Mathematical Models

Homework Assignment #1

Due Wednesday, January 22, 11:00 am

Homework should be turned in at the BEGINNING OF CLASS. Unless otherwise specified, all problem numbers refer to Giordano, Weir and Fox, the required text for the course. You should write up solutions neatly to all problems, making sure to SHOW ALL YOUR WORK. A nonempty subset will be graded. You are strongly encouraged to work on these problems with other classmates, although the solutions you turn in should be your own work. At the top of your homework, please list any students you work with or any other resources you found helpful (websites, books, faculty, etc.)

Section 1.1
Problems:   1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 10

Section 1.2
Problems:   1, 3, 5, 6

Additional Problem: Read the handout The Butterfly Effect, the first chapter of James Gleick's book Chaos. Write a brief description about what you found interesting in the chapter. What is another natural phenomenon other than the weather where you might expect to witness the butterfly effect?