Syllabus Instructor: Professor Peter R. Kramer Office: 310 Amos Eaton HallTelephone: (518) 2766896Email: kramep@rpi.eduOffice Hours: Tuesdays 45 PM
(graduate priority), Wednesdays 12 PM (freeforall), Fridays 45 PM
(undergraduate priority)

Resources 
A: 90% + B: 8089% C: 7079% D: 5069% F: 050%
Session/ Date 
Topics 
1. 08/26  Introduction 
2. 08/2909/09  Selfsimilarity and Dimensional
analysis (physics, engineering, animals) 
3. 09/1209/19  Regular perturbation theory
(projectiles, mechanics) 
4. 09/2310/07  Singular perturbation theory
(oscillators, genetic drift) 
5. 10/03  Midterm 1 
6. 10/1010/17  Population Modeling (enzymes, war, epidemics) 
7. 10/2410/31  Random modelling (Card shuffling,
tournament scheduling) 
8. 11/0411/11  Diffusion phenomena (Brownian motion, air pollution) 
9. 11/07  Midterm 2 
10. 11/1411/25  Continuum Modeling (traffic) 
11. 12/0212/05  Case study:in mathematical
modeling (Auctions) 