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Mathematics for the Biological Sciences, 1/e

Jagdish C. Arya, Simon Fraser University
Robin W. Lardner, Simon Fraser University

Published January, 1979 by Prentice Hall Engineering/Science/Mathematics

Copyright 1979, 705 pp.
Cloth
ISBN 0-13-562439-8


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Summary

This volume reviews differential and integral calculus for functions of one variable, differential calculus for several variables, differential equations, probability, difference equations, and matrices -- all with special emphasis on applications in the life sciences.

Features


covers a broad range of examples from the biological and medical sciences.
focuses on the use of theorems to solve problems, rather than on the mechanics of proving theorems.
includes sections on model-building to help readers apply mathematics to problems in the biological sciences.
outlines a step-by-step procedures for solving "word problems."
features many worked examples -- both purely algebraic and biological.
presents rules for differentiation in verbal form.
provides an introductory pre-calculus review chapter.


Table of Contents

    1. Functions.
    2. The Derivative.
    3. Exponential and Logarithm Functions.
    4. Applications of Derivatives.
    5. Trigonometric Functions.
    6. Integration.
    7. The Definite Integral.
    8. Probability.
    9. Functions of Several Variables.
    10. Differential Equations.
    11. Difference Equations.
    12. Vectors and Matrices.
    Appendices.


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