This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Calculus for Biology and Medicine, Third Edition, addresses the needs of readers in the biological sciences by showing them how to use calculus to analyze natural phenomena—without compromising the rigorous presentation of the mathematics. While the table of contents aligns well with a traditional calculus text, all the concepts are presented through biological and medical applications. The text provides readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyze and interpret mathematical models of a diverse array of phenomena in the living world. This book is suitable for a wide audience, as all examples were chosen so that no formal training in biology is needed.
Calculus for Biology and Medicine, Third Edition, addresses the needs of readers in the biological sciences by showing them how to use calculus to analyze natural phenomena—without compromising the rigorous presentation of the mathematics. While the table of contents aligns well with a traditional calculus text, all the concepts are presented through biological and medical applications. The text provides readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyze and interpret mathematical models of a diverse array of phenomena in the living world. This book is suitable for a wide audience, as all examples were chosen so that no formal training in biology is needed.
This volume teaches calculus in thebiologycontextwithoutcompromising the level of regular calculus. The material is organized in the standard way and explains how the different concepts are logically related. Each new concept is typically introduced with a biological example; the concept is then developedwithoutthe biological context and then the concept is tied into additional biological examples. This allows readers to first seewhya certain concept is important, then lets them focus on how to use the conceptswithoutgetting distracted by applications, and then, once readers feel more comfortable with the concepts, it revisits the biological applications to make sure that they canapplythe concepts. The book features exceptionally detailed, step-by-step, worked-out examples and a variety of problems, including an unusually large number of word problems.The volume begins with a preview and review and moves into discrete time models, sequences, and difference equations, limits and continuity, differentiation, applications of differentiation, integration techniques and computational methods, differential equations, linear algebra and analytic geometry, multivariable calculus, systems of differential equations and probability and statistics.For faculty and postdocs in biology departments.
Physics in Biology and Medicine, Fourth Edition, covers topics in physics as they apply to the life sciences, specifically medicine, physiology, nursing and other applied health fields. This is a concise introductory paperback that provides practical techniques for applying knowledge of physics to the study of living systems and presents material in a straightforward manner requiring very little background in physics or biology. Applicable courses are Biophysics and Applied Physics. This new edition discusses biological systems that can be analyzed quantitatively, and how advances in the life sciences have been aided by the knowledge of physical or engineering analysis techniques. The volume is organized into 18 chapters encompassing thermodynamics, electricity, optics, sound, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and atomic and nuclear physics. Each chapter provides a brief review of the background physics before focusing on the applications of physics to biology and medicine. Topics range from the role of diffusion in the functioning of cells to the effect of surface tension on the growth of plants in soil and the conduction of impulses along the nervous system. Each section contains problems that explore and expand some of the concepts. The text includes many figures, examples and illustrative problems and appendices which provide convenient access to the most important concepts of mechanics, electricity, and optics in the body. Physics in Biology and Medicine will be a valuable resource for students and professors of physics, biology, and medicine, as well as for applied health workers. Provides practical techniques for applying knowledge of physics to the study of living systems Presents material in a straight forward manner requiring very little background in physics or biology Includes many figures, examples and illustrative problems and appendices which provide convenient access to the most important concepts of mechanics, electricity, and optics in the body
Based on the best-selling Calculus and Its Applications by Marv Bittinger, this new text is appropriate for a two-semester calculus course for life science majors. With four new chapters and two new co-authors, Calculus for the Life Sciences continues the Bittinger reputation as one of the most student-oriented and clearly written Applied Calculus texts available. The exercises and examples have been substantially updated to include additional relevant life science applications and current topics.
