Department of Mathematics
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
By examining simulations of models taken from the literature, our students, with just one year of calculus as preparation, have reached a surprising level of understanding of both continuous and discrete dynamical systems. Maple is used as a tool of investigation, minimizing the computational hurdles, but at the same time conveying the essential mathematical and biological ideas.
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