This course is intended to show how mathematical techniques can help biologists. Examples of mathematical modelling are organised by biological topics drawn from biochemistry, animal and plant physiology, ecology and genetics. Mathematical techniques include simple differential equations, recurrence relations, partial derivatives and compartmental analysis. Probability and statistics also form a large part of the course. Weekly computing practicals teach computational methods and numerical techniques, and there is extensive use of interactive computer modelling linked to lecture topics. It is essential to have A level Mathematics to take this course.
Lectures: take place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9am.
Practicals: take place every Thursday afternoon
Course Co-ordinator: Prof Rufus Johnstone, Zoology, firstname.lastname@example.org
Course Website: http://www.biology.cam.ac.uk/undergrads/nst/courses/mb
The course timetable can be seen here