BIOL398-03/S13:Class Journal Week 4

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Paul Magnano Class Journal Week 4

User:Paul Magnano

Reflection on Work

  1. What was the purpose of this assignment? To help us become more familiar with matlab, as well as to help us better understand the relationships between various parameters and state variables in the equations we are using to model chemostats.
  2. What aspect of this assignment came most easily to you? The inital graph using matlab.
  3. What aspect of this assignment was the most challenging for you? The 3 questions were very confusing for me because I wasn't in class on tuesday, so for the most part I kind of had to guess my way through it. I'm hoping that thursdays class will clear up the things that I was confused on, as I am fairly sure that I need to redo at least part of my questions on the individual assignment.
  4. What (yet) do you not understand? The reasoning behind the manipulation of the equations in question 1.

Read and Reflect

  1. Go back over the ter Schure paper. Which parameters in our model can you extract from the paper? Which must be found by some other methods? What steady states are provided in the paper?

Kevin McKay Class Journal Week 4

User:Kevin Matthew McKay


  • What was the purpose of this assigment?
    • Well other than making us suffer through heavy algebra, it helped us see the relationship between certain parameters in equations that we defied i class. It allowed us to model a system and compare our results to an actual experiment.
  • What aspect of the assignment was easiest?
    • Doing the actual math.
  • What was most challenging?
    • Being patient with how tedious using the computer is for me.
  • What do you not understand?
    • Why we had to do all of the algebra why not just give us the steady states.