MAT 411 Mathematical Modeling

This is a sample syllabus only. Ask your instructor for the official syllabus for your course.

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Course Description

The content of MAT 411 depends on the interest of the instructor and students. Possible topics are: epidemic and predator-prey models from differential equations; linear programming models; Arrow's theorem; and probability models.

MAT 411 meets for three hours of lecture per week.


Required prerequisites: MAT 211, MAT 271, and MAT 241 or CSC 121 or CSC 111, or equivalent with grade C or better. Recommended prerequisites: MAT 311 and MAT 331.


After completing MAT 411 the student should be able to

Expected outcomes

Students should be able to demonstrate through written assignments, tests, and/or oral presentations, that they have achieved the objectives of MAT 411.

Method of Evaluating Outcomes

Evaluations are based on homework, class participation, short tests and scheduled examinations covering techniques of applied mathematics, applications of mathematics to practical problems, mathematical writing and reporting, and related topics that are covered in MAT 411.


The text and/or materials for this course depend upon the instructor. Some instructors use articles or other materials instead of a text. Two good sources of material are the Journal of Undergraduate Mathematics and its Applications (UMAP), published by COMAP Inc, Lexington, MA, and the

Grading Policy

Students' grades are based on homework, class participation, short tests, and scheduled examinations covering students' understanding of the topics covered in MAT 411. The instructor determines the relative weights of these factors.

Attendance Requirements

Attendance policy is set by the instructor.

Policy on Due Dates and Make-Up Work

Due dates and policy regarding make-up work are set by the instructor.

Schedule of Examinations

The instructor sets all test dates except the date of the final exam. The final exam is given at the date and time announced in the Schedule of Classes.

Academic Integrity

The mathematics department does not tolerate cheating. Students who have questions or concerns about academic integrity should ask their professors or the counselors in the Student Development Office, or refer to the University Catalog for more information. (Look in the index under "academic integrity".)

Accomodations for Students with Disabilities

Cal State Dominguez Hills adheres to all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and guidelines with respect to providing reasonable accommodations for students with temporary and permanent disabilities. If you have a disability that may adversely affect your work in this class, I encourage you to register with Disabled Student Services (DSS) and to talk with me about how I can best help you. All disclosures of disabilities will be kept strictly confidential. Please note: no accommodation may be made until you register with the DSS in WH B250. For information call (310) 243-3660 or to use telecommunications Device for the Deaf, call (310) 243-2028.

Revision history:

Prepared by G. Jennings 1/28/00. Revised 4/29/01, 7/25/06 (G. Jennings).