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Course module: 201500510
201500510
Pioneers of Applied Mathematics
Course info
Course module201500510
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr.ir. F.J. Dijksterhuis
E-mailf.j.dijksterhuis@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
Contactperson for the course
dr.ir. F.J. Dijksterhuis
Lecturer
dr.ir. F.J. Dijksterhuis
Lecturer
dr. M.A.J. MacLeod
Academic year2018
Starting block
2B
Application procedureYou apply via OSIRIS Student
Registration using OSIRISYes
Learning goals
Intended Learning Outcomes. After completion of the course the student has:
  • an understanding of the nature and development of applied mathematics within its societal setting
  • insight in the scope and breadth of the practices of mathematical modelling
  • the ability to recognize and articulate philosophical and ethical aspects of research in applied mathematic.
Content
Educational organization. Seminars and group assignments.
Students do assignments analyzing and discussing (about 6) exemplary cases in the development and meaning of practices of applied mathematics and the employment of mathematical models in societal context, on the basis of key figures (Von Neumann, Turing, Wiener, Tinbergen, Van Dantzig, Shannon, Nash) as well as living protagonists. In addition students will discuss aspects of social responsibility and scientific integrity on the basis of exemplars. Students are challenged to come up with their own questions and statements regarding their (future) practice. 

Deliverables. Preparation of meetings through readings, presentations, and contributions to discussions; group report.

Assessment. Active participation is required. Grade with oral and written feedback on contributions. 
 
 
Assumed previous knowledge
Prior knowledge. Nothing specific.
PARTICIPATING STUDY
Master Applied Mathematics
Required materials
-
Recommended materials
Course material
Primary and secondary readings are provided.
Instructional modes
Assessment
Presence dutyYes

Seminar
Presence dutyYes

Tests
Test

Remark
Paper and presentation

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