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CRSC/Math Instructional and Research Laboratory

MA 573

Mathematical Modeling of Physical Processes I

Course Topics

  • Motivating examples and modeling concepts
  • Mathematical and statistical aspects of inverse problems
  • Compartmental analysis and conservation laws
  • Heat transfer
  • Population models
  • Neutron transport models
  • Analytic and numerical solution techniques for PDE
  • Validation and verfication techniques

Grade: Midterm and final exam (Monday, December 11, 8:00-11:00 am): 40%; Projects (about 6 will be assigned and they can be done in groups of up to 3 students): 60%

Office hours: By appointment

Contact info: Ralph C. Smith, Department of Mathematics and CRSC, NCSU, Raleigh, NC 27695-8205, phone: 919-515-7552, fax: 919-515-1636, email: