# Using normal mode analysis in teaching mathematical modeling to biology students

Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena (2011)

- Volume: 6, Issue: 6, page 278-294
- ISSN: 0973-5348

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topKondrashov, D. A.. "Using normal mode analysis in teaching mathematical modeling to biology students." Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena 6.6 (2011): 278-294. <http://eudml.org/doc/222280>.

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abstract = {Linear oscillators are used for modeling a diverse array of natural systems, for instance acoustics, materials science, and chemical spectroscopy. In this paper I describe simple models of structural interactions in biological molecules, known as elastic network models, as a useful topic for undergraduate biology instruction in mathematical modeling. These models use coupled linear oscillators to model the fluctuations of molecular structures around the equilibrium state. I present many learning activities associated with building and understanding these models, ranging from analytical to computational. I provide a number of web resources where students can obtain structural data, perform calculations, and suggest research directions for independent projects. },

author = {Kondrashov, D. A.},

journal = {Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena},

keywords = {mathematical modeling; elastic network models; normal mode analysis; curriculum development},

language = {eng},

month = {10},

number = {6},

pages = {278-294},

publisher = {EDP Sciences},

title = {Using normal mode analysis in teaching mathematical modeling to biology students},

url = {http://eudml.org/doc/222280},

volume = {6},

year = {2011},

}

TY - JOUR

AU - Kondrashov, D. A.

TI - Using normal mode analysis in teaching mathematical modeling to biology students

JO - Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena

DA - 2011/10//

PB - EDP Sciences

VL - 6

IS - 6

SP - 278

EP - 294

AB - Linear oscillators are used for modeling a diverse array of natural systems, for instance acoustics, materials science, and chemical spectroscopy. In this paper I describe simple models of structural interactions in biological molecules, known as elastic network models, as a useful topic for undergraduate biology instruction in mathematical modeling. These models use coupled linear oscillators to model the fluctuations of molecular structures around the equilibrium state. I present many learning activities associated with building and understanding these models, ranging from analytical to computational. I provide a number of web resources where students can obtain structural data, perform calculations, and suggest research directions for independent projects.

LA - eng

KW - mathematical modeling; elastic network models; normal mode analysis; curriculum development

UR - http://eudml.org/doc/222280

ER -

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