## Dynamic Models in Biology, Volume 13From controlling disease outbreaks to predicting heart attacks, dynamic models are increasingly crucial for understanding biological processes. Many universities are starting undergraduate programs in computational biology to introduce students to this rapidly growing field. In Developed from a course taught by Ellner and Guckenheimer at Cornell University, the book is organized around biological applications, with mathematics and computing developed through case studies at the molecular, cellular, and population levels. The authors cover both simple analytic models--the sort usually found in mathematical biology texts--and the complex computational models now used by both biologists and mathematicians. Linked to a Web site with computer-lab materials and exercises, |

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### Contents

1 What Are Dynamic Models? | 1 |

2 Matrix Models and Structured Population Dynamics | 31 |

3 Membrane Channels and Action Potentials | 71 |

Pathways of Gene Expression | 107 |

5 Dynamical Systems | 135 |

6 Differential Equation Models for Infectious Disease | 183 |