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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


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First published in SIAM Review, vol. 48, no. 2 (2006), by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

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