Mathematical Models for Society and Biology, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124046932
  • ISBN-13: 9780124046931
  • DDC: 300.15118
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 288 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface to the Second Edition.
1: Crabs and Criminals.
2: It isn’t Fair.
3: While the City Burns.
4: Clean Streets.
5: A Bayesian Take on Colorectal Screening, Baseball, Fund Managers, and a Murder.
6: What are the Odds of That?.
7: It’s Normal Not to be Normal.
8: Boom and Bust.
9: Viral Outbreaks and Blood Clots.
10: Red Tides and Whatever Happened to the Red Squirrel?.
11: Spatial Patterns: The Cat’s Tail and Spreading Slime.
12: The Coil of Life.
Afterthoughts on Modeling.
Appendix A: The Normal Density.
Appendix B: Poisson Events.
Appendix C: Nonlinear Differential Equations and Oscillations.
Appendix D: Conditional Probability.