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Courant Lecture Notes 2011; 149 pp; softcover Volume: 22 ISBN10: 0821872869 ISBN13: 9780821872864 List Price: US$33 Member Price: US$26.40 Order Code: CLN/22 See also: Dynamical Systems and Population Persistence  Hal L Smith and Horst R Thieme Modelling in Healthcare Modeling and Simulation of Biological Networks  Reinhard C Laubenbacher  Complex diseases involve most aspects of population biology, including genetics, demographics, epidemiology, and ecology. Mathematical methods, including differential, difference, and integral equations, numerical analysis, and random processes, have been used effectively in all of these areas. The aim of this book is to provide sufficient background in such mathematical and computational methods to enable the reader to better understand complex systems in biology, medicine, and the life sciences. It introduces concepts in mathematics to study population phenomena with the goal of describing complicated aspects of a disease, such as malaria, involving several species. The book is based on a graduate course in computational biology and applied mathematics taught at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences in fall 2010. The mathematical level is kept to essentially advanced undergraduate mathematics, and the results in the book are intended to provide readers with tools for performing more indepth analysis of population phenomena. Titles in this series are copublished with the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. Readership Graduate students and research mathematicians intrested in mathematical biology, population biology, system biology, computational biology, and epidemiology. 


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