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Transport Modeling in Hydrogeochemical Systems

  • J. David Logan

Part of the Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics book series (IAM, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  3. J. David Logan
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  4. J. David Logan
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 191-225

About this book

Introduction

The subject of this monograph lies in the joint areas of applied mathematics and hydrogeology. The goals are to introduce various mathematical techniques and ideas to applied scientists while at the same time to reveal to applied math­ ematicians an exciting catalog of interesting equations and examples, some of which have not undergone the rigors of mathematical analysis. Of course, there is a danger in a dual endeavor-the applied scientist may feel the mathematical models lack physical depth and the mathematician may think the mathematics is trivial. However, mathematical modeling has established itself firmly as a tool that can not only lead to greater understanding of the science, but can also be a catalyst for the advancement of science. I hope the presentation, written in the spirit of mathematical modeling, has a balance that bridges these two areas and spawns some cross-fertilization. Notwithstanding, the reader should fully understand the idea of a mathe­ matical model. In the world of reality we are often faced with describing and predicting the results of experiments. A mathematical model is a set of equa­ tions that encapsulates reality; it is a caricature of the real physical system that aids in our understanding of real phenomena. A good model extracts the essen­ tial features of the problem and lays out, in a simple manner, those processes and interactions that are important. By design, mathematical models should have predictive capability.

Keywords

Applied Mathematics Hydrochemical Systems Mathematics in Hydrogeology Textbook Transport Modelling hydrogeology hydrology

Authors and affiliations

  • J. David Logan
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsUniversity of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-3518-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-2932-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-3518-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0939-6047
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