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Modeling Scenarios (1-4 of 4)

  1. 1-134-S-LanguageDynamics

    08 Aug 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Crodelle

    Students will be introduced to a mathematical model for language dynamics. Specifically, the model describes the change in the fraction of a population speaking one language over another. By answering a list of questions, students will explore how changing the status of a language will alter the...

  2. 1-135-S-FishHarvesting

    08 Aug 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Crodelle

    This modeling scenario will introduce students to the concept of a bifurcation through a fish harvesting model. This short activity will walk students through a guided list of questions to help them to understand how the stability of equilibrium changes with changes in a model parameter, in this...

  3. 1-137-S-SheepGraze

    03 Mar 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Mary Vanderschoot

    One of the most well-known mathematical models in ecology is the Lotka-Volterra predator-prey system of differential equations. Initially, this model was used to analyze interactions between two animal populations. But ecologists discovered that it could also be applied to plant (`prey') and...

  4. 1-143-S-PopulationModelVariationsMATLAB

    17 Feb 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Bill Skerbitz

    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...