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Owls, Rats, Waves, and Guitars

Lecture no. 23 from the course: Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear, 2nd Edition

Owls, Rats, Waves, and Guitars

Taught by Professor Michael Starbird | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Whether looking at people or pachyderms, the models for predicting future populations all involve the rates of population change. Calculus is well suited to this task. However, the discrete version of the Verhulst Model is an example of chaotic behavior—an application for which calculus may not be appropriate.

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