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Case studies in mathematical modeling--ecology, physiology, and cell biology

Author: H G Othmer
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1997.
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"This volume is a collection of case studies designed to instruct advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students in the art and science of modeling applied to biological problems. Students with quantitative science background (some knowledge of differential equations) are introduced to the diversity, excitement, and accessibility of problems in the life sciences, and exposed to the intellectual tools for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
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Case studies in mathematical modeling--ecology, physiology, and cell biology.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©1997
(OCoLC)648398439
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H G Othmer
ISBN: 0135740398 9780135740392
OCLC Number: 35911718
Description: viii, 410 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. Ecology and Evolution / Frederick R. Adler --
1. You Bet Your Life: Life-History Strategies in Fluctuating Environments / Stephen P. Ellner --
2. The Evolution of Species' Niches: A Population Dynamic Perspective / Robert D. Holt and Richard Gomulkiewicz --
3. Reflections on Models of Epidemics Triggered by the Case of Phocine Distemper Virus among Seals / Odo Diekmann --
4. Simple Representations of Biomass Dynamics in Structured Populations / R.M. Nisbet, E. McCauley and W.S.C. Gurney --
5. Ancestral Inference from DNA Sequence Data / Simon Tavare --
pt. II. Cell Biology / Mark A. Lewis --
6. Signal Transduction and Second Messenger Systems / Hans G. Othmer --
7. The Eukaryotic Cell Cycle: Molecules, Mechanisms, and Mathematical Models / John J. Tyson, Kathy Chen and Bela Novak --
8. Mathematical Models of Hematopoietic Cell Replication and Control / Michael C. Mackey --
9. Oscillations and Multistability in Delayed Feedback Control / John Milton and Jennifer Foss --
10. Calcium and Membrane Potential Oscillations in Pancreatic [beta]-Cells / Arthur Sherman --
pt. III. Physiology / Hans G. Othmer --
11. Mathematical Modelling of Muscle Crossbridge Mechanics / Edward Pate --
12. The Topology of Phase Resetting and the Entrainment of Limit Cycles / Leon Glass --
13. Modeling the Interaction of Cardiac Muscle with Strong Electric Fields / Wanda Krassowska --
14. Fluid Dynamics of the Heart and its Valves / Charles S. Peskin and David M. McQueen --
15. Bioconvection / N.A. Hill --
A. Age-structured Models / Frederick R. Adler --
B. Qualitative Theory of Ordinary Differential Equations / Mark A. Lewis and Hans G. Othmer --
C. An Introduction to Partial Differential Equations / Hans G. Othmer.
Responsibility: Hans G. Othmer [and others].

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A core book or supplement for biology courses or math biology courses, this book is a compilation of case studies that illustrate the unifying role of applied mathematics throughout the biological  Read more...

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