1st Edition

Difference Equations with Public Health Applications

By Lemuel A. Moyé, Asha Seth Kapadia Copyright 2000

    This study of difference equations with public health applications develops the methodology for the solution of the general kth order linear difference equation using the generating function approach. It includes an examination of the dynamics of disease spread and containment in populations using illness-death models. There are over 1000 featured

    Series Introduction, Preface, Introduction, 1. Difference Equations: Structure and Function, 2. Generating Functions I: Inversion Principles, 3. Generating Functions II: Coefficient Collection, 4. Difference Equations: Invoking the Generating Functions, 5. Difference Equations: Variable Coefficients, 6. Difference Equations: Run Theory, 7. Difference Equations: Drought Prediction, 8. Difference Equations: Rhythm Disturbances, 9. Difference Equations: Follow-up Losses in Clinical Trials, 10. Difference Equations: Business Predictions, 11. Difference Equations in Epidemiology: Basic Models, 12. Difference Equations in Epidemiology: Advanced Models, Index


    Lemuel A. Moyé, Asha Seth Kapadia