Algebraic and Discrete Mathematical Methods for Modern Biology

Algebraic and Discrete Mathematical Methods for Modern Biology

By: Raina Stefanova Robeva (editor)Hardback

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Written by experts in both mathematics and biology, Algebraic and Discrete Mathematical Methods for Modern Biology offers a bridge between math and biology, providing a framework for simulating, analyzing, predicting, and modulating the behavior of complex biological systems. Each chapter begins with a question from modern biology, followed by the description of certain mathematical methods and theory appropriate in the search of answers. Every topic provides a fast-track pathway through the problem by presenting the biological foundation, covering the relevant mathematical theory, and highlighting connections between them. Many of the projects and exercises embedded in each chapter utilize specialized software, providing students with much-needed familiarity and experience with computing applications, critical components of the "modern biology" skill set. This book is appropriate for mathematics courses such as finite mathematics, discrete structures, linear algebra, abstract/modern algebra, graph theory, probability, bioinformatics, statistics, biostatistics, and modeling, as well as for biology courses such as genetics, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, ecology, and evolution. * Examines significant questions in modern biology and their mathematical treatments* Presents important mathematical concepts and tools in the context of essential biology* Features material of interest to students in both mathematics and biology* Presents chapters in modular format so coverage need not follow the Table of Contents* Introduces projects appropriate for undergraduate research* Utilizes freely accessible software for visualization, simulation, and analysis in modern biology* Requires no calculus as a prerequisite* Provides a complete Solutions Manual* Features a companion website with supplementary resources

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Raina Robeva was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of Virginia and has led multiple NSF-funded curriculum development projects at the interface of mathematics and biology. She is the lead author of the textbook An Invitation to Biomathematics (2008) and the lead editor of the volume Mathematical Concepts and Methods in Modern Biology: Using Modern Discrete Models (2013), both published by Academic Press. Robeva is the founding Chief Editor of the research journal Frontiers in Systems Biology. She is a professor of Mathematical Sciences at Sweet Briar College and lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/03/2015
  • ISBN13: 9780128012130
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 382
  • ID: 9780128012130
  • weight: 1270
  • ISBN10: 0128012137

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