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Mathematical Biology: I. An Introduction

Posted by ubpdqn on April 19, 2013

Unknown Blogger Mathematica

This book is a classic. I basically skimmed through this (partly a reflection of a current dificulty with focus and concentration). This book covers a large number of areas: simple population models, sex determination in crocodiles, mathematical models of marriage, biological oscillators, diffusion and chemotaxis, wave phenomena in biological systems and finally a brief discussion of fractals in biology (uses and misuses).

There is a systematic exploration of these various models and the important insights from linearization, perturbation methods for stability analysis was repeatedly illustrated. The graphics with comparisons to experimental data were well chosen and demonstrated.

The book highlighted to me deeo deficits in my knowledge and forms motivation for reducing my ignorance. I am looking forward to the Second Volume which explores spatial patterns and excitable media.

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