Course Description

Mathematical Modeling for Biology, BIO 180

Statistical analysis and mathematical modeling skills for life scientists. The first half of this course is about building statistical models of complex data sets and the second half is about using population models to describe demographic change, ecosystems and epidemics. Extensive computer laboratories using the “R” statistical language.

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Credit: 6 quarter units / 4 semester units credit
UC Merced, Biological Sciences

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(BIO 002 or CHEM 111 or BIO 101) and (MATH 012 or MATH 022 or equivalent exam) and (MATH 018 or PSY 010 or MATH 032 or BIO 018 or equivalent exam)

Course Creators

Michael Colvin
Emily Reed
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