Population Growth and the Logistic Curve

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Population Growth and the Logistic Curve

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OpenLearning's aim is to inspire, motivate and empower through education. We believe that learning can and should be enjoyable, ongoing, and above all effective. Transformative education enhances people’s abilities, promotes dynamic communication, and fosters a lifelong love of learning. We’re committed to creating fun and interactive communities and want our learning vision to spread far beyond educational institutions, branching into boardrooms, offices, team sports, group work, and right through to retirement. We believe that you should never stop learning, and we want to share our passion for accessible education.Discover yourself through education!

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This Professional Development course features the mathematics behind one of the most pressing question of our day: what is the future prospect for the world’s population?

Starting with a review of compound interest, this course introduces Leonard Euler’s famous number “e” and the remarkable exponential function which describes so many aspects of growth and decay in the modern world.

It reviews basic notions from the calculus, gives a short introduction to spreadsheets and differential equations, and culminates with the investigation of the lovely logistic function. While applications naturally center on the intriguing issue of what is happening to the earth’s population, we also discuss topics as diverse as radiocarbon dating to the spread of Facebook on the internet.

By the end of the course, teachers will be confident in taking these concepts to the classroom, empowering your students to make their own accurate predictions in a var...

This Professional Development course features the mathematics behind one of the most pressing question of our day: what is the future prospect for the world’s population?

Starting with a review of compound interest, this course introduces Leonard Euler’s famous number “e” and the remarkable exponential function which describes so many aspects of growth and decay in the modern world.

It reviews basic notions from the calculus, gives a short introduction to spreadsheets and differential equations, and culminates with the investigation of the lovely logistic function. While applications naturally center on the intriguing issue of what is happening to the earth’s population, we also discuss topics as diverse as radiocarbon dating to the spread of Facebook on the internet.

By the end of the course, teachers will be confident in taking these concepts to the classroom, empowering your students to make their own accurate predictions in a variety of situations, bringing calculus to life. This course consists of a blend of online videos and associated fun activities and exercises, with the easy interface of openlearning providing a fun learning environment, emphasising peer interaction and communication.

This course is presented by the UNSW VCATE award winner Daniel Mansfield from the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

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