A potential min-max problrm from xkcd.

Due Friday November 19, 2010

Treat this like a normal homework assignment. You can work with each other, ask me questions, work with tutors, consult other texts, etc. The work you hand in, however, should represent your own understanding. I hope these are fun. Do one of the following options.

  1. Toward a Quantitative Mathematical Human Ecology of Soup Cans.
  2. Interstate Trucking: Project 3, Chapter Four, page 236. Parts (e) and (f) are optional.
  3. Optimal Greenhouses: Projectg 1, Chapter 4, page 235.
  4. Firebreaks: Project 4, Chapter Four, page 237.