MATH/BIOL 4309 - MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY - SPRING 2014
Lecture Location: SEC 201; Mon/Wed/Fri 10am-11am Instructor: Prof. Zachary Kilpatrick email: zpkilpat | at | math | dot | uh | dot | edu Office Hours : Monday 11am-12pm or by appointment in Phillip
G Hoffman (PGH) 671 Teaching Assistant: Daniel Poll is also
available for questions on homework and MATLAB.
Textbook : Mathematical Models in Biology by Leah
Edelstein-Keshet (2005); ISBN-13: 978-0898715545 Chapter 1 MATLAB : Homework exercises will require MATLAB. You can buy
MATLAB from CougarByte for $100 or use it in the library. You will be asked to
complete exercises out of this MATLAB
manual with the aid of this archive of m-files. You may also find Cleve Moler's
book and/or the online tutorial from Utah
Grading : Your final grade is based on Project (20%); Homework
(40%); and Exams (20% each). Blackboard
Learn: Grades will be posted here. Project presentation
dates are posted here too.
Project: You will analyze a mathematical model of a biological
system, gaining insight into how it works. Your results will be
reported in a journal style article and you will give a presentation
at one of the stages of your project. Papers and further details
are given here.
Exams : Two in-class exams will be given: one on Wednesday March
5 and one on Monday April 28. Homework : Problems will be assigned about every week or two
via links on the course calendar. Write out all of the steps of your
solutions. Hand your completed homework in AT
THE BEGINNING OF LECTURE. Late homework will not be accepted. Students with Disabilities : See Center for Students with Disabilities as soon as possible. Syllabus: More complete course
*Unless otherwise specified, assignments are due by 10am on the given
*To use MATLAB code, save it to your computer first.