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# Discrete Dynamical Models

This book provides an introduction to the analysis of discrete dynamical systems. The content is presented by an unitary approach that blends the perspective of mathematical modeling together with the ones of several discipline as Mathematical Analysis, Linear Algebra, Numerical Analysis, Systems Theory and Probability. After a preliminary discussion of several models, the main tools for the study of linear and non-linear scalar dynamical systems are presented, paying particular attention to the stability analysis. Linear difference equations are studied in detail and an elementary introduction of Z and Discrete Fourier Transform is presented. A whole chapter is devoted to the study of bifurcations and chaotic dynamics. One-step vector-valued dynamical systems are the subject of three chapters, where the reader can find the applications to positive systems, Markov chains, networks and search engines. The book is addressed mainly to students in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Economics. The exposition is self-contained: some appendices present prerequisites, algorithms and suggestions for computer simulations. The analysis of several examples is enriched by the proposition of many related exercises of increasing difficulty; in the last chapter the detailed solution is given for most of them.
# Discrete Dynamical Modeling

An introduction to a wide range of techniques and applications used in dynamical mathematical modelling. Emphasizing algebraic concepts, the text encourages students to develop a different manner of thinking about mathematics in order to apply mathematical concepts to other fields.
# Elementary Mathematical Modeling

The student solutions manual provides worked out solutions to the odd-numbered problems in the text.
# Discrete Dynamical Models

This book provides an introduction to the analysis of discrete dynamical systems. The content is presented by an unitary approach that blends the perspective of mathematical modeling together with the ones of several discipline as Mathematical Analysis, Linear Algebra, Numerical Analysis, Systems Theory and Probability. After a preliminary discussion of several models, the main tools for the study of linear and non-linear scalar dynamical systems are presented, paying particular attention to the stability analysis. Linear difference equations are studied in detail and an elementary introduction of Z and Discrete Fourier Transform is presented. A whole chapter is devoted to the study of bifurcations and chaotic dynamics. One-step vector-valued dynamical systems are the subject of three chapters, where the reader can find the applications to positive systems, Markov chains, networks and search engines. The book is addressed mainly to students in Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Economics. The exposition is self-contained: some appendices present prerequisites, algorithms and suggestions for computer simulations. The analysis of several examples is enriched by the proposition of many related exercises of increasing difficulty; in the last chapter the detailed solution is given for most of them.
# Introduction to Mathematical Modeling Using Discrete Dynamical Systems

Using discrete dynamical systems, this book introduces powerful mathematical modeling techniques, both standard analytical and modern computational, to students in mathematics, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. With minimal mathematical background, students will quickly progress from the traditional study of exponential growth and decay that simple linear equations always exhibit, to an investigation of recently discovered chaotic dynamics often associated with nonlinear systems. A wide diversity of applications demonstrates the usefulness and relevance of topics that have often been viewed as excessively theoretical or abstract, such as sequences, limits, linear algebra, complex variables, and more. By taking advantage of discrete dynamical systems, students will have the opportunity to experience some fascinating areas of mathematical discovery.
# Discrete Dynamical Systems

An elementary introduction to the world of dynamical systems and chaos. Dynamical systems provide a mathematical means of modelling and analyzing aspects of the changing world around us. The text aims to introduce both the techniques used in studying these systems and their applications.
# Modeling and Control of Discrete event Dynamic Systems

Discrete-event dynamic systems (DEDs) permeate our world. They are of great importance in modern manufacturing processes, transportation and various forms of computer and communications networking. This book begins with the mathematical basics required for the study of DEDs and moves on to present various tools used in their modeling and control. Industrial examples illustrate the concepts and methods discussed, making this book an invaluable aid for students embarking on further courses in control, manufacturing engineering or computer studies.
# Mathematics for the Life Sciences A Modeling Approach