Author: Frederick R. Adler
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Designed to help life sciences students understand the role mathematics has played in breakthroughs in epidemiology, genetics, statistics, physiology, and other biological areas, MODELING THE DYNAMCICS OF LIFE: CALCULUS AND PROBABILTY FOR LIFE SCIENTISTS, Third Edition, provides students with a thorough grounding in mathematics, the language, and 'the technology of thought' with which these developments are created and controlled. The text teaches the skills of describing a system, translating appropriate aspects into equations, and interpreting the results in terms of the original problem. The text helps unify biology by identifying dynamical principles that underlie a great diversity of biological processes. Standard topics from calculus courses are covered, with particular emphasis on those areas connected with modeling such as discrete-time dynamical systems, differential equations, and probability and statistics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Nathan C Ryan
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Release Date: 2017-08-17
Biology majors and pre-health students at many colleges and universities are required to take a semester of calculus but rarely do such students see authentic applications of its techniques and concepts. Applications of Calculus to Biology and Medicine: Case Studies from Lake Victoria is designed to address this issue: it prepares students to engage with the research literature in the mathematical modeling of biological systems, assuming they have had only one semester of calculus. The text includes projects, problems and exercises: the projects ask the students to engage with the research literature, problems ask the students to extend their understanding of the materials and exercises ask the students to check their understanding as they read the text. Students who successfully work their way through the text will be able to engage in a meaningful way with the research literature to the point that they would be able to make genuine contributions to the literature. Request Inspection Copy Contents: Background:Lake VictoriaWhat is Calculus?Population Modeling:Introduction to Population ModelingLogistic GrowthHarvesting a Population with Logistic GrowthEuler's MethodModeling Interlude: The Modeling ProcessResearch Interlude: Reading a Research PaperBrief Introduction to SageProjects for Population ModelingDrug Modeling:Introduction to PharmacokineticsTwo Models for Lead in the BodyMethods of Drug AdministrationEuler's Method for Systems of Differential EquationsModeling Interlude: Sensitivity AnalysisResearch Interlude: Writing a Research PaperProjects for Pharmacokinetic ModelingPredator Prey Modeling:Undamped Lotka-Volterra EquationsDamped Lotka-Volterra EquationsPredator SatiationIsoclinesSpecies FormationTop PredatorsModeling Interlude: Potential Problems with ModelsResearch Interlude: Making FiguresProjects for Predatory-Prey ModelsInfectious Disease Modeling:SIR Model for Infectious DiseasesMalariaHIV/AIDSProjects for Infectious Disease ModelsClassroom Tested Projects Readership: Undergraduates in biomathematics, mathematical biology, mathematical modeling, applied mathematics, and dynamical systems.
NOTE: This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value; this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. For Books a la Carte editions that include MyLab(tm) or Mastering(tm), several versions may exist for each title - including customized versions for individual schools - and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a Course ID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use MyLab or Mastering products. Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the MyLab platform may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. For freshman-level, two-semester or three-semester courses in Calculus for Life Sciences. Shows students how calculus is used to analyze phenomena in nature - while providing flexibility for instructors to teach at their desired level of rigor Calculus for Biology and Medicine motivates life and health science majors to learn calculus through relevant and strategically placed applications to their chosen fields. It presents the calculus in such a way that the level of rigor can be adjusted to meet the specific needs of the audience - from a purely applied course to one that matches the rigor of the standard calculus track. In the 4th Edition, new co-author Marcus Roper (UCLA) partners with author Claudia Neuhauser to preserve these strengths while adding an unprecedented number of real applications and an infusion of modeling and technology. Also available with MyLab Math MyLab(tm) Math is the teaching and learning platform that empowers instructors to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab Math personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. For the first time, instructors teaching with Calculus for Biology and Medicine can assign text-specific online homework and other resources to students outside of the classroom. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab(tm)Math does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Math, ask your instructor to confirm the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the loose-leaf version of the text and MyLab Math, search for: 0134065476 / 9780134065472 Calculus for Biology and Medicine Books a la Carte plus MyLab Math with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 4/e Package consists of: 0134122682 / 9780134122687 Calculus for Biology and Medicine, Books a la Carte Edition 0321262522 / 9780321262523 MyLab Math with Pearson eText - Standalone Access Card - for Calculus for Biology and Medicine, 4/e
Author: James Stewart
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2015-01-01
The chief goal in this textbook is to show students how calculus relates to biology, with a style that maintains rigor without being overly formal. The text motivates and illustrates the topics of calculus with examples drawn from many areas of biology, including genetics, biomechanics, medicine, pharmacology, physiology, ecology, epidemiology, and evolution, to name a few. Particular attention has been paid to ensuring that all applications of the mathematics are genuine, and references to the primary biological literature for many of these has been provided so that students and instructors can explore the applications in greater depth. Although the focus is on the interface between mathematics and the life sciences, the logical structure of the book is motivated by the mathematical material. Students will come away from a course based on this book with a sound knowledge of mathematics and an understanding of the importance of mathematical arguments. Equally important, they will also come away with a clear understanding of how these mathematical concepts and techniques are central in the life sciences. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Gillian Beer's classic Darwin's Plots, one of the most influential works of literary criticism and cultural history of the last quarter century, is here reissued in an updated edition to coincide with the anniversary of Darwin's birth and of the publication of The Origin of Species. Its focus on how writers, including George Eliot, Charles Kingsley and Thomas Hardy, responded to Darwin's discoveries and to his innovations in scientific language continues to open up new approaches to Darwin's thought and to its effects in the culture of his contemporaries. This third edition includes an important new essay that investigates Darwin's concern with consciousness across all forms of organic life. It demonstrates how this fascination persisted throughout his career and affected his methods and discoveries. With an updated bibliography reflecting recent work in the field, this book will retain its place at the heart of Victorian studies.
