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MATH 296: Seminar in Mathematical Modeling: Books & more
Explorations of Mathematical Models in Biology with MATLAB provides an introduction to model creation using MATLAB, followed by the translation, analysis, interpretation, and observation of the models. With an integrated and interdisciplinary approach that embeds mathematical modeling into biological applications, the book illustrates numerous applications of mathematical techniques within biology, ecology, and environmental sciences.
Simulation and Similarity explains why this was a good strategy while simultaneously providing an account of modeling and idealization in modern scientific practice. Michael Weisberg focuses on concrete, mathematical, and computational models in his consideration of the nature of models, the practice of modeling, and nature of the relationship between models and real-world phenomena. In addition to a careful analysis of physical, computational, and mathematical models, Simulation and Similarity offers a novel account of the model/world relationship. Breaking with the dominant tradition, which favors the analysis of thisrelation through logical notions such as isomorphism, Weisberg instead presents a similarity-based account called weighted feature matching.
Call Numbers to Browse
If you're interested in a broad mathematical topic, or would just to browse for inspiration or interesting reading, try one of these Library of Congress call numbers:
QA 1-43: General & historical mathematics
QA 71-90: Instruments and machines, including computers
QA273-280: Probabilities & statistics
QA440-699: Geometry, trigonometry, & topology
QA801-939: Analytic mechanics
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