An introduction to mathematical modeling in biology focusing on difference and differential equations, covering applications from population models to spread of diseases. A key focus of the course will be to develop and interpret mathematical models of health issues in populations, including disease spread and vaccination consideration.
Introductory Linear Algebra (MAT‑126)
Introductory Linear Algebra
A study of systems of linear equations, determinants, vector algebra, n-dimensional vector spaces, linear transformations, and the eigenvalue problem. This course meets 4 hours a week.
Differential Equations (MAT‑231) MAT-201 or 215 is recommended
An introduction to solutions and applications of ordinary differential equations. Laplace transforms, series solutions, and partial differential equations are also discussed.