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

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

By: Randall Swift (editor), Douglas D. Mooney (editor)Paperback

More than 4 weeks availability

£41.99 With FREE Saver Delivery


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.

Create a review


Modeling basics; 1. Discrete dynamical systems; 2. Discrete stochasticity; 3. Stages, states, and classes; 4. Empirical modeling; 5. Continuous models; 6. Continuous stochasticity; Appendices.

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/06/1999
  • ISBN13: 9780883857120
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780883857120
  • weight: 790
  • ISBN10: 088385712X

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly