Core Maths for the Biosciences by Martin Reed

Core Maths for the Biosciences

byMartin Reed

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Biological systems are often best explored and explained using the power of maths - from the rate at which enzymes catalyse essential life processes, to the way populations ebb and flow as predators and prey interact. Mathematical tools lie at the heart of understanding biological systems -and mathematical skills are essential for success as a bioscientist.Core Maths for the Biosciences introduces the range of mathematical concepts that bioscience students may encounter - and need to master - during the course of their studies. Starting from fundamental concepts, the book blends clear explanations and biological examples throughout as it takes thereader towards some of the most sophisticated yet elegant mathematical tools in use by biologists today.Reflecting the use of maths in the exploration of biology today, the book shows how computational approaches are applied to probe biological questions, and makes extensive use of computational support to help the reader develop mathematical skills for themselves - both through online graph-plottingsoftware, and interactive ExcelRG workbooks.Core Maths for the Biosciences is the ideal course companion as you master the mathematical skills you need to complete your undergraduate studies.Online Resource CentreThe Online Resource Centre to accompany Core Maths for the Biosciences featuresFor registered adopters of the book:* Figures from the book in electronic format* Solutions to all end of chapter exercises* A test bank of questions for both formative and summative assessmentFor students:* Solutions to around half of the end of chapter exercises* Access to FNGraph, the graph-plotting software featured in the bookAn extensive range of interactive ExcelR workbooks, to help the reader master some of the concepts presented in the book through hands-on learning.

About The Author

Dr Martin Reed is Director of Teaching in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath, and has taught maths in universities since 1973, both in the UK and overseas (Swaziland, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania); the latter experience has developed his ability to explain subtle concepts in simple, clear language. Prior t...
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Title:Core Maths for the BiosciencesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pagesPublished:April 10, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199216347

ISBN - 13:9780199216345

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Arithmetic, Algebra and Functions1. Arithmetic and Algebra2. Units, Precision and Accuracy3. Data tables, graphs, interpolation4. Molarity and dilutions5. Variables, functions and equations6. Linear functions and curve sketching7. Quadratic and Polynomial Functions8. Fitting curves, and reciprocal and inverse functions9. Periodic functions10. Exponential and logarithmic functionsPart 2: Calculus and Differential Equations11. Instantaneous rate of change: the derivative12. Rules of differentiation13. Applications of differentiation14. Techniques of integration15. The Definite Integral16. Differential equations I17. Differential equations II18. Dynamical systems

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"Coherent and clear. The best I have seen this kind of material treated." --Stephen Hubbard, University of Dundee