1. To know how to calculate
the growth rate of a population, and to be able to predict a future population,
given the growth rate.
see pages 556-557 in your text.
2. To be able to describe the exponential growth of bacteria and other living organisms. (See pages 557-562).
3. To be understand the "Age-structure
diagrams" in figure 28-14, and how it applies to figure 28-15 (pages 568-569).