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Mathematical models can be classified based on several aspects, but the most common classification is based on the type of equations that are used to define the system:

  • Deterministic models: Algebraic and differential equations that describe a system which is assumed to have a predictable non-random behaviour (e.g., accelerated motion as defined by Newton's laws).
  • Stochastic models: Probabilistic equations that describe a system which has an element of randomness (e.g., Brownian motion).

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Questions involving formulation, implementation and analysis of mathematical models pertaining to biological systems.

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