CMPLXSYS 510 - Introduction to Adaptive Systems
Section: 001
Term: FA 2011
Subject: Complex Systems (CMPLXSYS)
Department: LSA Complex Systems
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Advisory Prerequisites:
MATH 215, 255, or 285; MATH 217; and MATH 425.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Sustainability has become a key issue in research and teaching at The University of Michigan. In Fall 2011, Math 550/CSC 510 will present a systems-based and in-depth examination of the mathematical foundations behind the sustainability of renewable (fish, forests, fauna) and nonrenewable (oil, gas, coal) resources. Since change, resilience to change, evolution, optimality, and trade-offs are central issues in sustainability, focal topics of this course will be the theory and applications of dynamical systems, optimal control theory and game theory. Our systems approach to sustainability will include quite a bit of ecology and economics. Students will use Excel spreadsheets for more complex computations.

Texts: Colin Clark: Mathematical Bioeconomics, THIRD EDITION (Wiley, 2010). Jon Conrad, Resource Economics. SECOND EDITION. (Cambridge, 2010). Lots of C-Tools Readings.

Course Requirements:

Grading: Two exams, a final and lots of homework.

Intended Audience:

Prerequisites: Four semesters of calculus (especially familiarity with differential equations), or permission of instructor. There will be an optional 3-hour overview of the fundamentals of difference and differential equations Friday, September 9, 3-6pm. Students of ecology, economics, natural resources, bioengineering, and bioinformatics — with the appropriate math background — are especially welcome.

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CMPLXSYS 510 - Introduction to Adaptive Systems
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001 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9780470372999
Mathematical bioeconomics : the mathematics of conservation, Author: Colin W. Clark., Publisher: Wiley 3rd ed. 2010
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