Modeling biological systems using Matlab

Introduction to Matlab programming and numerical methods for biological systems. Implementation of models for ecological and evolutionary dynamics and cellular and molecular dynamics. Topics covered include basic programming fundamentals (for/while/if statements), data input/output, data structures, numerical simulations of deterministic and stochastic systems. Includes a final project, decided upon by the student. Prerequisites: Biology 201L and 202L, or the equivalent, or consent of the instructor. One course. 3 graduate units.

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