Simple Single Species Population Models

  • James C. Frauenthal
Part of the The Umap Expository Monograph Series book series (UMAP)


We will start by looking at some simple models for the growth of an animal population. The models which we consider are not intended to be very realistic. Instead, by their simplicity, they illustrate a number of the difficulties which arise typically in building mathematical models.


Stability Analysis Equilibrium Point Animal Population Logistic Equation Perturbation Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James C. Frauenthal
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  1. 1.Applied Mathematics and StatisticsState University of New YorkStony BrookUSA

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