%0 DATA
%A Z., Kadas
%D 2018
%T Discrete Population Models: Why They Belong in a Differential Equations Course
%U https://tandf.figshare.com/articles/Discrete_population_models_Why_they_belong_in_a_differential_equations_course/6534122
%R 10.6084/m9.figshare.6534122.v2
%2 https://tandf.figshare.com/ndownloader/files/12288911
%K Discrete population models
%K discrete logistic equation
%K differential equations
%K difference equations
%K iterated functions
%X We make a case for including difference equations, in particular the discrete logistic equation, in basic differential equations courses. Contrasting the behavior of discrete and continuous models enriches students’ understanding of both modeling and differential equations. To facilitate sharing discrete population models with students, some materials including class handouts and an “exploratory” computer assignment are provided.