Modeling Dynamic Systems

Modeling Dynamic Biological Systems

Authors: Hannon, Bruce, Ruth, Matthias

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  • This updated volume teaches computer modeling of biological systems using models created with STELLA software
  • Examples of systems modeled include cell development, the beating heart, and the spread and control of epidemics
  • Includes easy-to-use software modules that require no prior experience to use
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About this Textbook

Many biologists and ecologists have developed models that find widespread use in theoretical investigations and in applications to organism behavior, disease control, population and metapopulation theory, ecosystem dynamics, and environmental management. This book captures and extends the process of model development by concentrating on the dynamic aspects of these processes and by providing the tools such that virtually anyone with basic knowledge in the Life Sciences can develop meaningful dynamic models. Examples of the systems modeled in the book range from models of cell development, the beating heart, the growth and spread of insects, spatial competition and extinction, to the spread and control of epidemics, including the conditions for the development of chaos. Key features: - easy-to-learn and easy-to-use software - examples from many subdisciplines of biology, covering models of cells, organisms, populations, and metapopulations - no prior computer or programming experience required Key benefits: - learn how to develop modeling skills and system thinking on your own rather than use models developed by others - be able to easily run models under alternative assumptions and investigate the implications of these assumptions for the dynamics of the biological system being modeled - develop skills to assess the dynamics of biological systems

About the authors

Dr. Matthias Ruth is a full professor with appointments in the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Northeastern University.

Dr. Bruce Hannon is Jubilee Professor (Emeritus) of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Reviews

“I found this book to be a delightful introduction to symbolic programming using STELLA. … I would recommend this text to a reader interested in model development using symbolic programming tasks.” (Megan Sawyer, MAA Reviews, October, 2015)


Table of contents (42 chapters)

Table of contents (42 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-05615-9
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
valid through March 31, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-05614-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
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  • Due: July 7, 2014
  • ISBN 978-3-319-30764-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modeling Dynamic Biological Systems
Authors
Series Title
Modeling Dynamic Systems
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-05615-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-05615-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-05614-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-30764-0
Series ISSN
2199-2606
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVI, 434
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 280 illustrations in colour
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