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.