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Anyone know of good Mathematical Modeling classes/books?

  1. Aug 10, 2012 #1
    I've recently gotten into Mathematics more and more, and I wanted to do some mathematical modeling just to see where I stand on it and maybe try to get better at it.

    I've looked around as well as I could, and I didn't really find much, so I was wondering if anyone here knew of any good courses (videos or whatever) or books that would help with mathematical modeling.

    I understand modeling is different for every scenario but an overview of what it entails, and the methods involved would be nice, if that doesn't exist, if anyone could recommend the next best thing, that'd be great.

    In terms of software and such, what might I need for it as well?

    Thanks in advance

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  3. Aug 11, 2012 #2

    Stephen Tashi

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    The field of mathematical modeling is so general that I think you'll get better advice if you explain what type of phenomena you want to model. The stock market? World War II? Combustion inside the cylinder of an automobile engine?

    I assume you intend to incorporate computers somewhere in this effort. Do yo favor a particular programming language?
  4. Aug 11, 2012 #3
    You're correct that I will incorporate computers into this. I'm mainly looking to model business scenarios, anything basic related to that. I have no preference for programming languages, if needed I can try and learn any ones that'd be required.
  5. Aug 12, 2012 #4

    Stephen Tashi

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    I'm not informed about modeling business scenarios. I suggest that you be even more specific. For example, the use of "stochastic calculus" to model trading in securities could be interpreted as a business scenaro. But this is very different that trying to model the effects of advertising campaigns or deciding how many widgets of type A and type B to manufacture.
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