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Modeling Scenario

1-143-PopulationModelVariationsMATLAB-ModelingScenario

Author(s): William (Bill) Skerbitz

Keywords: population dynamics ecology logistic growth bifurcation theory slope fields extinction harvesting qualitative analysis stocking

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Abstract

Resource Image Students will walk through a detailed derivation and review of basic population models (exponential and logistic) to create and understand variations of those models.

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Differential Equation Type
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Technology
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Skills
Pedagogical Approaches
Vision and Change Core Competencies - Ability
Bloom's Cognitive Level

Description

Students will learn some basic MATLAB functions for working with differential equations. 

They will also work with other utilities such as desmos.com and dfield.jar for visualizing dynamic plots and slopefields. 

It is assumed that students have had at least some experience with interpreting exponential and logistic differential equations. 

However, there are ample opportunities for review of these ideas if necessary.

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Author(s): William (Bill) Skerbitz

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