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MA391 COURSE DETAILS


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MA391 (Version: 2025 1) COURSE DETAILS


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
MA391 MATHEMATICAL MODELING 2025 1 Mathematical Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=3.0)
SCOPE
This course is designed to give cadets the opportunity to develop skills in model construction and model analysis while addressing interesting scenarios with practical applications from a wide variety of fields. The course addresses the complex process of translating real-world events into mathematical language, solving the resulting mathematical model (iterating as necessary), and interpreting the results in terms of real-world issues. Topics may include model development from data, optimization, dynamic models, and deterministic and stochastic model development. Interdisciplinary projects based on actual modeling scenarios are used to integrate the various topics into a coherent theme.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Several special projects.

MA391 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
CO REQUISITE  
  MA206 2003 1 1 Y
  MA206X 2017 2 2 Y
  MA256 2018 2 3 Y
PRE REQUISITE  
  MA205 2003 1 1 Y
  MA255 2003 2 2 Y

MA391 (Version 2025-1) COURSE OFFERINGS


AYT #SECT/SIZE CPBLTY ENRLD WAIT SEATS CLOSED DETAILS
2025 - 2 2 18 36 18 0 18 N Hours

2026 - 2 1 18 18 9 0 9 N Hours

2027 - 2 1 18 18 1 0 17 N Hours

2028 - 2 1 18 18 0 0 18 N Hours


MA391 (Version: 2022 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
MA391 MATHEMATICAL MODELING 2022 2 Mathematical Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=3.0)
SCOPE
This course is designed to give cadets the opportunity to develop skills in model construction and model analysis while addressing interesting scenarios with practical applications from a wide variety of fields. This course serves as the entry point for both the Mathematical Sciences major and the Operations Research major. The course addresses the complex process of translating real-world events into mathematical language, solving the resulting mathematical model (iterating as necessary), and interpreting the results in terms of real world issues. Topics include model development from data, regression, general curve fitting strategies, and deterministic and stochastic model development. Interdisciplinary projects based on actual modeling scenarios are used to integrate the various topics into a coherent theme.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Several special projects.

MA391 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
CO REQUISITE  
  MA206 2003 1 1 Y
  MA206X 2017 2 2 Y
  MA256 2018 2 3 Y
PRE REQUISITE  
  MA205 2003 1 1 Y
  MA376 2020 1 1 Y
  MA255 2003 2 2 Y
  MA376 2020 1 2 Y

MA391 (Version: 2021 2) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
MA391 MATHEMATICAL MODELING 2021 2 Mathematical Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=3.0)
SCOPE
This course is designed to give cadets the opportunity to develop skills in model construction and model analysis while addressing interesting scenarios with practical applications from a wide variety of fields. This course serves as the entry point for both the Mathematical Sciences major and the Operations Research major. The course addresses the complex process of translating real-world events into mathematical language, solving the resulting mathematical model (iterating as necessary), and interpreting the results in terms of real world issues. Topics include model development from data, regression, general curve fitting strategies, and deterministic and stochastic model development. Interdisciplinary projects based on actual modeling scenarios are used to integrate the various topics into a coherent theme.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Several special projects.

MA391 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
CO REQUISITE  
  MA206 2003 1 1 Y
  MA206X 2017 2 2 Y
  MA256 2018 2 3 Y
PRE REQUISITE  
  MA205 2003 1 1 Y
  MA255 2003 2 2 Y

MA391 (Version: 2003 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
MA391 MATHEMATICAL MODELING 2003 1 Mathematical Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course is designed to give cadets the opportunity to develop skills in model construction and model analysis while addressing interesting scenarios with practical applications from a wide variety of fields. This course serves as the entry point for both the Mathematical Sciences major and the Operations Research major. The course addresses the complex process of translating real-world events into mathematical language, solving the resulting mathematical model (iterating as necessary), and interpreting the results in terms of real world issues. Topics include model development from data, regression, general curve fitting strategies, and deterministic and stochastic model development. Interdisciplinary projects based on actual modeling scenarios are used to integrate the various topics into a coherent theme.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Several special projects.

MA391 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
CO REQUISITE  
  MA206 2003 1 1 Y
  MA206X 2017 2 2 Y
  MA256 2018 2 3 Y
PRE REQUISITE  
  MA205 2003 1 1 Y
  MA255 2003 2 2 Y

MA391 (Version: 1980 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
MA391 MATHEMATICAL MODELING 1980 1 Mathematical Sciences 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=3.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course is designed to give cadets the opportunity to develop skills in model construction and model analysis while addressing interesting scenarios with practical applications from a wide variety of fields. This course serves as the entry point for both the Mathematical Sciences major and the Operations Research major. The course is divided into several major blocks that progress from translating real-world events into mathematical language to exploring the ethical issues associated with modeling. Topics include graphical models and proportionality, model development from data, regression, polynomial model development, linear and cubic spline interpolation, linear optimization, network algorithms, probability models, Monte Carlo simulation, and ethics. Three major interdisciplinary projects based on actual modeling scenarios are used to integrate the various topics into a coherent theme.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Several special projects.

MA391 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
CO REQUISITE  
  MA206 1992 1 1 Y
PRE REQUISITE  
  MA205 1991 2 1 Y
  MA205X 1991 2 2 Y
  MA255 2000 2 3 Y