Math for Modelers Mid Term
October 25, 2015
1. Joanne sells silk-screened t-shirts at a community festival. Her Marginal cost to produce one t-shirt is
$3.50. Her total cost to produce 60 t-shirts is $300, and she sells them for $7 each. Use Python to
gra

Week 1 Discussion
Topic: Linear Functions
Post:
The main idea of this first week is the study of linear functions and their applications. Find an
article online or otherwise that discusses some sort of linear function used to model a
scenario. Summarize t

Midterm Exam I
Points possible: 100
PREDICT 401: Introduction to Statistical Analysis
Description: The midterm exam will cover topics from sessions 1-4.
Resources: The exam is completely open book. You may use course textbooks, materials provided
on Canva

Week 5 Discussion
Topic: Probability and the Media
Post:
Find an article that makes a claim about a probability such as the one in the lecture ("89% of
MSPA students have at least five years of work experience prior to applying to the program.
There is an

MSPA 400 Session 1 Python Solutions
Module 1:
(Note, the interpreter was be used to solve these exercises):
Exercise 1: The volume of a sphere with radius r is (4/3)(pi)r*3. What is the volume of a sphere with
radius 5? (392.6 is wrong!)
In [2]: r=5.0
In

PREDICT 400: Math for Modelers
Winter 2015
JENNIFER WIGHTMAN
jennifer.wightman@northwestern.edu
Course Description
Review of fundamental concepts from calculus, linear algebra, and probability with a focus upon applications in
statistics and predictive mo

PREDICT 400: Math for Modelers
Winter 2015
Philip M. Goldfeder, Ph.D.
philip.goldfeder@northwestern.edu
Course Description
Review of fundamental concepts from calculus, linear algebra, and probability with a focus upon applications in
statistics and predi

PREDICT 400: Math for Modelers
Fall 2014
Carrie Dugan
carrie.dugan@northwestern.edu
Course Description
Review of fundamental concepts from calculus, linear algebra, and probability with a focus upon applications in
statistics and predictive modeling. The

# Math for Modelers Session #3 Module #1
# Reading assignment: Investigate the Canopy Doc Manager. Review the portion
# dealing with Matplolib. Review the gallery and the code used.
# Module #1 objectives: 1) plot inequalities with Matplotlib, and
# 2) de

MSIS-DL 317 Course Syllabus
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PREDICT 400: Math for Modelers
Fall 2016
Philip M. Goldfeder, Ph.D.
philip.goldfeder@northwestern.edu
Course Description
Review of fundamental concepts from calculus, linear algebra, and probability with a focus upon applications in
statistics and predict

Session 1
Review of Algebra
Main ideas of the week
Linear equations
Single equations
Systems of equations
Graphs
Creation
Interpretation
Word problems
Problem of the week
Dr. Phil has decided to retire from teaching
and make widgets full time. He

Week 4 Discussion
Topic: Game Applications
Post:
Find an article or blog that discusses probabilities in games. Use your creativity when selecting
your article. Summarize the article the analysis of the probabilities involved and attempt to
reproduce the

Week 6 Discussion
Topic: Derivatives
Post:
In your own words, explain what a derivative is. How have derivatives played a role in your life,
either professionally or personally? If you are having trouble with this, check out the examples
throughout chapte

Week 8 Discussion
Topic: The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus
Post:
Go to http:/demonstrations.wolfram.com/topic.html?topic=Integrals&limit=20 (Links to an
external site.) to view a list of many demonstrations involving integration. Find a demonstration
th

Week 3 Discussion
Topic: Solving Minimization vs Maximization Problems
Post:
Present a model involving minimization that contains three or more equations (ideally a system
that you have come across professionally or personally) and solve the system. Discu

Week 9 Discussion
Topic: The Normal Probability Distribution
Post:
Find an application of the normal probability distribution, either an article that discusses a
specific application or an exercise from your book. Summarize the article or demonstrate a
so

Week 7 Discussion
Topic: Methods of Maximization & Minimization
Post:
How does the approach to maximization and minimization problems in chapters 13 and 14
compare to what you learned in Session 3 (Chapter 4 of the text)? Can you think of any problems
tha

PREDICT 400: Math for Modelers
Summer 2015
Philip M. Goldfeder, Ph.D.
philip.goldfeder@northwestern.edu
Course Description
Review of fundamental concepts from calculus, linear algebra, and probability with a focus upon applications in
statistics and predi

MSPA 400 Session 3 Python Solutions
Module 1:
Exercise: Refer to Lial Section 3.1 page 118. Write the code to reproduce Figure 10. Compare your code
and the resulting plot to the answer sheet.
It is possible to fill the feasible region by specifying the c

MSPA 400 Session 2 Python Solutions
Module 1:
Exercise: Refer to Lial Section 2.1 Problem 46 on page 53. Solve for a # and b using the Echlon Method.
Plot the resulting quadratic function. Compare the code and plot with the answer sheet. (This code also
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