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Mathematics for the life sciences : calculus, modeling, probability, and dynamical systems
Glenn Ledder author. 2013
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St. Ambrose University Library
Third Floor Stacks
(QH323.5 .L39 2013 )
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Title:
Mathematics for the life sciences : calculus, modeling, probability, and dynamical systems
Author:
Glenn Ledder author.
Subjects:
Biology -- Mathematical models
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Mathematical and Computational Biology
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Life Sciences, general
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Dynamical Systems and Ergodic Theory
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Biology -- Mathematical models
;
g Biological models
;
g Biomathematics
Description:
Calculus and modeling. A brief summary of calculus -- Mathematical modeling -- Probability. Probability distributions -- Working with probability -- Dynamical systems. Dynamics of single populations -- Discrete dynamical systems -- Continuous dynamical systems -- Appendix A. Additional topics in discrete dynamical systems -- Appendix B. The definite integral via Riemann sums -- Appendix C. A Runge-Kutta method for numerical solution of differential equations -- Hints and answers to selected problems.
"Mathematics for the Life Sciences provides present and future biologists with the mathematical concepts and tools needed to understand and use mathematical models and read advanced mathematical biology books. It presents mathematics in biological contexts, focusing on the central mathematical ideas, and providing detailed explanations. The author assumes no mathematics background beyond algebra and precalculus. Calculus is presented as a one-chapter primer that is suitable for readers who have not studied the subject before, as well as readers who have taken a calculus course and need a review. This primer is followed by a novel chapter that begins with discussions of biological data and the basic principles of modeling. The remainder of the chapter introduces the reader to topics in mechanistic modeling (deriving models from biological assumptions) and empirical modeling (using data to parameterize and select models). The modeling chapter contains a thorough treatment of key ideas and techniques that are often neglected in mathematics books. It also provides the reader with a sophisticated viewpoint and the essential background needed to make full use of the remainder of the book, which includes two chapters on probability and its applications to inferential statistics and three chapters on discrete and continuous dynamical systems. The biological content of the book is self-contained and includes many basic biology topics such as the genetic code, Mendelian genetics, population dynamics, predator-prey relationships, epidemiology, and immunology. The large number of problem sets include some drill problems along with a large number of case studies. The latter are divided into step-by-step problems and sorted into the appropriate section, allowing readers to gradually develop complete investigations from understanding the biological assumptions to a complete analysis."--Page 4 of cover.
Related Titles:
Series: Springer undergraduate texts in mathematics and technology.
Publisher:
New York : Springer
Creation Date:
2013
Format:
xx, 431 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm..
Language:
English
Identifier:
ISBN9781461472759;ISBN146147275X
Source:
01SAUNI ALMA
Alma MMS ID:
991000599259702845
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