Dynamical Models in Biology

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Academic Press, Jun 15, 2001 - Mathematics - 187 pages
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* A 'down-to-earth' introduction to the growing field of modern mathematical biology
* Also includes appendices which provide background material that goes beyond advanced calculus and linear algebra
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Discrete Population Models
1
Chapter 2 Population Dynamics in Continuous time
17
Chapter 3 Epidemics
63
Chapter 4 Evolution And population Genetics
79
Chapter 5 Morphogenesis And Pattern Formation
105
Appendix 1 Discrete Mathematics
125
Appendix 2 Ordinary Differential Equations
143
Appendix 3 Partial Differential Equations
157
Appendix 4 Riemannian Geometry
171
References
179
Index
184
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Miklos Farkas received his Ph.D. in applied mathematics at Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest. He has been a professor of mathematics for over 30 years and has published a number of books and nearly 80 research papers. His research interest include stability theory nolinear oscillations, bifurcations, and population dynamics. He received the Bolyai Award of the Hungarian Academy of Science in 1999.

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