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Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications

Guide to Simulation and Modeling for Biosciences

Authors: Barnes, David J., Chu, Dominique

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  • Presents a broad overview of the most important techniques used to model biological systems
  • Provides a detailed introduction to agent-based models, stochastic modeling techniques, and spatial simulations for the novice modeler
  • With exercises, and a companion website featuring downloadable sample code
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About this Textbook

This accessible text presents a detailed introduction to the use of a wide range of software tools and modeling environments for use in the biosciences, as well as the fundamental mathematical background. The practical constraints presented by each modeling technique are described in detail, enabling the researcher to determine which software package would be most useful for a particular problem. Features: introduces a basic array of techniques to formulate models of biological systems, and to solve them; discusses agent-based models, stochastic modeling techniques, differential equations, spatial simulations, and Gillespie’s stochastic simulation algorithm; provides exercises; describes such useful tools as the Maxima algebra system, the PRISM model checker, and the modeling environments Repast Simphony and Smoldyn; contains appendices on rules of differentiation and integration, Maxima and PRISM notation, and some additional mathematical concepts; offers supplementary material at an associated website.

About the authors

David J. Barnes is a senior lecturer in computer science at the University of Kent, UK, with a strong background in the teaching of programming and the implementation of computational models of biological systems.

Dominique Chu is a senior lecturer in computer science at the University of Kent, UK. He is an expert in mathematical and computational modeling of biological systems, with years of experience in these fields.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4471-6762-4
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Hardcover $84.99
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Softcover $79.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Guide to Simulation and Modeling for Biosciences
Authors
Series Title
Simulation Foundations, Methods and Applications
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-6762-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-6762-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6761-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-6898-0
Series ISSN
2195-2817
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 339
Number of Illustrations
80 b/w illustrations
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