Introductory Mathematical Methods for Biologists
It is an introductory mathematics course for biology students with the aim of training them to do quantitative analysis of biological systems. Students will be trained on how to use the language of mathematics to describe biological processes, how to write down simple mathematical equations for various phenomena occurring in biology.
Week 1 : Introduction, Graphs and Functions
Week 2 : Functions and its Derivatives, Computing Derivatives of Curves
Week 3 : Plotting Curves , Numerical Calculation of Derivatives, Partial Derivatives
Week 4 : Integration, Graphical Understanding
Week 5 : Vectors : Position and Movement in 2D, Cell Symmetry : Use of Polar Coordinates
Week 6 : Gradient, Forces and Flows , Understanding Diffusion
Week 7 : Introduction to Fourier series , Fourier Transform
Week 8 : Basics of bio-statistics
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