- Homework 1, due 1/29 Solutions.

- Least Squares Problems, due 2/8. Solutions.

- Dimensional analysis problems, due 2/12 Solutions.
- ODE problems, due 3/10. Solutions to problems 1 and 2. Solution to problem 3.

- Introduction to math modeling

- Introduction to Maple
- Least Squares lecture 1 (pdf) (maple sheet for downloading: right click to save)
- Least Squares 2 (pdf) (maple sheet for downloading)
- Least Squares 3 (pdf) (maple sheet for downloading)
- Dimensional analysis (2/1 and 2/3)
- Multidimensional optimization (2/8)
- Lagrange multipliers (pdf) (maple sheet for downloading)
- Compartmental analysis (first order ODE's) (pdf) (maple sheet for downloading)
- The sticky fsolve bug in Maple (Beware!)
- Newtonian mechanics (3/3 and 3/5)
- Intro to calculus of variations (3/5)
- The Euler-Lagrange equation (3/8)
- Using Maple to find Euler-Lagrange equations (Maple sheet for downloading)(3/8)
- Three useful facts about Maple (Maple sheet for downloading) (3/26)
- Latka-Volterra (predator prey) equations. (Maple sheet)
- Least squares fitting for the Latka-Volterra equations. (Maple sheet)
- Stochastic population models. (Maple sheet)
- Particle swarm optimization. (Maple sheet) Error function corrected so that I'm dividing by average sizes of herds. 4/20: vmax implementation tweaked.
- Comments on PSO.

- The optimal dumpster (due 2/26)
- Ballistics project (due Wed. 4/7) Groups for project
- Isle Royale project (due Mon., 5/3). Groups for project.
- Data files for project (right click to download): wolf, moose, fir.
To read this into Maple, use the command "readdata", i.e.,
"m:=readdata(moose);" will put the moose data into an array m. To see
where to put these data files, use "File", then "Save" to see
what directory Maple is using, then put them in that directory. Data in a Maple sheet here.

- For help on Maple procedures: in Maple, click on "Help", then
"Manuals, Resources and more", then "Introductory Programming guide"
under "Manuals".

- Course handout
- Old exam
- Solutions to old exam
- Exam
- Solutions to exam
- Student version of Maple: it looks like you can get a student
copy of Maple for home use for $55. Check the student software page
link at http://sell.tamu.edu.