# Home page for Math 371, Q1 - Mathematical modelling in the life sciences

Instructor: Adriana Dawes

Office: CAB 571

Office phone: 780-492-3974

Office hours: Tues 11:30-12:30 CAB 331 (computer lab), Thurs 11:30-12:30 CAB 571

## Handouts and notes for class

Course syllabus

Introductory lecture

Notes for chapter 2: Discrete time models

Detour into discrete bifurcation theory

Notes for chapter 3: Ordinary differential equations

Notes for chapter 4: Partial differential equations

Notes for chapter 5: Stochastic models
## Assignments

Assignment #1, due Feb 4, 2010

Assignment #1 solutions

Assignment #2, due Mar 9, 2010

Assignment #2 solutions

Assignment #3, due Mar 25, 2010

Assignment #3 solutions

Assignment #4, due Apr 8, 2010

## Midterm

Midterm solutions (with original questions)
## Computer tutorials

The Maple tutorial is found at the back of the textbook.

The Matlab tutorial covers the same material using different software.

## Interesting links

Math biology seminar series

PubMed, an excellent database of life science journal articles (The tutorials can save you time and frustration)

Octave, an open source clone of Matlab. It does not have the same functionality as Matlab but has all the same basic commands and is a good alternative to Matlab.