Mathematics for Life Science and Medicine

  • Yasuhiro Takeuchi
  • Yoh Iwasa
  • Kazunori Sato

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Yoh Iwasa, Kazunori Sato, Yasuhiro Takeuchi
    Pages 1-4
  3. Yasuhiro Takeuchi, Wanbiao Ma
    Pages 51-65
  4. Yoh Iwasa, Franziska Michor, Martin Nowak
    Pages 155-176
  5. Edoardo Beretta, Margherita Carletti, Denise E. Kirschner, Simeone Marino
    Pages 177-206
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 225-227

About this book


Dynamical systems theory in mathematical biology has attracted much attention from many scientific directions. The purpose of this volume is to present and discuss the many rich properties of the dynamical systems that appear in life science and medicine. The main topics include cancer treatment, dynamics of paroxysmal tachycardia, vector disease models, epidemic diseases and metapopulations, immune systems, pathogen competition and coexistence and the evolution of virulence and the rapid evolution of viruses within a host. Each chapter will serve to introduce students and scholars to the state-of-the-art in an exciting area, to present new results, and to inspire future contributions to mathematical modeling in life science and medicine.


Epidemic models Viral evolution biology cancer diseases dynamical systems dynamics immune system infectious disease mathematical biology mathematical modeling mathematics medicine population virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Yasuhiro Takeuchi
    • 1
  • Yoh Iwasa
    • 2
  • Kazunori Sato
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering, Department of Systems EngineeringShizuoka UniversityShizuokaJapan
  2. 2.Department of BiologyKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Mathematics and Statistics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-34425-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-34426-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1618-7210
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