The Day of the Walking Dead may soon be upon us… though most likely in the form of an infectious disease rather than a brain eating zombie outbreak. Tomorrow we will walk through possible ‘state variables’ a human can be in with a Zombie model. This will help us understand the process of developing and analyzing a model of a biological problem. We will learn how mathematical models can help predict disease outcomes and guide necessary actions. We will also relate the Zombie model to a real biological process like the Susceptible-Infected-Recovered disease model. Please read the introduction up to Part I of the Zombie Attack handout.
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