This page will give a complete
listing of the reading and homework assignments that you are required
to do. Some problems will be worked in **WeBWorK**. Instructions for logging into WeBWorK can be found at Logging into WeBWorK.

**Week 2:** Read the lecture notes on **Allometric
and Dimensional Analysis** (4-Panel). There
is additional information in article for Atomic
Bomb Energy Part 1 and Part
2. Also, there is information on food energy and weight (Kleiber's Law) and the relation to pulse and weight (von Bertalanffy). There is a homework
assignment on WeBWorK (due by **Sat.,
Sept. 16**) for Allometric and Dimensional Analysis along with one additional problem for Allometric models, which will be due by **Thurs.,
Sept. 14**.

You should begin finding an
article in the *Proceedings of
the National Academy of Sciences* (*PNAS*)
from the last **5** years. You need to submit to me the title of the article, list of
authors, volume number, and year by **Tues.
Sept. 12**. A list of PNAS articles
selected
by the class will be regularly
updated, and each student must choose a different article. You will
write a **2-5** page review that summarizes the work done and discusses some
mathematical modeling aspect in the article. I am primarily looking for
good scientific writing and an understanding of the role of modeling in
your article. Your review will be due **Thurs.
Sept. 28**.

**Week 3:** Reading the material
in the lecture notes under **U. S. Population** (**4-Panel**) and **Discrete Dynamical Models** (**4-Panel**). The link to the **Lectures** has a collection of MatLab files used to solve problems in these notes. You may use any software for your homework, but document what you use. The
third Homework assignment for the Discrete
models is **due
by Thursday, Sept. 21**. (WeBWorK is **due
by Friday, Sept. 22 (4 AM)**).

**Old
Homework Assignments**

**Week 1:** You should familiarize
yourself with this webpage and how to navigate the different sections.
This will be a key page where I post Reading and Homework assignments.
The dates for when those assignments are due will also be listed here.
We will use a variety of computer programs, but primarily MatLab and Maple. MatLab can be downloaded from SDSU. Maple is available for purchase through the Maple Adoption program. All these programs are available in our computer labs.

Read the lecture notes for **Introduction** (4-Panel) and **Linear and Polynomial Modeling** (4-Panel).
The Introduction HW are available in WeBWorK, including parts that must be written (graphs and paragraphs). The written HW is **due Sept. 7** (class time), while the WeBWorK problems are **due Sept. 9** (**4 AM**).