Lecture Notes and Articles
The first 5-6 weeks of the term will be devoted to what one might describe as mathematical biology in the classical style and the lectures will follow sections of Jim Murray's famous text, Mathematical Biology I: An Introduction. This book is available online, though only from within the University's network (e.g. in the campus clusters or in the halls), but if you want to access it from off campus, you can install software that will allow you to use all the Library's services via the University's excellent Virtual Private Network (VPN).
Notes such as the ones below will be available for the whole term. Additionally, there will be links to some articles we'll discuss.
Opportunities for feedback
The main channel for formal, written feedback in this module is the coursework. It will be a problem set similar to the ones provided below, but devoted to a novel application that uses the ideas from the course. You'll prepare written solutions and I'll mark them over the Easter Break, providing both written comments and a mark. In addition, the weekly examples classes provide further opportunities for verbal feedback and—for students who bring written solutions to the exercises—on-the-spot marking and written feedback as well.
Problem Sets & Solutions
|The problems below are intended as a guide for students considering taking the course in 2017-18. Once the term starts, there will be new problems most weeks and I will publish the solutions at the same time as the problems.|
Coursework & Exams
A hyperlinked version of the lists below is available from Manchester University Library's Link2Lists system.
I studied the following—more or less mathematically-minded—books while preparing this course.
I also looked at the books below for biological background.