3102 in the Gosnell Building Office hours: 12 – 1:00 MTRF or by appointment or just drop by and see if the door is open. Website: www.rit.edu/~bpbsma Class Times Rooms Tuesday 4  5:50 76 A230 Thursday 4  5:50 76 A230 The Course This is a one quarter course with four credit hours. It will probably be a lot of work. We will be emphasizing problem solving, formulation of a mathematical model from physical considerations, mathematical analysis of the model, testing of the model and the results derived from it, analysis of assumptions and reliability of data. The Text: Mathematical Models: Mechanical Vibrations, Population Dynamics, and Traffic Flow, Haberman, R., Prentice Hall Evaluation and Grading Project worth 40% Half of your time should be going into this major project. You will first present a written proposal for approval (Due Sept. 17^{th}), then write the outline (Due Oct. 1). There will be a poster and accompanying webpage (Due Nov. 5^{th}) made that summarizes the project and written report (Due Nov. 7^{th}). You will also present the project to the class at the end of the quarter. To receive a passing grade all assigned work must be completed. Homework assignments worth a total of 40% Math is not a spectator sport, to quote Confucius, “I hear, I forget; I see, I remember; I do, I understand.” I expect that you will help each other out with the homework. This is a portion of the grade that you have complete control over. Fill your boots here. To receive a passing grade all assigned work must be completed. Late homework will not be accepted. Missed homework cannot be made up. In Class Final Comprehensive exam on November 12 worth 20% The numeric grade will be converted to letter grades as follows: 90 – 100 A 80 – 89 B 70 – 79 C 60 – 69 D 0 – 59 F A W means that you have officially withdrawn, not just stopped going to class. Attendance & Participation I expect students to attend almost every class. I do keep track of who’s there. As far as participation goes, ask questions in class or during office hours to help learn the material. Also, be on time for class, out of respect for the other students. 