Communicating Applied Mathematics: Four Examples
First published in SIAM Review, vol. 48, no. 2 (2006), by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
Communicating Applied Mathematics is a writing- and speaking-intensive graduate course at North Carolina State University. The purpose of this article is to provide a brief description of the course objectives and the assignments. Parts A–D of of this article represent the class projects and illustrate the outcome of the course:
• The Evolution of an Optimization Test Problem: From Motivation to Implementation, by Daniel E. Finkel and Jill P. Reese
• Finding the Volume of a Powder from a Single Surface Height Measurement, by Christopher Kuster
• Finding Oscillations in Resonant Tunneling Diodes, by Matthew Lasater
• A Shocking Discovery: Nonclassical Waves in Thin Liquid Films, by Rachel Levy