MATH3290 - Mathematical Modeling - 2022/23

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  • No tutorial on Jan. 11!
  • We can resubmit assignments on Blackboard now!
  • The second assignment has be uploaded!
  • We will have a review class (8:30~10:00 AM) on Mar. 1!
  • Check the new note of the review class! [Download file]
  • The third assignment has be uploaded!
  • People from Co-op@CUHK will visit our class on Apr. 3 from 14:00, check their webpage, and attend the briefing if you are interested!

General Information


  • Dr. Changqing YE
    • Office: LSB 232A
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: By appointment

Teaching Assistant

  • Xingguang Jin
    • Office: LSB 222C
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: By appointment

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.

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Assessment Scheme

4 Assignments 15%
Midterm exam (Mar. 13) 35%
Final exam 50%

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