Introduction to Systems Analysis

Mathematically Modeling Natural Systems

  • Dieter M. Imboden
  • Stefan Pfenninger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Dieter M. Imboden, Stefan Pfenninger
    Pages 1-13
  3. Dieter M. Imboden, Stefan Pfenninger
    Pages 15-32
  4. Dieter M. Imboden, Stefan Pfenninger
    Pages 33-41
  5. Dieter M. Imboden, Stefan Pfenninger
    Pages 43-79
  6. Dieter M. Imboden, Stefan Pfenninger
    Pages 81-124
  7. Dieter M. Imboden, Stefan Pfenninger
    Pages 125-164
  8. Dieter M. Imboden, Stefan Pfenninger
    Pages 165-188
  9. Dieter M. Imboden, Stefan Pfenninger
    Pages 189-226
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 227-252

About this book

Introduction

This book builds an understanding of what systems are and how they can be described mathematically. In the context of natural science, this knowledge is of great importance. The intended audience are students in applied sciences such as earth and environmental science, geoecology, environmental chemistry and forestry. The focus is on the methods of modeling, with the aim to let readers develop models of their own as well as analyze the properties of models they encounter. Numerous practical examples from the environmental sciences illustrate the concepts, and exercises accompany each chapter. The book is written so as to be easily understandable and includes humorous cartoons. There is no derivation of mathematical formulas or technical description of modeling software. It does, however, require an understanding of calculus for the reader to apply the mathematical methods it introduces.

Keywords

Applied Mathematics Environmental Science Modeling

Authors and affiliations

  • Dieter M. Imboden
    • 1
  • Stefan Pfenninger
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Environmental SciencesETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Systems Analysis (IIASA)International Institute for AppliedLaxenburgAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30639-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30638-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30639-6
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