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- <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Featured Course:</p><h4> Mathematical Modeling</h4><p> Development of various mathematical models used in business, social sciences and biological sciences; uses and limitations of models in practical situations.</p></div><div class="lw_blurbs_tags" style="display:none;"/>
- <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Featured Course:</p><h4> Combinatorics</h4><p> Introduction to combinational theory. Topics include enumeration, recurrence, generating functions, graph theory and optimization.</p></div><div class="lw_blurbs_tags" style="display:none;"><span class="lw_item_tags"><a href="/live/tags/MTH211/type/blurbs">MTH211</a></span></div>
- <div class="lw_blurbs_body"><p> Featured Course:</p><h4> Mathematics in Art & Nature</h4><p> Mathematics in the visual and musical arts and the plant and animal worlds. Topics include Fibonacci sequence, the golden section, Archimedean and logarithmic spirals, one- and two-point perspective, tessellations of the plane, and Escher-like constructions.</p></div><div class="lw_blurbs_tags" style="display:none;"/>
From simple equations to complex functions, we teach mathematics in ways that help you apply the concepts you’re learning.
Working within a structured, quantitative framework and thinking abstractly are experiences encountered by all who study the mathematical sciences. Because mathematics is the study of pattern as well as content, its applications span diverse fields.
To keep up on departmental activities, we encourage you to read the most recent copy of the Almagest (see below), the Math program’s bi-weekly newsletter. You may also visit the Almagest archives for past issues.
Cameron Spitzfaden helped design a robotic prosthetic hand, studied biomolecular sensing, resolved student technology issues and promoted the study of dance.
Chad Jenkins remembers the day Bruske Hall was hardwired to the network. Today, the 1996 Alma College graduate is building autonomous robots that function in human environments.
Nathaniel Haut has developed a water sensor system that notifies farmers which areas of their farm need to be watered at specific times.