The official textbook for this course is Calculus for Biology and Medicine
(3rd edition), by C. Neuhauser. The book is published by Prentice Hall
(IBSN 978-0-321-64468-8). It is very readable and has many worked out
examples. The book can be purchased from the
UK Bookstore ,
Roughly speaking, we should cover chapters 6 through 11 of this book.
We will learn about methods for evaluating integrals, differential
equations and the first elements of calculus in several dimensions.
Differential equations serve to model quantities which change over
time such as biological populations. The computational techniques
for integrals are needed to be able to find exact solutions to
these equations. Calculus in several dimensions is useful for
understanding quantities which vary with respect to position and time.
Examples that will illustrate these mathematical techniques include
systems of differential equations which model two species interacting