Logo - springer
Slogan - springer

Earth Sciences & Geography | Introduction to Systems Analysis - Mathematically Modeling Natural Systems

Introduction to Systems Analysis

Mathematically Modeling Natural Systems

Imboden, Dieter M., Pfenninger, Stefan

2013, VIII, 252 p. 142 illus.

Available Formats:

Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.

You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-642-30639-6

digitally watermarked, no DRM

Included Format: PDF

download immediately after purchase

learn more about Springer eBooks

add to marked items


Hardcover version

You can pay for Springer Books with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.

Standard shipping is free of charge for individual customers.


(net) price for USA

ISBN 978-3-642-30638-9

free shipping for individuals worldwide

usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days

add to marked items

  • Gives a well-founded and comprehensive yet light introduction to modelling environmental systems
  • Teaches how to build a model and describe that model mathematically in a way that lets the reader apply the principles to problems in various fields
  • Detailed examples, exercises, and humorous cartoons make learning entertaining Suitable for self-study as well as for use in class
This book builds an understanding of what systems are and how they can be described mathematically. In the context of natural science, this knowledge is of great importance. The intended audience are students in applied sciences such as earth and environmental science, geoecology, environmental chemistry and forestry. The focus is on the methods of modeling, with the aim to let readers develop models of their own as well as analyze the properties of models they encounter. Numerous practical examples from the environmental sciences illustrate the concepts, and exercises accompany each chapter. The book is written so as to be easily understandable and includes humorous cartoons. There is no derivation of mathematical formulas or technical description of modeling software. It does, however, require an understanding of calculus for the reader to apply the mathematical methods it introduces.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Applied Mathematics - Environmental Science - Modeling

Related subjects » Earth Sciences & Geography - Mathematics

Table of contents / Preface / Sample pages 

Distribution rights 

Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India

Popular Content within this publication 



Read this Book on Springerlink

Services for this book

New Book Alert

Get alerted on new Springer publications in the subject area of Earth Sciences (general).