This work was done under the guidance of Dr. Charles Lee. I took a mathematical modeling class with him in Fall 2001. This project was first given as a class final project, but I felt that there were many things left undiscovered about this subject so I asked two of my classmates, Shazia and Lorena, to collaborate with me to do further research on this project. It took us a year to finally complete it. I have presented our results at several conferences, including the 2003 MAA & AMS Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The International Congress on Biological and Medical Engineering honored this paper the Outstanding Paper Award and this paper won first place in the 2003 All-CSU Research Competition
in the Undergraduate Physical Sciences Category.
Charles H Lee, Department of Mathematics, California State University