BIOLOGY 301 
 LECTURES 

Lecture 1: Introduction. (September 7)

Lecture 2: Mathematica notation. (September 7)

Lecture 3: Constructing a model. (September 12)

Lecture 4: One variable Models: Exponential growth. (September 12 and 15)

Lecture 5: One variable Models: Logistic growth. (September 14)

Lecture 6: One variable Models: Selection. (September 19)

Lecture 7: Methods of Analysis. I. Graphing. (September 21)

Lecture 8: Methods of Analysis. II. Equilibria. (September 26)

Lecture 9: Methods of Analysis. III. Stability (Local). (Sept. 28 and Oct. 3)

Lecture 10: Methods of Analysis. III. Stability (Global). (October 3)

Lecture 11: Methods of Analysis. IV. General Solutions. (October 5)

Lecture 12: Applications of Theory (October 5 and 10)

Lecture 13: Putting all this together -- Methylation Levels (October 10)

EXAMPLES & REVIEW (October 12)

MIDTERM (October 17)

Lecture 14: Introduction to Matrices (October 19 and 24)

Lecture 15: Using Matrices to Analyse Linear Equations (October 26)

Lecture 16: Solving Linear Equations: Methylation Levels (October 26 and 31)

Lecture 17: Solving Linear Equations: Red Blood Cell Count (October 31)

Lecture 18: Solving Linear Equations: Introduction to Demography (November 2 and 7)

Lecture 19: Analysing Non-Linear Equations: Lotka-Volterra Model of Competition (November 9)

Lecture 20: Local Stability Analysis: Lotka-Volterra Model of Competition (November 14)

Lecture 21: Analysing Non-Linear Equations: Spread of Disease (November 16)

Lecture 22: Introduction to Probability Theory (November 21)

Lecture 23: Discrete Probability Distributions (November 23)

PRELIMINARY PROJECT (preliminary question and equations or diagram) DUE November 23

Lecture 24: Probability Theory: The Coalescent Process (Example)

Lecture 25: Continuous Probability Distributions (November 28)

Lecture 26: Probability Theory: Fixation Probability (Example)

EXAMPLES & REVIEW November 30

FINAL PROJECT DUE November 30

EXAMS December 5-20

Note: Schedule is tentative and subject to change.

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