Mathematical Modelling

Case Studies and Projects

  • Jim Caldwell
  • Douglas K. S. Ng

Part of the Texts in the Mathematical Sciences book series (TMS, volume 28)

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About this book

Introduction

Over the past decade there has been an increasing demand for suitable material in the area of mathematical modelling as applied to science, engineering, business and management. Recent developments in computer technology and related software have provided the necessary tools of increasing power and sophistication which have significant implications for the use and role of mathematical modelling in the above disciplines. In the past, traditional methods have relied heavily on expensive experimentation and the building of scaled models, but now a more flexible and cost effective approach is available through greater use of mathematical modelling and computer simulation. In particular, developments in computer algebra, symbolic manipulation packages and user friendly software packages for large scale problems, all have important implications in both the teaching of mathematical modelling and, more importantly, its use in the solution of real world problems. Many textbooks have been published which cover the art and techniques of modelling as well as specific mathematical modelling techniques in specialist areas within science and business. In most of these books the mathematical material tends to be rather tailor made to fit in with a one or two semester course for teaching students at the undergraduate or postgraduate level, usually the former. This textbook is quite different in that it is intended to build on and enhance students’ modelling skills using a combination of case studies and projects.

Keywords

Analysis MATLAB Maple Software Transport Vibration computer linear optimization mathematics model modeling optimization programming simulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jim Caldwell
    • 1
  • Douglas K. S. Ng
    • 1
  1. 1.City University of Hong KongKowloon, Hong KongP.R. China

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-1993-9
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1991-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-1993-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0927-4529
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