9780123869128

Mathematical Modeling

  • ISBN 13:

    9780123869128

  • ISBN 10:

    0123869129

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 01/28/2013
  • Publisher: Academic Pr

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Summary

Meerschaert's new edition strengthens his position as the survey text of choice for mathematical modeling courses, adding ample instructor support and leveraging on-line delivery for solutions manuals and software ancillaries. From genetic engineering to hurricane prediction, mathematical models guide much of the decision-making in our society, and if the assumptions and methods underlying the modeling are flawed, the outcome can be disastrously poor, as recent events have proved. Since mathematical modeling is a rapidly growing specialty with applications in so many scientific and technical disciplines, there is a need for mathematically rigorous treatments of the subject, and particularly for texts that expose students to a range of possible approaches. Offers increased support for instructors, including MATLAB material as well as other on-line resources Features new sections on time series analysis and diffusion models Provides additional problems with international focus such as whale and dolphin populations, plus updated optimization problems

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