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Patterns in Environmental Math, Math 12, Section 1, Spring 2019
HOWARD UNIVERSITY, Department of Mathematics
MWF 11.10-12pm, CHB-G06

Instructor: Sankar Sitaraman
Office 219 ASB-B
Email: ssitaraman@howard.edu
Hours: MW 1-2pm, F 12-1pm, Other times by appointment


COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course teaches some basic concepts of mathematics through applications from environmental science. It will use online (Blackboard) assignments using Tegrity, guest lectures, and a course project.

Martin Walter, "Mathematics for the Environment."
John Roe, Russ deForest and Sara Jamshidi, “Mathematics for Sustainability.”

1. Interpret and use graphs of polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions arising in real world situations involving energy and the environment.
2. Interpret and apply probability theory and statistics to simple questions related to the environment.
3. Apply the compound interest formula for geometric sequences to the problems in environmental science..
4. Explain the cause of about climate change and its effect on the environment

PREREQUISITE: A satisfactory grade in College Algebra I.

2 one hour exams 15 percent each, Total 30 percent
Assignments. Total 25 percent
Feedback on class activities 5 percent
Final Exam 20 percent
Seminar presentation based on class project 20 percent.

Academic Code of Student Conduct (please see Howard University handbook):
No copying, unauthorized use of calculators, books, or other materials, or changing of answers or other academic dishonesty will be tolerated. Cheating will not be tolerated. Anyone caught cheating will receive an F for the course and may be expelled from the university.

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