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MA360A: Topics in Applied Mathematics (Winter 2018)

Calendar Description

The formulation, analysis and interpretation of mathematical models in various areas of application. Possible topics include population modelling, fluid mechanics, classical and quantum systems, reaction-diffusion models, neural networks, discrete optimization, and signal and image processing. Mathematical techniques may include differential and difference equations, PDEs, Fourier analysis, optimization, game theory, calculus of variations, and numerical methods. Topics covered may vary from year to year.


MA205, MA222, and one of MA200, MA201, MA250.


Anne-Marie Allison (PhD)
Office: LH3050 (Lazaridis Hall)
Email: aallison@wlu.ca (Include the course number in the subject or it might be not read.)
Office Hours: Tuesday 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Wednesday noon - 1 p.m., or by appointment.


Monday and Wednesday 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. - in 1C16 (Arts Building)
Friday 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. in DAWB 2-104 (Dr. Alvin Woods Building


Introduction to the Foundations of Applied Mathematics, by Mark H. Holmes, Springer, 2009.


Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA360 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: 10%
  • Quizzes: 25%
  • Midterm Test (Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, 5:30 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.): 30%
  • Final Examination (2.5 hours, exact date and time 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 MA360 and is provided for the convenience of students.