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Dynamical Models in Biology

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Dynamic Models in Biology offers an introduction to modern mathematical biology. This book provides a short introduction to modern mathematical methods in modeling dynamical phenomena and treats the broad topics of population dynamics, epidemiology, evolution, immunology, morphogenesis, and pattern formation.

Primarily employing differential equations, the author presents accessible descriptions of difficult mathematical models. Recent mathematical results are included, but the author's presentation gives intuitive meaning to all the main formulae. Besides mathematicians who want to get acquainted with this relatively new field of applications, this book is useful for physicians, biologists, agricultural engineers, and environmentalists.

Key Topics Include:

Chaotic dynamics of populations

The spread of sexually transmitted diseases

Problems of the origin of life

Models of immunology

Formation of animal hide patterns

The intuitive meaning of mathematical formulae explained with many figures

Applying new mathematical results in modeling biological phenomena

Miklos Farkas is a professor at Budapest University of Technology where he has researched and instructed mathematics for over thirty years. He has taught at universities in the former Soviet Union, Canada, Australia, Venezuela, Nigeria, India, and Columbia. Prof. Farkas received the 1999 Bolyai Award of the Hungarian Academy of Science and the 2001 Albert Szentgyorgyi Award of the Hungarian Ministry of Education.

Book News Annotation:

Farkas (mathematics, Budapest U. of Technology) combines material he used in a course on mathematical population dynamics and a broader graduate course on biomathematics to present and treat those mathematical methods that are used to describe dynamical phenomena in biology. He assumes readers to be adept in advanced calculus and linear algebra, and provides concise treatments of more advanced material in the appendices. He speaks to mathematicians interested in applications, and to biologists, medical doctors, and agricultural engineers who have a deeper than average mathematical background.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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* A 'down-to-earth' introduction to the growing field of modern mathematical biology

* Also includes appendices which provide background material that goes beyond advanced calculus and linear algebra

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* A 'down-to-earth' introduction to the growing field of modern mathematical biology

* Also includes appendices which provide background material that goes beyond advanced calculus and linear algebra

About the Author

Miklos Farkas received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest. He has been a professor of mathematics for over 30 years and has published a number of books and nearly 80 research papers. His research interest include stability theory nolinear oscillations, bifurcations, and population dynamics. He received the Bolyai Award of the Hungarian Academy of Science in 1999.

Budapest University of Technology,Hungary

Table of Contents

Preface

Discrete Population Models

Population Dynamics in Continuous Time

Epidemics

Evolution and Population Genetics

Morphogenesis and Pattern Formation

Appendix 1 Discrete Mathematics

Appendix 2 Ordinary Differential Equations

Appendix 3 Partial Differential Equations

Appendix 4 Riemannian Geometry

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780122491030
Author:
Farkas, Miklos
Publisher:
Academic Press
Author:
Farkas, Miklss
Location:
San Diego
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Applied
Subject:
Mathematical models
Subject:
Biotechnology
Subject:
Biometry
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - General
Subject:
General Mathematics
Subject:
Mathematical Analysis
Subject:
Biology -- Mathematical models.
Subject:
Differentiable dynamical systems
Subject:
Mathematics-Applied
Series Volume:
#15
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
187
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in.

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* A 'down-to-earth' introduction to the growing field of modern mathematical biology

* Also includes appendices which provide background material that goes beyond advanced calculus and linear algebra

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* A 'down-to-earth' introduction to the growing field of modern mathematical biology

* Also includes appendices which provide background material that goes beyond advanced calculus and linear algebra

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