## 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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