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MA287A: Mathematical Models for Natural Sciences (Fall 2018)

Calendar Description

This is an introductory course in mathematical models with an aim of addressing problems arising from the natural sciences. Selected topics from linear algebra, differential equations, and multivariate calculus will be presented along with models used in chemistry, biology, and health sciences.


One of MA101, MA103, MA110*.


Anne-Marie Allison (PhD)
Office location: LH3050 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office hours: To be determined.
E: aallison@wlu.ca


Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m., BA209 (Bricker Academic Building)

Lab Coordinator

Andrew Kabbes
Email: akabbes@wlu.ca
Office: LH3046 (Lazaridis Hall)
Telephone: x4519


E. Steiner, Maths for Chemists, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press.


Students may only use the approved calculator, Casio FX-300MS Plus required in labs, on the midterm test and the final examination. It is available for purchase at the campus bookstore. No other calculator is allowed.


Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA287 MyLearningSpace website. You are responsible for checking here on a regular basis for important announcements.


A final mark out of 100 will be calculated as follows:

  • Clickers: 5%
  • Assignments: 10%
  • Laboratories: 20%
  • Midterm Exam (Monday, Oct. 29, 2:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.): 30%
  • Final Exam (2.5 hours, exact date, time and location to be announced): 35%

The final mark will be reported as a letter grade in accordance with the conversion table of the current undergraduate calendar.

This document is a summary of the course outline for MA287 and is provided for the convenience of students.