Author: Edward A. Bender

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137120

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

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Accessible text features over 100 reality-based examples pulled from the science, engineering, and operations research fields. Prerequisites: ordinary differential equations, continuous probability. Numerous references. Includes 27 black-and-white figures. 1978 edition.
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Author: Edward A. Bender

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486411804

Category: Mathematics

Page: 256

View: 2582

Accessible text features over 100 reality-based examples pulled from the science, engineering and operations research fields. Prerequisites: ordinary differential equations, continuous probability. Numerous references. Includes 27 black-and-white figures. 1978 edition.
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An Introduction

Author: Brian P. Ingalls

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262018888

Category: Science

Page: 408

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Systems techniques are integral to current research in molecular cell biology, and system-level investigations are often accompanied by mathematical models. These models serve as working hypotheses: they help us to understand and predict the behavior of complex systems. This book offers an introduction to mathematical concepts and techniques needed for the construction and interpretation of models in molecular systems biology. It is accessible to upper-level undergraduate or graduate students in life science or engineering who have some familiarity with calculus, and will be a useful reference for researchers at all levels. The first four chapters cover the basics of mathematical modeling in molecular systems biology. The last four chapters address specific biological domains, treating modeling of metabolic networks, of signal transduction pathways, of gene regulatory networks, and of electrophysiology and neuronal action potentials. Chapters 3--8 end with optional sections that address more specialized modeling topics. Exercises, solvable with pen-and-paper calculations, appear throughout the text to encourage interaction with the mathematical techniques. More involved end-of-chapter problem sets require computational software. Appendixes provide a review of basic concepts of molecular biology, additional mathematical background material, and tutorials for two computational software packages (XPPAUT and MATLAB) that can be used for model simulation and analysis.
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An Introduction to Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Simulation

Author: Grégoire Allaire

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199205213

Category: Mathematics

Page: 455

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This work familiarises students with mathematical models (PDEs) and methods of numerical solution and optimisation. Including numerous exercises and examples, this is an ideal text for advanced students in Applied Mathematics, Engineering, Physical Science and Computer Science.
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Time and Space

Author: Mike Gillman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444312073

Category: Science

Page: 168

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Students often find it difficult to grasp fundamental ecological and evolutionary concepts because of their inherently mathematical nature. Likewise, the application of ecological and evolutionary theory often requires a high degree of mathematical competence. This book is a first step to addressing these difficulties, providing a broad introduction to the key methods and underlying concepts of mathematical models in ecology and evolution. The book is intended to serve the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate ecology and evolution students who need to access the mathematical and statistical modelling literature essential to their subjects. The book assumes minimal mathematics and statistics knowledge whilst covering a wide variety of methods, many of which are at the fore-front of ecological and evolutionary research. The book also highlights the applications of modelling to practical problems such as sustainable harvesting and biological control. Key features: Written clearly and succinctly, requiring minimal in-depth knowledge of mathematics Introduces students to the use of computer models in both fields of ecology and evolutionary biology Market - senior undergraduate students and beginning postgraduates in ecology and evolutionary biology
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A Course in Mechanics

Author: J. Tinsley Oden

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118105745

Category: Mathematics

Page: 348

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A modern approach to mathematical modeling, featuring unique applications from the field of mechanics An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling: A Course in Mechanics is designed to survey the mathematical models that form the foundations of modern science and incorporates examples that illustrate how the most successful models arise from basic principles in modern and classical mathematical physics. Written by a world authority on mathematical theory and computational mechanics, the book presents an account of continuum mechanics, electromagnetic field theory, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics for readers with varied backgrounds in engineering, computer science, mathematics, and physics. The author streamlines a comprehensive understanding of the topic in three clearly organized sections: Nonlinear Continuum Mechanics introduces kinematics as well as force and stress in deformable bodies; mass and momentum; balance of linear and angular momentum; conservation of energy; and constitutive equations Electromagnetic Field Theory and Quantum Mechanics contains a brief account of electromagnetic wave theory and Maxwell's equations as well as an introductory account of quantum mechanics with related topics including ab initio methods and Spin and Pauli's principles Statistical Mechanics presents an introduction to statistical mechanics of systems in thermodynamic equilibrium as well as continuum mechanics, quantum mechanics, and molecular dynamics Each part of the book concludes with exercise sets that allow readers to test their understanding of the presented material. Key theorems and fundamental equations are highlighted throughout, and an extensive bibliography outlines resources for further study. Extensively class-tested to ensure an accessible presentation, An Introduction to Mathematical Modeling is an excellent book for courses on introductory mathematical modeling and statistical mechanics at the upper-undergraduate and graduate levels. The book also serves as a valuable reference for professionals working in the areas of modeling and simulation, physics, and computational engineering.
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Author: Sarah P. Otto,Troy Day

