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Mathematical Modeling

Branching Beyond Calculus, 1st Edition

By Crista Arangala, Nicolas S. Luke, Karen A. Yokley

Chapman and Hall/CRC

304 pages | 149 B/W Illus.

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Mathematical Modeling: Branching Beyond Calculus reveals the versatility of mathematical modeling. The authors present the subject in an attractive manner and flexibley manner. Students will discover that the topic not only focuses on math, but biology, engineering, and both social and physical sciences.

The book is written in a way to meet the needs of any modeling course. Each chapter includes examples, exercises, and projects offering opportunities for more in-depth investigations into the world of mathematical models. The authors encourage students to approach the models from various angles while creating a more complete understanding. The assortment of disciplines covered within the book and its flexible structure produce an intriguing and promising foundation for any mathematical modeling course or for self-study.

Key Features:

  • Chapter projects guide more thorough investigations of the models
  • The text aims to expand a student’s communication skills and perspectives
  • WThe widespread applications are incorporated, even includinge biology and social sciences
  • Its structure allows it to serve as either primary or supplemental text
  • Uses Mathematica and MATLAB are used to develop models and computations

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Modeling with Calculus; Exploring Extrema; Modeling with The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus; Probability Distributions; Introduction to Stochastic Processes Applications of Sequences and Series; Fibonacci and Lucas Sequences; Taylor Approximations Fourier Series and Signal Processing. Chapter 2: Modeling with Linear Algebra; Modeling with Graphs; Stochastic Models - Markov Chains; Leslie Matrices and other Matrix Models; Linear Programming; Game Theory. Chapter 3: Modeling with Programming; Simulations; Automata Models; Branching Theory. Chapter 4: Modeling with Ordinary Differential Equations; Introduction of Modeling with Differential Equations and Difference Equations; Basic Growth Models; Finding and Analyzing Equilibrium; Multiple Population Models, Coupled Systems; Epidemic Models; Models in a Variety of Fields.

About the Authors

Dr. Crista Arangala is a professor at Elon University with a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Cincinnati. She teaches and researches areas from mathematical modeling to learning service education. Together with her Elon students, she runs a traveling science museum in Kerala, India. She also authored the book Exploring Linear Algebra: Labs and Projects Using Mathematica. In 2014 she was named a Fulbright Scholar.

Dr. Nicholas S. Luke is an associate professor at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a Ph.D. in computational applied mathematics from North Carolina State University. He has won multiple teaching awards for his approach to courses from college algebra to differential equations. Currently, he focuses his research on mathematical modeling of biological systems.

Dr. Karen A. Yokley is an associate professor at Elon University with a Ph.D. in computational applied mathematics from North Carolina State University. She teaches various undergraduate mathematics courses, and her research interests include modeling biological systems with ordinary differential equations. She co-authored the book, Exploring Calculus: Labs and Projects Using Mathematica, with Dr. Arangala.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MATHEMATICS / Differential Equations