MAT 518 : Seminar on Uses of Mathematics

Summer-II 2005 , StonyBrookMustafa Kalafat (kalafatmath.sunysb.edu)

Office: 2-115 Math Tower

Office hours: Tu 4:00-6:00 in the MLC, Th 4:00-6:00 in the office

**Course Grader:**

Andrew Stimpson (stimpsonmath.sunysb.edu)

Office: 3-101 Math Tower , Office hours: Th 2:00-7:00 in the MLC

**Goal:** The basic goal of MAT 518 is to introduce students
some of the applications of elementary mathematics in the everyday life,
in the other branches of science. Primarily for secondary school
teachers of mathematics.

**Text:**
*Discrete Mathematics with Applications* by Kenneth H. Rosen, 5th
edition

Other useful though not required references are:

The Role of Mathematics in Science, Schiffer&Bowden, MAA New
Mathematical Library, 1984

Applications of Calculus, Straffin Ed. MAA Notes 29, 1999
could be obtained from the library

**Assignments:** Classtime assingments will be given each week.
To be done in groups

** Examinations:** There will
be a midterm and a final examination

**Grades:** ABCF grading. Midterm+Final+Assignments+Attendance&Class
Participation will determine the grades(20+50+20+10).

**Web page:** The course web page is

**Note:** If you have a physical, psychological, medical or
learning disability that may affect your ability to carry out assigned
course work, I urge you to contact the staff in the Disabled Student
Services office (DSS), Room 133 Humanities, 632-6748/TDD. DSS will
review your concerns and determine, with you, what accomodations are
necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation of
disability is confidential.