**JOINT
MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS COLLOQUIUM**

**Dr. James V. Herod
Professor Emeritus in the School of Mathematics
Georgia Institute of Technology**

Wednesday, March 19, 2003, 3:30pm

Trustees' Dining Room in Connell Student Center

**"Examples from Mathematical
Biology"**

**Abstract:** In the first two years of undergraduate mathematics, students are usually presented with models from the sciences as applications for the material being studied. These models typically come from across the spectrum of the sciences. We look at models from biology. The first is a three-tier predator prey model, and the second examines the spread of an infectious disease through a population. In the third model we illustrate the importance of angiogenesis in tumor growth.