Introduction to Mathematics for Life Scientists

This book is primarily designed as a textbook for an introductory course. Life scientists may also use it as a reference to find mathematical methods suitable to their research problems.

Author: E. Batschelet

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Mathematics

Page: 495

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A few decades ago mathematics played a modest role in life sciences. Today, however, a great variety of mathematical methods is applied in biology and medicine. Practically every mathematical procedure that is useful in physics, chemistry, engineering, and economics has also found an important application in the life sciences. The past and present training of life scientists does by no means reflect this development. However, the impact of the fast growing number of applications of mathematical methods makes it indispensable that students in the life sciences are offered a basic training in mathematics, both on the undergraduate and the graduate level. This book is primarily designed as a textbook for an introductory course. Life scientists may also use it as a reference to find mathematical methods suitable to their research problems. Moreover, the book should be appropriate for self-teaching. It will also be a guide for teachers. Numerous references are included to assist the reader in his search for the pertinent literature.

Introduction to Mathematics for Life Scientists

This book is highly motivating for practical workers because only those mathematical techniques are offered for which there is an application in the life sciences.

Author: Edward Batschelet

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642618693

Category: Mathematics

Page: 646

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From the reviews: "...Here we have a book which we can wholeheartedly suggest. The mathematics is sound and pared to essentials; the examples are an impressive, well-chosen selection from the biomathematics literature, and the problem sets provide both useful exercises and some fine introductions to the art of modeling... Batschelet has written an introduction to biomathematics which is notable for its clarity - not only a clarity of presentation, but also a clarity of purpose, backed by a sure grasp of the field..." #Bulletin of Mathematical Biology#1 "For research workers in the biomedical field who feel a need for freshening up their knowledge in mathematics, but so far have always been frustrated by either too formal or too boring textbooks, there is now exactly what they would like to have: an easy to read introduction. This book is highly motivating for practical workers because only those mathematical techniques are offered for which there is an application in the life sciences. The reader will find it stimulating that each tool described is immediately exemplified by problems from latest publications." #Int. Zeitschrift für klinische Pharmakologie, Therapie und Toxikologie#2

Introductory Mathematics for the Life Sciences

Worked examples illustrate concepts, applications, and interpretations, and exercises at the end of each chapter help readers apply and practice the skills they develop. Answers to the exercises are posted at the end of the text.

Author: David Phoenix

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351989170

Category: Mathematics

Page: 229

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Introductory Mathematics for the Life Sciences offers a straightforward introduction to the mathematical principles needed for studies in the life sciences. Starting with the basics of numbers, fractions, ratios, and percentages, the author explains progressively more sophisticated concepts, from algebra, measurement, and scientific notation through the linear, power, exponential, and logarithmic functions to introductory statistics. Worked examples illustrate concepts, applications, and interpretations, and exercises at the end of each chapter help readers apply and practice the skills they develop. Answers to the exercises are posted at the end of the text.

Mathematics for the Life Sciences

The book uses MATLAB throughout, explaining how to use it, write code, and connect models to data in examples chosen from across the life sciences.

Author: Erin N. Bodine

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400852773

Category: Mathematics

Page: 640

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An accessible undergraduate textbook on the essential math concepts used in the life sciences The life sciences deal with a vast array of problems at different spatial, temporal, and organizational scales. The mathematics necessary to describe, model, and analyze these problems is similarly diverse, incorporating quantitative techniques that are rarely taught in standard undergraduate courses. This textbook provides an accessible introduction to these critical mathematical concepts, linking them to biological observation and theory while also presenting the computational tools needed to address problems not readily investigated using mathematics alone. Proven in the classroom and requiring only a background in high school math, Mathematics for the Life Sciences doesn't just focus on calculus as do most other textbooks on the subject. It covers deterministic methods and those that incorporate uncertainty, problems in discrete and continuous time, probability, graphing and data analysis, matrix modeling, difference equations, differential equations, and much more. The book uses MATLAB throughout, explaining how to use it, write code, and connect models to data in examples chosen from across the life sciences. Provides undergraduate life science students with a succinct overview of major mathematical concepts that are essential for modern biology Covers all the major quantitative concepts that national reports have identified as the ideal components of an entry-level course for life science students Provides good background for the MCAT, which now includes data-based and statistical reasoning Explicitly links data and math modeling Includes end-of-chapter homework problems, end-of-unit student projects, and select answers to homework problems Uses MATLAB throughout, and MATLAB m-files with an R supplement are available online Prepares students to read with comprehension the growing quantitative literature across the life sciences A solutions manual for professors and an illustration package is available

Mathematical Modeling for the Life Sciences

introduction. 1.1. Preface. Proposing a wide range of mathematical models that
are currently used in life sciences may be regarded as a challenge, and that is
precisely the challenge that we are going to take up. Of course, this panoramic ...

