Math 172 |

Modeling for the Life Sciences |

**Spring 2012 Course Information **

Here is the class syllabus .

Instructions on how to enter discrete dynamical systems on the calculator can be found on Mr. Robert Murphy's web page.

Here is a copy of Handout 1 from August 23.

Here is the a copy of Worksheet 1 from August 23. Here are the answers for Worksheet 1 . There will be a quiz based on one of the problems from this worksheet on Thursday, August 30.

Here is a copy of Handout 2 from August 28.

Here is a copy of Handout 3 from August 30.

Here is the a copy of Worksheet 2 from August 30. There will be a quiz based on one of the problems from this worksheet on Thursday, September 6. Here are the answers for Worksheet 2.

Here is a copy of Handout 4 from September 6.

Here is the a copy of Worksheet 3 from September 6. There will be a quiz based on one of the problems from this worksheet on Thursday, September 13. Here are solutions to the problems from Worksheet 3.

Here is a copy of Handout 5 from September 11.

Here is the a copy of Worksheet 4 from September 13. There will be a quiz based on one of the problems from this worksheet on Thursday, September 20.

Here is a copy of Handout 6 from September 13.

Here is Handout 7 from September 18, containing the various graphs for solutions of the logistic equation and the logistic equation with Allee effect.

Here is Handout 8 from Septmeber 18, about the Euler method.

Here are some additional problems to study for Exam 1. Here are the answers

Here is Handout 9 from Septmeber 26, about populations with age structures.

Here is the a copy of Worksheet 5 from September 27. There will be a quiz based on one of the problems from this worksheet on Thursday, October 4. Here are the answers .

Here is Handout 10 from October 4, about eigenvalues and eigenvectors.

Here is the a copy of Worksheet 6 from October 4. There will be a quiz based on one of the problems from this worksheet on Thursday, October 11. Here are the answers .

Here is Handout 11 from October 11, about competition models.

Here is the a copy of Worksheet 7 from October 11. There will be NO quiz from this worksheet. However you are advised to study the problems for Exam 2. Here are the answers .

Here are some additional problems to be studied for Exam 2. Here are the answers .

Here is Handout 12 from October 23, about the state space and isoclines.

Here is Handout 13 from November 1, about predator-prey models. There will be no quiz during the week November 5-November 9.

Here is Worksheet 9 from November. Here are the answers to WS9 . There will be a quiz based on WS 9 on Thursday, November 15.

Here is Handout 14 from November 7.

Here is Handout 15 from November 20.

Here is Worksheet 10 from November 20. Study these problems for Exam 3.

Here are the answers to Worksheet 10 .

Here are the Extra Credit problems . You may turn them in on the day of the final exam, before the start of the exam. You must show work and explain your reasoning in order to receive credit.

Here are copies of the three exams that we had during the semester: Exam 1 , Exam 2 , Exam 3 .