Math 152 - Spring 2005

Mathematics for the Life Sciences

Final Exam and Final Course grades arranged by 3-digit randomly-assigned private ID number

Sample Exam 1 - answers on page 3 (PDF File)

Sample Exam 2 (PDF File)

Sample Exam 2 - Answers (PDF File)

Sample Exam 3 (PDF File)

Sample Exam 3 - Answers (PDF File)

NOTE: Extra Help Session for Exam 3 will be held Thursday April 7 from 5:00-6:30PM in the lecture hall (Buehler 300 - the session may move if the room is occupied, in which case a note will be left on the door).

Sample Final Exam - page 1 (PDF File)

Sample Final Exam - page 2 (PDF File)

Sample Final Exam - page 3 (PDF File)

Evaluations of this course and Dr. Gross may be made using the on-line SAIS system. Note that you must log on to the SAIS website and click on the link "Spring 2005 Online Evaluations." This site will be available for your to comment on the course until midnight on May 6. You are encouraged to participate in this evaluation.

NOTE: Extra Help Session for the Final Exam will be held Monday May 2 from 5:00-6:30PM in Dabney 575 (not the lecture hall Buehler 300, since there is an exam scheduled there). Dabney is the building connected to Buehler and 575 is just past the EEB office.

ExtraCredit Opportunity for Final Course Grade

Mathematics in Biology (Science On-Line Page)

Darwin Day activities - Feb 9-10 (Darwin Day Home Page)


Assignment1 (Due Jan. 18)
Assignment2 (Due Jan. 25)
Assignment3 (Due Jan. 25)
Assignment4 (Due Feb. 1)
Assignment5 (Due Feb. 8)
Assignment6 (Due Feb. 15)
Computer Project #1 (Due Feb. 22)
Assignment7 (Due Feb. 22)
Assignment8 (Due Feb. 22)
Assignment9 (Due March 1)
Assignment10 (Due March 1)

Computer Project #2 (Due March 17 in TA's mailbox by 5PM) (pdf file - NOTE THIS IS A REVISED VERSION OF THE PROJECT - do this one not the earlier posted one) Maple Worksheet Example for Project 2 (Maple worksheet for Maple 9 - this example may be followed to do this project - you will need to revise a few of the definitions in the worksheet. Save this as a .mw file on your computer and Maple should read it OK)

Assignment11 (Due March 8)
Assignment12 (Due March 8)
Assignment13 (Due March 15) Note: Exam 2 will not cover problems from this section
Assignment14 (Due March 29) Note: Exam 2 will not cover problems from this section
Assignment15 (Due March 29)
Assignment16 (Due April 5)
Assignment17 (Due April 5)
Assignment18 (Due April 12)
Assignment19 (Due April 12)
Assignment20 (Due April 19)
Assignment21 (Due April 19)
Assignment22 (Due April 26)
Assignment23 (Due April 26)

Grade Results

Exam 1 Summary
Exam 2 Summary
Exam 3 Summary


Quick Intro to Maple (Maple Worksheet)
Maple 9.5 Student Edition Purchase site Students in this class can order their own personal copy of Maple from this site at a discount using Course Name: Math 152 L. Gross - if you wish to do so the cost is $75.00 (download only) and the product is yours to keep. You will need a confidential Promotion Code to order this - see Dr. Gross to obtain this. If you do this you may keep the copy after the class - the license does not expire. However, with your UT NetId you can also download a free copy of Maple 9.5 - the full version - to your personal machine. This license will expire (the program will cease to work) at the end of the semester. UT OIT Software download site for Maple (Windows only)
Maple Intro page from UT Engineering College (Web page)
Maple Home Page - Student Center (Web page)
Maple applications in Biology from Waterloo Maple (Web page)
Matt Miller's collection of Maple worksheets in biology from Univ of South Carolina (Web page)

Some Lecture notes

Introduction to Calculus in Biology
Introduction to First Derivative Test
Maximization, Optimization and Evolution: Introductory notes on the use of calculus to solve maximization problems in biology.
Introduction to antiderivatives in application to biology

References cited in lectures

List of papers mentioned in lectures as examples of applications of math to life sciences

Tutorial help

Math Department Tutorial Center Home page
Registration form for UTK Library Workshops including ones on the Web of Science and Biological Abstracts use

Web resources related to mathematics and biology

Society for Mathematical Biology
Modules applying elementary mathematics to various topics in Geberal Biology
Resources for Mathematics Education for Biology Students
UTK Mathematical Life Sciences Page for Education
How does Biology affect Mathematics? (Essay for Mathematics Awareness Month Home Page)
Mathematics and Ecology (Essay for Mathematics Awareness Month Home Page)
Exercises in Data Analysis - use of means, variances, histograms in analyzing body parts, peas in pods, etc. from Joel Levine and Thomas B. Roos at Dartmouth

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