Master practical mathematical techniques for representing and analyzing biological quantities of different kinds. Develop mathematical intuition about biological calculations. Learn to model and solve simple feedback processes. Learn to model and solve simple accumulation processes. Learn to model and decompose simple vector spaces. Learn standard approximation and optimization strategies. Adapt and combine methods to solve real-world problems. Background in biology not required. This course is intended for students who are interested in Computational Biology, but will not take Differential Equations (APPM 2360/MATH 3430) as part of their degree plan. Does not count as Computer Science credit for Computer Science majors or minor.