Author: Bill Armstrong
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Release Date: 2012-12-01
Designed for economics, business, or social or behavioral science majors in a one- or two-term course, Brief Calculus for the Business, Social, and Life Sciences presents mathematics in a clear and accessible language. Engaging, real-world examples and real data applications make calculus relevant, and the easy-to-read conversational style of the text evokes the one-on-one communication of a personalized tutorial session without sacrificing depth of coverage or intellectual rigor. The revised and updated Third Edition of this popular text includes a new, four-step problem-solving method that allows students to independently find solutions to a broad spectrum of problem sets. Rich in pedagogical features, this text includes comprehensive exercise sets, chapter openers that outline key concepts for each chapter, and Flashback features that revisit and reinforce content from previous chapters. The Third Edition contains all-new exercises, updated real-world data for modeling applications, and Section Objectives that provide students with a clear understanding of learning goals for each section. The text is packaged with a full ancillary suite of instructor resources, including a test bank, lecture outlines in PowerPoint format, WebAssign, and a Complete Solutions Manual; additional student resources include a Student Solutions Manual and access to the student companion website. Brief Calculus for the Business, Social, and Life Sciences is a comprehensive, student-friendly text that will gently push students to new levels of independent problem-solving. Key features of the new Third Edition include: Optional highlighted Technology Option sections that point out how solutions can be found using a graphing calculator From Your Toolbox feature that reinforces previously introduced material Real data applications, fully revised and updated for the Third Edition, that keep problems relevant and interesting Comprehensive exercise sets, including Concept and Writing Exercises, Vocabulary Exercises, and Application Exercises Clearly defined four-step problem-solving method new to the Third Edition User-friendly, conversational approach that mimics the style of an individualized tutorial session Chapter Openers and Section Objectives that clearly outline key concepts for each chapter and section Section Projects that encourage further study, reflection, and independent research A full suite of ancillary student and instructor resources"
For a two-semester or three-semester course in Calculus for Life Sciences. Calculus for Biology and Medicine, Third Edition, addresses the needs of students in the biological sciences by showing them how to use calculus to analyze natural phenomena–without compromising the rigorous presentation of the mathematics. While the table of contents aligns well with a traditional calculus text, all the concepts are presented through biological and medical applications. The text provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to analyze and interpret mathematical models of a diverse array of phenomena in the living world. Since this text is written for college freshmen, the examples were chosen so that no formal training in biology is needed.
Author: David M. Hillis
Release Date: 2010-12-15
For sample chapters, a video interview with David Hillis, and more information, visit www.whfreeman.com/hillispreview. Sinauer Associates and W.H. Freeman are proud to introduce Principles of Life. Written in the spirit of the reform movement that is reinvigorating the introductory majors course, Principles of Life cuts through the thicket of excessive detail and factual minutiae to focus on what matters most in the study of biology today. Students explore the most essential biological ideas and information in the context of the field’s defining experiments, and are actively engaged in analyzing research data. The result is a textbook that is hundreds of pages shorter (and significantly less expensive) than the current majors introductory books.
Author: Raymond Chang
Publisher: University Science Books
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Chang's newest text is intended for use in a one-semester introductory course in physical chemistry for students of the biosciences. The author emphasizes the understanding of physical concepts rather than focussing on precise mathematical development or on actual experimental details. Only basic skills of differential and integral calculus are required to understand the equations. The extensive array of end of chapter problems have both physicochemical and biological applications, and a detailed Solutions Manual is available.