Laboratory Manual of BiomathematicsLaboratory Manual of Biomathematics is a companion to the textbook An Invitation to Biomathematics. This laboratory manual expertly aids students who wish to gain a deeper understanding of solving biological issues with computer programs. It provides handson exploration of model development, model validation, and model refinement, enabling students to truly experience advancements made in biology by mathematical models. Each of the projects offered can be used as individual module in traditional biology or mathematics courses such as calculus, ordinary differential equations, elementary probability, statistics, and genetics. Biological topics include: Ecology, Toxicology, Microbiology, Epidemiology, Genetics, Biostatistics, Physiology, Cell Biology, and Molecular Biology . Mathematical topics include Discrete and continuous dynamical systems, difference equations, differential equations, probability distributions, statistics, data transformation, risk function, statistics, approximate entropy, periodic components, and pulsedetection algorithms. It includes more than 120 exercises derived from ongoing research studies. This text is designed for courses in mathematical biology, undergraduate biology majors, as well as general mathematics. The reader is not expected to have any extensive background in either math or biology.

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Logistic Models of SingleSpecies Population Dynamics Equilibrium States and LongTerm Behavior  19 
Physiological Mechanisms of Drug Elimination from the Bloodstream and Optimal Drug Intake Regimens  29 
Epidemic Models  43 
PredatorPrey Models  57 
Selection in Genetics The Effect of A Maladaptive or Lethal Gene  71 
Quantitative Genetics and Statistics  79 
Blood Glucose Fluctuation Characteristics in Type I versus Type II Diabetes Mellitus  99 
Using Heartbeat Characteristics and Patterns to Predict Sepsis in Neonates  113 
Hormone Pulsatility in Reproductive Endocrinology  131 
Endocrine Oscillators Modeling and Analysis of the Growth Hormone Network  143 
Chemical Perturbation on the Operations of Circadian Clocks  159 
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Laboratory Manual of Biomathematics Raina S. Robeva,James R. Kirkwood,Robin L. Davies Limited preview  2008 