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Main Title Growth and diffusion phenomena : mathematical frameworks and applications /
Author Banks, Robert, ; Banks, Robert B.
Publisher Springer-Verlag,
Year Published 1994
OCLC Number 28964630
ISBN 3540555072; 9783540555070; 0387555072; 9780387555072
Subjects Diffusion processes. ; Growth--Mathematical models. ; Groei. ; Diffusie (natuurwetenschappen) ; Processos markovianos. ; Croissance--Modèles mathématiques. ; Processus de diffusion. ; Développement conomique--Modèles mathématiques. ; Crecimiento--Modelos matem aticos ; Processos markovianos--larpcal
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ELBM  QA274.75.B36 1994 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/27/2002
Collation xix, 455 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-443) and indexes.
Contents Notes
5.3. Linearly Variable Carrying Capacity. 5.4. Hyperbolically Variable Carrying Capacity. 5.5. Sinusoidally Variable Carrying Capacity. 5.6. Power Law Logistic with a Power Law Logistically Variable Carrying Capacity -- 6. Phenomena with Time Delays. 6.1. Discrete Time Delay in the Exponential Equation. 6.2. Discrete Time Delay in the Logistic Equation. 6.3. Distributed Time Delay: Delay Integral in the Crowding Term. 6.4. Distributed Time Delay: Delay Integral in a Pollution Term -- 7. Phenomena with Spatial Diffusion. 7.1. Diffusion from Instantaneous Sources. 7.2. Diffusion from Continuous Source. 7.3. Diffusion with Reaction in a Finite Region. 7.4. Diffusion with Convection and Reaction. 7.5. Diffusion with Confined Exponential Growth. 7.6. Diffusion with Logistic Growth -- 8. Conclusion. Diffusion and growth phenomena abound in the real world surrounding us. Some examples are growth of the world's population, growth rates of humans, public interest in news events, growth and decline of central city populations, pollution of rivers, adoption of agricultural innovations, and spreading of epidemics and migration of insects. These and numerous other phenomena are illustrations of typical growth and diffusion problems confronted in many branches of the physical, biological and social sciences as well as in various areas of agriculture, business, education, engineering, medicine and public health. The book presents a large number of mathematical models to provide frameworks for the analysis and display of many of these. The models developed and utilized commence with relatively simple exponential, logistic and normal distribution functions. Considerable attention is given to time dependent growth coefficients and carrying capacities. The topics of discrete and distributed time delays, spatial-temporal diffusion and diffusion with reaction are examined. Throughout the book there are a great many numerical examples. In addition and most importantly, there are more than 50 in-depth "illustrations" of the application of a particular framework or model based on real world problems. These examples provide the reader with an appreciation of the intrinsic nature of the phenomena involved. They address mainly readers from the physical, biological, and social sciences, as the only mathematical background assumed is elementary calculus. Methods are developed as required, and the reader can thus acquire useful tools for planning, analyzing, designing, and evaluating studies of growth, transfer and diffusion phenomena. The book draws on the author's own extensive experience in problems of environmental diffusion and dispersion, as well as in technology transfer and innovation diffusion.