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Course Information Sheet
Text book: errata by author (16 pages pdf format)
March 13, 2011. Click here for Assignment 3. Click here for Lab 2. We need to start scheduling the presentations of your projects. We should expect 3 per lectre: 20 minutes for the actual presentation and 5 minutes for discussion and questions.
There will be no lecture on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Hopefully you will use this time to work on your project.
There is what promises to be an intersting talk by Dr. Josha Weitz of Georgia Tech University
Time: March 24, 4:30pm, HS1A4
Title: When one plus one does not equal two: stochastic bacterial fate
determination by co-infecting viruses
If noone is ready to give their presentation on March 24, then we will have to go beyond the last day of classes. In that case, I wold suggest attending the above talk.
Feb. 19, 2011. You can download the XPPAUT file predprey_HIV.ode.
Jan. 26, 2011. Our first computer lab will be held tomorrow, Jan. 27, in BSB/249.
Jan. 18, 2011. Click here for Assignment 1. The due date is Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. This will be related to the first computer lab that will also be held in the computer lab in BSB/249 on Jan. 27.
It would be useful to bring a USB device. Otherwise, you can save your work by e-mailing the files to yourself.
December 17, 2010. The first class will be held iN
MDCL/1008 on Monday, January 3, 2011, beginning at 4:30pm.
If you have your own computer
it would be a good idea to try
installing XPPAUT (or WINPP if you do not have an X server).
See the section on Software for more information.
Some of the lectures will be held in one of the computer labs in BSB during the regularly scheduled classes. The dates and times will be announced in class and on this web page.
There is course related software available on the computers in the lab
second floor of the Burke Science Building. XPPAUT,
Matlab, and Maple are of particular interest.
XPPAUT or WinPP, Software for solving differential equations
For the latest version,
as well as examples, a manual, and a tutorial, go directly to the
Bard Ermentrout, University of Pittsburg, who developed this software.
A very nice web page that has java applets of
matlab programs that you can use (even if you do not have Matlab installed)
to do direction fields and phase portraits is:
http://math.rice.edu/%7Edfield/dfpp.html. It runs the matlab programs dfield6.m and pplane6.m.
If you also want to be able to run these programs directly in Matlab,
you can download these Matlab programs.
You can download an interpreter for PostScript. For
Ghostscript and GSview, for example, try
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