** Handouts**

- Homework 1, due Jan 24nd. | Solutions
- Homework 2, due Feb 7. | Solutions
- Matlab example for deer-plant dynamics
- Homework 3, due Feb 16. | Solutions
- Midterm practice questions
- NOTE: midterm is in-class, on March 2st.
- Questions on normal/binomial/poisson
- Table of normal distribution
- Midterm questions and solutions
- Homework 4. DO QUESTIONS 1-4 ONLY, due March 16.
- Homework 5, DO QUESTIONS 5-11, due March 21. | Solutions
- Homework 6, due April 3. | Two matlab examples of queue: singlequeue.m , parkinglot.m | Solutions
- Course overview/additional questions

- We will be using the website Piazza throughout the course for communicating. You can use it to to ask questions; students are also encouraged to answer questions. I will also use it to make occasional announcements to the class.
- Course (and a textbook draft), "Mathematical models of social systems" by James Montgomery
- Cobweb diagram applet for logistic map
- Course on Quantitative methods by Michael Trick
- Cobweb diagram applet for logistic map

final grade = w1*homework + w2*midterm + w3*final

subject to constraints 0.15 ≤ w1 ≤ 0.3, 0.1 ≤ w2 ≤ 0.25, 0.5 ≤ w3 ≤ 0.8 with w1+w2+w3=1.

In other words, the final is worth at least 50% and at most 80%; homework is worth at least 15% and most 30%, and the midterm is worth at least 10% and at most 25%; Moreover the lowest-grade homework will be dropped.

** Programming: ** We will be using MATLAB throughout the course. You
can download it from the
Dalhousie website for free (you will need your NetID).
While this is not a course on computer programming per se, no prior
programming knowledge is assumed; I will teach you the
basic steps as required.

** Course outline:**
Dynamical systems, basic probability, queing theory, selected topics.

** References:**
The textbook for this course is "A Course in Mathematical Modeling" by
Mooney and Swift. Some of the material will be outside the textbook in
which case appropriate references will be provided.

**Grade conversion scale scale: **
[0-50) F, [50-55) D, [55-58) C-, [58-62)
C, [62-65) C+, [65,70) B-, [70-75) B, [75-80) B+, [80-85) A-, [85-90)
A, [90-100] A+.

**Intellectual Honesty and Plagiarism: ** If you cheat, you will
get into lots of trouble. Suspected cases of cheating will be referred to
the Faculty Academic Integrity Officer. Punishments can include a
suspension from university for a year! It is not worth it. For details,
please read the section on academic honesty in the student calendar.

** Advising and Access Services Center:**
Students may request accommodation as a result of barriers related to
disability, religious obligation, or any characteristic under the Nova
Scotia Human Rights Act. Students who require academic accommodation for
either classroom participation or the writing of tests and exams should
make their request to the Advising and Access Services Center (AASC)
prior to or at the outset of the regular academic year. Please
visit www.dal.ca/access for more information
and to obtain the Request for Accommodation – Form A.