id: 06424970
dt: b
an: 2015f.00788
au: Cornette, James L.; Ackerman, Ralph A.
ti: Calculus for the life sciences: a modeling approach.
so: MAA Textbooks. Washington, DC: The Mathematical Association of America
(MAA) (ISBN 978-1-61444-615-6/ebook). xvi, 713~p., electronic only.
(2015).
py: 2015
pu: Washington, DC: The Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
la: EN
cc: I15 M65
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ab: Publisherâ€™s description: Freshman and sophomore life sciences students
respond well to the modeling approach to calculus, difference
equations, and differential equations presented in this book. Examples
of population dynamics, pharmacokinetics, and biologically relevant
physical processes are introduced in Chapter 1, and these and other
life sciences topics are developed throughout the text. The ultimate
goal of calculus for many life sciences students primarily involves
modeling living systems with difference and differential equations.
Understanding the concepts of derivative and integral is crucial, but
the ability to compute a large array of derivatives and integrals is of
secondary importance. Students should have studied algebra, geometry
and trigonometry, but may be life sciences students because they have
not enjoyed their previous mathematics courses. This text can help them
understand the relevance and importance of mathematics to their world.
It is not a simplistic approach, however, and indeed is written with
the belief that the mathematical depth of a course in calculus for the
life sciences should be comparable to that of the traditional course
for physics and engineering students.
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