Mathematical Ideas in Biology

Mathematical Ideas in Biology

by J. Maynard Smith, Maynard Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521095506

ISBN-13: 9780521095501

Pub. Date: 09/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a lucid introduction to some of the mathematical ideas which are useful to biologists. Professor Maynard Smith introduces the reader to the ways in which biological problems can be expressed mathematically, and shows how the mathematical equations which arise in biological work can be solved. Each chapter has a number of examples which present further points

Overview

This is a lucid introduction to some of the mathematical ideas which are useful to biologists. Professor Maynard Smith introduces the reader to the ways in which biological problems can be expressed mathematically, and shows how the mathematical equations which arise in biological work can be solved. Each chapter has a number of examples which present further points of biological and mathematical interest. interest. Professor Maynard Smith's book is written for all biologists, from undergraduate level upwards, who need mathematical tools. Only an elementary knowledge of mathematics is assumed. Since there are already a number of books dealing with statistics for biologists, this book is particularly concerned with non-statistical topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521095501
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2008
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

1. Some consequences of scale; 2. Population regulation: generations separate; 3. Population regulation: generations not separate; 4. The genetics of families; 5. The genetics of populations; 6. Target theory; 7. Regulation and control; 8. Diffusion and similar processes.

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