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Systems of Differential Equations: Models of Species Interaction

Lang Moore, David Smith, and James Tomberg
with the assistance of David Ambrose
Duke University

Purpose: In this module we will study mathematical models which require the simultaneous use of two differential equations. To illustrate the issues that arise in working with such a "system of differential equations," we will consider several models of interaction between species.

Prerequisite: The user should be familiar with the basic properties of a single differential equation. See, for example, the module Introduction to differential equations.

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