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Assignment 3.  due Thursday Feb. 7

Write a short (1 page) essay on the following):

In class we discussed essentially the Lotka-Volterra model for predation, and considered various ways in which the model was or was not confirmed by simple microcosm experiments, and different approaches to its analysis.  Discuss the various aspects of the model, and its analysis, and explain the value of the analysis of simple models by simple techniques (such as stability analysis) on the one hand, and on the other hand, discuss the shortcomings of the model and how you might fix them (consider the four terms in the model).  Be specific.  Also, discuss different approaches to the analysis of the model, and how they might ahve advantages or diadvantages,