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Calculus for Cognitive Scientists: Derivatives, Integrals by James K. Peterson

By James K. Peterson

This e-book offers a self-study software on how arithmetic, machine technology and technology might be usefully and seamlessly intertwined. studying to exploit principles from arithmetic and computation is vital for figuring out techniques to cognitive and organic technology. As such the publication covers calculus on one variable and variables and works via a couple of fascinating first-order ODE types. It basically makes use of MatLab in computational workouts the place the versions can't be solved by way of hand, and likewise is helping readers to appreciate that approximations reason error – a proven fact that should always be stored in mind.

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M. , and to use this, we start up Octave like so. 2: Setting the path in Octave o c t a v e >> MyPath ( ) ; We agree it is not as nice as working in MatLab, but it is free! You still have to think a bit about how to do the paths. For example, in Peterson (2015c), we develop two different ways to handle graphs in MatLab. The first is in the directory GraphsGlobal and the second is in the directory Graphs. They are not to be used together. m file to set s = [s11]; only. m so that s11 = ’/home/petersj/MatLabFiles/BioInfo/GraphsGlobal:’; and then set s = [s11];.

Now let’s get to it. 1 A Basic Evolutionary Model We are interested in understanding the long term effects of genes in a population. Obviously, it is very hard to even frame questions about this. One of the benefits of our use of mathematics is that it allows us to build a very simplified model which nevertheless helps us understand general principles. e. thought experiments which help develop intuition and clarity. We will explicitly use letters to represent quantities in the biology we want to keep track of.

In this figure, you see typical colon crypts. Stem cells at the bottom of the crypt differentiate and move up the walls of the crypt to the colon lining where they undergo apoptosis. At the bottom of the crypt, a small number of stem cells slowly divide to produce differentiated cells. These differentiated cells divide a few times while migrating to the top of the crypt where they undergo apoptosis. This architecture means only a small subset of cells are at risk of acquiring mutations that become fixed in the permanent cell lineage.

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