Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Study Cycle: Graduate


ME012 Mathematical Modelling
Hours: C+S+L
Mathematics - in Romanian
Teaching Staff in Charge
Lect. SERBAN Marcel Adrian, Ph.D.,
This course is an introduction in the mathematical modeling. There are presented basic notions of mathematical modeling process in order to analyse, study and construct mathematical models.
I. Mathematical modelling process
1. Introduction: Important steps in the mathematical history
2. Relation between mathematics and its applications
3. Mathematical modelling process
4. Simple mathematical models: a) Transports problem;
b) Fibonacci's problem; c) Bank interest; d) Marketing expenses
II. Dynamical systems
1. The notion of dynamical system
2. Dynamical systems generated by difference equations
3. Stationary steady, stability
III. Discrete mathematical models
1. Linear difference equations with constant coeficients
2. Linear systems of difference equations with constant coeficients
3. Discrete mathematical models. The logistic difference equation, discrete multispecies models
IV. Populations dynamics
1. Continuous dynamical systems
2. Autonomuous systems, stability of equilibrium solutions
3. Mathematical models for a population dynamics (Malthus, Verhulst, harvesting models)
4. Multispecies models (prey-predator, competition, symbiosis)
V. Mathematical models in epidemiology
1. Epidemiological models of SIR and SIRS type
2. Models in study of spreading an infectious desease.
1. RUS, IOAN A. - IANCU, CRACIUN: Modelare matematica, Editura Transilvania, Cluj-Napoca, 2000
2. IANCU, CRACIUN: Modelare matematica. Teme speciale. Ed. Casa Cartii de Stiinta, Cluj-Napoca, 2002
3. MURRAY,J.D.: Mathematical biology, Springer-Verlag, Berlin,1989.
4. FOWLER, A.C.: Mathematical models in applied sciences, Cambridge University Press, 1989.
5. AGARWAL, R.P., Difference equations and inequalities, 2nd Edition, Theory, Methods and Applications, Marcel Dekker Inc. 2000
6. Arrowsmith, Dynamical systems, Differential equations, maps and chaotic behaviour, Chapmann and Hall, 1992
During the semester one test with 20% from final degree and final exam with 80% from final degree.
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