Mathematical Modeling (Paperback)

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Mathematical modelling had become such an integral tool modern science and technology that practically all students take a course or otherwise need to master it. This textbook for undergraduate and graduate students of engineering, biology, chemistry, physics and even economics derives from the author's decade of teaching university courses It features systematic development of deterministic and stochastic modeling approaches; systematic discussions of single problems: the analysis of observations, characteristic properties and changes of one variable, and the laws that govern the evolution of one and several variables; and hierarchical development of models such as discussion of statistically most-likely probability density functions, the relations between difference and differential equations, the Brownian motion model and diffusion models, the delay logistic model, non-Markovian and Markovian velocity models, etc. Comprehensive in scope, it includes the derivations with all required details (exercises are used to provide additional details), complete discussions of problems, and practice in application of the developed concepts via 570 exercise questions organized in 220 problems. Detailed solutions given in the Instructor's Solutions Manual, which is available to instructors via springer.com. Prerequisites include 2-3 semesters of college-level calculus and familiarity with computer-algebra software (e.g. Matlab, Maple, or Mathematica). The author explains how the ten chapters can be combined to provide material for an undergraduate course Introduction to Mathematical Modeling or graduate-level courses Deterministic Mathematical Modeling and Stochastic Mathematical Modeling.

About the Author


Dr. Stefan Heinz is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wyoming. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the Heinrich-Hertz Institute, Berlin. His research interests are in mathematical modeling, multiscale processes, stochastic analysis, Monte Carlo simulations, computational fluid dynamics, turbulence, combustion, and multiphase flows. He has authored more than seventy refereed publications and the textbook Statistical Mechanics of Turbulent Flows (Springer, 2003). For more than ten years he has taught a variety of courses: calculus, probability, ordinary, partial, and stochastic differential equations, applied mathematics, and deterministic and stochastic mathematical modeling. His exceptional teaching was awarded in 2007 by the College of Arts and Sciences Extraordinary Merit in Teaching Award. In 2008 he was honored as Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering. He has held visiting professor appointments at ETH Zurich, Delft Technical University, and the National Centerfor Atmospheric Research (NCAR) at Boulder.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783642443886
ISBN-10: 3642443885
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: October 9th, 2014
Pages: 460
Language: English