Proceedings of Symposia in Applied Mathematics 2002; 177 pp; hardcover Volume: 59 ISBN10: 0821828169 ISBN13: 9780821828168 List Price: US$57 Member Price: US$45.60 Order Code: PSAPM/59
 In many respects, biology is the new frontier for applied mathematicians. This book demonstrates the important role mathematics plays in the study of some biological problems. It introduces mathematicians to the biological sciences and provides enough mathematics for bioscientists to appreciate the utility of the modelling approach. The book presents a number of diverse topics, such as neurophysiology, cell biology, immunology, and human genetics. It examines how research is done, what mathematics is used, what the outstanding questions are, and how to enter the field. Also given is a brief historical survey of each topic, putting current research into perspective. The book is suitable for mathematicians and biologists interested in mathematical methods in biology. Readership Graduate students, research mathematicians, and biologists interested in mathematical biology. Table of Contents  D. Terman  Dynamics of singularly perturbed neuronal networks
 D. Tranchina  Mathematics in visual neuroscience: The retina
 J. P. Keener  Arrhythmias by dimension
 J. Sneyd  Calcium excitability
 K. Lange and B. Redelings  Disease gene dynamics in a population isolate
 A. S. Perelson and P. W. Nelson  Modeling viral infections
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