By P. Waltman

These notes correspond to a collection of lectures given on the Univer sity of Alberta through the spring semester, 1973. the 1st 4 sec tions current a scientific improvement of a deterministic, threshold version for the spraad of infection. part five offers a few compu tational effects and makes an attempt to tie the version with different arithmetic. In all of the final 3 sections a separate, really expert subject is gifted. the writer needs to thank Professor F. Hoppensteadt for making to be had preprints of 2 of his papers and for analyzing and remark ing on a initial model of those notes. He additionally needs to thank Professor J. Mosevich for offering the graphs in part five. The stopover at on the collage of Alberta was once a really friendly one and the writer needs to specific his appreciation to Professors S. Ghurye and J. Macki for the invitation to go to there. eventually, thank you are as a result very efficient secretarial employees on the college of Alberta for typing the unique draft of the lecture notes and to Mrs. Ada Burns of the college of Iowa for her very good typescript of the ultimate model. desk OF CONTENTS 1. an easy Epidemic version with everlasting removing . . . • . . . 1 2. A extra common version and the selection of the depth of an outbreak. 10 21 three. A Threshold version. four. A Threshold version with transitority Immunity. 34 five. a few specific circumstances and a few Numerical Examples forty eight A inhabitants Threshold version . sixty two 6.

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60 This equation was also the subject of very early investigations in differential-difference equations; for example, E. M. Wright, A Nonlinear Difference Differential Equation, J. Reine Angew. Math. 194(1955), 68-74. The Nonlinear Difference Differential Equation, Quart. J. Math. Oxford Sere 17(1946), 245-252. A Functional Equation in the Heuristic theory of primes, Math. Gazette 45(1961), 15-16. S. Kakutani and L. Markus, On the Nonlinear Difference Differential Equation y'(t) =(A-B(t-T))y(t).

3) has a solution on a small closed interval where the problem is easy, and then to show that if a solution exists on an arbitrary closed interval, it can be extended to a larger closed interval. The proof is completed by establishing that if the solution exists on some maximal (open) interval it can be extended to a closed interval. On the interval T(t) =0 and [O,tOJ no new infectives occur, that is, I(t) =IO(t) >0. In this case S(t) can be found as the solution of a linear integral equation.

3) (IO(t) and Il(t) + So - IO(t) + JT(t-a-w) r(x)S (x) I(x) dx, t JT(T(t) r(x)S(x)I(x)dx. ) The questions of the existence, uniqueness, and continuous dependence of solutions were resolved so the model is mathematically sensible, but many other questions of interest in studying epidemics were left open. Foremost among these are questions involving limiting behavior and the development of numerical techniques for computing solutions. Since the supply of susceptibles is replenished from the removed class, some sort of recurrence is not unexpected.