An Invitation to BiomathematicsRaina Robeva, James R. Kirkwood, Robin Lee Davies, Leon Farhy, Boris P. Kovatchev, Martin Straume, Michael L. Johnson Essential for all biology and biomathematics courses, this textbook provides students with a fresh perspective of quantitative techniques in biology in a field where virtually any advance in the life sciences requires a sophisticated mathematical approach. An Invitation to Biomathematics, expertly written by a team of experienced educators, offers students a solid understanding of solving biological problems with mathematical applications. This text succeeds in enabling students to truly experience advancements made in biology through mathematical models by containing computerbased handson laboratory projects with emphasis on model development, model validation, and model refinement. The supplementary work, Laboratory Manual of Biomathematics is available separately ISBN 0123740223, or as a set ISBN: 0123740290)

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Contents
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Complex Dynamics Emerging from Interacting Dynamical Systems  53 
Mathematics in Genetics  99 
Quantitative Genetics and Statistics  129 
Risk Analysis of Blood Glucose Data  151 
Predicting Septicemia in Neonates  181 
Cooperative Binding How Your Blood Transports Oxygen  211 
Ligand Binding Data Fitting and LeastSquares Estimates of Model Parameters  233 