An Introduction to Mathematical Biology by Linda J.S. Allen

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KEY BENEFIT: This reference introduces a variety of mathematical models for biological systems, and presents the mathematical theory and techniques useful in analyzing those models. Material is organized according to the mathematical theory rather than the biological application. Contains applications of mathematical theory to biological examples in each chapter. Focuses on deterministic mathematical models with an emphasis on predicting the qualitative solution behavior over time. Discusses classical mathematical models from population , including the Leslie matrix model, the Nicholson-Bailey model, and the Lotka-Volterra predator-prey model. Also discusses more recent models, such as a model for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus - HIV and a model for flour beetles. KEY MARKET: ReadersĀ seeking a solid background in the mathematics behind modeling in biology and exposure to a wide variety of mathematical models in biology.
 

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Published July 29, 2006 by Pearson. 368 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction