Invitation to Biomathematics

By: James R. Kirkwood

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Essential for all biology and biomathematics courses, this textbook provides students with a fresh perspective of quantitative techniques in biology in a field where virtually any advance in the life sciences requires a sophisticated mathematical approach. An Invitation to Biomathematics, expertly written by a team of experienced educators, offers students a solid understanding of solving biological problems with mathematical applications. This text succeeds in enabling students to truly experience advancements made in biology through mathematical models by containing computer-based hands-on laboratory projects with emphasis on model development, model validation, and model refinement.The supplementary work, Laboratory Manual of Biomathematics is available separately ISBN 0123740223, or as a set ISBN: 0123740290)* Provides a complete guide for development of quantification skills crucial for applying mathematical methods to biological problems* Includes well-known examples from across disciplines in the life sciences including modern biomedical research* Explains how to use data sets or dynamical processes to build mathematical models* Offers extensive illustrative materials* Written in clear and easy-to-follow language without assuming a background in math or biology* A laboratory manual is available for hands-on, computer-assisted projects based on material covered in the text
Publication Date:
28 / 08 / 2007

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