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  1. 2016-BanerjeeGhose Teaching Resource for a Computational Framework of the Value of Information in Origin of Life Questions

    29 Dec 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Soumya Banerjee, Joyeeta Ghose

    Information plays a critical role in complex biological systems. Complex systems like immune systems andant colonies co-ordinate heterogeneous components in a decentralized fashion. How do these distributeddecentralized systems function? One key component is how these complex systems...

  2. 1977-MackeyGlass-Oscillation and Chaos in Physiological Control Systems

    26 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Michael C. Mackey, Leon Glass, William Clark

    Mackey,  Michael C. and Leon Glass. 1977. Oscillation and Chaos in Physiological Control Systems. Science. 197: 287-289.Article Abstract: First-order nonlinear differential-delay equations describing physiological control systems are studied. The equations display a broad diversity of...

  3. 2015 BioModels Database

    20 Jun 2015 |

    Article Review and AnnotationBioModels Database. 2015. The European Bioinformatics Institute.  http://www.ebi.ac.uk/biomodels-main/  . Accessed 15 March 2015.“Part of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, CB10 1SD,...

  4. 1-018-S-LogisticPopGrowth

    04 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We offer artificial (toy) and historical data on limited growth population situations in the study of protozoa and lead students through several approaches to estimating parameters and determining the validity of the logistic  model in these situations. 

  5. 1-017-S-DiseaseSpread

    04 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We offer a physical situation, using a grid and M and M candies, to simulate the spread of disease. Students conduct the simulation and collect the data which is used to estimate parameters (in several ways)  in a differential equation model for the spread of the disease. Students ...

  6. 1-016-S-DogDrugs

    04 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We offer a problem of determining the necessary drug administration in order to keep a dogsedated with specific information on half-life for an exponentially decaying presence of the drug in the body.

  7. 1-013-S-Sleuthing

    03 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We present several situations in which differential equation models serve to aid in sleuthing and general investigations. One involves initial speed given information about constant deceleration and distance to stop in traffic incident; one involves modeling a steel ball launched vertically and...

  8. 1-012-S-SublimationCarbonDioxide

    03 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We offer data on the sublimation of dry ice (carbon dioxide) with data collected in a classroom setting so that students can model the rate of change in the mass of a small solid carbon dioxide block with a differential equation model, solve the differential equation, estimate the parameters in...

  9. 1-009-S-ICUSpread

    02 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We offer students the opportunity to model the percentage of voluntary nonprofit hospitals in the United States with Intensive Care Units during the period of 1958-1974.

  10. 1-030-S-IntraocularGasBubbles

    01 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    SPANISH LANGUAGE VERSION  We have placed in Supporting Docs both Student and Teacher Version (LaTeX and PDF Versions) with a Spanish LaTeX Class file, SIMIODE-SPANISH.cls. Names will be x-y-S-Title-StudentVersion-Spanish and x-y--T-Title-TeacherVersion-Spanish

  11. 1-007-S-AntTunnelBuilding

    31 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We pose the prospect of modeling just how long an ant takes to build a tunnel. With a bit of guidance students produce a model for the time it takes to build a tunnel of length x into the side of a damp sandy hill. SPANISH LANGUAGE VERSION  We have placed in Supporting Docs both...

  12. 1-001-S-MandMDeathAndImmigration

    30 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    We describe a classroom activity in which students use M&M candies to simulate death and immigration. Students build a mathematical model, collect data, estimate parameters, and compare their model prediction with their actual data. There is a video of one run of the main simulation in...

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