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About this book
About this book
Assumes only a basic mathematical grounding in calculus and analysis.
Part I. Introduction: 1. Mathematical modelling; Part II. Methods: 2. Non-dimensionalisation; 3. Asymptotics; 4. Perturbation methods; Part III. Classical Models: 5. Heat transfer; 6. Viscous flow; 7. Solid mechanics; 8. Electromagnetism; Part IV. Continuum Models: 9. Enzyme kinetics; 10. The Belousov-Zhabotinskii reaction; 11. Spruce budworm infestations; 12. Chemical reactors; 13. Groundwater flow; 14. Convection in a porous medium; 15. River flow; 16. One-dimensional two-phase flow; Part V. Advanced Models: 17. Alloy solidification; 18. Ice sheet dynamics; 19. Chemosensory respiratory control; 20. Frost heave in freezing soils; References.
402 pages, 1 col plate, 5 b/w photos, 101 line illus
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