Lecture Notes on Mathematical Modelling in the Life Sciences

Chemical Kinetics, Stochastic Processes, and Irreversible Thermodynamics

Authors: Santillán, Moisés

  • Provides the common mathematical groundwork over a variety of biological applications
  • Brings together nonlinear dynamics, stochastic processes, irreversible thermodynamics, physical chemistry and biochemistry
  • Large number and variety of applications, examples and exercises
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About this Textbook

This book brings theories in nonlinear dynamics, stochastic processes, irreversible thermodynamics, physical chemistry and biochemistry together in an introductory but formal and comprehensive manner. Coupled with examples, the theories are developed stepwise, starting with the simplest concepts and building upon them into a more general framework. Furthermore, each new mathematical derivation is immediately applied to one or more biological systems. The last chapters focus on applying mathematical and physical techniques to study systems such as: gene regulatory networks and molecular motors.

The target audience of this book are mainly final year undergraduate and graduate students with a solid mathematical background (physicists, mathematicians and engineers), as well as with basic notions of biochemistry and cellular biology. This book can also be useful to students with a biological background who are interested in mathematical modeling and have a working knowledge of calculus, differential equations and a basic understanding of probability theory.

About the authors

Moises Santillan is a Mendeley member in Biological Sciences and Professor at Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados in Apodaca, Mexico. He has a BSc, MSc and PhD in physics, although most of his research has been advocated to tackling biological problems with tools from physics and mathematics. Professor Santillan has published more than 50 research journal papers and book chapters and belongs to four editorial boards.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Brief Introduction to Chemical Kinetics

    Santillán, Moisés

    Pages 1-6

  • Brief Introduction to Thermodynamics

    Santillán, Moisés

    Pages 7-14

  • Different Approaches to Analyzing a Simple Chemical Reaction

    Santillán, Moisés

    Pages 15-28

  • Molecule Synthesis and Degradation

    Santillán, Moisés

    Pages 29-49

  • Enzymatic Reactions

    Santillán, Moisés

    Pages 51-60

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chemical Kinetics, Stochastic Processes, and Irreversible Thermodynamics
Authors
Series Title
Lecture Notes on Mathematical Modelling in the Life Sciences
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-06689-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-06689-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-06688-2
Series ISSN
2193-4789
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 126
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 illustrations in colour
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