Basic Mathematics for Biochemists

Author: A. Cornish-Bowden

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401165238

Category: Mathematics

Page: 138

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Some teachers of biochemistry think it positively beneficial for students to struggle with difficult mathematics. I do not number myself among these people, although I have derived much personal pleasure from the study of mathematics and from applying it to problems that interest me in biochemistry. On the contrary, I think that students choose courses in biochemistry out of interest in biochemistry and that they should not be encumbered with more mathematics than is absolutely required for a proper understanding of biochemistry. This of course includes physical chemistry, because a biochemist ignorant of physical chemistry is no biochemist. I have been guided by these beliefs in writing this book. I have laid heavy emphasis on those topics, such as the use of logarithms, that play an important role in biochemistry and often cause problems in teaching; I have ignored others, such as trigonometry, that one can manage without. The proper treatment of statistics has been more difficult to decide. Although it clearly plays an important part in all experi mental sciences, it is usually preferable to treat it as a subject in its own right and not to try to incorporate it into a course of elementary mathematics. In this book, therefore, I have used a few examples from statistics to illustrate more general points, but I have not discussed it for its own sake.
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Basic Math for Process Control

Author: Bob Connell

Publisher: Isa

ISBN: 9781556178139

Category: Mathematics

Page: 176

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A practical tutorial on the mathematics essential to the process control field, written by an experienced process control engineer for practicing engineers and students. A quick-and-easy review of the mathematics common to the field, including chapters on frequency response analysis, transfer functions and block diagrams, and the Z-N approximation. A handy desk reference for process control engineers--a helpful aid to students in mathematics courses.
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Mathematics for Neuroscientists

Author: Fabrizio Gabbiani,Steven James Cox

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780080890494

Category: Psychology

Page: 498

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Virtually all scientific problems in neuroscience require mathematical analysis, and all neuroscientists are increasingly required to have a significant understanding of mathematical methods. There is currently no comprehensive, integrated introductory book on the use of mathematics in neuroscience; existing books either concentrate solely on theoretical modeling or discuss mathematical concepts for the treatment of very specific problems. This book fills this need by systematically introducing mathematical and computational tools in precisely the contexts that first established their importance for neuroscience. All mathematical concepts will be introduced from the simple to complex using the most widely used computing environment, Matlab. This book will provide a grounded introduction to the fundamental concepts of mathematics, neuroscience and their combined use, thus providing the reader with a springboard to cutting-edge research topics and fostering a tighter integration of mathematics and neuroscience for future generations of students. A very didactic and systematic introduction to mathematical concepts of importance for the analysis of data and the formulation of concepts based on experimental data in neuroscience Provides introductions to linear algebra, ordinary and partial differential equations, Fourier transforms, probabilities and stochastic processes Introduces numerical methods used to implement algorithms related to each mathematical concept Illustrates numerical methods by applying them to specific topics in neuroscience, including Hodgkin-Huxley equations, probabilities to describe stochastic release, stochastic processes to describe noise in neurons, Fourier transforms to describe the receptive fields of visual neurons Allows the mathematical novice to analyze their results in more sophisticated ways, and consider them in a broader theoretical framework
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Mathematics Manual for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators, Second Edition

Basic Mathematics for Water and Wastewater Operators

Author: Frank R. Spellman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482224267

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 294

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To properly operate a waterworks or wastewater treatment plant and to pass the examination for a waterworks/wastewater operator’s license, it is necessary to know how to perform certain calculations. All operators, at all levels of licensure, need a basic understanding of arithmetic and problem-solving techniques to solve the problems they typically encounter in the workplace. Hailed on its first publication as a masterly account written in an engaging, highly readable, user-friendly style, the Mathematics Manual for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators, Second Edition has been expanded and divided into three specialized texts that contain hundreds of worked examples presented in a step-by-step format. They are ideal for all levels of water treatment operators in training and practitioners studying for advanced licensure. In addition, they provide a handy desk reference and handheld guide for daily use in making operational math computations. This first volume, Basic Mathematics for Water and Wastewater Operators, introduces and reviews fundamental concepts critical to qualified operators. Presented at a basic level, this volume reviews fractions and decimals, rounding numbers, significant digits, raising numbers to powers, averages, proportions, conversion factors, flow and detention time, and the areas and volumes of different shapes. It also explains how to keep track of units of measurement (such as inches, feet, and gallons) during the calculations. After building a strong foundation based on theoretical math concepts, the text moves on to applied math—basic math concepts applied in solving practical problems for both water and wastewater operations. The material is presented using clear explanations in manageable portions to make learning quick and easy, and illustrative real-world problems are provided that correlate to modern practice and design.
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Computers in Chemical and Biochemical Research

