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The theory of evolution and dynamical systems

The theory of evolution and dynamical systems Acta Applicandae M athematicae 18 (1990) 297 Book Reviews J. Hofbauer and K. Sigmund: The Theory of Evolution and Dynamical Systems, Cambridge University Press, 1988 viii + 341pp., £35.00 (hardback), £12.95 (paperback). N. MacDonald: Biological Delay Systems: Linear Stability Theory, Cambridge University Press, 1989, xi + 235pp., £30.00 (hardback). J. Mazumdar: An Introduction to Mathematical Physiology and Biology, Cambridge University Press, 1989, xi + 208pp., £27.50 (hardback), £9.95 (paperback). Here are three books from the same publisher, all dealing with changes over time of biological quantities. The application of mathematics to biology and, what is equally important, biologically motivated mathematical investigations (think, for example, of Thom's catastrophy theory instigated by the problems of morphogenesis), have come a long way since Fibonacci counted his rabbits. Both the range and depth of the mathematics that turns out to be useful, as well as the range and depth of biological problems that these days are thought about in a mathematical way, have grown tremendously in the last twenty or thirty years. Biomathematics, whatever that word signifies, has come to stay. The field has become so large that for many years now it is impossible to even hint at a complete overview. Fibonacci http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Acta Applicandae Mathematicae Springer Journals

The theory of evolution and dynamical systems

Acta Applicandae Mathematicae , Volume 18 (3) – May 5, 2004

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Springer Journals
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Mathematics; Computational Mathematics and Numerical Analysis; Applications of Mathematics; Partial Differential Equations; Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes; Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control; Optimization
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0167-8019
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1572-9036
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10.1007/BF00049131
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Acta Applicandae M athematicae 18 (1990) 297 Book Reviews J. Hofbauer and K. Sigmund: The Theory of Evolution and Dynamical Systems, Cambridge University Press, 1988 viii + 341pp., £35.00 (hardback), £12.95 (paperback). N. MacDonald: Biological Delay Systems: Linear Stability Theory, Cambridge University Press, 1989, xi + 235pp., £30.00 (hardback). J. Mazumdar: An Introduction to Mathematical Physiology and Biology, Cambridge University Press, 1989, xi + 208pp., £27.50 (hardback), £9.95 (paperback). Here are three books from the same publisher, all dealing with changes over time of biological quantities. The application of mathematics to biology and, what is equally important, biologically motivated mathematical investigations (think, for example, of Thom's catastrophy theory instigated by the problems of morphogenesis), have come a long way since Fibonacci counted his rabbits. Both the range and depth of the mathematics that turns out to be useful, as well as the range and depth of biological problems that these days are thought about in a mathematical way, have grown tremendously in the last twenty or thirty years. Biomathematics, whatever that word signifies, has come to stay. The field has become so large that for many years now it is impossible to even hint at a complete overview. Fibonacci

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