**NJIT HONOR CODE: **All Students should be aware that the Department of Mathematical
Sciences takes the NJIT Honor code very seriously and enforces it
strictly. This means there must not be any forms of plagiarism, i.e.,
copying of homework, class projects, or lab assignments, or any form of
cheating in quizzes and exams. Under the Honor Code, students are
obligated to report any such activities to the Instructor.

Fall 2004

Wed, Fri, 1:00-2:25pm, Room: TBA

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**Instructor: **Prof.** **Victor Matveev

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**Office: **Room 616, Cullimore Hall

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**Phone: **973-596-5619

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**Email: **matveev@njit.edu

o **Office Hours: **Wednesdays, 2:305:00 PM, and by appointment

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**Textbook:**** ****Alan Hastings Population
Biology: Concepts and Models Springer-Verlag, 1997 (1st Edition), ISBN
0-387-94853-8**

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**Grading
Policy:**** **** **The final grade in this
course will be determined as follows:

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**Homework: ****40% **

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**Midterm:** **25%**

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**Final Exam:** **35%**

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**Homework Policy:**** **Homework assignments will be given each week;
homework is due by the beginning of the following class. Partial credit may be
given for homework that is handed in late. While studying in a group may be
useful, homework should represent individual effort. Homework copying is easy
to spot, and will be treated as a violation of the honor code.

**NEW:
Homework Solutions:**** ****
HW#7 [ 1 , 2 , 3 ]
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__Class Policies:____ __

**Attendance and
Participation: **Students must attend all
classes. Absences from class will inhibit your ability to fully participate in
class discussions and problem solving sessions and, therefore, affect your
grade. Tardiness to class is very disruptive to the instructor and students and
will not be tolerated.

**Makeup Exam
Policy:** There
will be no makeup exams, except in rare situations where the student has a
legitimate reason for missing an exam, including illness, death in the family,
accident, requirement to appear in court, etc. The student must notify the Math
office and the Instructor that he/she will miss an exam. In all cases, the
student must present proof for missing the exam, e.g., a doctor's note, police
report, court notice, etc., clearly stating the date AND times.

**Cellular Phones:**** **All
cellular phones and beepers must be switched off during all class times.

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** Week 1 (Sep 1,
3) **

**Homework: **p.
38-39, problem 1; additional problems given in class

** Week 2 (Sep 8,
10) **

**Homework: **p.
39, problems 2-4; additional problems given in class

Week 3 (Sep 15, 17) Density-Independent (Ch. I.2, continued) and Density-Dependent Population Growth (Ch. I.4)

**Homework: **p.
39, problems 5-6; p. 103-105, problems 1-2

Week 4 (Sep 22, 24) Density-Dependent Population Growth (Ch. I.4, continued)

**Homework: **p.
103-105, problems 3-4; additional problems given in class

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*Week 5 (Sep 29,
Oct 1) Density-Dependent Population Growth (Ch. I.4, continued) and
Population Genetics (Ch. I.3)*

**Homework: **p.
103-105, problem 5; p. 75-79, problems 1-3

Week 6 (Oct 6, 8) Population Genetics (Ch. I.3, continued)

**Homework: **p.
75-79, problems 4-6; additional problems given in class

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Week 7 (Oct 13, 15) Population Genetics (Ch. I.3, continued) and Evolution of Life Histories (Ch. I.5)

**Homework: **p.
75-79, problems 7-8; p. 115, problems 1-3.

*Week 8 (Oct 20)
Review for the midterm exam*

**Homework: **no
homework assignment given this week

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**Midterm Exam: Wednesday October 22, 2004**

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*Week 9 (Oct 27,
29) Interaction Between Species (Ch. II.6)** *

**Homework: **p.
127, problems 1-3; additional problems given in class

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Week 10 (Nov 3, 5) Competition (Ch. II.7)

**Homework: **p.
147, problems 1-2; additional problems given in class

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*Week 11 (Nov 10,
12) Competition (Ch. II.7) and Predator-Prey Interactions (Ch. II.8)*

**Homework: **p.
148, problem 3; p. 178, problem 1

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*Week 12 (Nov 17,
19) Predator-Prey
Interactions (Ch. II.8, continued)*

**Homework: **p.
178, problems 2-3; additional problems given in class

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*Week 13 (Nov 24)
Predator-Prey
Interactions (Ch. II.8, continued)*

**Homework: **p.
178, problem 4; additional problems given in class

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**November 25-28: Thanksgiving Day Recess**

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*Week 14 (Dec 1,
3) **Host-Parasitoid Interactions; Diseases and Pathogens (Ch.
II.9-II.10)*

**Homework: **p.
188, problems 1-3; p. 199, problem 1

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*Week 15 (Dec 8)
Review for the final exam*

**Homework: **no
homework assignment given this week

**FINAL EXAM WEEK: DECEMBER 13-17, 2004**

Last
revised: 8/02/04