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Mathematical models in population biology and epidemiology

Author: Fred Brauer; Carlos Castillo-Chávez
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2001.
Series: Texts in applied mathematics, 40.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is an introduction to the principles and practice of mathematical modeling in the biological sciences, concentrating on applications in population biology, epidemiology, and resource management. The core of the book covers models in these areas and the mathematics useful in analyzing them, including case studies representing real-life situations. The emphasis throughout is on describing the mathematical  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Brauer; Carlos Castillo-Chávez
ISBN: 0387989021 9780387989020 9781441931825 1441931821
OCLC Number: 44860774
Description: xxiii, 416 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: I. Simple Single Species Models --
1. Continuous Population Models --
2. Discrete Population Models --
3. Continuous Single-Species Population Models with Delays --
II. Models for Interacting Species --
4. Introduction and Mathematical Preliminaries --
5. Continuous Models for Two Interacting Populations --
6. Harvesting in two-species models --
III. Structured Populations Models --
7. Basic Ideas of Mathematical Epidemiology --
8. Models for Populations with Age Structure.
Series Title: Texts in applied mathematics, 40.
Responsibility: Fred Brauer, Carlos Castillo-Chávez.
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The goal of this book is to search for a balance between simple and analyzable models and unsolvable models which are capable of addressing important questions on population biology. Single  Read more...

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