Course Description: This course is designed to provide students with the basic tools for building and analyzing mathematical models in Biology primarily using ordinary differential equations. In addition, you will learn how to analyze and simulate the models. You will also learn to interpret and communicate the results in the context of biology.
Prerequisites: Math 22, Math 23, or permission of the instructor.
Textbook: As a supplement to in-class notes and slides, students are encouraged to use the following books
Grading Formula: (i) Attendance & Participation (10%) + (ii) Homework Problem Sets (50%) + (iii) Final (25%) + Final Project Presentation (15%).
Tentative lecture plan which may be subject to further changes.
|3 Jan||1D continuous population models|
|8 Jan||10 Jan||Jan 9 x-hour will be used for this class|
|15 Jan||Planar systems and their analysis (Class moved to x-hour due to MLK)|
|22 Jan||Infectious disease models|
|5 Feb||Stability analysis of complex models|
|12 Feb||Final day for dropping a fourth course|
|19 Feb||Discuss papers|
|20 Feb||Final day to withdraw from a course|
|26 Feb||no class (tentative)|
|28 Feb||no class (tentative)|
|2 Mar||Final Project Presentations (Day II)|
|5 Mar||Final Project Presentations (day III)|
|11 Mar||Final project report/presentation|