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1 Introduction to Computational Physics Phy 265 Quiz 6 (Take-Home) Due 12:40 p.m. March 21, 2011 Write and upload the script and function described below to the class website. In order to receive full credit, your script and function must have proper formatting, run, and give the correct output. Consider the following biophysics problem. During the winter of 1968‐1969, the United States was swept by a virulent new strain of influenza, named the Hong Kong Flu for its place of discovery. At the time, no flu vaccine was available; so the virus infected many people. We will use MATLAB to analyze the spread of the flu through a single urban population, New York City. Simple mathematical models of epidemics divide a population into three distinct groups: susceptible, infected, and recovered (Kermack and McKendrick ,1927). Groups The susceptible group consists of individuals that were never infected by the strain of flu, and so they are able to catch it. Once they catch it, they move into the infected group. The infected group consists of individuals that can spread the flu to individuals in the susceptible group. After leaving the infectious group, an individual enters the
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