Introduction to Systems Analysis: Mathematically Modeling Natural Systems by Dieter M. Imboden & Stefan Pfenninger
English | 2013 | ISBN-10: 3642306381 | 250 pages | PDF | 5 MB
Systems & their mathematical description play an important role in all branches of science. This book offers an introduction to mathematical modeling techniques. It is intended for undergrad students in applied natural science, in particular earth & environmental science, environmental engineering, as well as ecology, environmental chemistry, chemical engineering, agronomy, & forestry.
The focus is on developing the basic methods of modeling. Students will learn how to build mathematical models of their own, but also how to analyze the properties of existing models. The book neither derives mathematical formulae, nor does it describe modeling software, instead focusing on the fundamental concepts behind mathematical models. A formulary in the appendix summarizes the necessary mathematical knowledge. To support independent learners, numerous examples & problems from various scientific disciplines are provided throughout the book. Thanks in no small part to the cartoons by Nikolas Sturchler, this introduction to the colorful world of modeling is both entertaining & rich in content