MAT 518 : Seminar on Uses of Mathematics

Summer-II 2005 , StonyBrook

Instructor: (Lec : TuTh 6:00-9:25pm P131-Math Tower)(note the shift to math building)
Mustafa Kalafat (
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 (
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

Calendars: Academic , Monthly


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.