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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.

Author Biography

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.
Release date Australia
November 3rd, 2018
Contributors
Edited by Ami Radunskaya Edited by Blerta Shtylla Edited by Rebecca Segal
Pages
198
Edition
1st ed. 2018
Illustrations
62 Tables, color; 36 Illustrations, color; 25 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 198 p. 61 illus., 36 illus. in color.
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Imprint
Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN-13
9783319980829
Product ID
28255008

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