Modeling Dynamic Biological Systems / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
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- Springer New York
Models help us understand the dynamics of real-world processes by using the computer to mimic the actual forces that are known or assumed to result in a system's behavior. This book does not require a substantial background in mathematics or computer science. Using STELLA II and MADONNA software, Modeling Dynamic Biological Systems applies methods of computer modeling to a wide range of topics from laboratory biology and ecology. STELLA II and MADONNA run-time software and computer files of sample models accompany the book on a CD-ROM. The software is compatible with both Macintosh- and Windows-based systems.
About the Author
Dr. Matthias Ruth is a full professor with appointments in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University.
Dr. Bruce Hannon is Jubilee Professor (Emeritus) of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Table of ContentsIntroduction
• Physical and Biochemical Models
• Genetics Models
• Models of Organism
• Single Population Models
• Multiple Population Models
• Catastrophe and Self-Organization
• Conclusion: Building a Modeling Community