Title

Equations for Bacteria Growth

Date

5-26-2016 10:00 AM

End Time

26-5-2016 10:30 AM

Location

MNB 104

Department

Mathematics

Session Chair

Matthew Nabity

Session Title

Mathematics Senior Project Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Matthew Nabity

Abstract

Bacteria growth is really important in our life. Some bacteria cells help us overcome different diseases, while others bring those diseases to us. We have learned to produce medicine with help of bacteria growth, like insulin, to help those who are ill. Modeling bacteria growth is an important part of understanding it. Consider a situation of bacteria doubling every half an hour starting with one cell, how much time will it take to fill all the oceans on Earth? Questions like this are answered by developing mathematical models of bacteria growth. We examine modeling bacteria growth using differential equations. Our focus is on model construction and building realistic models that match empirical data.

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Equations for Bacteria Growth

MNB 104

Bacteria growth is really important in our life. Some bacteria cells help us overcome different diseases, while others bring those diseases to us. We have learned to produce medicine with help of bacteria growth, like insulin, to help those who are ill. Modeling bacteria growth is an important part of understanding it. Consider a situation of bacteria doubling every half an hour starting with one cell, how much time will it take to fill all the oceans on Earth? Questions like this are answered by developing mathematical models of bacteria growth. We examine modeling bacteria growth using differential equations. Our focus is on model construction and building realistic models that match empirical data.