This book provides a readable and informative introduction to the development and application of mathematical models in science and engineering. The first half of the book begins with a clearly defined set of modeling principles, and then introduces a set of foundational tools (dimensional analysis, scaling techniques, and approximation and validation techniques). The second half then applies these foundational tools to a broad variety of subjects, including exponenttial growth and decay in fields ranging from biology to economics, traffic flow, free and forced vibration of mechanical and other systems, and optimization problems in biology, structures, and social decision making. An extensive collection of more than 360 problems offer ample opportunity in both a formal course and for the individual reader. (Midwest).This book provides a readable and informative introduction to the development and application of mathematical models in science and engineering.

Title | : | Principles of Mathematical Modeling |

Author | : | Clive L. Dym |

Publisher | : | Academic Press - 2004 |

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