Modelling Disease Ecology with Mathematics (2nd ed)
By Robert Smith?
"Modelling Disease Ecology with Mathematics" is a self-contained introduction to the basics of mathematics for students and researchers in
the areas of biology, epidemiology, medicine and public health. It provides
an overview of basic modelling, data-fitting and the tangled issue that is
the basic reproductive ratio. Diseases covered include malaria, yellow
fever, measles, influenza and AIDS.
The second edition significantly expands on the first by adding chapters on
advanced epidemic modelling, discrete-time vaccination models, asymptotic
immunity and an accessible introduction to the concept of impulsive
differential equations. In addition, there are new case studies on Guinea
worm disease and zombies. Yes, really.
This monograph views mathematics through the lens of real-world problems in infectious disease:
a) Mathematical models representing current diseases are formulated and
analysed in an easy-to-follow manner, often humorously.
b) MATLAB exercises provide the reader with the ability to develop
control strategies, test hypothetical interventions and explore
disease-management options.
c) Case studies provide worked examples of applying theoretical tools
to real-life problems (and also prepare the world for a zombie apocalypse).
d) Technical details have been relegated to the appendix to improve
readability for the non-expert.
Contents Author Bio.
This monograph is especially suited to those without a background in
mathematics, who are interested in learning about the way that mathematics
can organise, analyse and enlighten when tackling biological problems in
disease control and management.
Note: This book is in printing and currently not available for purchase.
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