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Modeling Scenario

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Author(s): Stephen Morse1, Brian Allen1, Stanley Florkowski1

United States Military Academy, West Point, NY USA

Keywords: ecology optimization predator-prey population vector calculus Lagrange multipliers least squares Islel Royale

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Abstract

Resource Image The primary aim of this project is to draw a connection between differential equations and vector calculus, using population ecology modeling as a vehicle.

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Description

This setting allows us to also employ multivariable optimization as a means of model fitting and multivariable integration in the context of density functions. The project is designed for advanced first-year undergraduates in a multivariable and vector calculus course, with a background in differential equations.

This is a group assignment. Your primary submission is a hard copy report. This report will include graphs reflecting your work.

You should include any additional supporting graphs, equations, or computations in the appendices. An appendix is NOT a place to put printed computer code. If you think your code is important, you may include it in an appendix, but you should ensure it includes annotations describing what you are doing. You will also digitally submit files you develop via email. If you think a computation or equation is important for the reader, please ensure it is in the main report or appendices and not just in your digital file.

Ensure all work is logical, neat, and organized. Submit a cover sheet and document any assistance you receive. Doing the computations correctly is important, but analyzing, communicating, and reflecting the relevance of your results is also critical.

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Author(s): Stephen Morse1, Brian Allen1, Stanley Florkowski1

United States Military Academy, West Point, NY USA

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