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ERIC Number: EJ914759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Parameter Estimates in Differential Equation Models for Population Growth
Winkel, Brian J.
PRIMUS, v21 n2 p101-129 2011
We estimate the parameters present in several differential equation models of population growth, specifically logistic growth models and two-species competition models. We discuss student-evolved strategies and offer "Mathematica" code for a gradient search approach. We use historical (1930s) data from microbial studies of the Russian biologist, G. F. Gause, and estimate growth rates, carrying capacities, and "coefficients for the struggle for existence." (Contains 9 figures and 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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