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 Examines significant questions in modern biology and their mathematical treatments
 Presents important mathematical concepts and tools in the context of essential biology
 Features material of interest to students in both mathematics and biology
 Presents chapters in modular format so coverage need not follow the Table of Contents
 Introduces projects appropriate for undergraduate research
 Utilizes freely accessible software for visualization, simulation, and analysis in modern biology
 Requires no calculus as a prerequisite
 Provides a complete Solutions Manual
 Features a companion website with supplementary resources

About the Book
Written by experts in both mathematics and biology, Algebraic and Discrete Mathematical Methods for Modern Biology offers a bridge between math and biology, providing a framework for simulating, analyzing, predicting, and modulating the behavior of complex biological systems. Each chapter begins with a question from modern biology, followed by the description of certain mathematical methods and theory appropriate in the search of answers. Every topic provides a fasttrack pathway through the problem by presenting the biological foundation, covering the relevant mathematical theory, and highlighting connections between them. Many of the projects and exercises embedded in each chapter utilize specialized software, providing students with muchneeded familiarity and experience with computing applications, critical components of the "modern biology" skill set. This bookis appropriate for mathematics courses such as finite mathematics, discrete structures, linear algebra, abstract/modern algebra, graph theory, probability, bioinformatics, statistics, biostatistics, and modeling, as well as for biology courses such as genetics, cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, ecology, and evolution.
Readership
Students and researchers in biomathematics, mathematics, and biology.
Quotes
"...makes an important contribution to mathematical biology education. It brings to the reader important biological problems and novel mathematical approaches that are mostly not discussed in other undergraduate texts on the subject." Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
"The book will serve as an excellent resource for instructors in the overlap between biology, mathematics, and computing who are looking for interesting and wellworkedout examples that apply algebra to modern biological questions." The Quarterly Review of Biology "This is an excellent book which would be suitable as a textbook...I therefore strongly recommend it, over other classic texts, for use in teaching Discrete Mathematics." MAA.org
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