19 Jun 2009
By Frank C. Hoppensteadt & Charles S. Peskin. ISBN 0-387-95072-9. Written for students who have had one semester of calculus, this book illustrates how mathematics can be used to predict and interpret observations made in medicine and life sciences. Topics covered include the heart and circulation, gas exchange in the lungs, muscle mechanics, neural systems, population dynamics, and genetics. MATLAB is used to solve examples throughout the text. In addition, an appendix introduces the reader to MATLAB and matrices.