Essential Mathematical Biology

  • Nicholas Ferris Britton

Part of the Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series book series (SUMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  3. Nicholas Ferris Britton
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 253-335

About this book


Essential Mathematical Biology is a self-contained introduction to the fast-growing field of mathematical biology. Written for students with a mathematical background, it sets the subject in its historical context and then guides the reader towards questions of current research interest, providing a comprehensive overview of the field and a solid foundation for interdisciplinary research in the biological sciences.

A broad range of topics is covered including: Population dynamics, Infectious diseases, Population genetics and evolution, Dispersal, Molecular and cellular biology, Pattern formation, and Cancer modelling.

This book will appeal to 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students studying mathematical biology. A background in calculus and differential equations is assumed, although the main results required are collected in the appendices. A dedicated website at accompanies the book and provides further exercises, more detailed solutions to exercises in the book, and links to other useful sites.


Cancer modelling Mathematical biology Mathematical modelling Molecular and cellular biology Pattern formation Population dynamics Population genetics and evolution biology genetics

Authors and affiliations

  • Nicholas Ferris Britton
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  1. 1.Centre for Mathematical Biology, Department of Mathematical SciencesUniversity of BathBathUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85233-536-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-0049-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1615-2085
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