Applied Mathematics in Agriculture & Life Sciences
Semester Taught - Spring
Mathematical methods, including regression analysis, graphical techniques, and analytical and numerical solution of ordinary and partial differential equations, relevant to engineering in agriculture and the related sciences..
MAP2302: Elementary Differential Equations or equivalent.
- Increase competence with applied math as a tool of science and engineering.
- Discuss complementary structure (physics & math) of theories and models.
- Enhance capability with analytical and numerical procedures.
- Develop appreciation for conceptual foundations for math models.
- Broaden professional ability as Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
Richard V. Scholtz, III
Office: Room 107 Rogers Hall
Phone: 392-1864 x107
E-mail address: email@example.com
Class Materials Required
No official text. Lecture notes and other handout materials will be provided, as it becomes available, via e-learning at http://lss.at.ufl.edu, look under ABE6986 in Canvas.
Class Materials Suggested
- Abramowitz, M. and I. A. Stegun. 1965. Handbook of Mathematical Functions. Dover Publications, New York. ISBN-10: 0486612724
- Riley, K. F., M. P. Hobson, and S. J. Bence. 1997. Mathematical Methods for Physics and Engineering. Cambridge University Press, New York. ISBN-10: 0521890675
- Spiegel, M. R. 1965. Laplace Transforms. Schaum Publishing Co., New York. ISBN-10: 007060231X
- Spiegel, M. R. 1968. Mathematical Handbook of Formulas and Tables. Schaum Publishing Co., New York. ISBN-10: 0071795375
Basic material highlighted in these notes will be covered in lectures along with addition information. Discussions and questions during class are encouraged.
Supplemental readings will be assigned from time to time. Which are designed to enrich knowledge of and appreciation for applied math and physics.
Extensive homework assignments will be assigned, but not graded. As a graduate level math course, it is incumbent of each student to determine how to achieve mastery of each assigned problem.
There will be three equally weighted examinations, worth 30% each. The problems on the examinations will stem from those assigned as homework.
A computer is an excellent tool, but its operation will not be tested during examinations. As a helpful hint: think first, set up a problem to be solved, then and only then, compute.
The final 10% shall come from a 5 page applied math white paper prepared and the peer reviews conducted by each student.
To make-up an unavoidable class period with prior notification the student will be required to attend one additional seminar. Tardiness will be treated similarly. To make up a missing class without prior notification, or excessive tardiness the student will be required to attend three addition seminars (at least one must be outside the department)
Students are provided with the opportunity to evaluate both the merits of this course and its instructor, and students are encouraged strongly to complete the evaluations and to provide meaningfully feedback for the improvement of this course. Students may complete evaluations after the deadline to withdrawal from the course at http://evaluations.ufl.edu, once the semester’ evaluations have opened. Students will be reminded once evaluations are open. Students may also review a summary of past assessments at http://evaluations.ufl.edu/results.
Students will be strictly held to the University of Florida's policy on Academic Honesty. Any act of cheating, plagiarism, or any other dishonest act will be prosecuted to the fullest extent. Students should also strive to think and act as professionals. Students should extend all guests professional and common courtesy.
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
Students requesting classroom accommodation must first register with the Dean of Students Office. That office will provide the student with documentation that he/she must provide to the course instructor when requesting accommodation.
Use of Library, Personal References, PC Programs and Electronic Databases
These items are university property and should be utilized with other users in mind. Never remove, mark, modify nor deface resources that do not belong to you. If you're in the habit of underlining text, do it only on your personal copy. It is inconsiderate, costly to others, and dishonest to use common references otherwise.
All faculty, staff and students of the University are required and expected to obey the laws and legal agreements governing software use. Failure to do so can lead to monetary damages and/or criminal penalties for the individual violator. Because such violations are also against University policies and rules, disciplinary action will be taken as appropriate. We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity.
UF Counseling Services
Resources are available on-campus for students having personal problems or lacking clear career and academic goals which interfere with their academic performance. These resources include:
- University Counseling Center, 301 Peabody Hall, 392-1575, personal and career counseling;
- Student Mental Health, Student Health Care Center, 392-1171, personal counseling;
- Center for Sexual Assault/Abuse Recovery and Education (CARE), Student Health Care Center, 392-1161, sexual assault counseling;
- Career Resource Center, Reitz Union, 392-1601, career development assistance and counseling.