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### I need to model a population where every component have a fixed life span.

I have a certain population, which growth is function of a certain factor. I have already modeled the growth. Now I need to impose that every individual in the population have a fixed life length. Can ...
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### How to determine new dimensionless variables when non-dimensionsionalizing a system of ODEs?

I am following this a research paper called "Evolution of Within-Host Antibiotic Resistance in Gonorrhea", which can be found here. I have one question regarding the method of non-dimensionalization. ...
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### Definition of “epidemic” when using SIR models

I haven't studied differential equations for a long time, but I have just started looking at material on the SIR model of epidemics. My problem is that the resources that I've looked at haven't given ...
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### Finding the largest eigenvalue of a sparse matrix

I would like to find the largest eigenvalue of a sparse matrix by hand- this is part of analyzing a mathematical model for infectious diseases. The nonzero entries are very complicated - hence Maple ...
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### Units of time in simple differential equation

Very simple question: There is a well-known model in epidemiology called SIR model. It describes the changes in the number of susceptible, infectious and recovered individuals in a population. It is ...
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### Simple differential equation modelling question.

The question is: A chemical dissolves in water at a rate equal to 10% of the amount of undissolved chemical per hour. At time $t$ hours the amount of undissolved chemicalis $x$ grams. Initially the ...
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### System of $2$ nonlinear DEs

Please tell me if I'm on the right track for solving the following system: $$\frac{d{U}}{dt}=a - b U -\frac{\beta U V}{U+V} \\ \frac{d{V}}{dt}=\frac{\beta U V}{U+V}-(b+c+d)V$$ Steps: $1.$ I added ...
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### How did they find this equilibrium condition?

I'm studying from a book titled "Mathematical Models in Population Biology and Epidemiology" and we're dealing with SIS models. In a chapter called "Infective Periods of Fixed Length", we get to this ...
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### Analyzing the stability of equilibria

There's a model with a condition $r>\mu$: \begin{align} S'&=r(S+I)-\beta SI-\mu S \\ I'&=\beta SI-(\mu +\alpha)I \end{align} I can easily see that the equilibria of the second ...
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### Express the new parameters in terms of the old parameters (SIQR model for mathematical epidemiology)

In the model considered here the population is divided into susceptibles (S), infectives (I), isolated or quarantined individuals (Q), and recovered individuals (R), for whom permanent immunity is ...
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### How do impulsive differential equations work? Can you provide an example?

I have heard of impulsive differential equations being used in some epidemiological models of infectious disease. I haven't heard of them before in my math education, and I was wondering how they ...
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### How can I solve an ODE when $F(x_0)=F'(x_0)=0$ is given at an unknown point $x=x_0$ using bvp5c?

I'm attempting to solve the following ODE using MATLAB bvp5c. I've used bvp5c for other typical multipoint boundary value problems but I have no idea how to deal with ODEs with conditions given at an ...
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What is the order of the corrector of Adams-Moulton type required in order to apply Milne's method for estimating the error in PECE mode? Find the coefficient of the leading term in the truncation ...
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### Conceptual Car Density

This is more a conceptual question that requires a physical answer rather than a mathematical one. The question is Explain why a density wave moves forward for light traffic. Consider both cases in ...
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### Finding maximum displacement from a BVP

I have solved the following BVP (Border Value Problem): $$y'''' = -P, y(0) = y(L) = 0, y'(0) = y'(L) = 0$$ Where $L=4 , P=24$ The DE describing it is: $y(x) = -x^2(x-4)^2$ This apparently is ...
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### Sensitivity of coefficients in ODE

I am trying to formulate a mathematical model as part of an op-research problem, and I'm running into a roadblock concerning differential equations of a certain kind; I was hoping to understand if ...
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