# Analysis and Modelling of Discrete Dynamical Systems

The theory of dynamical systems, or mappings, plays an important role in various disciplines of modern physics, including celestial mechanics and fluid mechanics. This comprehensive introduction to the general study of mappings has particular emphasis on their applications to the dynamics of the solar system. The book forms a bridge between continuous systems, which are suited to analytical developments and to discrete systems, which are suitable for numerical exploration. Featuring chapters based on lectures delivered at the School on Discrete Dynamical Systems (Aussois, France, February 1996) the book contains three parts - Numerical Tools and Modelling, Analytical Methods, and Examples of Application. It provides a single source of information that, until now, has been available only in widely dispersed journal articles.
# Chaos in Discrete Dynamical Systems

The materials in the book and on the accompanying disc are not solely developed with only the researcher and professional in mind, but also with consideration for the student: most of this material has been class-tested by the authors. The book is packed with some 100 computer graphics to illustrate the material, and the CD-ROM contains full-colour animations tied directly to the subject matter of the book itself. The cross-platform CD also contains the program ENDO, which enables users to create their own 2-D imagery with X-Windows. Maple scripts are provided to allow readers to work directly with the code from which the graphics in the book were taken.
# Computational Systems Biology

Mathematical and statistical network modeling is an important step toward uncovering the organizational principles and dynamic behavior of biological networks. This chapter focuses on methods to construct discrete dynamic models of gene regulatory networks from experimental data sets, also sometimes referred to as top-down modeling or reverse engineering. Time-discrete dynamical systems models have long been used in biology, particularly in population dynamics. The models mainly focused on here are also assumed to have a finite set of possible states for each variable. That is, the modeling framework discussed in this chapter is that of time-discrete dynamical systems over a finite state set.
# Mathematical Modeling with Excel

Mathematical modeling is the use of applying mathematics to real-world problems and investigating important questions about their outcomes. Mathematical Modeling with Excel presents various methods used to build and analyze mathematical models in a format that students can quickly comprehend. Excel is used as a tool to accomplish this goal of building and analyzing the models. Ideal for math and secondary math education majors, this text presents a wide variety of common types of models, as well as some new types, and presents each in a unique, easy-to-understand format. End-of-chapter exercises ask students to modify or refine the existing model, analyze it further, or adapt it to similar scenarios.
# Second Order Elliptic Equations and Elliptic Systems

This volume contains the proceedings of the AMS Special Session on Nonstandard Finite-Difference Discretizations and Nonlinear Oscillations, in honor of Ronald Mickens's 70th birthday, held January 9-10, 2013, in San Diego, CA. Included are papers on design and analysis of discrete-time and continuous-time dynamical systems arising in the natural and engineering sciences, in particular, the design of robust nonstandard finite-difference methods for solving continuous-time ordinary and partial differential equation models, the analytical and numerical study of models that undergo nonlinear oscillations, as well as the design of deterministic and stochastic models for epidemiological and ecological processes. Some of the specific topics covered in the book include the analysis of deterministic and stochastic SIR-type models, the assessment of cost-effectiveness of vaccination problems, finite-difference methods for oscillatory dynamical systems (including the Schrödinger equation and Brusselator system), the design of exact and elementary stable finite-difference methods, the study of a two-patch model with Allee effects and disease-modified fitness, the study of the delay differential equation model with application to circadian rhythm and the application of some special functions in the solutions of some problems arising in the natural and engineering sciences. A notable feature of the book is the collection of some relevant open problems, intended to help guide the direction of future research in the area.
# Non Smooth Deterministic or Stochastic Discrete Dynamical Systems

