Lecture slides and other reading
(All introductory lectures will be posted.)
The main element of this course is to learn a skill by
doing the problems, so we have no coursebook. However, as complementary reading about models, I highly recommend the following book
- Gerlee och Lundh. Vetenskapliga modeller (Studentlitteratur 2012).
This is an easy-to-read and mostly non-mathematical book, which in a nice and general way deepens the understanding of models and how they can be used.
Then, there are many books about mathematical modelling. Books that are
relatively close to the spirit of this course are
- Giordano et.al. A first course in mathematical modeling (4th
- Meerschaert. Mathematical modeling (3rd edition, 2007).
A classic book about mathematical problem solving is
- Polya. How to solve it. (2nd edition, 1957)
and I highly recommend you to read it some time. However, no book that I know of covers the entire scope of this
are not recommended to buy any of these books now!
If you would like
a book about mathematical modelling after you have solved the problems
and for future reference
then Giordano would be
the first choice.