Temporary Schedule for Math 490
1/21(W) | Introduction | Life's Other Secret |
1/23(F) | Review of Multivariable Calculus | |
1/26(M) | snow | class cancelled |
1/28(W) | 1.1 | Fick's law and diffusion equation |
1/30(F) | 1.2 | Random walk |
2/2(M) | 1.3 | Reaction |
2/4(W) | 1.4 | Domain and Boundary Condition, |
2/6(F) | 1.4, 2.1 | homework 1 due |
2/9(M) | 2.1, 2.2 | Separation of Variable, Boundary value problems |
2/11(W) | 2.3 | Fourier series and equilibrium solutions |
2/13(F) | 2.4 | Relaxation to equilibrium |
2/16(M) | 2.5 | Chemical mixing, homework 2 due |
2/18(W) | 2.6, 2.7 | Critical patch size, 2-d linear patterns |
2/20(F) | 3.1, 3.2 | Point release solution, fundamental solution |
2/23(M) | 3.3 | Chemical pollution problem |
2/25(W) | 3.4 | Biological dispersion, Malthus equation, homework 3 due |
2/27(F) | 2.8 | Diffusion in microbiology, transit time |
3/1(M) | paper presentation | |
3/3(W) | paper presentation | |
3/5(F) | paper presentation | |
3/6-3/14 | Spring Break | no class |
3/15(M) | 4.1 | Nondimensionalization, Take-home test 1 due |
3/17(W) | 4.2, 4.3 | Numerical method and Diffusive logistic equation |
3/19(F) | 4.4 | Stability of the equlibrium solution |
3/22(M) | 4.5, 4.6 | Implicit function theorem, Perturbation and Bifurcation |
3/24(W) | 4.7 | Global Bifurcation, |
3/26(F) | 4.8 | Allee effect, homework 4 due |
3/29(M) | 4.10 | Traveling waves |
3/31(W) | 5.1 | Reaction-diffusion system |
4/2(F) | 5.2 | Numerical method in 2-d |
4/5(M) | 5.3 | Turing instability and bifurcation |
4/7(W) | 5.3 | Turing instability and bifurcation, |
4/9(F) | Project discussion | |
4/12(M) | Project discussion, homework 5 due | |
4/14(W) | 5.4 | Animal coat patterns |
4/16(F) | 5.5 | Chemotaxis models |
4/19(M) | 5.6 | Epidemic models |
4/21(W) | Overview of other mathematical biology, Take-home test 2 due | |
4/23(F) | Project presentation | |
4/26(M) | Project presentation | |
4/28(W) | Project presentation | |
4/30(F) | Project presentation, project paper due |