By Mimmo Iannelli, Andrea Pugliese
This booklet is an advent to mathematical biology for college kids without adventure in biology, yet who've a few mathematical heritage. The paintings is concentrated on inhabitants dynamics and ecology, following a practice that is going again to Lotka and Volterra, and encompasses a half dedicated to the unfold of infectious illnesses, a box the place mathematical modeling is intensely well known. those subject matters are used because the sector the place to appreciate sorts of mathematical modeling and the potential which means of qualitative contract of modeling with info. The e-book additionally encompasses a collections of difficulties designed to technique extra complicated questions. This fabric has been utilized in the classes on the college of Trento, directed at scholars of their fourth 12 months of stories in arithmetic. it may possibly even be used as a reference because it offers updated advancements in numerous parts.
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Concerning the dynamics, we consider in this section an idealized situation that, when age structure is disregarded, corresponds to Malthus model. Thus we consider a single population living isolated, in an invariant habitat, all of its individuals being perfectly equal but for their age. In accordance with this phenomenological setting, fertility and mortality are intrinsic parameters of the population and do not depend on time, nor on the population size: they are functions of age only. Thus we introduce: • β (a): age-speciﬁc fertility, the mean number of newborns per unit time, borne by each individual whose age is in the inﬁnitesimal age interval [a, a + da], at time t; • μ (a): age-speciﬁc mortality, the death rate of individuals having age in [a, a+ da] at time t.
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18) we start considering an intrinsic growth rate ρ ∈ (0, ρ1 ). Such a value corresponds to the existence of a unique equilibrium u∗1 (ρ ) that, being stable, attracts any solution and we can 30 1 Malthus, Verhulst and all that assume that the ecosystem described by the model, has attained such a state. Let now ρ have a small increase (due for instance to habitat changes or to some intrinsic variation of the species) to a new value ρ¯ still less than ρ1 . We expect the ecosystem to be driven to the new equilibrium u∗1 (ρ¯ ) (greater than the previous one).
An Introduction to Mathematical Population Dynamics: Along the trail of Volterra and Lotka (UNITEXT, Volume 79) by Mimmo Iannelli, Andrea Pugliese