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Spring 2023
Apr 18, 2024
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MA 27900 - Modern Mathematics In Science And Society
Credit Hours: 3.00. The course covers topics in combinatorics and probability applied to real life situations such as the paradoxa of democracy, weighted voting, fair division, apportionment, traveling salesmen, the mathematics of networks, Fibonacci numbers, golden ratio, growth patterns in nature, mathematics of money, symmetry, fractals, censuses and surveys, random sampling, sample spaces, permutations and uniform probability spaces.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Science
Department: Mathematics

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. The students will gain knowledge, overview, and understanding in several fundamental mathematical subdisciplines which fall into four basic categories: voting and apportionment; growth; management of networks; data analysis. 2. Students will assimilate these mathematical ideas while applying them to practical everyday questions, and in turn gain an understanding how real-life programs give rise to development of mathematical theories.

Undergraduate level MA 15800 Minimum Grade of B- or Undergraduate level MA 16100 Minimum Grade of C- or Undergraduate level MA 16500 Minimum Grade of C- or Undergraduate level MA 23100 Minimum Grade of C- or Undergraduate level MA 16010 Minimum Grade of C-

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