The purpose of this project is to predict the time it takes for malaria to become potentially fatal. An equation will be used to calculate the proportion growth of parasitic cells within a micro-liter of blood. Two trials will be tested: 1)a small initial load of parasites, and 2)a large load of parasites. From these results, the probability of an average human to fight off the infection will be predicted.
- exponential growth (Neuhauser, Claudia. Calculus for Biology and Medicine. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2000. 21-23, 358-359)