Calculus For Cognitive Scientists: Partial Differential Equation Models by James PetersonCalculus For Cognitive Scientists: Partial Differential Equation Models by James Peterson

Calculus For Cognitive Scientists: Partial Differential Equation Models

byJames Peterson

Hardcover | February 19, 2016

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This book shows cognitive scientists in training how mathematics, computer science and science can be usefully and seamlessly intertwined. It is a follow-up to the first two volumes on mathematics for cognitive scientists, and includes the mathematics and computational tools needed to understand how to compute the terms in the Fourier series expansions that solve the cable equation. The latter is derived from first principles by going back to cellular biology and the relevant biophysics.  A detailed discussion of ion movement through cellular membranes, and an explanation of how the equations that govern such ion movement leading to the standard transient cable equation are included. There are also solutions for the cable model using separation of variables, as well an explanation of why Fourier series converge and a description of the implementation of MatLab tools to compute the solutions. Finally, the standard Hodgkin - Huxley model is developed for an excitable neuron and is solved using MatLab.
Dr. James Peterson is an Associate Professor in Mathematical Sciences and Biological Sciences at Clemson University, USA. His formal training is in mathematics but he has worked as an aerospace engineer and a software engineer also. He enjoys working on very hard problems that require multiple disciplines to make sense out of and he re...
Title:Calculus For Cognitive Scientists: Partial Differential Equation ModelsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:534 pagesPublished:February 19, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9812878785

ISBN - 13:9789812878786

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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Graham - Schmidt Orthogonalization.- Numerical Di?erential Equations.- Biological Molecules.- Ion Movement.- Lumped and Distributed Cell Models.- Time Independent Solutions to In?nite Cables.- Time Independent Solutions to Finite and Half-In?nite Space Cables.- A Primer On Series Solutions.- Linear Partial Di?erential Equations.- Simpli?ed Dendrite - Soma - Axon Information Processing.- The Basic Hodgkin - Huxley Model.- Final Thoughts.- Background Reading.