BIOPHYS 463 - Mathematical Modeling in Biology
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Biophysics (BIOPHYS)
Department: LSA Biophysics
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Waitlist Capacity:
20
Advisory Prerequisites:
MATH 214, 217, 417, or 419; and MATH 216, 256, 286, or 316.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The complexities of the biological sciences make interdisciplinary involvement essential and the increasing use of mathematics in biology is inevitable as biology becomes more quantitative. Mathematical biology is a fast growing and exciting modern application of mathematics that has gained world- wide recognition. In this course, mathematical models that suggest possible mechanisms that may underlie specific biological processes are developed and analyzed. Another major emphasis of the course is illustrating how these models can be used to predict what may follow under currently untested conditions. The course moves from classical to contemporary models at the population, organ, cellular, and molecular levels. The goals of this course are: (i) Critical understanding of the use of differential equation methods in mathematical biology and (ii) Exposure to specialized mathematical and computational techniques which are required to study ordinary differential equations that arise in mathematical biology. By the end of this course students will be able to derive, interpret, solve, understand, discuss, and critique discrete and differential equation models of biological systems.

For more information on this course, please visit the Department of Mathematics webpage

BIOPHYS 463 - Mathematical Modeling in Biology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
20436
Open
2
 
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MWF 10:00AM - 11:00AM
002 (LEC)
P
20437
Closed
0
 
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MWF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
MF 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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ISBN: 9780898715545
Mathematical models in biology, Author: Leah Edelstein-Keshet., Publisher: Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics 2e ed. -- 2005
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