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MA665A: Mathematical Biology (Winter 2019)

Calendar Description

An introduction to the use of dynamical systems for the purpose of studying biological systems. Models will be chosen from ecology and epidemiology, including structured populations, as well as genetics and systems biology. Mathematical analysis will include techniques from stability analysis, bifurcation theory and persistence theory applied to ordinary differential equations, partial differential equations, difference equations, delay equations, stochastic equations or integral equations.


MA660 is recommended.


Professor Connell McCluskey (PhD)
Office: LH3035 (Lazaridis Hall)
E: cmccluskey@wlu.ca
T: x2847


Monday, Wednesday and Friday 12:30 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. in 1C17 (Arts Building)


There is no required textbook for this course.


Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA665 MyLearningSpace website. You are responsible for checking here on a regular basis for important announcements.


A final mark out of 100 will be calculated as follows:

  • Assignments: 50%
  • Project: 50%

The final mark will be reported as a letter grade in accordance with the conversion table of the current graduate calendar.

This document is a summary of the course outline for MA665 and is provided for the convenience of students.