The course starts on Wednesday 5 September with a lecture (14.15-16, in BK106). Afterwards, lectures on Mondays and Fridays, exercise class on Wednesdays.
Evaluation by written exam (3h). Exercise class activity decides marginal grades.
EXAM DATES: 19 December (Wed) 10-13 in room C321; 11 January (Fri) 10-13 in room C321
Lecture notes, books, etc. may be used freely during the exam, only may not be shared. Computers are not necessary but may be used with the internet turned off (download files in advance).
Master's Programme in Life Science Informatics is responsible for the course.
The course belongs to the Mathematics and Applied mathematics module.
The course is available to students from other degree programmes.
BSc courses on differential equations, linear algebra, probability theory
Analysing mathematical models of biological phenomena, in form of continuous- and discrete-time dynamical systems, with emphasis on widely known models of mathematical ecology. Elements of dynamical systems and bifurcation theory as encountered in applications.
Recommended time/stage of studies for completion: 1. or 2. year
Term/teaching period when the course will be offered: varying
This course is intended as a first course in mathematical biology, with emphasis on ecology. Subject areas include the dynamics of populations and of interacting species, natural selection and evolution, with some examples from other fields such as enzyme kinetics and regulation. An advantage of approaching mathematical biology via ecology is that the necessary biological background is minimal. The methods used for the construction and analysis of the models are transferable to other fields.
Lectures and exercise classes
Exam and excercises, Course will be graded with grades 1-5
Exam, other methods will be described later