6-011-S - HumansVsZombies
25 Oct 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Hope McIlwain
In this activity, students will analyze the SIR differential equations model in the context of a zombie invasion of a human population. First the students will analyze a two equation system representing only two populations, humans and zombies. Then a new population, the recovered zombies, will...
09 Sep 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Jue Wang
Invented in 2005, Humans vs. Zombies, or HvZ, is a game of tag, predominantly played at US college campuses. In this activity, students use systems of non-linear differential equations to model the HvZ game. Many alternate rule sets provide options to formulate different models. Students solve...
Christina Alvey – Zombie Apocalypse in a Mathematical Biology Course
19 Jan 2018 | | Contributor(s):: Christina Alvey
Zombie Apocalypse in a Mathematical Biology Course By Christina Alvey, Mount Saint Mary College. A talk given at the AMS Special Session on Modeling in Differential Equations - High School, Two-Year College, Four-Year Institution at Joint Mathematics Meetings, San Diego CA, 9-13 January...
2014-AllenEtAl-Perturbations In Epidemiological Models Zombies Attack
09 Sep 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel
Allen, Robert F., Cassandra Jens, and Theodore J. Wendt. 2014.Perturbations in Epidemiological Models: When zombies attack, we can survive! Letters in Biomathematics. 1(2): 173-180.Abstract: In this paper, we investigate the existence of stability-changing bifurcations in epidemiological...