Last update: lecture notes 10 August, homework problems 13 October (added a new exercise)
Weekly homework assignments from the file "homework problems and solutions". Exercises marked with *: write down the solution as carefully as in an exam. This will be read by a fellow student. The marked exercises are not more difficult than the others.
Set 1: # 2, 3, 4, 5* discussed on 15 September
Set 2: # 7, 8, 9*, 11 discussed on 22 September
Set 3: # 12, 14, 15, 16 discussed on 29 September
Set 4: # 18, 19, 20* discussed on 6 October
Set 5: # 21, 22*, 23 and the second exercise on p 45 of the lecture notes, discussed on 13 October
Set 6: # 25*, 27, 29, 30 discussed on 20 October (#29 is a new exercise, download the pdf again. 30(c) optional.)
Homework exercises: see the weekly assignments under Material.
Exam: problem-solving (in writing), the problems are similar to the homework exercises. Everything may be used (books, notes, etc) but may not be shared during the exam. There is no need for laptops; nevertheless laptops can be used if so desired, but the internet connection must be switched off (download necessary files in advance). Exercise class activity decides marginal grades. This part of the course gives 3 credits (3 op)
Exam time and place (choose one):
3 November (Fri) 10.15-12.00, BK1 3108
9 November (Thu) 12.15-14.00, BK1 3107
Construction and analysis of simple mathematical models to understand biological phenomena; basic calculus
Period I of the academic year 2017-2018. If attendance is satisfactory, offered in period I every other year (2019 etc)
A highly practical introduction to mathematical concepts and methods applied in the life sciences. We learn mathematics through solving problems of biological interest, with emphasis on applicable skills and hands-on experience. The course is specifically tailored for biology students and assumes no background in mathematics. Part 1 contains the fundamentals of mathematical modelling: construction of simple models and basic calculus.
Contact teaching; exercise classes; completion by written exam
Lecture notes (provided during the course)
0-5, exam only
Teaching in English
Replaces the former course 57381 Mathematical methods in biology, part 1 3 cr.