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A Course in Mathematical Modeling (Mathematical Association of America Textbooks)


Randall Swift,Douglas D. Mooney


A Course in Mathematical Modeling (Mathematical Association of America Textbooks)


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The Mathematical Association of America; 1 edition (December 31, 1999)







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A Course in Mathematical Modeling (Mathematical Association of America Textbooks) by Randall Swift,Douglas D. Mooney

The emphasis of this book lies on the teaching of mathematical modeling rather than simply presenting models. To this end the book starts with the simple discrete exponential growth model as a building block, and successively refines it. This involves adding variable growth rates, multiple variables, fitting growth rates to data, including random elements, testing exactness of fit, using computer simulations and moving to a continuous setting. No advanced knowledge is assumed of the reader, making this book suitable for elementary modeling courses. The book can also be used to supplement courses in linear algebra, differential equations, probability theory and statistics.
Clear explanations. Models are from biology. Does not elaborate on the math and solving the differential equations, but a good overview.
Incredibly poorly written book. This is NOT a general introduction to M&S. A more appropriate title for this book would be "A Course in Biological Modeling". If you are looking for an introduction to numerous biological modeling systems then this is your book. If you want a book that overviews the wonderfully complex world of modeling then look elsewhere. (I'm still looking - any help out there). Point is that modeling is much more than understanding birth and death rates of Sand Hill Cranes. Modeling encompasses all fields of Engineering and Physics of which this book hardly mentions. (As you may detect I am particularly annoyed about the misleading title of this book. )
Also, take the authors math expectation in the forward seriously. Make sure you math skills are current before tackling this book. There is a lot of assumption and little equation development. If your skills are rusty you'll find yourself frequently bewildered by how they got from A to B.
I am completing a class on M&S using this book and I can honestly say that I do not know of one student in a class of 25 that is happy with this text.
Great conditions the book looks and feels brand new! No marking or wear and tear. love it !!
Came in good condition

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