Week 
Sections 
Topics 
Partial Assignment List, Turning in those with * 




1 
1.1, 1.2 
Probability and Communication
Channel 
1*,2*,3,4* Due on Monday, August 29 
2 
1.3,1.4,1.5 
Entropy, Optimal Mean Rate,
Lagrange Multiplier Method 
p8: 1*, 2* ; p11: 1*, 2*, 3*, 4*
; p16: 1*, 2*, 3*, 4* Due on Tuesday, Sept. 6 
3 
1.5, 1.6 
Lagrange Multiplier
Method, Channel Capacity 
p21: 1*,2*,4*,5* Due Monday, Sept. 12 
4 
1.5, 2.2, 2.3 
Channel Capacity, DNA
Replication, Replication Capacity 
p24: 1*,2*,3*,4*, p34: 1*,2*,3* Due Wednesday, Sept.
21 Matlab Assignment, Due Wednesday, Sept. 14 
5 
2.3, 2.4 
Replication
Capacity, Sexual Reproduction 
p37: 1*,2*,3*; p43:
1*, 2* Due Wednesday, Sept.
28 
6 
3.1, 3.2, 3.3 
Spike Information
Theory 
P49: 1,2,3*,4*,5*; p52: 1,2*,3*,4*; p55: 1*,2* Due Wednesday, Oct. 5 
7 
4.1,4.2,4.3 
Circuits 
P62: 1*; p.67:
1*1,2*,3* Due Wednesday, Oct.
12 
8 
4.3, 4.4, 
Nonlinear
Circuits, Equivalent Circuits 
P68: 5*,6*,7*; p72:
1*, 2* Due Thursday, Oct. 20
Mid Term Exam
(Friday, On chapter 1, 2, 3) 
9 
4.4, 4.5 
Equivalent Circuits, numerical methods for differential
equations, Neuron Models 
P73: 3,4*,5*,6*, 7* (to be assigned) Due Friday, Oct. 28 
10 
4.5, 4.6 
Numerical methods for differential equations, Neuron Models 
Homework Assignment
Due Monday,
Nov. 7 Bonus Project, 10 points, Due Friday
of the 15^{th} week. 
11 
6.16.3 
Linear
Equations, Phase Line and Bifurcation, 
Sec.6.1: 1(ii)*, 2*, 3*. Sec6.2: 1*,2*, 3*,4*,5*.
Due Wednesday,
Nov. 16 
12 
6.36.4 
Phase Plane Method 
Sec.6.3: 1*,2*,3*,4*

13 
6.4 
FastSlow Systems and
Time Scale Method 
Sec.6.3: 1*,2*,3*,4*
Sec.6.4: 1*,2*,3*,4*
Due Wednesday, Nov. 30. 
14 
6.56.6 
Relaxation
Oscillations, Linearization, Hopf Bifurcation 
Sec.6.5: 1*,2*,3*
Sec.6.6: 1*,2*,3*,4*,5,6 Due Wednesday, Dec. 7. 
15 
7.17.2 
Holling’s Predation Theory, Efficiency Stabilization
Principle 

16 
Final Exam 






*Problems
to hand in.
Notes:
1. Without permission homework past due date will not be accepted.
2. Homework without the statements
of problem will not be accepted.
Current
Week is in Red.
There will be at least one “project’’. It requires the use of the math computer lab
in Avery 18.

Grade Requirement:
Mathematical Biology
Seminar and Reading Club
Time and Place: 3:30 pm, Room 118 Avery Hall
Additional attendance, 2 bonus points each
Sir Michael Atiyah ‘s public lecture
Title: "The Nature of Space"
Time: 4:00 pm, Friday, October 21
Venue: Kimball Recital Hall
Print out
Seminar
attendance checkoff sheet
