Loyola University Chicago

Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 421: Mathematical Modeling and Computer Simulation (COMP 421)

Credit Hours



MATH 215 or COMP 125 or 170; MATH 132 or 162; STAT 203


This course covers the theory and design of modeling applicable to the physical, social, life, and management sciences. Models involving Markov chains, optimization, graph theory, networks, growth processes, queuing theory, and differential equations are examined. A computer simulation language such as SLAM, SIMSCRIPT, or AWESIM is utilized to model complex phenomena. Random number generators are studied in depth.