May 19, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MATH 6010 - Mathematical Biology

3 Credit Hours
Prerequisites: Math 2212 or Math 1220 with grade of C or higher.
(Same as BIOL 6010 .) This course provides an introduction to the use of continuous and discrete differential equations in the biological sciences. Biological topics will include single species and interacting population dynamics, modeling infectious and dynamic diseases, regulation of cell function, molecular interactions and receptor-ligand binding, biological oscillators, and an introduction to biological pattern formation. There will also be discussions of current topics of interest such as Tumor Growth and Angiogenesis, HIV and AIDS, and Control of the Mitotic Clock. Mathematical tools such as phase portraits, bifurcation diagrams, perturbation theory, and parameter estimation techniques that are necessary to analyze and interpret biological models will also be covered.