Instructors:

Araceli M. Bonifant

Office: Math Tower 4-107

Phone: 632-8275

Email: bonifant@math.sunysb.edu

Moira Chas

Office: Math Tower 4-120

Phone: 632-8278

Email: moira@math.sunysb.edu

Office Hours:Tuesday, Thursday.

About the course:

After a quick and general introduction to Maple (a mathematics computer program) we will look at several ways of approximating the data obtained from some experiment. We will study the Least Squares-Method and Polynomial Interpolation. At the end of the project the students will be asked to fit a line to some data in three different ways.

Note: No experience with computers is needed.

Project: The project that will be given in this class is the first of the projects assigned to students of Mat 331:Mathematical Problem Solving with Computers.

Click hereto go over the classes and find the DATA for your final project. YOUR DATA is UNDER YOUR FIRST NAME. Example: If your first name is Jen, your data is Jen.txt

BibliographyNotes for Mat331 Mathematical Problem Solving with Computers, by Santiago Simanca and Scott Sutherland, Summer 2002 edition. (First and second chapters)