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A quest toward a mathematical theory of living systems, Nicola Bellomo...[et al.], (electronic book)

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A quest toward a mathematical theory of living systems
Title
A quest toward a mathematical theory of living systems
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Bellomo...[et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This monograph aims to lay the groundwork for the design of a unified mathematical approach to the modeling and analysis of large, complex systems composed of interacting living things. Drawing on twenty years of research in various scientific fields, it explores how mathematical kinetic theory and evolutionary game theory can be used to understand the complex interplay between mathematical sciences and the dynamics of living systems. The authors hope this will contribute to the development of new tools and strategies, if not a new mathematical theory. The first chapter discusses the main features of living systems and outlines a strategy for their modeling. The following chapters then explore some of the methods needed to potentially achieve this in practice. Chapter Two provides a brief introduction to the mathematical kinetic theory of classical particles, with special emphasis on the Boltzmann equation; the Enskog equation, mean field models, and Monte Carlo methods are also briefly covered. Chapter Three uses concepts from evolutionary game theory to derive mathematical structures that are able to capture the complexity features of interactions within living systems. The book then shifts to exploring the relevant applications of these methods that can potentially be used to derive specific, usable models. The modeling of social systems in various contexts is the subject of Chapter Five, and an overview of modeling crowd dynamics is given in Chapter Six, demonstrating how this approach can be used to model the dynamics of multicellular systems. The final chapter considers some additional applications before presenting an overview of open problems. The authors then offer their own speculations on the conceptual paths that may lead to a mathematical theory of living systems hoping to motivate future research activity in the field. A truly unique contribution to the existing literature, A Quest Toward a Mathematical Theory of Living Systems is an important book that will no doubt have a significant influence on the future directions of the field. It will be of interest to mathematical biologists, systems biologists, biophysicists, and other researchers working on understanding the complexities of living systems
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Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
570.1/51
Index
index present
LC call number
QH323.5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bellomo, Nicola
  • Bellouquid, Abdelghani
  • Gibelli, Livio
  • Outada, Nisrine
Series statement
Modeling and simulation in science, engineering and technology,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biomathematics
  • Systems biology
Label
A quest toward a mathematical theory of living systems, Nicola Bellomo...[et al.], (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On the "Complex" Interplay between Mathematics and Living Systems -- A Brief Introduction to the Mathematical Kinetic Theory of Classical Particles -- On the Search for a Structure: Toward a Mathematical Theory to Model Living Systems -- From the Mathematical Theory to Applications -- Modeling Social Behavioral Dynamics -- Mathematical Models of Crowd Dynamics in Complex Venues -- On the Search for a Mathematical Theory of Living Systems
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319574363
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn994075439
Label
A quest toward a mathematical theory of living systems, Nicola Bellomo...[et al.], (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On the "Complex" Interplay between Mathematics and Living Systems -- A Brief Introduction to the Mathematical Kinetic Theory of Classical Particles -- On the Search for a Structure: Toward a Mathematical Theory to Model Living Systems -- From the Mathematical Theory to Applications -- Modeling Social Behavioral Dynamics -- Mathematical Models of Crowd Dynamics in Complex Venues -- On the Search for a Mathematical Theory of Living Systems
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319574363
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ocn994075439

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