Winter 2021
Professor:  Dr. Nathan Louis Gibson 
Office:  Kidd 056 
Office Hours:  MW noon12:50 
Course Website:  https://sites.science.oregonstate.edu/~gibsonn/Teaching/MTH420001W21

Required Text:  Gilbert Strang, INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED MATHEMATICS 
Note:  Text is published by SIAM, and current SIAM members get
30% off list price. 
Particular topics this year will additionally include polynomial chaos expansions, Lagrange multipliers, Kalman filter, simplex method, duality, KuhnTucker conditions, and nonlinear programming.
You are expected to actively participate in class and keep up with producing quality written work, including advance preparation for class. The major categories are Homework, Lab, and Exam.
MTH 420 Measurable Student Learning Outcomes:
A successful student who has completed MTH 420 will be able to:
A successful student who has completed MTH 520 will additionally be able to:
Accommodations:
Accommodations for students with disabilities are determined and approved by Disability Access Services (DAS). If you, as a student, believe you are eligible for accommodations but have not obtained approval please contact DAS immediately at 5417374098 or at http://ds.oregonstate.edu. DAS notifies students and faculty members of approved academic accommodations and coordinates implementation of those accommodations. While not required, students and faculty members are encouraged to discuss details of the implementation of individual accommodations.
Students are expected to be familiar with Oregon State University's Statement of Expectations for Student Conduct.
Course Drop/Add Information: See Office of the Registrar and Academic Calendars
As preparation for this class, you should review the materials covered in MTH 256 and MTH 341.
Homework  60% 
Computer Assignments  10% 
Midterm Exam  10% 
Final Exam  20% 
Total  100% 
A. Advanced preparation, where you read pages from the book and formulate questions related to this. These are submitted online.
B. Warmup exercises, where you explore your basic understanding. Your initial work is submitted online before class; you also bring a copy to class, as this forms the basis for group work.
C. Graded exercises. These are submitted online before the class hour on the day due.
The first two of these are graded as Complete (Check +), Partially Complete (Check), Largely Incomplete (Check −) (Warmup exercises are considered incomplete if you do not participate in class the day they are due.) The graded exercises will be more thoroughly graded.
You will be submitting the three parts of the homework on a rolling basis. Usually, part A will be due by the class meeting before the lesson (this allows me to discern where any difficulties lie); part B will be due on the day of the lesson (and the class meeting’s activities will be based on it); and part C will be due the next class meeting. All assignments will be posted on Canvas. You are encouraged to discuss homework problems with your classmates outside of class; however, you MUST write up and submit your own work.
Homework may sometimes, at my suggestion, be reworked after I critique it, to bring it to perfection, due at the next class period after being returned by me. My goal is to help you perfect your work to your and my satisfaction.