Introduction to Mathematics for Life Scientists

  • Edward Batschelet

Part of the Springer Study Editions Biology book series (volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
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  17. Back Matter
    Pages 459-495

About this book


A few decades ago mathematics played a modest role in life sciences. Today, however, a great variety of mathematical methods is applied in biology and medicine. Practically every mathematical procedure that is useful in physics, chemistry, engineering, and economics has also found an important application in the life sciences. The past and present training of life scientists does by no means reflect this development. However, the impact of the fast growing number of applications of mathematical methods makes it indispensable that students in the life sciences are offered a basic training in mathematics, both on the undergraduate and the graduate level. This book is primarily designed as a textbook for an introductory course. Life scientists may also use it as a reference to find mathematical methods suitable to their research problems. Moreover, the book should be appropriate for self-teaching. It will also be a guide for teachers. Numerous references are included to assist the reader in his search for the pertinent literature.


Calculation Continuous function Counting Mathematica algebra approximation chemistry derivative differential equation equation integral calculus mathematical biology mathematics probability theory variable

Authors and affiliations

  • Edward Batschelet
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  1. 1.Mathematisches InstitutUniversität ZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1971
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-06544-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-96080-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-8821
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