** TuTh, 11:45am - 1:00pm; Room: SAS
Hall 2229.**

**Instructor**: Michael Shearer
**Office**: SAS 3228 **Phone**:
515-3298 ** Email:
**shearer@ncsu.edu

**Office Hours**: Tuesdays, Thursdays
11:00-11:30 p.m., and by appointment.

**Books:** “Modeling and Simulation in
Medicine and the Life Sciences”. Frank C Hoppensteadt

and Charles S. Peskin, second edition 2002, Springer
Verlag. On reserve, D.H. Hill
library

“Mathematical Models in Biology”. Leah Edelstein-Keshet,
Classics in Applied

Mathematics, SIAM. ebook at D.H. Hill
library

“An Introduction to Mathematical Models in the Social and
Life Sciences”, Michael Olinick, Addison-Wesley Publishing
Company, Massachusetts, 1978. On reserve, D.H. Hill library

**Prerequisite**:
**MA 341, (MA 305 or MA 405), and programming proficiency;
Corequisite: (MA 421 or ST 371)**

**Course Objectives**, **Grading and Exams**, **etc.**

*Presentation 2 *(March
26th )

1: Focus
introduction - should state why your problem is interesting

2: Specify your problem what
question will you answer.

3: Describe facts about the
system you model and display data you will use for model
validation

4: Show updated model
diagram

5: Discuss model assumptions

6: Show model equations

7: Show initial computations

Hand in outline for report - all
sections should be named, and an introduction should be
written.

Discuss briefly what goes in each
section.

__ Presentation
3__ (last day of class April 23rd - expect extended
class-time)

1: Introduction.

a. Explain context for the modeling

b. Specify your problem and state why your problem is interesting

c. Formulate the question you answer

2: The model.

a. State assumptions

b. Define variables

c. Show diagram of model

d. State model equations, describe parameters

3. Properties of model.

a. Perform preliminary mathematics - nondimensionalization, manipulation of equations.

b. Display solutions, analytic or computational, with graphs and/or tables.

4. Results and discussion.

a. Describe results and how they help answer the key question

b. Discuss other aspects of the model, weaknesses, further developments

5. Bibliography. List references to papers, books, web resources, etc. you refer to for modeling or data,

computer programming, etc.

**Hand in printed draft of
report April 21st - it should be complete, ready for final
comments only.
The report can follow the organization of the
presentation.
**

I need one report per group. I decided not to have the individual question component.

Class Policies

1. I encourage you to discuss homework and projects with other students, or with me during office hours.

2. You are expected to attend all classes on time. Classroom discussion and questions in class help clarify issues in this course, so please feel free to participate by asking questions.

3. Arriving late for a class or leaving early is very disruptive of class. If you need to leave early, please let me know at the beginning of class, and sit near the door so you can slip out quietly.

Evaluations:

Online class evaluations will be available for students to
complete during the last 2 weeks of spring and become
unavailable before finals begin.

Students will receive an email message directing them to a
website where they can login using their Unity ID and complete
evaluations. All evaluations are confidential;
instructors will not know how any one student responded to any
question, and students will not know the ratings for any
instructors.

Evaluation website: https://classeval.ncsu.edu/

Student help desk: classeval@ncsu.edu

More information about ClassEval:
http://www.ncsu.edu/UPA/classeval/

**Academic
Integrity
Statement**: Students are expected to follow university
guidelines, which may be viewed by following the links at:
http://www.ncsu.edu/provost/academic_regulations/integrity/reg.htm

**Further Statements**:

Reasonable accommodations will be made for students with
verifiable

disabilities. In order to take advantage of
available accomodations,

students must register with Disability Services for
Students at 1900

Student Health Center, Campus Box 7509, 515-7653.
For more information

on NC State's policy on working with students with
disabilities, please

see the Academic Accommodations for Students with
Disabilities

Regulation (REG02.20.1)