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Branching processes in biology

Author: Marek Kimmel; David E Axelrod
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2002.
Series: Interdisciplinary applied mathematics, v. 19.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title introduces biological examples of Branching Processes from molecular and cellular biology as well as from the fields of human evolution and medicine and discusses them in the context of the relevant mathematics, providing a useful introduction to how modelling can be done and for what types of problems branching processes can be useful.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Kimmel, Marek, 1959-
Branching processes in biology.
New York : Springer, ©2002
(DLC) 2001042966
(OCoLC)47243955
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marek Kimmel; David E Axelrod
ISBN: 0387216391 9780387216393 1280187808 9781280187803
OCLC Number: 56103475
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 230 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface; Contents; Guide to Applications, or How to Read This Book; 1 Motivating Examples and Other Preliminaries; 2 Biological Background; 3 The Galton-Watson Process; 4 The Age-Dependent Process: The Markov Case; 5 The Bellman-Harris Process; 6 Multitype Processes; 7 Branching Processes with Infinitely Many Types; 8 References; A: Multivariate Probability Generating Functions; B: Probability Distributions for the Bellman-Harris Process; C: General Processes; D: Glossaries; Index.
Series Title: Interdisciplinary applied mathematics, v. 19.
Responsibility: Marek Kimmel, David E. Axelrod.

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