MATH 316 (Spring 2015)

Instructor: Dr. Misha Shvartsman

This course is primarily a Modeling Course based on exploration of traditional topics from Applied Analysis such as: Calculus of Variations, Theory of Distributions, Waves, and the Mathematical Models of Continua. This course also features a numerical modeling component based on Finite Differences approach.

 

MATH 316 (Spring 2014)

Instructor: Dr. Misha Shvartsman

This course is primarily a Modeling Course based on exploration of traditional topics from Applied Analysis such as: Calculus of Variations, Theory of Distributions, Waves, and the Mathematical Models of Continua. This course also features a numerical modeling component based on Finite Differences approach.

 

MATH 316 (Spring 2013)

Instructor: Dr. Magda Stolarska

Over the last twenty years quantitative methods have been increasingly used to better understand the biological sciences.  MATH 316 during the spring 2013 semester focused on introducing students to canonical biological problems that benefit from mathematical analysis and the mathematical methods used to gain insight into these problems.  Topics covered in this course include formulation of population growth and interaction models, discrete and differential equations based methods to analyze the model equations, bifurcation theory aimed at understanding how changing parameter values leads to difference in biological behavior, reaction-diffusion models for biochemical reactions, separation of variables for solving the partial differential equations resulting from these models, parameter estimation, and cellular automata methods.