Population Dynamics

  • Frank C. Hoppensteadt
  • Charles S. Peskin
Part of the Texts in Applied Mathematics book series (TAM, volume 10)


Knowing about how populations live and respond to external signals is important in a society where government, economics and commerce are based on population projections and descriptions; and in medicine, science, and agriculture, where cell populations are targets for the treatment of diseases and for production in biotechnology. We study here two important realms of biology: microbial populations and animal populations. Mathematical aspects of all population phenomena usually involve descriptions of population sizes and ways to extrapolate present knowledge to information about the future, and they involve descriptions of population structures and ways to determine and project them into the future.


Washout Rate Mitotic Cycle Intrinsic Growth Rate Maximum Sustained Yield Renewal Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frank C. Hoppensteadt
    • 1
  • Charles S. Peskin
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Systems Science and EngineeringArizona State UniversityTempeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics Courant Institute of Mathematical SciencesNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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