We put the exponent in exponential growth! Learn the intuition behind the exponential growth equation, and how to apply it. Even get fancy with negative growth. Explore a range of problems involving exponential growth -- everything from drug dosing to windmills to human population. By the time we're done, you'll wonder how you ever survived without it!
Did you know that a single housefly can produce almost 2 million offspring in a month? And that's just the female babies. So why aren't we knee-deep in houseflies? And what does carrying capacity, logistic growth, or disturbance have to do with it? You be the detective....
Our ultimate quarry: the E. coli that devoured the lab report ... metaphorically speaking. Find out why a tiny amount of contamination produces an overwhelming disaster. along the way, we'll zip through the exponential growth equation, calculate doubling times, "unbend" exponential growth on a log plot, learn to deal with messy numbers, and even approach the great and mysterious constant named "e" in search of a better way of comparing growth rates. Eww, careful with that yogurt!
Develops the Hardy-Weinberg phenotypic probabilities from an intuitive/probabilistic point of view. Demonstrates the use of chi-square to test for Hardy-Weinberg outcomes. Explores the graph of the Hardy-Weinberg outcome. Compares Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium with equilibrium obtained from mutation. Discusses iteration of the mutation equation.