Guide to Mathematical Modeling

This is a basic introduction to mathematical modeling and encourages readers to participate in the investigation of a wide variety of modeling examples. These are methodically paced so readers will be able to identify and develop the specific skills that are required for successful modeling. The included examples promote an appreciation of the vast range of problems to which mathematical modeling skills can be usefully applied.


  • Guide to Mathematical Modeling contains 12 examples that are completely new and have been used by student groups.
  • This new edition includes a chapter on difference equations.
  • This book presents modeling methodology in detail and includes the indispensable skills for producing a winning model.
  • Provides coverage of 'discrete’ models where the outcome is needed at discrete time intervals.
  • This text investigates models in which the variables are continuous functions of time, including those that often occur in physics and engineering problems.
  • This covers problems that include a random feature that demand statistical analysis.
  • This guide presents a collection of more demanding examples, some of which are fully developed while others are left for students to ponder and process.
  • This edition offers a chapter on communication skills, enabling students to explain the ideas behind the model to other people.
Guide to Mathematical Modeling