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Application of the Lambert W Function to the SIR Epidemic Model

by Frank Wang (LaGuardia Community College)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
March, 2010

Subject classification(s): Differential & Difference Equations | Dynamical Systems
Applicable Course(s): 3.6 Differential Equations | 4.18 Applied Math (Math Modeling)

The author uses the Lambert W function to express the equilibrium solutions of the SIR epidemic model.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Ordinary Differential Equations | Modeling, ODE
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