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Re: Courseware for Biophysics?

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  • Subject: [mg4581] Re: Courseware for Biophysics?
  • From: gaylord at (richard j. gaylord)
  • Date: Fri, 16 Aug 1996 05:15:12 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

In article <4tphp6$kl3 at>, Paul Abbott
<paul at> wrote:

> Hi:
> My colleagues and I are interested in finding what Mathematica courseware
> is available for Biophysics.  In particular, we are teaching a new
> Biophysics computational course and are developing modules on topics
> such as
>         o Vibration: Eigenvalues and normal modes
>         o Potential energy minimization & molecular conformation
>         o Matrix methods, L-systems, and fractal plants
>         o population dynamics
>         o Fourier analysis
>         o The action potential
> We have searched through MathSource without finding too much of direct
> interest.  Not wanting to re-invent the wheel, pointers to appropriate
> extant courseware is of interest.
> Cheers,
>         Paul 

hi paul:

if your interested in population dynamics in biological systems,check out
the latest Mathematica in Education and Research issue for an article by
kazume nishidate and myself on a cellular automata model of population
dynamics of predator-prey ecosystems.

note: my new cellular automata modeling book is about 50% focueed on
biological systems [the other half is on physics, chemistry, materials,
social systems]. this book is due out from TELOS/Springer-Verlag on august
22 (I'll post an announcement here when I receive my own copy of the book).

"if you're not programming functionally, then you're programming dysfunctionally"


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