Summer 2023 - MATH 155 D100
Mathematics for the Life Sciences II (3)
Class Number: 2214
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
May 8 – Aug 4, 2023: Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Aug 8, 2023
Tue, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Prerequisites:MATH 150, 151 or 154, with a minimum grade of C-; or MATH 157 with a grade of at least B.
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.
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
Linear algebra and applications
Applications of Integration
- Quizzes (best 9 out of 10) 10%
- Online Questions 10%
- Midterm 1 15%
- Midterm 2 15%
- Final Exam 50%
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MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
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Biocalculus: Calculus, Probability, and Statistics for the Life Sciences
James Stewart, Troy Day
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