**Author**: David F. Parker

**Publisher:**Springer Science & Business Media

**ISBN:**1447100190

**Category :**Mathematics

**Languages :**en

**Pages :**270

**Book Description**

This book serves as an introduction to the use of mathematics in describing collective phenomena in physics and biology. Derived from a course of innovative lectures, the book shows students early in their studies how many of the topics they have encountered – partial differential equations, differential equations, Fourier series, and linear algebra – are useful in constructing, analysing and interpreting phenomena present in the real world. Throughout, ideas are developed using worked examples and exercises with solution. The text does not assume a strong background in physics.