Your Professor is Karen Uhlenbeck and your TA is Dorothy Buck## Welcome to the Home Page for Math 375

(From Fall 2000, i.e. this is not current)Mathematical Modeling in Biology

The first day handout is now located in another file.

There is also an advanced section of this course,
which is being conducted
as a reading course (text:

Murray, Mathematical Biology, meeting: W 3-5). Send e-mail to
Dorothy Buck for more information.

Information about the weekly meetings is posted on advanced
bio modeling.

Professor: Karen Uhlenbeck RLM 9.160
512-471-1172
uhlen@math.utexas.edu

Office hours: M 1-2; 3-4,
TH 2-3, F 3-4 and by appointment. For more information, see
Professor

Uhlenbeck's schedule.
.

Teaching Assistant: Dorothy Buck RLM 11.108
512-475-9178 dbuck@math.utexas.edu

Office hours (to be
announced).

Class Time MWF 2-3
RLM 7.124

Computer accounts on the mathematics department system were handed
out
the first week of class.

Help in the computer lab is available Friday's 3-4 (after the class),
and during other office hours

or by appointment.

Text: Modeling Differential Equations in Biology, Taubes, Prentice Hall*

*The original publication date was August
2000.
Because the publication date is delayed,

we have available in class, and in Professor
Uhlenbeck's office, copies of the first

ten chapters
(free!).
The
new publication date for the entire book is supposedly October.

Hot new update! We have the next two
chapters,
and the new publication date is October 15.

Here is a list of the titles of the rest of
the
chapters:

11. Matrix notation

12. Remarks about missing Australian preditors

13. Introduction to Advection

14 Diffusion equations

15 Two key properties of advection and diffusion

16 The width of the no fishing zone

17 Separation of Variables

18 Morphogenesis

19 Stability criteria

20 Summary of advection and diffusion

21 Traveling waves

22 Traveling wave velocities

23 Periodic solutions

24 Fast and slow

25. Estimating time elapse

26 Catastrophes

27 Tests for Periodicity

28 Attractors

29 Causes of chaos

List of handouts for the course: (click to access the test files)

Grading policy

project gradesheet

advertisement for course

computer information

Assignments Sept 6 -- ?

Handout 1 (homework 1)

Computer Assignment 1

Instructions for doing computer assignment 1 in netmath

Computer Assignment 2

Solutions to most of the problems are posted on Dorothy Buck's web page.

Homework 2

Homework 3

Computer Assignment 3

Practice quiz

Computer Assignment4

In class worksheet on complex eigenvalues

In class worksheet on difference equations

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