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The Resource Mathematical biology : an introduction with Maple and Matlab, Ronald W. Shonkwiler, James Herod, (electronic book)

Mathematical biology : an introduction with Maple and Matlab, Ronald W. Shonkwiler, James Herod, (electronic book)

Label
Mathematical biology : an introduction with Maple and Matlab
Title
Mathematical biology
Title remainder
an introduction with Maple and Matlab
Statement of responsibility
Ronald W. Shonkwiler, James Herod
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This text presents mathematical biology as a field with a unity of its own, rather than only the intrusion of one science into another. It updates an earlier successful edition and greatly expands the concept of the "computer biology laboratory," giving students a general perspective of the field before proceeding to more specialized topics. The book focuses on problems of contemporary interest, such as cancer, genetics, and the rapidly growing field of genomics. It includes new chapters on parasites, cancer, and phylogenetics, along with an introduction to online resources for DNA, protein lookups, and popular pattern matching tools such as BLAST. In addition, the emerging field of algebraic statistics is introduced and its power illustrated in the context of phylogenetics." "A unique feature of the book is the integration of a computer algebra system into the flow of ideas in a supporting but unobtrusive role. Syntax for both the Maple and Matlab systems is provided in a tandem format. The use of a computer algebra system gives the students the opportunity to examine "what if" scenarios, allowing them to investigate biological systems in a way never before possible. For students without access to Maple or Matlab, each topic presented is complete. Graphic visualizations are provided for all mathematical results." "Mathematical Biology includes extensive exercises, problems and examples. A year of calculus with linear algebra is required to understand the material presented. The biology presented proceeds from the study of populations down to the molecular level; no previous coursework in biology is necessary. The book is appropriate for undergraduate and graduate students studying mathematics or biology and for scientists and researchers who wish to study the applications of mathematics and computers in the natural sciences."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1942-
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Shonkwiler, Ronald W.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1937-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Herod, J. V.
Series statement
Undergraduate texts in mathematics
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  • Biomathematics
  • Biomathematics
Target audience
adult
Label
Mathematical biology : an introduction with Maple and Matlab, Ronald W. Shonkwiler, James Herod, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
mixed
Contents
  • The biochemisty of cells
  • pt. 2. Systems and diseases
  • A biomathematical approach to HIV and AIDS
  • Parasites and their disease
  • Cancer: a disease of the DNA -- pt. 3. Genomics
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Phylogenetics
  • Biology, mathematics, and a mathematical biology laboratory
  • Some mathematical tools
  • pt. 1. Cells, signals, growth, and polulations
  • Interactions between organisms and their environment
  • Age-dependent population structures
  • Random movements in space and time
  • Neurophysiology
  • g
Control code
SPR612212183
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 551 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387709840
Other physical details
ill.
Publisher number
11870920
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Mathematical biology : an introduction with Maple and Matlab, Ronald W. Shonkwiler, James Herod, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
mixed
Contents
  • The biochemisty of cells
  • pt. 2. Systems and diseases
  • A biomathematical approach to HIV and AIDS
  • Parasites and their disease
  • Cancer: a disease of the DNA -- pt. 3. Genomics
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Phylogenetics
  • Biology, mathematics, and a mathematical biology laboratory
  • Some mathematical tools
  • pt. 1. Cells, signals, growth, and polulations
  • Interactions between organisms and their environment
  • Age-dependent population structures
  • Random movements in space and time
  • Neurophysiology
  • g
Control code
SPR612212183
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 551 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780387709840
Other physical details
ill.
Publisher number
11870920
Specific material designation
remote

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