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Unformatted text preview: Writeanduploadthescriptandfunctiondescribedbelowtotheclasswebsite. Inordertoreceivefullcredit,yourscriptandfunctionmusthaveproper formatting,run,andgivethecorrectoutput. Considerthefollowingbiophysicsproblem.Duringthewinterof19681969,the UnitedStateswassweptbyavirulentnewstrainofinfluenza,namedtheHongKong Fluforitsplaceofdiscovery.Atthetime,nofluvaccinewasavailable;sothevirus infectedmanypeople.WewilluseMATLABtoanalyzethespreadofthefluthrough asingleurbanpopulation,NewYorkCity. Simplemathematicalmodelsofepidemicsdivideapopulationintothreedistinct groups:susceptible,infected,andrecovered(KermackandMcKendrick,1927). Groups Thesusceptiblegroupconsistsofindividualsthatwereneverinfectedbythestrain offlu,andsotheyareabletocatchit.Oncetheycatchit,theymoveintotheinfected group. Theinfectedgroupconsistsofindividualsthatcanspreadtheflutoindividualsin thesusceptiblegroup.Afterleavingtheinfectiousgroup,anindividualentersthe recoveredgroup. Therecoveredgroupconsistsofindividualswhoareassumedtobeimmunetothe particularstrainofthefluforlife. Thef...
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course PHYSICS 265 taught by Professor Tegler during the Spring '11 term at N. Arizona.

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