Week 
Topic for the week 
Assignments for the week 
17th January1st March 
Phenomenological models taught by Prof. Leung for the first six weeks 

6th  8th March 
Tu: Introduction to discrete Mechanistic Models. Slides can be found here.
Th: Introduction to Maxima and Git and solving discrete Mechanistic Models using Maxima.
Download the Maxima codes here .

Inclass activity: Airline Scheduling Problem.
Please bring your laptop to the class on March 8th!

13th  15th March 
Tu: Th: SPRING BREAK!


20th  22nd March 
Tu: Continuous Mechanistic Models: ODEs .
Th: Continuous Mechanistic Models:
Newton's Cooling Rate and Numerical Methods

Homework 01 for Mechanistic Models is posted due on April 5th!
Download the ode_solver.mac here .

27th  29th March 
Tu: Continuous Mechanistic Models: Towards Population Models
Th: DROP DATE FOR COURSE IS 03/29!


3rd  5th April 
Tu: Continuous Mechanistic Models: ODEs
Th: Set up Git for Practical sessions of the class and practical session.


9th  12th April 
Tu: Continuous Mechanistic Models: Parameter Estimation for ODEs
Th: Exam Review and more on Parameter Estimation.

Dr. M. Pokojovy's lecture notes. Class on 04/09.
FDM code for 1D Parabolic Problem. Class on 04/09.
FEM solver for the 2D Poisson equation on an unstructured grid square using linear finite elements.
Class on 04/09.

17th  19th April 
Tu: Exam
Th: Parameter Estimation code emailed.

For plotting the population data please use the code plot_population.mac.
View the Maxima parameter estimation code here.
Download the population data set one here.
Download the U.S. census population here.

24th  26th April 
Tu: Phase Portraits (Notes are emailed)
Th: Phase Portraits continued


1st  3rd May 
Tu: Extra Topics: PDE Modeling
Tu: Weak Forms of PDEs as minimization problems
Th: FINAL EXAM REVIEW!


8th  10th May 
FINAL EXAM

