Instructor: Hao Wang Email: hao8@ualberta.ca Office: CAB 539 Office Hours: 11:00AM  12:30PM Tuesday & Thursday or by appointment 
MATH 371 Q1 Mathematical Modeling in the Life Sciences Winter Term, 2018 Classroom: CAB 281 Time: 9:30AM  10:50AM Tuesday & Thursday Jan 8  Apr 13, 2018 
TEXTBOOK: A Course in Mathematical Biology, by G de Vries, T Hillen, M Lewis, J Mueller, B Schoenﬁsch. SIAM Publishing, Philadelphia, 2006.
SECTION URL: http://www.math.ualberta.ca/~hwang/Math371Winter2018.htm
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Model development, computation, and analysis for problems in the life sciences. Models include discretetime models and differential equation models. Model evaluation and prediction. Applications are chosen from epidemiology, ecology, population biology, physiology, and medicine.
EXAMINATION: The Midterm exam will be given in class on February 27, Tuesday.
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS: The assignment problems will be posted in class and on my MATH 371 website. Late assignments will not be marked and a grade of zero will be assigned.
GRADING: Assignments and class participation (30%), Midterm (30%), Final presentation (10%), Final project (30%).
An overall course mark of 60% or more guarantees a passing grade of at least D.
Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. DiscreteTime Models Chapter 3. Ordinary Differential Equations Chapter 4. Partial Differential Equations Chapter 5. Parameter Estimation
Announcements
Please think of selecting a topic from Chapter 9 of textbook or any research topic relevant to my publications (see my website) for your final project! Final report should be in a standard report format. Final report in presentation format (slides) is NOT acceptable. 3 students per group. Each group submits one report, but all group members need to present some parts in the final presentation. Matlab sample programs:
Assignments Assignment #1: Ex 1.4.1(a)(b)(c)(d), Ex 2.4.5, Ex 2.4.8, Ex 2.4.10(a)(b), Ex 2.4.15, Ex 2.4.16, Ex 2.4.18, Ex 2.4.19(a)(b), Ex 3.9.3, Ex 3.9.4, Ex 3.9.5 (a), Ex 3.9.6(a)(b)(c) (Due date: February 15, Thursday) Assignment #2: Ex 3.9.12, Ex 3.9.7, Ex 3.9.8, Ex 3.9.9, Ex 3.9.10, Ex 3.9.11, Ex 3.9.16, Ex 3.9.17, Ex 4.5.1, Ex 4.5.2, Ex 4.5.5(a)(b) (Due date: )
