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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CS 620 - Foundations in Mathematical Bioscience

Prerequisites, MATH 110, BIOL 208, CHEM 330, or consent of instructor. Computational science is an emerging field of the sciences, computer science, and mathematics. This course is to provide the fundamentals of computational science, and introduce a variety of scientific applications in bioscience. We will examine how scientific investigations involve computing in basic biosciences such as physics, chemistry, medicine and particularly biosciences. It covers selected topics in physiology, biochemistry, and behavior. It may include biochemical reaction kinetics, the Hodgkin Huxley model for cellular electrical activity, continuous and discrete population interactions, and neural network models of learning. Techniques utilized include ordinary differential equations, difference equations, algebraic equations, and computer simulations. The student will be offered examples of computer simulations and data analysis. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits