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Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology

Mathematical Modeling of Collective Behavior in Socio-Economic and Life Sciences

Editors: Naldi, Giovanni, Pareschi, Lorenzo, Toscani, Giuseppe (Eds.)

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  • Shows how mathematical modeling plays an increasing role in the understanding of complex multi-scale phenomena
  • Covers a broad range of topics, including wealth distribution, price formation, spreading of opinions, and aggregation and swarming
  • Applies to a variety of disciplines including finance, social science, and the life sciences
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Mathematical modeling using dynamical systems and partial differential equations is now playing an increasing role in the understanding of complex multi-scale phenomena. Behavior in seemingly different areas such as sociology, economics, and the life sciences can be described by closely related models. Systems made out of a large enough number of individual members can be said to exhibit a collective behavior, from which insight can be gathered in a way that real-life experiments cannot. Using examples from financial markets and modern warfare to the flocking of birds and the swarming of bacteria, the collected research in this volume demonstrates the common methodological approaches and tools for modeling and simulating collective behavior.

Specific topics covered include:
* analysis of wealth distributions
* dynamics of price formation
* spreading of opinions
* models of social behavior
* population dynamics
* aggregation and swarming

The topics presented point toward new and challenging frontiers of applied mathematics, making the volume a useful reference text for applied mathematicians, physicists, biologists, and economists involved in the modeling of socio-economic systems.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mathematical Modeling of Collective Behavior in Socio-Economic and Life Sciences
Editors
  • Giovanni Naldi
  • Lorenzo Pareschi
  • Giuseppe Toscani
Series Title
Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-0-8176-4946-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-8176-4946-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-8176-4945-6
Series ISSN
2164-3679
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 438
Number of Illustrations
98 b/w illustrations
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