An educational resource designed to introduce students of BIOL 325 at the College of William & Mary to differential equation based mathematical models. The Jupyter Notebook gives a brief overview of Python and its uses before giving an overview of the physiology of the neuron. It then relates the physiology of a neuron to the Hodgkin-Huxley model of neuron channels. The notebook then ends by walking students through implementing a Brian2 model of a Hodgkin-Huxley neuron.
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