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Mathematical Models in Biology An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0521525861
ISBN-13: 9780521525862
Edition: 2003
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Description: This introductory textbook on mathematical biology focuses on discrete models across a variety of biological subdisciplines. Biological topics treated include linear and non-linear models of populations, Markov models of molecular evolution,  More...

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Book details

List price: $67.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 386
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

This introductory textbook on mathematical biology focuses on discrete models across a variety of biological subdisciplines. Biological topics treated include linear and non-linear models of populations, Markov models of molecular evolution, phylogenetic tree construction, genetics, and infectious disease models. The coverage of models of molecular evolution and phylogenetic tree construction from DNA sequence data is unique among books at this level. Computer investigations with MATLAB are incorporated throughout, in both exercises and more extensive projects, to give readers hands-on experience with the mathematical models developed. MATLAB programs accompany the text. Mathematical tools, such as matrix algebra, eigenvector analysis, and basic probability, are motivated by biological models and given self-contained developments, so that mathematical prerequisites are minimal.

Dynamic modeling with different equations
Linear models of structured populations
Non-linear models of interactions
Modeling molecular evolution
Constructing phylogenic trees
Genetics
Infectious disease modeling
Curve fitting and biological modeling
Basic analysis of numerical data
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