Synopses & Reviews
Synopsis
An award-winning professor's introduction to essential concepts of calculus and mathematical modeling for students in the biosciences This book introduces mathematical modeling to bioscience students, with first semester calculus as the only prerequisite. It is the first of a two-part series exploring essential concepts of calculus in the context of biological systems. Michael Frame covers the essential ideas and theories of basic calculus while providing examples of how they relate and are applicable to subjects such as chemotherapy and tumor growth, chemical diffusion, allometric scaling, predator-prey relations, nerve impulses, and more. He presents Pearl's causality calculus to resolve Simpson's paradox, simple cardiac dynamics models, basic epidemiological models including Ronald Ross's study of malaria and its epidemic curves, and limit cycles for the glycolysis model. Based on the author's calculus class at Yale, the book makes concepts of calculus less abstract and more relatable for science majors and premedical students.
Synopsis
An award-winning professor's introduction to essential concepts of calculus and mathematical modeling for students in the biosciences This is the first of a two-part series exploring essential concepts of calculus in the context of biological systems. Michael Frame covers essential ideas and theories of basic calculus and probability while providing examples of how they apply to subjects like chemotherapy and tumor growth, chemical diffusion, allometric scaling, predator-prey relations, and nerve impulses. Based on the author's calculus class at Yale University, the book makes concepts of calculus more relatable for science majors and premedical students.