Author: C.E. Klopfenstein

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0323157459

Category: Science

Page: 288

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Computers in Chemical and Biochemical Research, Volume 2, provides a suitable medium permitting communication of important results of workers in computer-assisted chemistry. The present volume complements its predecessor and includes reviews and original articles about a variety of topics not dealt with earlier. The scope of the series is broad and the articles are designed to provide coverage of state-of-the-art advances and to prevent wasteful duplications of effort. The book contains seven chapters and opens with a survey of the field of pattern recognition in chemistry along with past and future directions. This is followed by separate chapters covering an on-line graphics system as a teaching aid in physical chemistry; financial and hardware analysis and specifications of laboratory minicomputer systems; and the use of these principles in the automation of a clinical laboratory. Subsequent chapters deal with the use of new technology in automation of two specific types of experimental apparatus; and computer automation in gas-liquid chromatography.
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Computational Analysis of Biochemical Systems

A Practical Guide for Biochemists and Molecular Biologists

Author: Eberhard O. Voit

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521785792

Category: Science

Page: 531

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Teaches the use of modern computational methods for the analysis of biomedical systems using case studies and accompanying software.
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Conservation Equations And Modeling Of Chemical And Biochemical Processes

Author: Said S.E.H. Elnashaie,Parag Garhyan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203911501

Category: Science

Page: 636

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Presenting strategies in control policies, this text uses a systems theory approach to predict, simulate and streamline plant operation, conserve fuel and resources, and increase workplace safety in the manufacturing, chemical, petrochemical, petroleum, biochemical and energy industries. Topics of discussion include system theory and chemical/biochemical engineering systems, steady state, unsteady state, and thermodynamic equilibrium, modeling of systems, fundamental laws governing the processes in terms of the state variables, different classifications of physical models, the story of chemical engineering in relation to system theory and mathematical modeling, overall heat balance with single and multiple chemical reactions and single and multiple reactions.
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Mathematics Manual for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators, Second Edition: Wastewater Treatment Operations

Math Concepts and Calculations

Author: Frank R. Spellman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482224291

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 258

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To properly operate a waterworks or wastewater treatment plant and to pass the examination for a waterworks/wastewater operator’s license, it is necessary to know how to perform certain calculations. All operators, at all levels of licensure, need a basic understanding of arithmetic and problem-solving techniques to solve the problems they typically encounter in the workplace. Hailed on its first publication as a masterly account written in an engaging, highly readable, user-friendly style, the Mathematics Manual for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators, Second Edition has been expanded and divided into three specialized texts that contain hundreds of worked examples presented in a step-by-step format. They are ideal for all levels of water treatment operators in training and practitioners studying for advanced licensure. In addition, they provide a handy desk reference and handheld guide for daily use in making operational math computations. This third volume, Wastewater Treatment Operations: Math Concepts and Calculations, covers computations commonly used in wastewater treatment with applied math problems specific to wastewater operations, allowing operators of specific unit processes to focus on their area of specialty. It explains calculations for flow, velocity, and pumping; preliminary and primary treatments; trickling filtration; rotating biological contactors; and chemical dosage. It also addresses various aspects of biosolids in wastewater, treatment ponds, and water/wastewater laboratory calculations. The text presents math operations that progressively advance to higher, more practical applications of mathematical calculations, including math operations that operators at the highest level of licensure would be expected to know and perform. To ensure correlation to modern practice and design, this volume provides illustrative problems for commonly used wastewater treatment operations found in today’s treatment facilities.
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Construction Mathematics

Author: Surinder Virdi,Roy Baker,Narinder Kaur Virdi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113505522X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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Construction Mathematics is an introductory level mathematics text, written specifically for students of construction and related disciplines. Learn by tackling exercises based on real-life construction maths. Examples include: costing calculations, labour costs, cost of materials and setting out of building components. Suitable for beginners and easy to follow throughout. Learn the essential basic theory along with the practical necessities. The second edition of this popular textbook is fully updated to match new curricula, and expanded to include even more learning exercises. End of chapter exercises cover a range of theoretical as well as practical problems commonly found in construction practice, and three detailed assignments based on practical tasks give students the opportunity to apply all the knowledge they have gained. Construction Mathematics addresses all the mathematical requirements of Level 2 construction NVQs from City & Guilds/CITB and Edexcel courses, including the BTEC First Diploma in Construction. Additional coverage of the core unit Mathematics in Construction and the Built Environment from BTEC National Construction, Civil Engineering and Building Services courses makes this an essential revision aid for students who do not have Level 2 mathematics experience before commencing their BTEC National studies. This is also the ideal primer for any reader who wishes to refresh their mathematics knowledge before going into a construction HNC or BSc.
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Mathematics Manual for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators, Second Edition: Wastewater Treatment Operations

Math Concepts and Calculations

Author: Frank R. Spellman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482224283

