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Introduction to systems analysis : mathematically modeling natural systems

Author: Dieter M Imboden; Stefan Pfenninger; Nikolas Stürchler
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book builds an understanding of what systems are and how they can be described mathematically. In the context of natural science, this knowledge is of great importance. The intended audience are students in applied sciences such as earth and environmental science, geoecology, environmental chemistry and forestry. The focus is on the methods of modeling, with the aim to let readers develop models of their own as  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dieter M Imboden; Stefan Pfenninger; Nikolas Stürchler
ISBN: 9783642306389 3642306381
OCLC Number: 825694671
Description: viii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Mathematical Models: A First Look --
Static Models --
Linear Models with One Variable --
Linear Models with Several Variables --
Nonlinear Models --
Time-Discrete Models --
Models in Time and Space --
.Appendices --
List of symbols --
Dimensions and units --
Formulary --
Eigenvalues --
Time-dependent diffusion equation.
Responsibility: Dieter M. Imboden, Stefan Pfenninger ; cartoons by Nikolas Stürchler.

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The book neither derives mathematical formulae, nor does it describe modeling software, instead focusing on the fundamental concepts behind mathematical models.  Read more...

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From the book reviews:"This book is a translation of the German text ... by D. M. Imboden and S. Koch. It was developed on the basis of lecture notes for the course in Systems Analysis taught at the Read more...

 
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