A mathematical model is a description of a system using mathematical concepts and language. The process of developing a mathematical model is termed mathematical modelling.

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nullclines with variables

I know how to solve nullclines, the following link is very helpful http://mcb.berkeley.edu/courses/mcb137/exercises/Nullclines.pdf However I don't understand how to solve equations that have only ...
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Derivation of the advection equation

Is there a good derivation of the advection equation available online? By that I mean the equation $\partial_t u = -\nabla( \vec{v} u)$ I know a good explanation for the one-dimensional case ...
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Real life scenario, probability model required for accidental vs supernatural causation.

A = HUMAN 1 B = HUMAN 2 A is related to B, specifically A is the father of B A goes on holiday 5 years ago, staying in a hotel in popular tourist spot near Scotland (long way from home) During ...
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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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Maths concept for salient point in graph data

I have collected data concerning the total post counts of users in an online forum (see graphic). What I am hoping to do is compare the language of 'first posts' with the language of 'later posts'. ...
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mathematical biology (steady-states)

non-dimensionalisation equation: \begin{equation} \frac {du}{d\tau}=\frac{\overline{\lambda}_{1} u}{u+1} -\overline{r}_{ab}uv -\overline{d}u \end{equation} where $\overline{\lambda}_{1}= \frac ...
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Eloquent method to analyse a four dimensional system ODEs qualitatively

Given a nonlinear four dimensional system of ODEs, I have found the fixed point and linearized to acquire the Jacobian. I am beginning to calculate the eigenvalues of the Jacobian from the quartic ...
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Mathematical Biology and modelling

Consider the two species competition model given by $$ \frac{da}{dt }= \frac {λ_1 a} {a+K_1} - r_{ab}\cdot ab - da, \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ (1)$$ $$\frac{db}{dt }= λ_2 b (1-\frac{b}{K_2}) - ...
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Mathematicals biology

Consider the two species competition model given by $$ \frac{da}{dt }= [λ_1 a /(a+K1)] - r_{ab}\cdot ab - da, \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ (1)$$ $$\frac{db}{dt }= [λ_2 b *(1-b/K2)] - r_{ba}\cdot ab , \ ...
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Trouble finding equilibrium points

I'm working on a nonlinear predator prey model and am struggling finding my equilibrium points. I've done this three times and gotten three different answers. I'd appreciate if someone could check ...
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mathematical biology

Consider the single species population model defined by $$\frac{dR}{dt} = \frac{gR}{R+R_m} - dR,$$ for $t > 0$, where $g,R_m$, and $d$ are all positive parameters and $R(0) =R_0$. (a) Describe ...
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There are 5 servers. Each server has 1% downtime. What's the probability that at at least three servers are down?

There are 5 servers. Each server has $1$% downtime. What's the probability that at at least three servers are down? My reasoning is the following: A) There is $(1-0.01)^5$ probability that $5$ from ...
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Analyzing a recurrence model: equilibriums, stability and periodic behavior.

In orer to increase my knowledge in math I decided to analyze the following recurrence relation (logistic growth in ecology) $$N(t+1) = N(t) (1 + r(1-\frac{N(t)}{K}))$$ I found the equilibriums by ...
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A model for the spruce budworm population

A model for the spruce budworm population $u(t)$ is governed by $$\frac{du}{dt}=ru\left(1-\frac{u}{q}\right)-\frac{u^2}{1+u^2}$$ where $r,q$ are positive dimensionless parameters. The nonzero stedy ...
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Mathematical interpretation of pressure (gradient)

I'm having some problem with the following. Usually, the pressure of some mass on an area A is defined by $$P=\frac{F}{A}$$ where $F$ is the force of the mass exerted due to gravity. However, here ...
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Derivation of the Richards equation

I know the derivation of the Richards equation from two-phase flow equations and assuming that one pressure is constant (e.g. the books of Bear). However in the paper of Alt, Luckhaus and Visintin ...
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How to show the monotonicity of exponential growth?

I have a basic exponential growth model given by $N'(t)=N(t)\times r$ where $N(t)$ is the current population and $r>0$. My problem is to show if the initial population $N(0)=N_0>0$, then the ...
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Difference between polyhedral, CSG and B-rep

I am working on the 3D object modeling project. I found objects can be represented in the form of Polyhedrol model, CSG (Constructive Solid Geometry) model, and as well as B-Rep (Boundary ...
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relationship between two set of variable

i am trying to determine what kind of mathematical modeling could be applied following two variables,let us call them $x$ and $y$ ,namely change one variable has effect second on,i have several ...
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What is a good approximation of $(1-p)(1-q)$ as $(1-x)^2$, for $p,q \in (0,1)$?

I'm doing some scientific modeling, and I want to use $(1-x)^2$ to approximate $(1-p)(1-q)$, with $p, q \in (0,1)$. $p$ and $q$ are probabilities, and are not near zero. My intuition is that since ...
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Finding general solution to a non-linear discrete time recurrence relation

I am faced to a non-linear discrete time reccurence relation and I can't find the general solution. The first question is: Is there a general recipe for finding the general solution to non-linear ...
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Multivariate Dynamic Optimization Model with Costs

I'm looking for kinds of models able to describe a situation such as the one described below (what I'm actually dealing with is load balancing but this is a more concrete example): We've a got a ...
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Combining probabilities from different sample spaces

I'm working on a project whereby I'm supposed to determine whether two objects (parts of moving machinery) will be in physical contact with one another given the uncertainty in their positions. I know ...
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Modelling a Water Rocket. Requires Some Validation and Help. ( WARNING : Extremely Long but Interesting Post )

Good day people of math.stackexchange.com This is a pet project that I plan to use to convince my Prof that I would rather try something similar to this than to do the prescribed project. Edit : ...
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Definition of “Density” in ecological models

in ecological populations models, the standard variable is the density of individuals, i.e. the number of individuals per space unit (area, volume). The meaning of this is intuitively clear to me, but ...
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Solving a weird Diff equation…

Good day people I am modelling a water bottle rocket. Using the conservation of mass : $$-{\rho}vA + \frac{d}{dt}∫dM = 0 \tag{1}$$ Since the mass, O2 pressure, O2 volume and velocity change over ...
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Is it possible to get function from bunch of points?

