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CRSC/Math Instructional and Research Laboratory

MA 573

Mathematical Modeling of Physical Processes I

Optional Text

  • H.T. Banks and H.T. Tran, Mathematical and Experimental Modeling of Physical and Biological Processes, Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2009.

Supplemental Material

  • R.C. Smith, Smart Material Systems: Model Development, SIAM, Philadelphia, PA, 2005 (Chapter 7: Rod, Beam, Plate and Shell Models PDF; Chapter 8: Numerical Techniques PDF; Appendix C: Legendre Transforms, Calculus of Variations, and Mechanics Principles PDF; Bibliography PDF).

  • P. Munz, I. Hudea, J. Imad and R.J. Smith?, ``When zombies attack; Mathematical modelling of an outbreak of zombie infection,'' Infectious Disease Modelling Research Progress, pp. 133-150, 2009.

  • H.T. Banks, M. Davidian, J.R. Samuels, Jr., and K.L. Sutton, ``An inverse problem statistical methodology summary,'' Workshop on Biomedical Modeling and Cardiovascular-Respiratory Control, Schloss Seggau, Leibnitz, Austria, 2007; CRSC Technical Report CRSC-TR08-01 PDF.

  • R.C. Smith, Background material; (Chapter 4: Fundamentals of Probability PDF; Chapter 7: Frequentist Techniques for Parameter Estimation PDF).