Calculus for modelling

£79.00

Access to course materials and tutor support for the course ‘Calculus for Modelling’.

Description

This course is aimed at individuals who plan to, or who already working with epidemic and/or ecological models using ordinary differential equations and wish to learn the mathematical background of these models.

Topics covered include:

  • the concept of differentiation and integration,
  • ordinary differential equations (ODEs),
  • the population growth ODE model with and without carrying capacity,
  • equilibrium and steady states of ODES,
  • numerical integration including Euler method,
  • R packages for numerical integration,
  • the predator-prey ODE model.

Prior knowledge of R is assumed throughout this course.

This course has tutor support. Use the Q&A box to ask questions.