Summer 2020 - MATH 461 D100
Continuous Mathematical Models (3)
Class Number: 2900
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
1 778 782-4452
Prerequisites:MATH 310 and one of MATH 314, MACM 316, MATH 418, PHYS 384. An alternative to the above prerequisite is both of MATH 251 and MATH 310, both with grades of at least B+.
Formulation, analysis and numerical solution of continuous mathematical models. Applications may be selected from topics in physics, biology, engineering and economics. Students with credit for MATH 361 or MATH 761 may not complete this course for further credit Quantitative.
Mathematical biology is a growing rapidly field. In this course, we will discuss the formulation of biological models with difference equations, ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, stochastic processes, and cellular automata. We will develop models for a variety of topics, including topics in disease, biological movement and population dynamics. Throughout the course, a mix of classical models and interesting nonstandard models will be considered.
- Assignments 45%
- Midterms (2 x 15%) 30%
- Final Project 25%
Notes: THE INSTRUCTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ANY OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION.
Students are expected to have a mathematical background including multivariable calculus and ordinary differential equations, and should have some computational experience and an interest in mathematical modelling; no prior biological knowledge is required.
- a computer,
- internet access
- midterm test
- office hours and selected lectures
A Course in Mathematical Biology by G. de Vries, T. Hillen, M. Lewis, J. Müller, B. Schönfisch; Publisher: SIAM 2006
Print version (ISBN: 9780898716122)
or Google Play version is acceptable
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