A potential min-max problem from xkcd.

Due Friday November 21, 2014

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. Be sure to thoroughly explain your solution methods. I hope these are fun. Do one of the following:

  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: Project 1, Chapter 4, page 235.
  4. Firebreaks: Project 4, Chapter Four, page 237.