Lectures on Mathematics in the Life Sciences
Volume: 15; 1982; 122 pp; Softcover
MSC: Primary 92;
Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-1165-8
Product Code: LLSCI/15
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Some Mathematical Questions in Biology—Neuro-BiologyShare this page
Edited by Robert M. Miura
This volume contains lectures presented at the 15th annual meeting on
mathematical biology, organized by a joint AMS-SIAM committee, as part
of the mathematical activities at the annual AAAS meeting, held
January 7, 1982, in Washington, D.C. The meeting was devoted to
neurobiology, and was very ably organized by Robert M. Miura.
Neurobiology is a very large field, and there are many applications of
mathematics that could have been selected. Miura and the committee
wisely chose to concentrate on one or two topics concerned mainly with
the properties of individual neurons and their processes.
In summary, this is an excellent collection of articles on some of the more interesting and timely problems of cellular neurobiology. The articles, especially those by Plant, Rinzel, and Nicholson and Phillips, are all excellent expositions of important problems. I recommend this volume to anyone interested in mathematical neurobiology.