Homework due Tuesday Feb. 19

The model in Hastings (1977) purports to model the dynamics of the system considered by Huffaker (1958). Discuss the assumptions in Hastings (1977) and how valid they are in this case (what does valid even mean?). Also consdier the outcome of the model, which predicts a stable equilibrium, and the cycles observed by Huffaker. Does this mean the model is not useful at all -- or what is the use of the model?

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