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Sci. Signal., 20 September 2011
[DOI: 10.1126/scisignal.2001982]

An Introduction to Dynamical Systems

Eric A. Sobie*

*Contact information. E-mail, eric.sobie{at}

Slides. This Presentation contains slides for a lecture in a graduate course on computational biology. The lecture discusses concepts related to dynamical systems tools for the analysis of ordinary differential equation (ODE)–based models.

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MATLAB Code. One MATLAB program that illustrates how to use Euler's method to solve ODEs. The program "euler.m" solves a simple ODE; this file can be used as a template to model yeast glycolytic oscillations in a student assignment.

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Answer Key. Biomedical Modeling: Introduction to Dynamical Systems Problem Set Answer Key files. The answer key and the MATLAB files ("bier.m", "bier_varyk1.m", "bier_k1_bifurcation.m") corresponding to the answers for the problem set can be obtained by completing the “Request Resource” form.

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Citation: E. A. Sobie, An Introduction to Dynamical Systems. Sci. Signal. 4, tr6 (2011).

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