#### Growth processes: mathematical basics and projects for students

Growth is a phenomenon occurring everywhere, in nature, in the economy and in society. Mathematical models are hidden behind the different growth processes. After explaining the mathematical basics in the context of growth and after introducing growth models and some of their applications, it is illustrated how teams of students can start a lot of project work containing mathematics, modelling and simulation. During this work, students can learn a lot about mathematics and its relation to practical problems, about the gap between models and reality, about problem solving in teams and about the translation of solutions into software products.

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