About this book
Introduction
The whole picture of Mathematical Modeling is systematically and thoroughly explained in this text for undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics, engineering, economics, finance, biology, chemistry, and physics. This textbook gives an overview of the spectrum of modeling techniques, deterministic and stochastic methods, and firstprinciple and empirical solutions.
Complete range: The text continuously covers the complete range of basic modeling techniques: it provides a consistent transition from simple algebraic analysis methods to simulation methods used for research. Such an overview of the spectrum of modeling techniques is very helpful for the understanding of how a research problem considered can be appropriately addressed.
Complete methods: Realworld processes always involve uncertainty, and the consideration of randomness is often relevant. Many students know deterministic methods, but they do hardly have access to stochastic methods, which are described in advanced textbooks on probability theory. The book develops consistently both deterministic and stochastic methods. In particular, it shows how deterministic methods are generalized by stochastic methods.
Complete solutions: A variety of empirical approximations is often available for the modeling of processes. The question of which assumption is valid under certain conditions is clearly relevant. The book provides a bridge between empirical modeling and firstprinciple methods: it explains how the principles of modeling can be used to explain the validity of empirical assumptions. The basic features of microscale and macroscale modeling are discussed – which is an important problem of current research.
Bibliographic information
 Book Title Mathematical Modeling

Authors
Stefan Heinz
 DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/9783642203114
 Copyright Information SpringerVerlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
 Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
 eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
 Hardcover ISBN 9783642203107
 Softcover ISBN 9783642443886
 eBook ISBN 9783642203114
 Edition Number 1
 Number of Pages XVI, 460
 Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour

Topics
Computational Intelligence
Mathematical Methods in Physics
Mathematical Modeling and Industrial Mathematics
Math. Applications in Chemistry
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Reviews
From the reviews:
“It is of special interest for a fluid dynamics audience since most types of models one would like to apply in fluid dynamic systems are introduced. … Mathematical modeling is of great use as background reading material for any course on advanced fluid dynamics. … A total of 570 exercise questions are organized in 220 problems … . I strongly recommend the book to anyone wanting to acquire good understanding what mathematical modeling is about.” (Dirk J. E. M. Roekaerts, Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, Vol. 27, 2013)
“The book covers two primary types of modeling: deterministic and stochastic. … The text can be used for a course at the undergraduate or graduate level. … This course would be particularly beneficial to students outside of science and engineering. … I like this book and recommend it as a text in mathematical modeling. I also recommend it for those studying turbulent fluid mechanics, stochastic vibration & structures, noise, meteorology, random data management, and stock market analysis.” (Peyman Givi, AIAA Journal, Vol. 50 (12), December, 2012)
“This book is aimed at advanced undergraduate and graduate students in mathematics who have a background in single and multivariable calculus, linear algebra, and ordinary differential equations. … focuses on the construction of mathematical models, the derivation of analytical solutions to tractable models, and the qualitative analysis of the behavior of solutions to the less tractable models. … The entire book could be covered in a twosemester sequence of courses at the graduate level. Summing Up: Recommended. Upperdivision undergraduates and graduate students.” (B. Borchers, Choice, Vol. 49 (5), January, 2012)
“The book under review is aimed at students in mathematics, physics, engineering, biology, chemistry, economics, finance. … wellwritten, generously illustrated, and contains many carefully explained examples that are often based on real data. Each chapter starts with a brief ‘Motivation’ section and concludes with a ‘Summary’ that emphasizes the most important ideas and techniques. … This textbook nicely complements existing literature on mathematical modeling and can be used both as a main source or as a supplementary text … in applied mathematics and mathematical modeling.” (Svitlana P. Rogovchenko, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1239, 2012)
“It is a collection of examples of models … with a large emphasis on engineering, the author’s major field as well as the theme of its Springer series. … this book may serve as a reference for those seeking examples of modeling in different specializations, or as a resource for exercises; several of the latter are at the end of each chapter.” (J. David Logan, SIAM Review, Vol. 54 (3), 2012)