I have some points which I know the position in 3D. and that points made in sequence. for example, . (x1,y1,z1) ...
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Mathematical model of iris patterns

There seems to be some googlable information on recognition of iris patterns, but is there a generative model of such patterns? Specifically, if you simulate the mathematical model and render the ...
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Solution of the equation.

I have the following equation and I am interested in to find out the value of $r$, $(1-r)^3+3(1-r)h^2-3h(1-r)^2-\dfrac{wh^3}{KM}=0$ I simplified this equation to the following equation, ...
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Suggest a random phenomenon for which the Galton-Watson branching process might provide a reasonable model.

Suggest a random phenomenon for which the Galton–Watson branching process might provide a reasonable model. Be clear about the random variable beingcounted (Zn) and the interpretation of the notion of ...
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Expected utility and St. Petersburg paradox

Can someone explain to me how they get the $10.94$ at the Expected utility theory section of the solutions to the St. Petersburg paradox? My problem is that they use a formula to calculate the ...
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Variable Growth Rate and Logistic Model

I am reading my notes and I am unable to understand what the following means or how it can be interpreted. A logistic Model is given by the equation \begin{equation} ...
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Linearize Non-linear Model

How can I linearize a nonlinear model using $$y=Ax^b$$ and $$y=A\ln x+B$$ I couldn't find much online using the above methods. The notes are taken from a class in Models in Applied Mathematics ...
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Models in Applied Mathematics 2nd order Systems

I have tried searching online but I don't seem to hit the right keyword to get an answer. Here is a 2nd order Probelm about Plants, the problem is that the plants Germinate in spring, bloom in ...
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Basic excavation of a well

I'm working on a project and was hoping someone may be able to lend a hand confirm a few things or point me in the right direction if I'm wrong. The scenario is currently basic and as follows: There ...
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How can I find a function that accurately matches a x,y scatter plot

I have a complicated piecewise function(see below), that I use in a spreadsheet to determine what a subcontractor get paid on a particular job. For example if a job is worth $$270 dollars the ...
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Modeling with First Order Equations [closed]

A ball with mass 015kg is thrown upward with initial velocity 20m/s from the roof of a building 30m high. There is air resistance of magnitude v^2/1325 directed opposite to the velocity , where the ...
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Apartment re-rental rate follow a Beta or Gamma distribution?

I'm attempting to approximate the variance within how quickly a given housing unit could be re-rented once the previous tenants vacate. Assuming notice is given, it is much more likely that it will be ...
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Why don't elliptic PDE's have a time coordinate?

Usually second-order linear PDE's are classified as elliptic, parabolic, or hyperbolic (or ultrahyperbolic) depending on the eigenvalues of the coefficient matrix. The three cases correspond to the ...
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Underdamped Oscillations of spring-mass system

At what time has the amplitude of oscillation of a spring-mass system with negligible friction decayed to 1/e of its original value? Does this time depend in a reasonable way on k, m, and c?
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Which math software?

As a math student interested in mathematical modelling, which math software should I start with (mathematica, matlabe, octave, or what else?)?
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Highest (lowest) index of positive time-indexed variable

I have a simple problem involving a variable $x_{it}$ representing the amount of a resource allotted to a task $i$ in time $t$. The quantity of the (renewable) resource is constrained at a value $R$ ...
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help in multiple linear regression

I am having a question in regression analysis in JMP or any other tool. I have one dependent variable $y$ and $2$ independent variables $x_1$ and $x_2$. For example: time $= y -$ per row time ( ...
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The mean infective period in a SIR Model

I'm going to quote the relevant passage in the textbook and then ask my question. The assumption that the infectives leave the infective class at rate $\alpha I$ per unit time requires a ...
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Calculating heterozygosity of a population as size increases (combine growth and genetic drift equations)

I am working on a assignment to program a genetic drift simulator and include population growth. My program works fine as far as I can tell, and I have the not unexpected result that in the time I am ...
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Probability & Forecasts

I am doing a forecast on turnover and would like to know how i can work out the probability that the next sales figure will be over a certain amount given that we have all the data from previous ...
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Center of mass in a straight rod [duplicate]

I got an assignment to prove that in a straight homogeneous rod, you can always choose a coordinate system in such a way that $\int_S x_1dx_1dx_2=0 $ $\int_S x_2dx_1dx_2=0 $ $\int_S x_1x_2 ...
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Finding Percentage Contribution of a Variable in an Equation

I have an equation, for example: $$ y=a-b+c $$ I am actually confused how exactly to find the contribution of the variables individually to the entire equation. Due to the negative sign, following ...
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How does one model independent trials in statistics.

In my probability class, we covered the proof of the following result, known as the "strong law of large numbers": Theorem. Let $(\Omega,\mathscr F,P)$ be a probability space, $\{X_n\}_{n\in\mathbb ...
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Sum of the area of all the rectangles in a rectangular

We have a rectangular shape with the size n × m meters is divided into rectangles of size 1 × 1 meters. Question: Sum of the area of all the rectangles that can be seen in that rectangular is how ...