The homework problem sets for Biology 3550 will be posted here.

Each problem set will be scored for a total of 50 points. This average of the problem-set scores will represent 30% of the total score for the class.

Problem sets will be accepted up to 5 days after the due date, but the score will be reduced by 10 points for each day that it is late.

Piet Hein (or maybe Paul Erdos)

#### Download Problem Set 2

- Please be sure to read and follow the guidelines for doing these calculations and submitting your work, and let me know if you have any questions.
- This problem set requires a good deal of calculation and graphing. This work can be done using a spreadsheet program, such as Microsoft Excel, or more specialized software for analying and graphing scientific data, such as SciDAVis. SciDAVis is a free, open-sourch program that is quite capable, though the user interface is not quite so polished as those in some commercial programs. I have written a short tutorial for using SciDAVis, which can downloaded here. Links to the SciDAVis download page can be found in the problem set.

#### Download Problem Set 3

- We will not get to all of the material covered in this problem set until after the mid-term exam and fall break. But, we will cover the material for problems 1 and 2 before the mid-term exam, and working on these problems is highly recommended as preparation for the exam!
- The original version of Problem Set 3 posted here contained an accidental omission in Problem 2(c). This has been corrected. I apologize for the confusion and last-minute correction.