A Project Oriented Course in Mathematical Biology Using Maple

Matthew Miller
Department of Mathematics
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
E-mail: miller@math.sc.edu

ABSTRACT

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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