Author: Jacques Istas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 354027877X

Category: Mathematics

Page: 168

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Provides a wide range of mathematical models currently used in the life sciences Each model is thoroughly explained and illustrated by example Includes three appendices to allow for independent reading

Mathematics and Life Sciences

Alexandra V. Antoniouk, Roderick V. N. Melnik. 1 Introduction Alexandra V.
Antoniouk and Roderick V. N. Melnik 1.1 Scientific 1 Introduction.

Author: Alexandra V. Antoniouk

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110288532

Category: Mathematics

Page: 328

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The book provides a unique collection of in-depth mathematical, statistical, and modeling methods and techniques for life sciences, as well as their applications in a number of areas within life sciences. It also includes a range of new ideas that represent emerging frontiers in life sciences where the application of such quantitative methods and techniques is becoming increasingly important. The book is aimed at researchers in academia, practitioners and graduate students who want to foster interdisciplinary collaborations required to meet the challenges at the interface of modern life sciences and mathematics.

Mathematics for Life Science and Medicine

Section 4.5 further considers the residence of individuals, which make
mathematical models more accurate. 4.1 Introduction Many mathematical models
have been proposed to understand the mechanism of disease transmission. One
way for ...

Author: Yasuhiro Takeuchi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540344268

Category: Mathematics

Page: 228

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The purpose of this volume is to present and discuss the many rich properties of the dynamical systems that appear in life science and medicine. It provides a fascinating survey of the theory of dynamical systems in biology and medicine. Each chapter will serve to introduce students and scholars to the state-of-the-art in an exciting area, to present new results, and to inspire future contributions to mathematical modeling in life science and medicine.

An Introduction to Optimal Control Problems in Life Sciences and Economics

From Mathematical Models to Numerical Simulation with MATLAB® Sebastian
Aniţa, Viorel Arnăutu, Vincenzo Capasso ... The choice of applications to either
life sciences or economics takes into account modern trends of treating economic
 ...

Author: Sebastian Aniţa

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817680985

Category: Mathematics

Page: 232

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Combining control theory and modeling, this textbook introduces and builds on methods for simulating and tackling concrete problems in a variety of applied sciences. Emphasizing "learning by doing," the authors focus on examples and applications to real-world problems. An elementary presentation of advanced concepts, proofs to introduce new ideas, and carefully presented MATLAB® programs help foster an understanding of the basics, but also lead the way to new, independent research. With minimal prerequisites and exercises in each chapter, this work serves as an excellent textbook and reference for graduate and advanced undergraduate students, researchers, and practitioners in mathematics, physics, engineering, computer science, as well as biology, biotechnology, economics, and finance.

Undergraduate Mathematics for the Life Sciences

General. Introduction. The mathematics curriculum as we know it grew out of the
mathematical needs of physical science. We start with a full course in calculus,
which requires three semesters at most institutions. This is followed by courses in
 ...

Author: Glenn Ledder

Publisher: MAA

ISBN: 0883851911

Category: MATHEMATICS

Page: 207

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Introduction to Mathematical Biology

This volume is designed to cultivate in graduate biology students an awareness of and familiarity with applications of mathematical techniques and methods related to biology.

Author: S. I. Rubinow

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486425320

Category: Science

Page: 386

View: 284

This volume is designed to cultivate in graduate biology students an awareness of and familiarity with applications of mathematical techniques and methods related to biology. This text explores five areas of mathematical biology, presented in a unified fashion; the first three subjects, cell growth, enzymatic reactions, and physiological tracers, are biological; the final two, biological fluid dynamics and diffusion, are biophysical. Introduced in an order of progressive mathematical complexity, the topics essentially follow a course in elementary differential equations, although linear algebra and graph theory are also touched upon. Free of mathematical jargon, the text requires only a knowledge of elementary calculus. A set of problems appears at the end of each chapter, with solutions at the end of the book. Unabridged republication of the edition published by John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1975. Preface. Solutions. References. Appendixes. Author Index. Subject Index.

