MATH 636 Course Syllabus

NJIT HONOR CODE:  All Students should be aware that the Department of Mathematical Sciences takes the NJIT Honor Code very seriously and enforces it strictly.  This means that there must not be any forms of plagiarism, i.e., copying of homework, class projects, or lab assignments, or any form of cheating in quizzes and exams.  Under the Honor Code, students are obligated to report any such activities to the Instructor.


Math 636:  Systems Computational Neuroscience


Instructor:   (for specific course-related information, follow the link below)


Math 636-102

Prof. Rotstein


Prerequisites:  Math 635.


Number of Credits:  3


Course Description:  This course covers mathematical and computational modeling of neuronal networks. Topics covered include central pattern generators, models of visual processes, models of learning and memory, neural coding and mathematics of neural networks, models of oscillations in sensory, thalamic and thalamo-cortical networks, neuronal wave propagation.

Departmental Policies:


Attendance:  Students must attend all classes and recitations. Absences from class will inhibit your ability to fully participate in class discussions and problem solving sessions and, therefore, affect your grade. Tardiness to class is very disruptive to the instructor and students and will not be tolerated.


Makeup Exam Policy:  There will be no makeup exams, except in rare situations where the student has a legitimate reason for missing an exam, including illness, death in the family, accident, requirement to appear in court, etc. The student MUST notify the Math Office and the Instructor that he/she will miss an exam. In all cases, the student MUST present proof for missing the exam, e.g., a doctor's note, police report, court notice, etc., clearly stating the date AND times.


Cellular phones:  All cellular phones and beepers must be switched off during all class times.