This course will examine a number of concepts, tools, and methods useful in the search for optimal solutions to a variety of problems, in the resolution of conflicts, and in the discernment of patterns or trends in raw data. Among the topics to be considered are routing problems, shortest networks and scheduling; the mathematics of voting and methods of apportionment; linear, exponential and logistic growth, chaos and symmetry; basic statistics: collection and description of data, and margin of error. Applications to fields like economics and political science will be emphasized, but the level throughout will be elementary.
|Section ID||Faculty Member||Location||Schedule||Start/End dates|
|1301-WINTER-1||Gareth Mason, Ph.D||SWB-2 RM105||M/W 9-10AM|