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MA487A: Mathematical Modelling in the Applied Sciences and Finance (Winter 2019)

Calendar Description

An introduction to modelling tools used in modern applications of mathematics, with examples from the applied sciences and finance. The course will focus on the translation of real-world problems into an appropriate mathematical context, and on their subsequent solution, with emphasis on the uniformity of the modelling approach over various disciplines.


MA205, MA307 or CP315/PC315.


Anne-Marie Allison (PhD)
Office: LH3050 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday, noon - 1 p.m., or by appointment.
E: aallison@wlu.ca
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Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. in P327 (Peters Building)


Mathematical Modeling: Models, Analysis and Applications, Sandip Banerjee, CRC Press, 2014.


Students may use a non-programmable, non-graphing calculator on course tests and the final examination.


Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA487 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: 25%
  • Tests (multiple, in class, dates to be announced): 40%
  • Group Project: 30%

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 MA487 and is provided for the convenience of students.