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The SIR Model for Spread of Disease

David Smith and Lang Moore

This module is designed for use in a first-semester differential calculus course to stimulate interest in the derivative as a tool for modeling rate of change.

Notes for the Instructor

About this Module and its Authors

Choice of Computer Algebra System

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Ver. 6
or higher

Ver. 3.0
or higher

Ver. 5.1
or higher


Copyright 2000, CCP and the authors

Published December, 2001

David Smith and Lang Moore, "The SIR Model for Spread of Disease," Convergence (December 2004)