Modeling Pollution in the Great Lakes OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Mathematical Modeling Course by The Open University

Published Feb 12, 2009

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'Modelling Pollution in the Great Lakes' is a free OpenCourseWare course offered by The Open University. At the end of this undergraduate-level course students will have learned how to create and document mathematical models, including the variables and assumptions used.

Modelling Pollution in the Great Lakes Course Specifics:

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes Yes Yes Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
Yes Yes No

Modelling Pollution in the Great Lakes Course Description:

The Mathematics and Statistics Department at The Open University offers the 'Modelling Pollution in the Great Lakes' OpenCourseWare. The goal of the course is to show how even highly complex systems can be accurately modeled mathematically by minimizing variables and using only the essential information. This course demonstrates a real-life example in which mathematical modeling has been used. In this case, the model is used to show environmental changes that have occurred and to predict future events based on different behaviors. When they finish this course, students should be able to plan, design, create and analyze a mathematical model. This self-directed course is expected to take only four hours to complete.

Course materials include downloadable workbooks, a video documentary and an online discussion forum. To learn more, visit the Great Lakes population modeling course page.

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