An Introduction to Mathematical Physiology and Biology

While some books have been written for biologists and medical scientists
intending to learn mathematical techniques ... of biological science students
although it may be of interest to those life science students who have done
mathematics at ...

Author: J. Mazumdar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521646758

Category: Mathematics

Page: 226

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A textbook about the mathematical modelling of biological and physiological phenomena for mathematically sophisticated students.

Large Scale Networks in Engineering and Life Sciences

Timo Reis Abstract We give a basic and self-contained introduction to the
mathematical description of electrical circuits that contain resistances,
capacitances, inductances, voltage, and current sources. Methods for the
modeling of circuits by ...

Author: Peter Benner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319084372

Category: Mathematics

Page: 388

View: 825

This edited volume provides insights into and tools for the modeling, analysis, optimization, and control of large-scale networks in the life sciences and in engineering. Large-scale systems are often the result of networked interactions between a large number of subsystems, and their analysis and control are becoming increasingly important. The chapters of this book present the basic concepts and theoretical foundations of network theory and discuss its applications in different scientific areas such as biochemical reactions, chemical production processes, systems biology, electrical circuits, and mobile agents. The aim is to identify common concepts, to understand the underlying mathematical ideas, and to inspire discussions across the borders of the various disciplines. The book originates from the interdisciplinary summer school “Large Scale Networks in Engineering and Life Sciences” hosted by the International Max Planck Research School Magdeburg, September 26-30, 2011, and will therefore be of interest to mathematicians, engineers, physicists, biologists, chemists, and anyone involved in the network sciences. In particular, due to their introductory nature the chapters can serve individually or as a whole as the basis of graduate courses and seminars, future summer schools, or as reference material for practitioners in the network sciences.

Mathematics in Medicine and the Life Sciences

The aim of this book is to introduce the subject of mathematical modeling in the life sciences.

Author: Frank C. Hoppensteadt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475741316

Category: Mathematics

Page: 252

View: 332

The aim of this book is to introduce the subject of mathematical modeling in the life sciences. It is intended for students of mathematics, the physical sciences, and engineering who are curious about biology. Additionally, it will be useful to students of the life sciences and medicine who are unsatisfied with mere description and who seek an understanding of biological mechanism and dynamics through the use of mathematics. The book will be particularly useful to premedical students, because it will introduce them not only to a collection of mathematical methods but also to an assortment of phenomena involving genetics, epidemics, and the physiology of the heart, lung, and kidney. Because of its introductory character, mathematical prerequisites are kept to a minimum; they involve only what is usually covered in the first semester of a calculus sequence. The authors have drawn on their extensive experience as modelers to select examples which are simple enough to be understood at this elementary level and yet realistic enough to capture the essence of significant biological phenomena drawn from the areas of population dynamics and physiology. Because the models presented are realistic, the book can serve not only as an introduction to mathematical methods but also as a mathematical introduction to the biological material itself. For the student, who enjoys mathematics, such an introduction will be far more stimulating and satisfying than the purely descriptive approach that is traditional in the biological sciences.

An Introduction to Delay Differential Equations with Applications to the Life Sciences

This book is intended to be an introduction to delay differential equations for
upperlevel undergraduates or beginning graduate mathematics students who
have a reasonable background in ordinary differential equations and who would
like to ...

Author: hal smith

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441976468

Category: Mathematics

Page: 172

View: 436

This book is intended to be an introduction to Delay Differential Equations for upper level undergraduates or beginning graduate mathematics students who have a reasonable background in ordinary differential equations and who would like to get to the applications quickly. The author has used preliminary notes in teaching such a course at Arizona State University over the past two years. This book focuses on the key tools necessary to understand the applications literature involving delay equations and to construct and analyze mathematical models involving delay differential equations. The book begins with a survey of mathematical models involving delay equations.

An Introduction to Mathematical Models in Ecology and Evolution

Introduction. 1.1 What is a model? A model is some representation of reality. In
everyday life we are familiar with physical models of reality such as toy cars and
film sets. Physical models have also been used extensively in science, perhaps ...