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400840910

Category: Science

Page: 744

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Thirty years ago, biologists could get by with a rudimentary grasp of mathematics and modeling. Not so today. In seeking to answer fundamental questions about how biological systems function and change over time, the modern biologist is as likely to rely on sophisticated mathematical and computer-based models as traditional fieldwork. In this book, Sarah Otto and Troy Day provide biology students with the tools necessary to both interpret models and to build their own. The book starts at an elementary level of mathematical modeling, assuming that the reader has had high school mathematics and first-year calculus. Otto and Day then gradually build in depth and complexity, from classic models in ecology and evolution to more intricate class-structured and probabilistic models. The authors provide primers with instructive exercises to introduce readers to the more advanced subjects of linear algebra and probability theory. Through examples, they describe how models have been used to understand such topics as the spread of HIV, chaos, the age structure of a country, speciation, and extinction. Ecologists and evolutionary biologists today need enough mathematical training to be able to assess the power and limits of biological models and to develop theories and models themselves. This innovative book will be an indispensable guide to the world of mathematical models for the next generation of biologists. A how-to guide for developing new mathematical models in biology Provides step-by-step recipes for constructing and analyzing models Interesting biological applications Explores classical models in ecology and evolution Questions at the end of every chapter Primers cover important mathematical topics Exercises with answers Appendixes summarize useful rules Labs and advanced material available
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Author: Neville D. Fowkes,John J. Mahony

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471943099

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

View: 6974

Demonstrates the challenges and fascinations of mathematical modelling and enables students to develop the skills required to examine real life problems. The various techniques and skills are introduced to the reader through the discussion of a variety of carefully selected problems and exercises, largely drawn from industrial contexts. Maple is used for the problems discussed and for many of the exercises, with suggestions and commands provided for readers unfamiliar with this software package.
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Introduction for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Kai Velten

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527627618

Category: Science

Page: 362

View: 1977

This concise and clear introduction to the topic requires only basic knowledge of calculus and linear algebra - all other concepts and ideas are developed in the course of the book. Lucidly written so as to appeal to undergraduates and practitioners alike, it enables readers to set up simple mathematical models on their own and to interpret their results and those of others critically. To achieve this, many examples have been chosen from various fields, such as biology, ecology, economics, medicine, agricultural, chemical, electrical, mechanical and process engineering, which are subsequently discussed in detail. Based on the author`s modeling and simulation experience in science and engineering and as a consultant, the book answers such basic questions as: What is a mathematical model? What types of models do exist? Which model is appropriate for a particular problem? What are simulation, parameter estimation, and validation? The book relies exclusively upon open-source software which is available to everybody free of charge. The entire book software - including 3D CFD and structural mechanics simulation software - can be used based on a free CAELinux-Live-DVD that is available in the Internet (works on most machines and operating systems).
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Author: Dilwyn Edwards,Mike Hamson

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780333794463

Category: Mathematics

Page: 326

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A basic introduction to mathematical modelling, this book encourages the reader to participate in the investigation of a wide variety of modelling examples. These are carefully paced so that readers can identify and develop the skills which are required for successful modelling. The examples also promote an appreciation of the enormous range of problems to which mathematical modelling skills can usefully be applied.
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Author: Mike Mesterton-Gibbons

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 0821819291

Category: Mathematics

Page: 368

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This is an introduction to game theory and applications with an emphasis on self-discovery from the perspective of a mathematical modeller. The book deals in a unified manner with the central concepts of both classical and evolutionary game theory. The key ideas are illustrated throughout by a wide variety of well-chosen examples of both human and non-human behavior, including car pooling, price fixing, food sharing, sex allocation and competition for territories or oviposition sites. There are numerous exercises with solutions.
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Author: Rutherford Aris