This book contains theoretical and application-oriented methods to treat models of dynamical systems involving non-smooth nonlinearities. The theoretical approach that has been retained and underlined in this work is associated with differential inclusions of mainly finite dimensional dynamical systems and the introduction of maximal monotone operators (graphs) in order to describe models of impact or friction. The authors of this book master the mathematical, numerical and modeling tools in a particular way so that they can propose all aspects of the approach, in both a deterministic and stochastic context, in order to describe real stresses exerted on physical systems. Such tools are very powerful for providing reference numerical approximations of the models. Such an approach is still not very popular nevertheless, even though it could be very useful for many models of numerous fields (e.g. mechanics, vibrations, etc.). This book is especially suited for people both in research and industry interested in the modeling and numerical simulation of discrete mechanical systems with friction or impact phenomena occurring in the presence of classical (linear elastic) or non-classical constitutive laws (delay, memory effects, etc.). It aims to close the gap between highly specialized mathematical literature and engineering applications, as well as to also give tools in the framework of non-smooth stochastic differential systems: thus, applications involving stochastic excitations (earthquakes, road surfaces, wind models etc.) are considered. Contents 1. Some Simple Examples. 2. Theoretical Deterministic Context. 3. Stochastic Theoretical Context. 4. Riemannian Theoretical Context. 5. Systems with Friction. 6. Impact Systems. 7. Applications–Extensions. About the Authors Jérôme Bastien is Assistant Professor at the University Lyon 1 (Centre de recherche et d'Innovation sur le sport) in France. Frédéric Bernardin is a Research Engineer at Département Laboratoire de Clermont-Ferrand (DLCF), Centre d'Etudes Techniques de l'Equipement (CETE), Lyon, France. Claude-Henri Lamarque is Head of Laboratoire Géomatériaux et Génie Civil (LGCB) and Professor at Ecole des Travaux Publics de l'Etat (ENTPE), Vaulx-en-Velin, France.
# Discrete time Dynamic Models

Fueled by advances in computer technology, model-based approaches to the control of industrial processes are now widespread. While there is an enormous literature on modeling, the difficult first step of selecting an appropriate model structure has received almost no attention. This book fills the gap, providing practical insight into model selection for chemical processes and emphasizing structures suitable for control system design.
# Fluctuations and Self similarity in Discrete Dynamical Models for Local Turbulence

# Applications of Stability Analysis to Nonlinear Discrete Dynamical Systems Modeling Interactions

Many of the phenomena studied in the natural and social sciences are governed by processes which are discrete and nonlinear in nature, while the most highly developed and commonly used mathematical models are linear and continuous. There are significant differences between the discrete and the continuous, the nonlinear and the linear cases, and the development of mathematical models which exhibit the discrete, nonlinear properties occurring in nature and society is critical to future scientific progress. This thesis presents the basic theory of discrete dynamical systems and stability analysis and explores several applications of this theory to nonlinear systems which model interactions involving economic agents and biological populations. In particular we will explore the stability properties of equilibria associated with inter-species and intergenerational population dynamics in biology and market price and agent composition dynamics in economics.
# Dynamic Models of Infectious Diseases

Though great advances in public health are witnessed world over in recent years, infectious diseases, besides insect vector-borne infectious diseases remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Control of the epidemics caused by the non-vector borne diseases such as tuberculosis, avian influenza (H5N1) and cryptococcus gattii, have left a very little hope in the past. The advancement of research in science and technology has paved way for the development of new tools and methodologies to fight against these diseases. In particular, intelligent technology and machine-learning based methodologies have rendered useful in developing more accurate predictive tools for the early diagnosis of these diseases. In all these endeavors the main focus is the understanding that the process of transmission of an infectious disease is nonlinear (not necessarily linear) and dynamical in character. This concept compels the appropriate quantification of the vital parameters that govern these dynamics. This book is ideal for a general science and engineering audience requiring an in-depth exposure to current issues, ideas, methods, and models. The topics discussed serve as a useful reference to clinical experts, health scientists, public health administrators, medical practioners, and senior undergraduate and graduate students in applied mathematics, biology, bioinformatics, and epidemiology, medicine and health sciences.
# Mathematics of Models

# Dynamic Models and Discrete Event Simulation

This book aims to clarify exactly how simulation studies can be carried out in the system theory paradigm, while providing a realistically complete coverage of (discrete event) simulation in its more traditional aspects. It focuses on the subclass of predictive, generative and dynamic system models.