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Association for Women in Mathematics Series

Understanding Complex Biological Systems with Mathematics

Editors: Radunskaya, Ami, Segal, Rebecca, Shtylla, Blerta (Eds.)

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  • Addresses a variety of applications in the biosciences, including disease spread, cancer, and flow of fluids in organisms
  • Tackles significant biological and medical questions through mathematical models to understand complex system dynamics
  • Illustrates results using numerous, color figures, tables, and images
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About this book

This volume examines a variety of biological and medical problems using mathematical models to understand complex system dynamics. Featured topics include autism spectrum disorder, ectoparasites and allogrooming, argasid ticks dynamics, super-fast nematocyst firing, cancer-immune population dynamics, and the spread of disease through populations. Applications are investigated with mathematical models using a variety of techniques in ordinary and partial differential equations, difference equations, Markov-chain models, Monte-Carlo simulations, network theory, image analysis, and immersed boundary method. Each article offers a thorough explanation of the methodologies used and numerous tables and color illustrations to explain key results. This volume is suitable for graduate students and researchers interested in current applications of mathematical models in the biosciences.

The research featured in this volume began among newly-formed collaborative groups at the 2017 Women Advancing Mathematical Biology Workshop that took place at the Mathematical Biosciences Institute in Columbus, Ohio. The groups spent one intensive week working at MBI and continued their collaborations after the workshop, resulting in the work presented in this volume.


About the authors

Ami Radunskaya is a professor of mathematics at Pomona College, the President of the Association for Women in Mathematics (2017-2018), and a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society. 
Rebecca Segal is an associate professor of mathematics at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Blerta Shtylla is an assistant professor of mathematics at Pomona College. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Searching for Superspreaders: Identifying Epidemic Patterns Associated with Superspreading Events in Stochastic Models

    Pages 1-29

    Edholm, Christina J. (et al.)

  • How Disease Risks Can Impact the Evolution of Social Behaviors and Emergent Population Organization

    Pages 31-46

    Williams, Nakeya D. (et al.)

  • Mathematical Analysis of the Impact of Social Structure on Ectoparasite Load in Allogrooming Populations

    Pages 47-61

    Brooks, Heather Z. (et al.)

  • Modeling the Argasid Tick (Ornithodoros moubata) Life Cycle

    Pages 63-87

    Clifton, Sara M. (et al.)

  • A Mathematical Model for Tumor–Immune Dynamics in Multiple Myeloma

    Pages 89-122

    Gallaher, Jill (et al.)

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Hardcover 83,19 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding Complex Biological Systems with Mathematics
Editors
  • Ami Radunskaya
  • Rebecca Segal
  • Blerta Shtylla
Series Title
Association for Women in Mathematics Series
Series Volume
14
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s) and the Association for Women in Mathematics
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98083-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98083-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98082-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07448-7
Series ISSN
2364-5733
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 198
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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