Frank Hoppensteadt
CBMSNSF Regional Conference Series in Applied Mathematics 20
Mathematical theories of populations have appeared both implicitly and explicitly in many important studies of populations, human populations as well as populations of animals, cells and viruses. They provide a systematic way for studying a population's underlying structure.
A basic model in population age structure is studied and then applied, extended and modified, to several population phenomena such as stable age distributions, selflimiting effects, and twosex populations. Population genetics are studied with special attention to derivation and analysis of a model for a onelocus, twoallele trait in a large randomly mating population. The dynamics of contagious phenomena in a population are studied in the context of epidemic diseases.
Contents
The Equations of Population Dynamics: Age Dependent Population Growth; Analysis of the Birth Rate; A Model of a SelfLimiting Population; A Twosex Model; Deterministic Models in Genetics: A Brief Introduction to Mendelian Genetics; The OneLocus, twoallele Model; Age Dependent Population Genetics. Propagation of a Gene in a Spatially Distributed Population; Theories of Epidemics: General Theory of Contagious Phenomena; Qualitative Behavior of Deterministic Epidemics.
1975 / vii + 72 pages / Softcover / ISBN13: 9780898710175 / ISBN10: 0898710170 / List Price $40.50 / SIAM/CBMS Member Price $28.35 / Order Code CB20
