Introduction to Mathematical Biology, fall 2012
This course is intended as a first introduction to mathematical biology. Subject areas include the dynamics of populations and of interacting species, ecosystem modelling, the dynamics of infectious diseases, natural selection and evolution. The participants will get acquainted with constructing and analysing mathematical models, mostly in form of continuous- and discrete-time dynamical systems. Mathematical biology is an active field of applied mathematics also at our Department, and interested students can continue with a number of advanced courses as well as start active research on undergraduate (BSc, MSc) and graduate level.
Intermediate / Advanced studies
Differential equations, elements of matrix algebra
Weeks 36-42 and 44-50, Monday 10-12 in room B322, Friday 10-12 in room C122. Two hours of exercise classes per week.
The last lecture on Friday 14 December is cancelled
Either traditional exam or project work + min 70% homework completed.
Exam: 18 December (Tuesday) 14.00-17.00 in B322
Projects can be downloaded in pdf. Each student needs to choose a different project: email me your choice and I list here those projects that are already taken. Please note that projects involve also numerical analysis.
Projects already taken: 1,3,4,6,7,10
Exercises 1.1-1.5 discussed on 11 September
Exercises 2.1-2.5 discussed on 18 September
Exercises 3.1-3.5 discussed on 25 September
Exercises 4.1-4.5 discussed on 2 October
Exercises 5.1-5.5 discussed on 9 October
Exercises 6.1-6.5 discussed on 30 October
Exercises 7.1-7.5 discussed on 6 November
Exercises 8.1-8.5 discussed on 13 November
Exercises 9.1-9.5 discussed on 20 November
Exercises 10.1-10.5 discussed on 27 November
Exercises 11.1-11.5 discussed on 4 December; help for 11.1
Exercises 12.1-12.5 discussed on 11 December (the last two exercises are best done after Friday's lecture)
Biomathematics courses (pdf)
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