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Theoretical models in biology : the origin of life, the immune system, and the brain

Author: Glenn Rowe
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1994.
Series: Oxford science publications.
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This book surveys theoretical models in three broad areas of biology (the origin of life, the immune system, and memory in the brain), introducing mathematical and (mainly) computational methods that have been used to construct simulations.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Rowe
ISBN: 019859688X 9780198596882 0198596871 9780198596875
OCLC Number: 29313178
Description: xvi, 420 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Origin of life --
Molecular basis of life --
Molecular evolution and quasi-species --
Stochastic processes --
Spin glass model of the origin of life --
Origin of the genetic code --
Hypercycles --
Artificial life --
Immune system --
Bell's model --
Adaptive walks --
Maturation of the immune system --
Symmetric immune network model --
Shape space network model --
AIDS --
Brain --
Neurons and synapses --
Memory --
McCulloch-Pitts neural net --
Perceptrons --
Connectionism --
Attractor neural networks --
Unsupervised learning --
Evolutionary learning. Differential equations --
Statistics primer --
Computer simulation.
Series Title: Oxford science publications.
Responsibility: Glenn Rowe.
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This book surveys current practice in theoretical and computer modelling in biology. The areas considered are: origin of life, the immune system, memory in the brain. Each area is introduced with a  Read more...

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Anyone who is interested in the theoretical models of complicated living systems should have this in his or her library. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology

 
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