Spring 2024 - MATH 795 G200
Selected Topics in Applied Mathematics (3)
Class Number: 7368
Delivery Method: In Person
Held jointly with MATH 495-3. See description for MATH 495-3. Students may not take a 700-division course if it is being offered in conjunction with a 400-division course which they have taken previously.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Learn to develop and analyze probabilistic and stochastic models for applications in Ecology, Evolution, and Epidemiology.
- Use computational methods to simulate and analyze random events and processes in biology.
- Develop and sharpen your ability to formulate scientific questions and address those questions with mathematics.
- Gain skills in scientific writing, this involves the formulation and communication of perspectives and the expression scientific findings in a clear and concise manner.
- Bi-Weekly Homework x6 (5% each) 30%
- Midterm x2 20%
- Presentation 10%
- Final Project 40%
-MATH 768 will include an additional challenge question for the bi-weekly homework.
-MATH 768 mid terms will include an additional take-home portion.
-MATH 768 will require additional material for the final project.
Durrett, Rick. Essentials of Stochastic Processes. 1999. ISBN: 0-387-98836-X
Karlin, Samuel & Taylor, Howard. A Second Course in Stochastic Processes. 1981. ISBN 0-12-398650-8.
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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Graduate Studies Notes:
Important dates and deadlines for graduate students are found here: http://www.sfu.ca/dean-gradstudies/current/important_dates/guidelines.html. The deadline to drop a course with a 100% refund is the end of week 2. The deadline to drop with no notation on your transcript is the end of week 3.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the university community. Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the university. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the university. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html