Systems of differential equations

Learning objectives

  • Work with a system of differential equations to model populations of two interacting species
  • Explain and interpret the phase plane for a 2-dimensional system
  • Connect information from the phase plane with information about plots of solutions
  • Use pplane to displays solutions of systems of DEs

Before class

In class

  • Answer questions about the project
  • Discuss models of interacting populations
  • Work with pplane