Calculus for Biological


22m:16, Spring 2000
Instructor: Frederick M. Goodman

Contact Information:


325G Maclean Hall



Voice: 319-335-0791

Paper Mail:

Fred Goodman
Department of Mathematics MLH
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-1419 USA

Office Hours:

M, W 3:30-4:30 in Math. Lab

F 3:30-4:30 in 325G MLH

Lecture Hours:

M,W, F at 12:30 or 1:30


Click here to read the syllabus.


Adler, Modeling the Dynamics of Life, Brooks-Cole, 1998 (University of Iowa special edition).

This text is required.


Assignment lists:

There will be weekly assignments. Details will appear here as the assignments are made.

Assignment 1.

Assignment 2.

Assignment 3.

Assignment 4.

Assignment 5.

Sample solutions.

Assignment 6.


Differentiation practice exercises 1

Differentiation practice exercises 2

Assignment 8

Assignment 9

Assignment 10

Assignment 11

Integration practice exercises 1


There will be two midterm exams, each two hours in duration, given on the following Thursday evenings from 7-9 pm. Rooms to be announced later:

March 2.

Text of the first exam.

April 20. Please note changed date.

Text of the second exam.

There will be a comprehensive final exam at the time specified in the Spring 2000 course schedule. The exam is scheduled for 9:45 on Wednesday, May 10, in 225 CB.


Special Math Lab hours in prepration for final


dynamics experiments

more dynamics experiments

solving equations; the number e

Fourier Series

dynamics with non-linear updating function

Newton's method for solving equations

Newton's method and graphing

Ricker model with harvesting

Logistics differential eqution -- solution curves and direction field

Definition and computation of definite integrals


Notes on logic, sets, and induction.