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  1. The preferential attachment model

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Winfried Just, Hannah Lea Callender, Drew LaMar, Ying Xin

    Many empirically studied networks have approximately so-called power-law or scale-free degree distributions. In Section 1 we formally define such distributions and explore some of their properties. We also introduce and briefly compare two methods for constructing random...

  2. The replacement number

    10 May 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Winfried Just, Hannah Lea Callender, Drew LaMar, Ying Xin

    In this module we introduce the important notion of the replacement number, which generalizes the basic reproductive number R0. We investigate how this number behaves near the start of an outbreak in models based on the uniform mixing assumption and in models that assume a contact network that is...

  3. The Tree of Life

    19 Jun 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Arietta Fleming-Davies, Julie Morris, Sarah Orlofske, Ellen Wisner

         Transforming the "parade of phyla" into an integrated curriculum emphasizing evolutionary concepts, tree-thinking, and quantitative reasoning skills Our goal is to create an integrated curriculum that emphasizes evolutionary concepts, tree-thinking,...

  4. Understanding the Quantitative and Computational Skills of Incoming Biology Students

    27 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Charles Umbanhowar Jr, Jason M Belitsky, P. Brodfuehrer, Gregory Davis, T. Haque, L. Lee, C. McFadden, Paul Overvoorde, M. Preest, Liz Stanhope, M. Vinces, Andrew Zieffler, Laura Ziegler

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/244Insufficient mathematical preparation has been linked to the failure of incoming students to persist in STEM-related majors.  In addition, recent advances in computation allow biologists...

  5. Using Online Materials/Videos to Enrich Linear Algebra for Scientists

    21 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Sarah Hews

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/250Linear algebra is an important course for biology majors but it is usually designed for math majors (emphasizing proofs) or engineers (focusing more on matrix algebra and algorithms)....

  6. Wellesley College Study Packet for the Quantitative Reasoning Assessment

    27 Mar 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/782This packet contains a set of 24 practice questions and 2 full-length practice assessments for the Quantitative Reasoning Assessment for Wellesley College. 

  7. Yeast Cell Growth

    19 Nov 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Claudia Neuhauser

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/755Excel Workbook on lab data for yeast growth experiments provides a series of stepwise tasks for data analysis.