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486138895

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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Highly useful volume discusses the types of models, how to formulate and manipulate them for best results. Numerous examples.
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Author: Emilia Vynnycky,Richard White

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198565763

Category: Mathematics

Page: 370

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Mathematical models are increasingly being used to examine questions in infectious disease control. Applications include predicting the impact of vaccination strategies against common infections and determining optimal control strategies against HIV and pandemic influenza. This book introduces individuals interested in infectious diseases to this exciting and expanding area. The mathematical level of the book is kept as simple as possible, which makes the book accessible to those who have not studied mathematics to university level. Understanding is further enhanced by models that can be accessed online, which will allow readers to explore the impact of different factors and control strategies, and further adapt and develop the models themselves. The book is based on successful courses developed by the authors at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. It will be of interest to epidemiologists, public health researchers, policy makers, veterinary scientists, medical statisticians and infectious disease researchers.
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Author: Mayer Humi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498728022

Category: Mathematics

Page: 500

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Introduction to Mathematical Modeling helps students master the processes used by scientists and engineers to model real-world problems, including the challenges posed by space exploration, climate change, energy sustainability, chaotic dynamical systems and random processes. Primarily intended for students with a working knowledge of calculus but minimal training in computer programming in a first course on modeling, the more advanced topics in the book are also useful for advanced undergraduate and graduate students seeking to get to grips with the analytical, numerical, and visual aspects of mathematical modeling, as well as the approximations and abstractions needed for the creation of a viable model.
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Author: Neil A. Gershenfeld

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521570954

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

View: 8791

This book first covers exact and approximate analytical techniques (ordinary differential and difference equations, partial differential equations, variational principles, stochastic processes); numerical methods (finite differences for ODE's and PDE's, finite elements, cellular automata); model inference based on observations (function fitting, data transforms, network architectures, search techniques, density estimation); as well as the special role of time in modeling (filtering and state estimation, hidden Markov processes, linear and nonlinear time series). Each of the topics in the book would be the worthy subject of a dedicated text, but only by presenting the material in this way is it possible to make so much material accessible to so many people. Each chapter presents a concise summary of the core results in an area, providing an orientation to what they can (and cannot) do, enough background to use them to solve typical problems, and pointers to access the literature for particular applications.
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Author: Walter J. Meyer

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137244

Category: Mathematics

Page: 448

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This text features examinations of classic models and a variety of applications. Each section is preceded by an abstract and statement of prerequisites. Includes exercises. 1984 edition.
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An Introduction

Author: Diran Basmadjian

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195153149

Category: Mathematics

Page: 350

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Both analytical and numerical methods are explained in enough detail to function as learning tools for the beginner or as refreshers for the more informed reader. Ideal for third-year engineering, mathematics, physics, and chemistry students."--BOOK JACKET.
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Author: Edward Beltrami

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0124046932

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Mathematical Models for Society and Biology, 2e, is a useful resource for researchers, graduate students, and post-docs in the applied mathematics and life science fields. Mathematical modeling is one of the major subfields of mathematical biology. A mathematical model may be used to help explain a system, to study the effects of different components, and to make predictions about behavior. Mathematical Models for Society and Biology, 2e, draws on current issues to engagingly relate how to use mathematics to gain insight into problems in biology and contemporary society. For this new edition, author Edward Beltrami uses mathematical models that are simple, transparent, and verifiable. Also new to this edition is an introduction to mathematical notions that every quantitative scientist in the biological and social sciences should know. Additionally, each chapter now includes a detailed discussion on how to formulate a reasonable model to gain insight into the specific question that has been introduced. Offers 40% more content – 5 new chapters in addition to revisions to existing chapters Accessible for quick self study as well as a resource for courses in molecular biology, biochemistry, embryology and cell biology, medicine, ecology and evolution, bio-mathematics, and applied math in general Features expanded appendices with an extensive list of references, solutions to selected exercises in the book, and further discussion of various mathematical methods introduced in the book
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An Introduction Via Difference and Differential Equations

Author: Jacek Banasiak

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107654688

Category: Mathematics

Page: 118

View: 6803

Uses a wide variety of applications to demonstrate the universality of mathematical techniques in describing and analysing natural phenomena.
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