This course provides introduction of mathematical modeling and analysis in biological sciences. It is designed for students in both applied mathematics and bio-medical / biological sciences. The major content of this course is chosen from population dynamics. This course covers the fundamentals of deterministic models in both discrete and continuous time domain. This course includes both linear and non-linear models with sufficient amount of theoretical background. The relevant concepts and solution methods of various difference and differential equations are provided. We have also focused on graphical solution for clear analysis of nature of models.
INTENDED AUDIENCE:UG/PG students of technical universities/colleges PREREQUISITES: Basic Calculus INDUSTRY SUPPORT :Nil
Week 1 : Overview of mathematical modeling, types of mathematical models and methods to solve the same; Discrete time linear models – Fibonacci rabbit model, cell-growth model, prey-predator model; Analytical solution methods and stability analysis of system of linear difference equations; Graphical solution – cobweb diagrams; Discrete time age structured model – Leslie Model; Jury’s stability test; Numerical methods to find eigen values – power method and LR method. Week 2 : Discrete time non-linear models- different cell division models, prey-predator model; Stability of non-linear discrete time models; Logistic difference equation; Bifurcation diagrams. Week 3 : Introduction to continuous time models – limitations & advantage of discrete time model, need of continuous time models; Ordinary differential equation (ODE) – order, degree, solution and geometrical significance; Solution of first order first degree ODE – method of separation of variables, homogeneous equation, Bernoulli equation; Continuous time models – model for growth of micro-organisms, chemostat; Stability and linearization methods for system of ODE’s. Week 4 : Continuous time single species model – Allee effect; Qualitative solution of differential equations using phase diagrams; Continuous time models – Lotka Volterra competition model, prey-predator models.