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Computer modeling : from sports to spaceflight-- from order to chaos

Author: J M A Danby
Publisher: Richmond, Va. : Willmann-Bell, ©1997.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Danby, J.M.A.
Computer modeling.
Richmond, Va. : Willmann-Bell, ©1997
(OCoLC)767688476
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J M A Danby
ISBN: 0943396514 9780943396514 0943396522 9780943396521
OCLC Number: 37201334
Description: xiv, 408 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements: IBM compatible PC, 386 with math coprocessor; MS-DOS ; 8.5 MB disk space ; VGA color monitor.
Contents: Getting to know a differential equation. --
Some fundamental concepts in the solution of differential equations. --
One approach to solving a system of ordinary differential equations: Runge-Kutta formulas. --
Fehlberg's RKF4(5) method. --
Introduction to modeling. --
Introduction to chaotic systems: The Lorenz equations. --
Population growth and ecology: The predator-prey model of Volterra. --
Sickness and health: A model for the spread of disease --
Competition and economics: Lanchester's combat models. --
Goodwin's growth cycle. --
Sports: The dynamics of a spinning ball. --
Travel and recreation: The dynamics of flight. Space travel and astronomy: The descent of Skylab. --
Pendulums. --
Springs: Duffing's equation. --
Chemical and other reacting systems: Enzyme kinetics. --
Bits and pieces: Fireflies.
Responsibility: J.M.A. Danby.

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