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Introduction to the growth and decline of populations

This part of the course concentrates on models for isolated populations via  differential equations.

The first four classes consist of an introduction to MATLAB and programming

The second pair of practicals illustrate how MATLAB can be used to solve ordinary differential equations and understand models of population dynamics
The final practical is entirely optional, and uses the techniques to understand the behaviour of a more complex model with a so-called cusp catastrophe