# Summer 2023 - MATH 155 D100

## Overview

• #### Course Times + Location:

May 8 – Aug 4, 2023: Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby

• #### Exam Times + Location:

Aug 8, 2023
Tue, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Burnaby

• #### Prerequisites:

MATH 150, 151 or 154, with a minimum grade of C-; or MATH 157 with a grade of at least B.

## Description

#### CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Designed for students specializing in the life sciences. Topics include: vectors and matrices, partial derivatives, multi-dimensional integrals, systems of differential equations, compartment models, graphs and networks, and their applications to the life sciences; mathematical models of multi-component biological processes and their implementation and analysis using software. Students with credit for MATH 152 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

#### COURSE DETAILS:

Mathematics is used throughout the life sciences, from infectious disease modelling, to understanding food webs and ecosystem stability, to calculating the volume of an organ. Most uses of mathematics in the life sciences require more than one variable, such as modelling interacting species, multiple antigens on the surface of a virus, or calculating BMI from the height and weight of a person. In this course, we will discuss mathematical tools to work with more than one variable and apply them to a wide range of biological problems.

Topics Covered:

Applying qualitative analysis to biological models
Differential equations
Linear algebra and applications
Partial derivatives
Applications of Integration
Graph theory

• Quizzes (best 9 out of 10) 10%
• Online Questions 10%
• Midterm 1 15%
• Midterm 2 15%
• Final Exam 50%

#### NOTES:

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

## Materials

#### MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:

*Note: if you purchased a multi-term WebAssign licence in a previous term for MATH 154, do NOT purchase again.*

Biocalculus: Calculus, Probability, and Statistics for the Life Sciences
James Stewart, Troy Day
Cengage, 2016

Students purchase a WebAssign licence from the SFU Bookstore which includes access to the electronic version of the textbook and WebAssign assignment access. WebAssign assignments are part of the marking scheme for the course.

Purchasing a hard copy of this text without WebAssign will require the addtional purchase of WebAssign access.
ISBN: 9781337823708

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