Date 
sections 
topics 
homework/suggested problems 
notes 
9/2 
4.14.5 
ODE's, growth 
7 and even # in notes/11,12,13 
modeling,
A 
9/5 
4.14.5 
# parameters 
more on nondimensionalization1,2,3 

9/9 
4.64.7 
steadystates & linearization 

9/12 
4.84.10 
linear ODE, stability 

9/16 
4.11 
drug infusion; compartments 
25a,b, 29/ 25c,d,e,f,28 
B 
9/19 
5.25.4 
phase plane 
solving/plotting
ODE's using MAPLE, java applet for phase plane/2 dim ODE's 

9/23 
5.75.8 
linear phase planes 

9/26 
5.5,5.10 
nullclines, chemostat phase plane 
6,11/5,7 
C 
9/30 
6.6 
epidemics 
30/29 Maple project > extra credit 
C 
10/3 
7.17.2 
chemical kinetics 

10/7 
7.17.2, ctd 7.37.4 
fast/slow time, MichelisMenten sigmoidal responses 
reading assignment: 7.3,7.4 (report > extra credit) 

10/10 
7.57.6 7.7 
bifurcations and switches conditions for switching 

10/14 
7.8 
activatorinhibitor qualitatively 
8,16,20/no suggested problems 
D 
10/17 
review 

10/21 
test1 
chap 4chap 7, open book 

10/24 
8.38.4 
limit cycles, PoincaréBendixon 

10/28 
8.3,8.4 ctd 
cubic nullclines, relaxation 

10/31 
8.18.2 9.1 
excitable sys; HodgkinHuxley multivariable calculus review 
slides p 68 > extra credit 4 and problems below/no suggested problems 
E 
11/4 
9.29.3 
densities, conservation equation 

11/7 
9.4 (+notes) 
transport eqn, travelling waves 

11/11 
9.4 (+notes) 
gradients, attraction and repulsion 
slides p 86, 1a,b/no suggested problems 
F 
11/14 
9.49.9+notes 
diffusion equation 

11/18 
(ctd') 
random walks, diffussion times 

11/21 
(ctd') 
transit times; separation of variables 

11/25 
10.110.4 
densitydep. diff., PDE systems 

11/28 
Thanksgiving 

12/2 
test 2 

12/5 
10.510.7 
reactiondiffusion: waves 

12/9 
11.411.8 
morphogenesis, pattern formation 

12/10 
Last day of classes 

12/12 
Reading Day 

12/15 
Final Exam 
811am Scott Hall 214 