Summer 2020 - MATH 461 D100

Continuous Mathematical Models (3)

Class Number: 2900

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • 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+.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

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.

COURSE DETAILS:

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.

Computational tools used in the modeling of biological problems will be introduced and applied.
 
Students will also complete a team project as part of the course.

Grading

  • Assignments 45%
  • Midterms (2 x 15%) 30%
  • Final Project 25%

NOTES:

Notes:  THE INSTRUCTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE ANY OF THE ABOVE INFORMATION.

 
Students should be aware that they have certain rights to confidentiality concerning the return of course papers and the posting of marks. Please pay careful attention to the options discussed in class at the beginning of the semester.

REQUIREMENTS:

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.

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT:     

  • a computer,        
  • internet access  
     
REAL-TIME COMPONENTS:       
  • midterm test        
  • office hours  and selected lectures 

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

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
ISBN: 9780898718256

Registrar Notes:

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.