By Bill Skerbitz

Mathematics, Wayzata High School, Plymouth MN USA

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Students will walk through a detailed derivation and review of basic population models (exponential and logistic) to create and understand variations of those models while learning some basic MATLAB functions for working with differential equations.  They will also work with other utilities such as desmos.com and dfield.jar for visualizing dynamic plots and slopefields.  It is assumed that students have had at least some experience with interpreting exponential and logistic differential equations.  However, there are ample opportunities for review of these ideas if necessary.

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  • Bill Skerbitz (2019), "1-143-S-PopulationModelVariationsMATLAB," https://simiode.org/resources/5889.

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