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Book DetailsProceedings of Symposia in Applied MathematicsVolume: 59; 2002; 177 ppMSC: Primary 92;
In many respects, biology is the new frontier for applied mathematicians. This book demonstrates the important role mathematics plays in the study of some biological problems. It introduces mathematicians to the biological sciences and provides enough mathematics for bioscientists to appreciate the utility of the modelling approach.
The book presents a number of diverse topics, such as neurophysiology, cell biology, immunology, and human genetics. It examines how research is done, what mathematics is used, what the outstanding questions are, and how to enter the field. Also given is a brief historical survey of each topic, putting current research into perspective.
The book is suitable for mathematicians and biologists interested in mathematical methods in biology.ReadershipGraduate students, research mathematicians, and biologists interested in mathematical biology.

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Articles

David Terman  Dynamics of singularly perturbed neuronal networks [ MR 1944513 ]

Daniel Tranchina  Mathematics in visual neuroscience: the retina [ MR 1944514 ]

James P. Keener  Arrhythmias by dimension [ MR 1944515 ]

James Sneyd  Calcium excitability [ MR 1944516 ]

Kenneth Lange and Benjamin Redelings  Disease gene dynamics in a population isolate [ MR 1944517 ]

Alan S. Perelson and Patrick W. Nelson  Modeling viral infections [ MR 1944518 ]


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In many respects, biology is the new frontier for applied mathematicians. This book demonstrates the important role mathematics plays in the study of some biological problems. It introduces mathematicians to the biological sciences and provides enough mathematics for bioscientists to appreciate the utility of the modelling approach.
The book presents a number of diverse topics, such as neurophysiology, cell biology, immunology, and human genetics. It examines how research is done, what mathematics is used, what the outstanding questions are, and how to enter the field. Also given is a brief historical survey of each topic, putting current research into perspective.
The book is suitable for mathematicians and biologists interested in mathematical methods in biology.
Graduate students, research mathematicians, and biologists interested in mathematical biology.

Articles

David Terman  Dynamics of singularly perturbed neuronal networks [ MR 1944513 ]

Daniel Tranchina  Mathematics in visual neuroscience: the retina [ MR 1944514 ]

James P. Keener  Arrhythmias by dimension [ MR 1944515 ]

James Sneyd  Calcium excitability [ MR 1944516 ]

Kenneth Lange and Benjamin Redelings  Disease gene dynamics in a population isolate [ MR 1944517 ]

Alan S. Perelson and Patrick W. Nelson  Modeling viral infections [ MR 1944518 ]