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Biological Delay Systems Linear Stability Theory.

Author: MacDonald, N.; Cannings, C.; Hoppensteadt, Frank C.; Segel, Lee A.
Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In studying the dynamics of populations, whether of animals, plants or cells, it is crucial to allow for delays such as those due to gestation, maturation or transport. This book deals with a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: MacDonald, N.; Cannings, C.; Hoppensteadt, Frank C.; Segel, Lee A.
ISBN: 9780521048163 0521048168
OCLC Number: 183260603
Contents: Preface; 1. How delays arise and what effects they have; 2. Ordinary differential equations: the polynomial characteristic equation; 3. Functional differential equations: the transcendental characteristic equation; 4. Hurwitz polynomials; 5. First- and second-order systems with a discrete delay; 6. Higher-order systems, and systems with two delays; 7. Reducing a discrete delay problem to one with a polynomial characteristic equation; 8. Stability independent of delay; 9. Distributed delay; 10. Reducible delays and linear subsystems; Appendices; Solutions to exercises; References; Index.

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