Lotka-Volterra Predetor-Prey Model

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Appraisal of Lotka-Volterra Predetor-Prey Model

Did the person adequately address all the questions they were supposed to answer in part #2? What did you learn about their model? Summarize the results they found for their model.

Yes, I do believe the individual answer the questions from part 2 adequately. From the research he/she did, I was able to grasp the basic concept of the the Lotka–Volterra Predator-Prey equations. My understanding is that it illustrates a pair of first-order, non-linear, differential equations frequently used to describe the dynamics of biological systems in which two species interact, one being a predator and the other, its prey. To summarize the research paper I read, as time progresses, both species will evolve and in some cases both may perhaps approach extinction (due to lack of food - though not simultaneously).

What could they have done a better job of clarifying?

I was more or less able to understand each topic that was addressed, however I was unable to distinguish any presented shortcomings of the model.

Were there any shortcomings of the model they studied, aside from the ones they listed?

This approach provides rigorous results and is simple to implement, but has an obvious shortcoming in that only simplified scenarios can be treated analytically, and not far more complex ones.

Appraisal of SIR Epidemic Model

Did the person adequately address all the questions they were supposed to answer in part #2? What did you learn about their model? Summarize the results they found for their model.

I do believe the research was very thorough and elaborate on all the assigned areas of the model. From my understanding of the an SIR Epidemic model, it is a simplified means of describing the transmission of communicable disease among individuals. A summary of the results of the model presented is that the model was fairly useful but was flawed by more than a few shortcomings(subjective). The research highlighted...
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