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 258

View: 9758

To properly operate a waterworks or wastewater treatment plant and to pass the examination for a waterworks/wastewater operator’s license, it is necessary to know how to perform certain calculations. All operators, at all levels of licensure, need a basic understanding of arithmetic and problem-solving techniques to solve the problems they typically encounter in the workplace. Hailed on its first publication as a masterly account written in an engaging, highly readable, user-friendly style, the Mathematics Manual for Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators, Second Edition has been expanded and divided into three specialized texts that contain hundreds of worked examples presented in a step-by-step format. They are ideal for all levels of water treatment operators in training and practitioners studying for advanced licensure. In addition, they provide a handy desk reference and handheld guide for daily use in making operational math computations. This third volume, Wastewater Treatment Operations: Math Concepts and Calculations, covers computations commonly used in wastewater treatment with applied math problems specific to wastewater operations, allowing operators of specific unit processes to focus on their area of specialty. It explains calculations for flow, velocity, and pumping; preliminary and primary treatments; trickling filtration; rotating biological contactors; and chemical dosage. It also addresses various aspects of biosolids in wastewater, treatment ponds, and water/wastewater laboratory calculations. The text presents math operations that progressively advance to higher, more practical applications of mathematical calculations, including math operations that operators at the highest level of licensure would be expected to know and perform. To ensure correlation to modern practice and design, this volume provides illustrative problems for commonly used wastewater treatment operations found in today’s treatment facilities.
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Mathematical and Statistical Methods for Genetic Analysis

Author: Kenneth Lange

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387953892

Category: Medical

Page: 370

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Written to equip students in the mathematical siences to understand and model the epidemiological and experimental data encountered in genetics research. This second edition expands the original edition by over 100 pages and includes new material. Sprinkled throughout the chapters are many new problems.
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Chaos in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Author: Richard J Field,László Györgyi

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814505382

Category: Science

Page: 304

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True deterministic chaos is characterized by unpredictable, apparently random motion in a dynamical system completely described by a deterministic dynamic law, usually a nonlinear differential equation, with no stochastic component. The inability to predict future behavior of a chaotic system occurs because trajectories evolving from arbitrarily close initial conditions diverge. Chaos is universal as it may arise in any system governed by one of a class of quite common, suitable nonlinear dynamic laws. This book discusses both the experimental observation and theoretical interpretation of chaos in chemical and biochemical systems. Examples are drawn from the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction, surface reactions, electrochemical reactions, enzyme reactions, and periodically perturbed oscillating systems. Contents:Mathematics of Chaos in Perturbed Oscillators (W R Derrick)Dynamical Systems Theory Illustrated: Chaotic Behavior in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction (J-C Roux)Modeling and Interpretation of Chaos in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky Reaction (L Györgyi & R J Field)Chaos in Forced and Coupled Chemical Oscillators and Excitators (M Marek & I Schreiber)Chaos in Electrochemical Systems (J L Hudson)Chaos in Surface-Catalyzed Reactions (M Eiswirth)Chaos in Biochemical Systems: The Peroxidase Reaction as a Case Study (R Larter et al.)A New Theoretical Approach to the Description of Physico-Chemical Reaction Dynamics with Chaotic Behavior (V Gontar)From Periodicity Behavior to Chaos in Biochemical Systems (A Goldbeter) Readership: Research workers at undergraduates and higher levels. keywords:
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A Survey of Models for Tumor-Immune System Dynamics

Author: John A. Adam,Nicola Bellomo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780817639013

Category: Mathematics

Page: 344

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Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA.Research on mathematical modeling and immunology, specifically on modeling tumor dynamics and interactions between tumors and immune system, for biologists and mathematical biologists.
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Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology, Second Edition

Author: Darren J. Wilkinson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439837767

Category: Mathematics

Page: 363

View: 338

Since the first edition of Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology, there have been many interesting developments in the use of "likelihood-free" methods of Bayesian inference for complex stochastic models. Re-written to reflect this modern perspective, this second edition covers everything necessary for a good appreciation of stochastic kinetic modelling of biological networks in the systems biology context. Keeping with the spirit of the first edition, all of the new theory is presented in a very informal and intuitive manner, keeping the text as accessible as possible to the widest possible readership. New in the Second Edition All examples have been updated to Systems Biology Markup Language Level 3 All code relating to simulation, analysis, and inference for stochastic kinetic models has been re-written and re-structured in a more modular way An ancillary website provides links, resources, errata, and up-to-date information on installation and use of the associated R package More background material on the theory of Markov processes and stochastic differential equations, providing more substance for mathematically inclined readers Discussion of some of the more advanced concepts relating to stochastic kinetic models, such as random time change representations, Kolmogorov equations, Fokker-Planck equations and the linear noise approximation Simple modelling of "extrinsic" and "intrinsic" noise An effective introduction to the area of stochastic modelling in computational systems biology, this new edition adds additional mathematical detail and computational methods that will provide a stronger foundation for the development of more advanced courses in stochastic biological modelling.
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