MATH3290 - Mathematical Modeling - 2021/22

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  • We will not have tutorial on Jan. 11.
  • All assignments have been uploaded, please note the due dates.
  • The midterm exam is on Mar. 7.
  • Zoom for Monday's class: [948 0190 9568] Password: [124816]
  • Zoom for Tuesday's class: [994 6369 7145] Password: [124816]
  • Several updates on Assignment #3 and #4 have been uploaded.
  • Check the announcement of the Midterm! [Download file]
  • A typo of Assignment 3 has been fixed. Si Hang, Thanks! [Download file]
  • Please note that Assignment #3 and #4 should be sent to []!
  • Please help complete the Online Course and Teaching Evaluation! [Download file]
  • Check the review questions! [Download file]
  • Check the final exam review slides! [Download file]
  • Zoom for Final: [913 5826 5167] Password: [124816]
  • Please check the mock exam in our Blackboard, and get familiar with what you will need to do in the Final!

General Information


  • Dr. Changqing YE
    • Office: LSB 232A
    • Tel: 3943-7978
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: By appointment

Teaching Assistant

  • Yiran WANG
    • Office: LSB 222
    • Email:
  • Zhongqian Wang
    • Office: LSB 222
    • Email:

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Monday 2:30PM-4:15PM, Lee Shau Kee Archi Bldg G03; Tuesday 9:30AM-10.15AM, Y.C. Liang Hall 104.
  • Tutorial: Tuesday 8:30AM-9:15AM, Y.C. Liang Hall 104.

Course Description

This course is an introduction to mathematical modeling.

We will cover some basic mathematical tools for the quantitative description of practical problems arising from physics, biology, economics, and engineering. The use of these mathematical models allows us to quantitatively study and provide solutions to these problems.

The focus of this course is to give an overview of the mathematical techniques that are commonly used in practice, and illustrate the modeling procedure through some elementary examples.

You will get a taste of mathematical modeling.


  • Giordano, Frank R., William P. Fox, and Steven B. Horton. A first course in mathematical modeling. Cengage Learning, 2013.


  • Taha, Hamdy A. Operations research: an introduction. Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2011.

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Tutorial Notes


Assessment Scheme

Assignments 15%
Midterm exam (Mar. 7) 35%
Final exam 50%

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