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 helpful.
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 information.
*Unless otherwise specified, assignments are due by 10am on the given date.
*To use MATLAB code, save it to your computer first.
Mon Wed Fri
Jan 13
Jan 15
Jan 17
fibonacci.m
Jan 20
MLK Day: NO class
Jan 22 Jan 24
Choose Project Paper
Class Canceled (Due to Weather)
logistic.m; cobweb_logistic.m
r=1.1; r=2.5; r=3.1
Jan 27
HW 1 Due
HW 1 Solutions
Jan 29 Jan 31
findeigs.m; popgrowth.m
Feb 3
bifurcation_logistic.m
Feb 5
HW 2 Due
HW 2 Solutions
Feb 7
Project Proposal Due
Presentations (1)
Feb 10 Feb 12
euler_exp.m
euler_hill.m
hill_bistability
Feb 14
HW 3 Due
Solutions
Feb 17 Feb 19
chemostat_ode45.m
Feb 21
Feb 24
HW 4 Due
Solutions
dfield8.m
pplane8.m
Feb 26
Feb 28
Project Synopsis Due
Presentations (2)
Mar 3
HW 5 Due
Solutions
Mar 5
Exam 1
Mar 7
geneswitch.m
Mar 10
Spring Break
Mar 12
Spring Break
Mar 14
Spring Break
Mar 17
noisy_pitchfork.m
Mar 19
Mar 21
HW 6 Due
Solutions
sim_hhode.m
hhode.m
Mar 24
sim_geneosc.m
geneosc.m
Mar 26 Mar 28
First Paper Draft Due
Presentations (3)
Mar 31 Apr 2
HW 7 Due
Solutions
Apr 4
Apr 7 Apr 9 Apr 11
Apr 14
HW 8 Due
Apr 16
Apr 18
Second Paper Draft Due
Presentations (4)
Apr 21 Apr 23
HW 9 Due
Apr 25
Final Paper Draft Due
Presentations (5)
Apr 28
Exam 2
Apr 30 May 2