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Mathematical Models for Society and Biology, 2nd Edition by Edward Beltrami

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Preface to the Second Edition

The book before you has the goal of showing how mathematics can illuminate fascinating problems drawn from society and biology. It assembles an unusual array of applications, many from professional journals, that either have not appeared before or cannot be found easily in book form. Moreover, the contexts of most chapters are current issues of real concern, in which the mathematics follows from the problems and not the other way around.

Some material from the first edition has been eliminated because it seemed to be of less relevance today, but much new matter has been added so that the original nine chapters has been expanded into the current twelve.

The present edition maintains the same basic outlook as the ...

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