Instructor: |
Professor Hong Qian Lewis Hall 319 tel: 543-2584 fax: 685-1440 office hours: W: 10:00-12:00 |
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Teaching Assistants: |
Mr. Lowell Thompson tel: 685- fax: 685- office hours: M: 2:00-4:00 PM Lewis Hall 129 |
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Course description | Textbook | Syllabus | Schedule |
Homework and Exams | Homework Due Date | Homework Problem Sets | Homework Solutions |
First day of classes | Thursday, Sept. 26 | ||
1st Homework, Thursday, Oct. 3 | due Thu. Oct. 10 | Homework # 1 | |
Thursday, Oct. 10 | due Thu. Oct. 17 | Homework # 2 | Solution |
Thursday, Oct 17 | due Thu. Oct. 24 | Homework # 3 | |
Thursday, Oct. 24 | due Thu. Oct. 31 | Homework # 4 | |
Thursday, Oct. 31 | due Thu. Nov. 7 | Homework # 5 | |
Thursday, Nov. 14 | Term paper proposal due | ||
Thanksgiving | Thursday, November 28 | No class | |
Last day of lectures | Thursday, Dec. 5 | ||
Friday, Dec. 6 | Term paper Due |
Week 1: Lecture 1: Introduction
Lecture 2: Mechanistic stochastic model
Week 2: Lecture 3: Discrete population with age strucutre
Lecture 4: Per capita growth rate with independent subpopulations
Week 3: Lecture 5: Degree distribution of networks
Lecture 6: Mechanical motion and Kepler's law
Week 4: Lecture 7, 8: Stochastic population dynamics
Week 5: Lecture 9, 10: Nonlinear population dynamics of a single species, bifurcation and linear stability analysis (Chapters 6 and 9)
Week 6: Lecture 11: Nonlinear population dynamics of two interacting species
Week 7: Chaotic dynamics in Lorenz system
Stochastic population dynamics
Week 8: State transition and bifurcation, of a molecule and the Earth