Author: Mike Gillman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444312073

Category: Science

Page: 168

View: 954

Students often find it difficult to grasp fundamental ecologicaland evolutionary concepts because of their inherently mathematicalnature. Likewise, the application of ecological and evolutionarytheory often requires a high degree of mathematical competence. This book is a first step to addressing these difficulties,providing a broad introduction to the key methods and underlyingconcepts of mathematical models in ecology and evolution. The bookis intended to serve the needs of undergraduate and postgraduateecology and evolution students who need to access the mathematicaland statistical modelling literature essential to theirsubjects. The book assumes minimal mathematics and statistics knowledgewhilst covering a wide variety of methods, many of which are at thefore-front of ecological and evolutionary research. The book alsohighlights the applications of modelling to practical problems suchas sustainable harvesting and biological control. Key features: Written clearly and succinctly, requiring minimal in-depthknowledge of mathematics Introduces students to the use of computer models in bothfields of ecology and evolutionary biology Market - senior undergraduate students and beginningpostgraduates in ecology and evolutionary biology

Introduction to Statistical Data Analysis for the Life Sciences

Introduction to Statistical Data Analysis for the Life Sciences covers all the usual material but goes further than other texts to emphasize: Both data analysis and the mathematics underlying classical statistical analysis Modeling aspects ...

Author: Claus Thorn Ekstrom

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439825556

Category: Mathematics

Page: 428

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Any practical introduction to statistics in the life sciences requires a focus on applications and computational statistics combined with a reasonable level of mathematical rigor. It must offer the right combination of data examples, statistical theory, and computing required for analysis today. And it should involve R software, the lingua franca of statistical computing. Introduction to Statistical Data Analysis for the Life Sciences covers all the usual material but goes further than other texts to emphasize: Both data analysis and the mathematics underlying classical statistical analysis Modeling aspects of statistical analysis with added focus on biological interpretations Applications of statistical software in analyzing real-world problems and data sets Developed from their courses at the University of Copenhagen, the authors imbue readers with the ability to model and analyze data early in the text and then gradually fill in the blanks with needed probability and statistics theory. While the main text can be used with any statistical software, the authors encourage a reliance on R. They provide a short tutorial for those new to the software and include R commands and output at the end of each chapter. Data sets used in the book are available on a supporting website. Each chapter contains a number of exercises, half of which can be done by hand. The text also contains ten case exercises where readers are encouraged to apply their knowledge to larger data sets and learn more about approaches specific to the life sciences. Ultimately, readers come away with a computational toolbox that enables them to perform actual analysis for real data sets as well as the confidence and skills to undertake more sophisticated analyses as their careers progress.

Mathematical Biology

Mathematical Biology is a richly illustrated textbook in an exciting and fast growing field.

Author: James D. Murray

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387952239

Category: Mathematics

Page: 553

View: 250

Mathematical Biology is a richly illustrated textbook in an exciting and fast growing field. Providing an in-depth look at the practical use of math modeling, it features exercises throughout that are drawn from a variety of bioscientific disciplines - population biology, developmental biology, physiology, epidemiology, and evolution, among others. It maintains a consistent level throughout so that graduate students can use it to gain a foothold into this dynamic research area.

Chemistry for the Life Sciences

Introduction and Use of This Text This book is intended as a self-study text for first
-year undergraduate life scientists. As such a ... Many undergraduate life
scientists ha e not studied mathematics beyond the General Certificate of
Secondary ...

Author: Raul Sutton

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420069365

Category: Medical

Page: 280

View: 622

Presents short topics tied to numerical or conceptual ideas, reinforced with worked examples and questions Retaining the user-friendly style of the first edition, this text is designed to eliminate the knowledge gap for those life sciences students who have not studied chemistry at an advanced level. It contains new chapters on -

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Introduction to Mathematical Biology

This book is based on a one semester course that the authors have been teaching for several years, and includes two sets of case studies.

Author: Ching Shan Chou

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319296388

Category: Mathematics

Page: 172

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This book is based on a one semester course that the authors have been teaching for several years, and includes two sets of case studies. The first includes chemostat models, predator-prey interaction, competition among species, the spread of infectious diseases, and oscillations arising from bifurcations. In developing these topics, readers will also be introduced to the basic theory of ordinary differential equations, and how to work with MATLAB without having any prior programming experience. The second set of case studies were adapted from recent and current research papers to the level of the students. Topics have been selected based on public health interest. This includes the risk of atherosclerosis associated with high cholesterol levels, cancer and immune interactions, cancer therapy, and tuberculosis. Readers will experience how mathematical models and their numerical simulations can provide explanations that guide biological and biomedical research. Considered to be the undergraduate companion to the more advanced book "Mathematical Modeling of Biological Processes" (A. Friedman, C.-Y. Kao, Springer – 2014), this book is geared towards undergraduate students with little background in mathematics and no biological background.