An Invitation to Biomathematics (Textbook and Manual Set)

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9780123740298: An Invitation to Biomathematics (Textbook and Manual Set)

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. Biological coverage includes: Ecology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Toxicology, Physiology, Endocrinology, and Cell Biology. This textbook also includes a laboratory manual that enables 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.

* Includes a laboratory manual for hands-on, computer-assisted projects based on material covered in the text
* Provides a complete guide for development of quantification skills crucial for applying mathematical methods to biological problems
* Contains more than 120 well-known examples from across disciplines in the life sciences with modern biomedical research
* Explains how to use data sets or dynamical processes to build mathematical models
* Contains extensive illustrative materials
* Written in clear and easy-to-follow language without assuming a background in math or biology
* Offers students in mathematics an understanding of how their studies are applied to the Life Sciences

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A union of biology, mathematics, and computer science

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Today, virtually any advance in the life sciences requires a sophisticated mathematical approach. The methods of mathematics and computer science have emerged as critical tools to modeling biological phenomena, understanding patterns, and making sense of large data sets, such as those generated by the human genome project. An Invitation to Biomathematics provides a comprehensive, yet easily digested entry into the diverse world of mathematical biology--the union of biology, mathematics, and computer science.

This textbook, expertly written by a team of experienced educators, is divided into two parts. The first section presents core principles as elucidated by classical problems such as population growth, predator-prey interactions, epidemic models, and population genetics, while the second applies these principles to modern biomedical research. In addition, the supplementary work Laboratory Manual of Biomathematics (available separately) is designed to enable hands-on exploration of model development, model validation, and model refinement.

* 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.

This textbook is intended for use within courses in mathematical biology, as well as in general mathematics and biology courses that cover the application of math and statistics to biological problems. The reader is not expected to have any extensive background in either math or biology.

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