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Mathematical Biology I: An Introduction

Series: Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics Series Volume: 17

By: JD Murray

551 pages, 164 figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 2002 | Edition: 3 | #125210 | ISBN: 0387952233
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Introduces some of the exciting problems that arise in biology and gives some indication of the wide spectrum of questions that modeling can address. Covers certain items in depth, giving new applications such as modeling marital interactions and temperature dependence sex determination.

...must be one of the best books ever written on applying mathematics to modelling biological phenomena. - ZENTRALBLATT MATH (ON THE 1/E)"


Continuous Population Models for Single Species.- Discrete Population Models for a Single Species.- Models for Interacting Populations.- Temperature-Dependent Sex Determination (TSD): Crocodilian Survivorship.- Modelling the Dynamics of Marital Interaction: Divorce Prediction and Marriage Repair.- Reaction Kinetics.- Biological Oscillators and Switches.- BZ Oscillating Reactions.- Perturbed and Coupled Oscillators and Black Holes.-Dynamics of Infectious Diseases. - Reaction Diffusion, Chemotaxis, and Nonlocal Mechanisms.- Oscillator Generated Wave Phenomena.- Biological Waves: Single Species Models.- Use and Abuse of Fractals.

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